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Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 11-07-2014, 10:40
Replies: 16
Views: 1,020
Posted By Greyowl
Direct wired connection is best option. If wired...

Direct wired connection is best option.

If wired not possible you could use a cheap wireless client/bridge.
I have a Sony Bluray in a remote room and use the Tp-link WN702N setup in "wireless...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 12-05-2014, 22:03
Replies: 23
Views: 1,383
Posted By Greyowl
Does the Avira free version give anything like...

Does the Avira free version give anything like the same realtime protection as the paid-for product ?
If it doesn't I'd compare Avira to another pay product like Kaspersky, not products that have...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 12-05-2014, 21:11
Replies: 23
Views: 1,383
Posted By Greyowl
Pay for AV product : Kaspersky Free AV product :...

Pay for AV product : Kaspersky
Free AV product : Avast or AVG
Free AV product for older/modest spec PC's : Panda CloudAntivirus

Manual update/full-scan once a week with Malwarebytes for belt+braces...
Forum: PC & Mac Hardware and Software 12-05-2014, 20:57
Replies: 6
Views: 585
Posted By Greyowl
So would all the 'dual band' bollocks help or is...

So would all the 'dual band' bollocks help or is it just marketing shite?

Interesting terminology ! Are you a sailor ? :D

Some dual-band wireless range extenders such as the Netgear have a useful...
Forum: Technical 30-04-2014, 20:30
Replies: 13
Views: 959
Posted By Greyowl
My Cousin's 1000+ HD Ready Panasonic Plasma v my...

My Cousin's 1000+ HD Ready Panasonic Plasma v my 500 1080p LG 32LV550T ?
Perhaps it was his 40 HDMI cable that wasn't Blu ray compatible ? :D
Forum: Technical 30-04-2014, 18:52
Replies: 13
Views: 959
Posted By Greyowl
I've seen the difference between HD Ready and...

I've seen the difference between HD Ready and 1080p sets when playing Blu ray discs so I'll trust my eyesight thanks.
Forum: Technical 30-04-2014, 01:03
Replies: 13
Views: 959
Posted By Greyowl
"HDReady" TV's typically support 1366x768...

"HDReady" TV's typically support 1366x768 resolution or similar.
FreeviewHD has 1080 lines. Sometimes 1440x1080 rather than 1920x1080.
1080 lines won't fit into 768 so the TV has to...
Forum: Technical 29-04-2014, 21:43
Replies: 13
Views: 959
Posted By Greyowl
Freeview HD receivers are now few and far between...

Freeview HD receivers are now few and far between due to most TV 32" and above having an integrated HD receiver as standard.
The cheapest FreeviewHD receiver I know of still available is the Icecrypt...
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 22-02-2014, 21:50
Replies: 3
Views: 755
Posted By Greyowl
Lots of useful stuff for this PVR here : ( latest...

Lots of useful stuff for this PVR here : ( latest firmware 4.22 )
http://digitalstream.wikkii.com/wiki/Main_Page
Forum: Sochi Winter Olympics 2014 09-02-2014, 23:42
Replies: 110
Views: 7,707
Posted By Greyowl
Ironic then that the commentator is 38 and the...

Ironic then that the commentator is 38 and the Bronze medalist is 33. A bit like kids finding their parents asking for friend requests on Facebook. :D
Forum: Sochi Winter Olympics 2014 09-02-2014, 16:25
Replies: 110
Views: 7,707
Posted By Greyowl
Pity that Jenny apologised for her Mum being "a...

Pity that Jenny apologised for her Mum being "a bit Northern".
She should be proud of her roots on such an achievement. :(
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 21-01-2014, 20:54
Replies: 75
Views: 4,493
Posted By Greyowl
Philips and others make 80cm length soundbars for...

Philips and others make 80cm length soundbars for 32" TV's.
Mount a soundbar above the TV using one of these...
Forum: Broadcasting 03-12-2013, 07:51
Replies: 288
Views: 15,171
Posted By Greyowl
Didn't the BBC get a similar percentage of...

Didn't the BBC get a similar percentage of complaints about their new website design and weather software when launched ? What happened with those ?
Interesting comments from ipad users as my...
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 13-11-2013, 20:28
Replies: 5
Views: 2,100
Posted By Greyowl
It depends on what content you'll be watching. If...

It depends on what content you'll be watching.
If it's movies/live sport and you want 5.1 sound then a proper surround system is required.
You can get good deals for around 300 for an AV amp and 5.1...
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 11-11-2013, 20:52
Replies: 12
Views: 1,585
Posted By Greyowl
No. Branded USB adapters for TV's contain the...

No. Branded USB adapters for TV's contain the driver software specific for that hardware. Hence the extra cost over a standard USB wireless device.
An alternative is to use the TV's LAN...
Forum: Online Entertainment Services 11-11-2013, 20:08
Replies: 15
Views: 12,194
Posted By Greyowl
I bought the 14.99 "Sports" box from Argos with...

I bought the 14.99 "Sports" box from Argos with no intention of entering my debit card details.
I started to setup a NowTV account on the web which had the basic account settings on the first page...
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 05-11-2013, 22:25
Replies: 27
Views: 2,109
Posted By Greyowl
All AV stands are dust collectors and a nightmare...

All AV stands are dust collectors and a nightmare to clean properly without stripping everything.

Whoever decides to manufacture large/shallow TV cabinets for modern TV's would clean up as not...
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 05-11-2013, 21:23
Replies: 2
Views: 1,975
Posted By Greyowl
How are you updating the firmware, USB pendrive...

How are you updating the firmware, USB pendrive ?
Stick to 4.99.99 and connect it to the internet for an update to see if there's anything newer.
I got the latest firmware for my 32LV550T using this...
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 05-11-2013, 20:59
Replies: 36
Views: 3,678
Posted By Greyowl
Assuming their TV has HDMI video inputs, remove...

Assuming their TV has HDMI video inputs, remove their DVD player and replace it with a Samsung BD-F6500 Blu-ray player. 95 at Amazon.
I've not seen a device with more catchup services than that and...
Forum: Broadcasting 07-10-2013, 11:35
Replies: 80
Views: 7,754
Posted By Greyowl
After destroying shows like Tomorrow's World by...

After destroying shows like Tomorrow's World by dumbing them down and treating viewers like idiots, I fear the BBC will axe it as they seem to have given up on programmes that make the viewer use...
Forum: Broadcasting 06-10-2013, 18:58
Replies: 84
Views: 5,722
Posted By Greyowl
A 32" HD TV is fine for watching HD content as...

A 32" HD TV is fine for watching HD content as long as the recommended viewing distance is taken into account.
I believe it's about 2x the screen diagional.
Any more than this and it's difficult for...
Forum: Broadcasting 06-10-2013, 10:34
Replies: 84
Views: 5,722
Posted By Greyowl
So no 2K/8K or "Split NIT" issues that effected...

So no 2K/8K or "Split NIT" issues that effected DVB-T ? :D
Forum: Broadcasting 06-10-2013, 09:58
Replies: 84
Views: 5,722
Posted By Greyowl
I've no doubt that the goalposts will be changed...

I've no doubt that the goalposts will be changed at some point so that existing DVB-T2 equipment won't work come the day...
A lot can happen in 5 years.
Forum: Broadcasting 05-10-2013, 21:33
Replies: 84
Views: 5,722
Posted By Greyowl
In 2010 Freeview HD boxes with DVB-T2 tuners were...

In 2010 Freeview HD boxes with DVB-T2 tuners were launched to coincide with the start of the World Cup being broadcast in HD.
This allowed people with Full HD and HD Ready TV's that lacked the DVB-T2...
Forum: Broadcasting 05-10-2013, 21:04
Replies: 84
Views: 5,722
Posted By Greyowl
Channel 4 HD has been on 104 Freeview for...

Channel 4 HD has been on 104 Freeview for ages.

I believe there was an option for an extra HD channel on freeview recently and it was assumed that Channel 5 would take it for 5HD but they declined.
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