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Forum: Freeview 18-04-2014, 12:43
Replies: 32
Views: 4,909
Posted By SimonBlackham
I find that I watch programmes and not channels -...

I find that I watch programmes and not channels - using modern technology (EPG searches and Recordings) and often stumble across things as well when 'advertsed' on a channel I am on. We find Freeview...
Forum: Technical 28-03-2014, 01:16
Replies: 1,434
Views: 184,249
Posted By SimonBlackham
I used picture via RTL and sound via Freeview...

I used picture via RTL and sound via Freeview (5LSX) - the freeview sound delay meant it was only a second or so ahead - although it was worse than 'usual' - as I remember from last year.
Forum: Technical 28-03-2014, 01:04
Replies: 5
Views: 873
Posted By SimonBlackham
We have a Panasonic TV (see left). Where did you...

We have a Panasonic TV (see left).

Where did you do the downlead swap ? - if not at the bottom then a cable fault could be the problem.

I have also found that under certain circumstances the...
Forum: Technical 28-03-2014, 00:41
Replies: 15
Views: 1,972
Posted By SimonBlackham
We purchased a 21" 1680x1050 LCD TV with only a...

We purchased a 21" 1680x1050 LCD TV with only a UHF analogue tuner some years ago.
It is (we still use it in the bedroom with an old Matsui STB - and a Satellite receiver for F1) a Goodmans...
Forum: Technical 27-03-2014, 23:47
Replies: 6
Views: 917
Posted By SimonBlackham
We had one and did use it for a short period for...

We had one and did use it for a short period for eMails (in our sack of redundant zappers - only markings are "on digital" on the remote 'side' and "on 1" inside the flap at bottom RH) - there was...
Forum: Freeview 23-01-2014, 20:17
Replies: 32
Views: 5,541
Posted By SimonBlackham
...some of us get Sky Sports 1&2 BT Sport 1&2 and...

...some of us get Sky Sports 1&2 BT Sport 1&2 and ESPN on Vision+ boxes in non Infinity areas.
We have approx. 6mbps "copper" broadband.
The above sports channels are on 501, 502, 507, 508 and 509...
Forum: Freeview 10-10-2013, 01:04
Replies: 18
Views: 5,551
Posted By SimonBlackham
...how about ESPN on BT Sport Preview with 58 (BT...

...how about ESPN on BT Sport Preview with 58 (BT Sport 1) and 59 (BT Sport 2) being broadcast in MPEG2 unencrypted for Freeview.

Those already with BT will get the channels in their usual one of...
Forum: Freesat 22-12-2010, 21:29
Replies: 13
Views: 2,232
Posted By SimonBlackham
It would have been helpful if there was a note on...

It would have been helpful if there was a note on the 'Red Button' to tell us so - I have just wasted 1/2 hour trying to get iPlayer on the red button as 'usual' and only found out by looking here to...
Forum: Technical 21-12-2010, 22:24
Replies: 22
Views: 3,411
Posted By SimonBlackham
...it works both ways - the digilogic has a good...

...it works both ways - the digilogic has a good 14:9 setting (my daughter has/had one) for use with 4:3 displays - our Panasonic TV has a 14:9 setting on its WS display which is better than the 4:3...
Forum: Technical 14-12-2010, 20:55
Replies: 13
Views: 1,973
Posted By SimonBlackham
I don't think people realise how much variation...

I don't think people realise how much variation there is between receivers - both in terms of reception and in quality of the picture produced.

We originally had a philips and a Nokia ONdigial box -...
Forum: Technical 09-12-2010, 22:34
Replies: 13
Views: 1,973
Posted By SimonBlackham
Try using an amplified log periodic as an indoor...

Try using an amplified log periodic as an indoor aerial if you have to! They are relatively small and flat and can be taped to the ceiling or put on top of a cupboard etc.
Forum: Freeview 09-12-2010, 22:27
Replies: 9
Views: 1,371
Posted By SimonBlackham
My experience is that if you can get SD MUXes...

My experience is that if you can get SD MUXes from an HD capable transmitter then HD will be a stronger signal. I can get HD from two transmitters 50 and 60 miles away and it is the strongest MUX on...
Forum: Freeview 09-12-2010, 22:20
Replies: 24
Views: 3,242
Posted By SimonBlackham
... also on Freesat BTW at the weekends they...

... also on Freesat BTW at the weekends they show sport.
Forum: Freeview 09-12-2010, 21:54
Replies: 68
Views: 7,611
Posted By SimonBlackham
Not likely because DVB-T2 is so close to the...

Not likely because DVB-T2 is so close to the theoretical limits that the returns for a change will be marginal. We watch HD at 50 miles range and DVB-T2 is rock solid at full quality. The other...
Forum: Technical 22-11-2010, 20:18
Replies: 26
Views: 3,431
Posted By SimonBlackham
Look at the Digital-UK postcode checker (set to...

Look at the Digital-UK postcode checker (set to 'Trade') and you will see that Stockland Hill will have no change in frequencies for the foreseeable future.

Click this, enter your postcode and tick...
Forum: Technical 16-11-2010, 21:13
Replies: 13
Views: 1,025
Posted By SimonBlackham
Why worry now - it will be a simple problem to...

Why worry now - it will be a simple problem to solve when and if it arises.
Forum: Technical 04-11-2010, 20:46
Replies: 19
Views: 3,807
Posted By SimonBlackham
My favourite was the Canadian short of a woman...

My favourite was the Canadian short of a woman hanging out washing in Nova Scotia (??) - "Gerome!"
Forum: Freeview 04-11-2010, 20:18
Replies: 28
Views: 6,765
Posted By SimonBlackham
None of the technology sky used/uses came from...

None of the technology sky used/uses came from them - even the example you gave came from elsewhere!
Sky are the masters of using others technology and tying it up to screw the marketplace to their...
Forum: Freeview 03-11-2010, 19:25
Replies: 309
Views: 47,462
Posted By SimonBlackham
I have set... 301 on 998 BBC HD on 999 BBC 1 HD...

I have set...
301 on 998
BBC HD on 999
BBC 1 HD on 1
:
ITV 1 HD on 3
Channel4 HD on 4

I have put the orphans.. (no particular reason for the choice of numbers)
BBC 1 on 984
Forum: Freeview 02-11-2010, 22:34
Replies: 28
Views: 6,765
Posted By SimonBlackham
My experience of amplification... The use of a...

My experience of amplification...

The use of a masthead amp (wherever it actually is) requires a feed from an aerial with a high signal to noise ratio for the required transmissions. This includes...
Forum: Freeview 02-11-2010, 21:42
Replies: 28
Views: 6,765
Posted By SimonBlackham
Could you explain how the system could be made...

Could you explain how the system could be made 'fit for purpose'?
Forum: Freeview 02-11-2010, 19:51
Replies: 309
Views: 47,462
Posted By SimonBlackham
No EPG data Mendip (58) and Stockland Hill (29)...

No EPG data

Mendip (58) and Stockland Hill (29) both get all 4 HD channels.
TV said new channels found on start-up at about 18:40 and found the 'new' HD channels by pressing 'OK' (about 1...
Forum: Technical 01-11-2010, 19:40
Replies: 118
Views: 10,069
Posted By SimonBlackham
I first saw colour TV in the window of the...

I first saw colour TV in the window of the electrical shop below my father's office
before anyone (??) had got a set (must have been test transmissions in early 1967(??))

It was Wimbledon - and the...
Forum: Freeview 28-10-2010, 20:21
Replies: 309
Views: 47,462
Posted By SimonBlackham
... at least the BBC HD ones are semi-transparent...

... at least the BBC HD ones are semi-transparent like American ones - eg the CBS 'eye' - perhaps the BBC could move them to the bottom right too! The worst are the very colourful ITV ones - again...
Forum: Freeview 28-10-2010, 19:45
Replies: 309
Views: 47,462
Posted By SimonBlackham
I know I may be flamed but there are two 'FTA'...

I know I may be flamed but there are two 'FTA' channels on Satellite - ITV Preview 1 and ITV Preview 2. One was showing a static picture with an ITV3 HD logo for some time last night (after I retuned...
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