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Forum: Freeview 10-03-2010, 00:39
Replies: 34
Views: 3,129
Posted By rich_edwards79
Yes I remember the experiment with the PC, it...

Yes I remember the experiment with the PC, it tried to boot but IIRC the mobo had been fried and the HD wiped. However TBH I think much of it would be academic given that the major damage would not...
Forum: Freeview 09-03-2010, 21:35
Replies: 34
Views: 3,129
Posted By rich_edwards79
Apologies - I was indeed referring to 'mobile...

Apologies - I was indeed referring to 'mobile phones' (which are 'cell phones' in the US). My wife is American and I spend a lot of time there, to the point I occasionally pick up her turns-of-phrase...
Forum: Freeview 09-03-2010, 01:16
Replies: 203
Views: 31,621
Posted By rich_edwards79
I still use two ex-ON digital boxes for my...

I still use two ex-ON digital boxes for my Freeview. There's a Pioneer (still the best-looking of the boxes IMHO) in the lounge, acquired for 10 on eBay in February 2004, and the Philips in the...
Forum: Freeview 08-03-2010, 01:14
Replies: 34
Views: 3,129
Posted By rich_edwards79
In the case of a nuclear war EMP means we're all...

In the case of a nuclear war EMP means we're all instantaneously back on battery power. And 'nuclear war' doesn't necessarily mean a Threads-style vaporisation of major cities anymore - an EMP that...
Forum: Sky 08-03-2010, 00:07
Replies: 9
Views: 8,782
Posted By rich_edwards79
There are about 350 channels (including radio,...

There are about 350 channels (including radio, adult and regional variations) or around half the Sky EPG available free-to-air at 28E. A full list is available at Wikipedia:...
Forum: Sky 07-03-2010, 23:29
Replies: 2
Views: 976
Posted By rich_edwards79
Used to be 'Groove' (apparently used for...

Used to be 'Groove' (apparently used for background music for a chain of gyms) when it played nonstop, interruption-free disco and funk. Now it seems to be a mix of chilled, ambient stuff to put you...
Forum: Sky 15-01-2010, 03:30
Replies: 4
Views: 1,298
Posted By rich_edwards79
Sounds like you need a special lead which...

Sounds like you need a special lead which converts the 3.5mm plug on the cable from the sender unit into a pair of phono plugs (red and white/black) which will then plug into the corresponding RCA...
Forum: Technical 10-01-2010, 04:12
Replies: 9
Views: 1,716
Posted By rich_edwards79
And don't forget about cables, particularly all...

And don't forget about cables, particularly all the internal flyleads of various ages you'll inevitably be using if you're distributing via RF. I have 4 TVs each with attached VCRs, Sky and Freeview...
Forum: TV Shows: Reality 10-01-2010, 02:32
Replies: 112
Views: 34,526
Posted By rich_edwards79
'Leicester Hunk', how about challenging a culture...

'Leicester Hunk', how about challenging a culture where the right to fully participate in society seems to be increasingly conditional on being a certain weight? Fat people who are suitably qualified...
Forum: TV Shows: Reality 10-01-2010, 01:47
Replies: 4
Views: 2,066
Posted By rich_edwards79
The tidal wave of weight-loss TV, far from being...

The tidal wave of weight-loss TV, far from being 'inspiring', is depressing in its promotion of conformity and generally in very bad taste. As for the timing, it's entirely deliberate and intended to...
Forum: Sky 06-12-2009, 01:17
Replies: 6
Views: 1,117
Posted By rich_edwards79
I haven't been able to access the flash-based TV...

I haven't been able to access the flash-based TV listings page for weeks now; a shame, because they're quicker than any of the other free options and the customisation options make them very useful...
Forum: Freesat 22-11-2009, 13:12
Replies: 234
Views: 32,729
Posted By rich_edwards79
Saw it coming a while ago TBH. In the good times...

Saw it coming a while ago TBH. In the good times there was more than enough commercial revenue sloshing around from all the dodgy loan companies and 'debt consolidation' people to support these huge...
Forum: Sky 21-11-2009, 19:32
Replies: 14
Views: 2,240
Posted By rich_edwards79
Correct - even when the card dies, you should go...

Correct - even when the card dies, you should go on getting the 200-or so free-to-air channels without even needing to insert it, unless (as has happened to me) your dish has been blown out of...
Forum: Food and Drink 20-10-2009, 00:41
Replies: 107
Views: 12,331
Posted By rich_edwards79
The American 'biscuit' confused the hell out of...

The American 'biscuit' confused the hell out of me the first time I went over (AFAIK I've never seen them here, though English muffins are commonplace in the US). Ditto being asked 'patties or...
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 19-10-2009, 01:53
Replies: 9
Views: 2,482
Posted By rich_edwards79
Thanks for all the really useful info about this...

Thanks for all the really useful info about this - going by what you've said, I think we'll probably go with it (maybe try and pick up a used one on the US eBay) before she moves over here in the New...
Forum: Broadcasting 19-10-2009, 01:41
Replies: 99
Views: 9,575
Posted By rich_edwards79
I remember the build-up to the launch of Channel...

I remember the build-up to the launch of Channel 5 very well. At the time I lived in Kidderminster (crap midlands town with a similarly useless relay transmitter) and my bedroom at the time had the...
Forum: TV and Home Entertainment Technology 12-10-2009, 01:19
Replies: 9
Views: 2,482
Posted By rich_edwards79
I've heard some great things about this device...

I've heard some great things about this device and it sounds as though I'm one of that 'niche' who could actually get some use from it. My wife is from Boston, MA. Currently she lives with her mom...
Forum: Sky 10-08-2009, 20:20
Replies: 4
Views: 838
Posted By rich_edwards79
Unlike VM boxes SKY don't retain ownership of the...

Unlike VM boxes SKY don't retain ownership of the kit once it's installed; however for what little you'd get on eBay for a standard Digibox you'd probably be better off leaving it plugged into the...
Forum: TV Shows: UK 28-07-2009, 21:02
Replies: 277
Views: 41,317
Posted By rich_edwards79
Re. the casual use of the word 'raped', I find it...

Re. the casual use of the word 'raped', I find it very unpleasant - too much detail for one thing, and a concept that most people don't really want to be confronted with unnecessarily. But then I'm...
Forum: Freeview 28-07-2009, 01:19
Replies: 1,244
Views: 212,099
Posted By rich_edwards79
Had me a little worried that this was a pre-DSO...

Had me a little worried that this was a pre-DSO move to 8K until I read through this thread; I get my Freeview via two former ON Digital boxes which I'm not intending to replace until they become...
Forum: Freeview 28-07-2009, 01:08
Replies: 18
Views: 3,478
Posted By rich_edwards79
As others have said, get both if you can, as they...

As others have said, get both if you can, as they very much complement one another. And if you already have a dish (with Sky Digital having been around for 11 years, many houses now do) and don't...
Forum: Virgin Media Broadband 07-07-2009, 16:48
Replies: 941
Views: 243,488
Posted By rich_edwards79
I am in Leeds too (Beeston Hill to be precise -...

I am in Leeds too (Beeston Hill to be precise - LS11 6 postcode) and despite being told back at the end of May that I had already been upgraded to 10 Mbps, and a brief 6Mbps 'spike one evening, I'm...
Forum: Virgin Media Broadband 07-07-2009, 16:17
Replies: 8
Views: 2,375
Posted By rich_edwards79
Like everything from VM it's a complete waste of...

Like everything from VM it's a complete waste of time. First of all I didn't realise you have to have to have V Stuff running when you sign into their site, otherwise it doesn't recognise any of your...
Forum: Freesat 05-07-2009, 23:47
Replies: 27
Views: 12,293
Posted By rich_edwards79
Not a problem - my post was originally concurring...

Not a problem - my post was originally concurring with others upthread about the awesomeness of 'Groove', but turned into something of a tech query, so I shall as you suggest repost in the correct...
Forum: Freesat 05-07-2009, 21:51
Replies: 27
Views: 12,293
Posted By rich_edwards79
I hate health clubs (does anyone know which of...

I hate health clubs (does anyone know which of the chains is supplied by this Eurobird transponder?), but 'Groove' itself is quality - lots of disco / funk along with more recent stuff in the same...
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