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Old 07-03-2013, 12:04
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Nice to see your consistent negativity about all things continues unabated.
Not being negative, just pointing out the facts.

I have used blinkbox in the past and the quality was not that good, it suppose to work on a PS3, but it is a hassle.

If you shop at Tescos and you have a clubcard then maybe it is worth it if you want to sit in front of your computer screen to watch it, but i don't shop at Tescos and I don't have a clubcard.

Tesco is not doing this for the fun of it, they want you to get a clubcard and do some shopping, i bet there is something in the small print saying that if you don't use your clubcard with in a certain amount of time it will be withdrawn.

i know with the Nectar card if you don't use it after a certain amount of time your account is closed.
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Old 07-03-2013, 12:24
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Your negative most of the time noise lol You rarely come across as a happy chappie

Back on Track, you have spare computers so plug one into your TV and watch the free Tesco channel.... don't you do that anyway for love film and netflix?
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Old 07-03-2013, 13:13
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Just signed up for clubcard tv.It uses the same pw as my Blinkbox account.
Good picture quality (considering) and full screen is fine. There is quite a variety of Film and TV.
I can watch Blinkbox on LG smart TV so hoping an app for Clubcard TV will be along soon.
Defo worth having I think.
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Old 07-03-2013, 16:52
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Your negative most of the time noise lol You rarely come across as a happy chappie
Well you don't know me, so you don't really know.
Back on Track, you have spare computers so plug one into your TV and watch the free Tesco channel.... don't you do that anyway for love film and netflix?
I use the PS3 or Wii for Netflix, i don't stream from Lovefilm, my Lovefilm account is only for disks and even if I did I again would use the PS3.

Putting a computer on the TV is hassle, I done it a couple of years back.
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Old 07-03-2013, 17:49
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It's certainly not a hassle having a pc under the tv. I have mine there which outputs 1080p via Windows Media Centre and have it connected to my server pc which stores films, music videos and mp3's. It's also got a Blu Ray drive. It's not masive or bulky (Scaleo E barebones, which I upgraded).

So for me, I tried the Tesco service only and plays fine via my media pc even with my dire internet connection. Content is limited, but it's early days yet.
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Old 07-03-2013, 18:38
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Well you don't know me, so you don't really know.


I use the PS3 or Wii for Netflix, i don't stream from Lovefilm, my Lovefilm account is only for disks and even if I did I again would use the PS3.

Putting a computer on the TV is hassle, I done it a couple of years back.
Yep, a real pain plugging a base unit into a TV lol unless its ancient and has no VGA or better connector.

Set it up and get yourself a cheap wireless keyboard and mouse and you can surf from the comfort of your favourite armchair or sofa Done this in the lounge, media room and all the bedrooms, blooming marvellous You can plug in a PS3, Wii, Xbox and a PC into a TV you know; we have. Sit there, feet up, glass of wine, some nibbles/fresh fruit/cheese and just chill out while you surf or access a video on the home network.
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Old 07-03-2013, 18:58
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It's certainly not a hassle having a pc under the tv. I have mine there which outputs 1080p via Windows Media Centre and have it connected to my server pc which stores films, music videos and mp3's. It's also got a Blu Ray drive. It's not masive or bulky (Scaleo E barebones, which I upgraded).

So for me, I tried the Tesco service only and plays fine via my media pc even with my dire internet connection. Content is limited, but it's early days yet.
Well said, good post, plus the Tesco service is a freebie so no harm done. If and when Tesco say you need to spend/visit/use your clubcard then its absolutely no loss at all.
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Old 07-03-2013, 21:28
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It's certainly not a hassle having a pc under the tv. I have mine there which outputs 1080p via Windows Media Centre and have it connected to my server pc which stores films, music videos and mp3's. It's also got a Blu Ray drive. It's not masive or bulky (Scaleo E barebones, which I upgraded).

So for me, I tried the Tesco service only and plays fine via my media pc even with my dire internet connection. Content is limited, but it's early days yet.
Yep, a real pain plugging a base unit into a TV lol unless its ancient and has no VGA or better connector.

Set it up and get yourself a cheap wireless keyboard and mouse and you can surf from the comfort of your favourite armchair or sofa Done this in the lounge, media room and all the bedrooms, blooming marvellous You can plug in a PS3, Wii, Xbox and a PC into a TV you know; we have. Sit there, feet up, glass of wine, some nibbles/fresh fruit/cheese and just chill out while you surf or access a video on the home network.

I already have a wireless keyboard, I got one with a laptop style touch pad on as i got one the last time I had a computer set up on the the TV. My Tv don't have VGA, very few plasmas do or did, maybe they have now. I have got a DVI to HDMI cable.

i don't have a Xbox and don't want one either.

I did all this years ago setting up servers and stuff like that, all I want is a computer that works, I can't be bothered with all the mucking around.
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Old 07-03-2013, 23:14
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I already have a wireless keyboard, I got one with a laptop style touch pad on as i got one the last time I had a computer set up on the the TV. My Tv don't have VGA, very few plasmas do or did, maybe they have now. I have got a DVI to HDMI cable.

i don't have a Xbox and don't want one either.

I did all this years ago setting up servers and stuff like that, all I want is a computer that works, I can't be bothered with all the mucking around.
You know, I really understand where you are coming from.

With all the advancements we have had with television moving towards streaming services and instant films and TV shows when we want it, sometimes it seems the TV companies have forgotten a bit about television itself. What I mean is, it sometimes seems to be a little too difficult to watch television on an actual television - where it belongs.

It's all very good connecting a computer to a TV set, running a wireless keyboard and all, but it is still a hassle compared to the comfort of a basic remote control. That's the true sofa friendly environment.

I also have a laptop permanently connected to my TV. I need it because some services are just not available on set-top boxes. But I loath the day when I have to switch to that setup. It really is just so much easier to use a proper device with the 10ft experience designed into it's function, and as its sole purpose.

For this reason I can understand your reluctance to use the new Clubcard TV. In fact, I will most likely not use it either much until it reaches other platforms... well, one I already have as I don't intend to buy one just for this service.

But it has nothing to do with the clubcard itself as I will hardly ever use it (a little hint here, I'm not even in the UK ) nor will I worry about spam emails as made sure none of those boxes were ticked. But when I sit down on my sofa, I just have one Harmony remote in my hand that controls everything, and it's not a wireless keyboard.

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Old 08-03-2013, 02:18
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I really don't see the hassle of plugging a lead into a TV, not hard work for goodness sake and it turns the TV into a multi media centre and as Noise has a spare base unit it seems pointless letting it sit there going to waste?
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Old 08-03-2013, 06:30
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It's not the lead, it's what is at the end of it (and the user interface associated with it)
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Old 08-03-2013, 08:41
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You know, I really understand where you are coming from.

With all the advancements we have had with television moving towards streaming services and instant films and TV shows when we want it, sometimes it seems the TV companies have forgotten a bit about television itself. What I mean is, it sometimes seems to be a little too difficult to watch television on an actual television - where it belongs.

It's all very good connecting a computer to a TV set, running a wireless keyboard and all, but it is still a hassle compared to the comfort of a basic remote control. That's the true sofa friendly environment.

I also have a laptop permanently connected to my TV. I need it because some services are just not available on set-top boxes. But I loath the day when I have to switch to that setup. It really is just so much easier to use a proper device with the 10ft experience designed into it's function, and as its sole purpose.

For this reason I can understand your reluctance to use the new Clubcard TV. In fact, I will most likely not use it either much until it reaches other platforms... well, one I already have as I don't intend to buy one just for this service.

But it has nothing to do with the clubcard itself as I will hardly ever use it (a little hint here, I'm not even in the UK ) nor will I worry about spam emails as made sure none of those boxes were ticked. But when I sit down on my sofa, I just have one Harmony remote in my hand that controls everything, and it's not a wireless keyboard.

I really don't see the hassle of plugging a lead into a TV, not hard work for goodness sake and it turns the TV into a multi media centre and as Noise has a spare base unit it seems pointless letting it sit there going to waste?
It is another box under the TV, i already got a media centre, it is called the PS3, it does everything I want more or less, play music, video from my network drive, display pictures, netflix and also play blu-ray/DVD.

My PS3 I even got a remote for it, so I don't have to use the games controller.

I agree with ovbg, I also tried my laptop a while back, ok I could only use super video connector as my laptop is pretty old and don't have stuff like HDMI or DVI, while it was ok, it was a pain pulling the table to the TV and plugging the laptop in and setting it all up.

After a while I decided to try my old computer, that was better in that it could be left in place, by the way it needs two cables, three if you include the power. but switching it on and off meant I had to get on my hands and knees and stick my hand under the TV stand and feel for the computer switch. Ok I could have used something like a old door bell switch placed on top of the Tv unit to make it easier.

I admit the computer is not doing much at the moment.

Under my Tv i got enough boxes, PS3, Wii, 5.1 surround, which is going to be taken out of play as it is not that good, my router, VoIP box and phone base and a switcher box to change the PS3 from the 5.1 to my hi-fi.
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Old 08-03-2013, 13:57
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You don't even need to see the PC so long as your wireless keyboard and mouse can get a signal. I've got a PC, Wii, PS, Xbox, PVR and Sat box and all are neatly stacked, looks good. No piles of DVD's/BL/CD's as I rip much of my media to my main computer and can access it from the sofa (little over 7TB at the moment).
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Old 08-03-2013, 20:34
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Still need to get to it to turn the thing on. I don't think I am going to bother just to get one service that i doubt I will ever use.
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Old 07-04-2013, 21:45
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Tesco has signed a deal with BBC Worldwide to show various cookery, comedy and drama programmes on its ad-supported Clubcard TV service. Shows covered by the deal include Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps, Goodness Gracious Me, Stig of the Dump, The Secret Garden and cookery programmes featuring Antonio Carluccio, Ken Hom and Gary Rhodes.
http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/media/ne...wide-deal.html

They are useful, if not earth shattering, additions to the service.
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Old 07-04-2013, 22:36
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Just tried to register for this service BUT after entering all my details an error message flashed up! I shall try again on a week day when the staff might have fixed their website!
I suspect everything I need is available via YOU TUBE!
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Old 28-09-2013, 13:26
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Thanks for the heads up.

Just gave it ago and watched a bit of ďJames Mayís Big IdeasĒ picture not bad, HD would be nice but can not grumble at a freebee.

The big, big let down for me is the ďonly available on PC or MacĒ, this to me is like trying to re-introducing black and white TV.

I tried to watch it on an Android tablet and although the previews play when you try to play the videos proper a message pops up saying my browser is not compatible then pops up another message saying I need to install Silverlight so this is why itís PC only.

Come on Tesco, donít you know the World has gone mobile. If you don't get it into the various app stores I don't think this is going to go far.
Donít know if this is flagged up somewhere else around here but I noticed that ClubCardTV is avaible on the new Tesco tablet thatís being released the next few days.

While looking at a few You Tube vids on this model I noticed they had a ClubCardTV app so though I would search Play store to see if itís available and low and behold it is.

So this free TV app is now working on Android.
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