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Old 08-03-2007, 12:57
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Is it just my FV box, or has Teletext (on C4 at least) gone pink?

It's horrible...
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Old 08-03-2007, 13:02
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Pink here too - don't know what they're thinking. Blue/yellow was "classy" this is awful!

I guess it's related to this:

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/forums/s...d.php?t=543638

(though that said March 9th, not the 8th)

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Old 08-03-2007, 13:14
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Perhaps it's because it's International Womens Day today.
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Old 08-03-2007, 13:17
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That colour is awful, I really hope the original colour scheme comes back
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Old 08-03-2007, 14:15
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It's been horrible pink for the past three days. Hope they go back to the blue.
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Old 08-03-2007, 14:19
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Originally Posted by WokStation
Is it just my FV box, or has Teletext (on C4 at least) gone pink?

It's horrible...
Existing discussion: http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/forums/s...d.php?t=543638

Useful links: http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/forums/s...5&postcount=17
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Old 08-03-2007, 17:12
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Originally Posted by xtraterrestrial
Given what someone said about International Women's Day, it may not be related

Hopefully it'll go blue at midnight..
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Old 08-03-2007, 17:17
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Pink doesn't exist.

I like it though.
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Old 08-03-2007, 17:59
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maybe its just me, but what does teletext offer that the web doesn't? (aside from the 1/4 screen of a TV channel)

dont get me wrong teletext was a great thing in its day, and IMO a forerunner to the web (just via TV rather than phone line) however i have no use for it now, even less since I get freeview, EPG removes any need for the teletext TV pages, which is what I used it for must before
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Old 08-03-2007, 18:02
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Teletext is purple for the forseeable future now.
As mentioned in numerous threads, it has unveiled a new identity campaign, which is now purple.
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Old 08-03-2007, 18:10
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If you don't like this new background colour, then write off to the dutyeditor@teletext.co.uk and make your views known!
I think it's horrible and whoever came up with this colour scheme must be colour blind, plus there was nothing wrong with the blue/yellow they had before.

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Old 08-03-2007, 18:13
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I am a little colour blind, and it is difficult to read the text with the new colour combination!
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Old 08-03-2007, 18:26
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So is this horrible colour not temporary?
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Old 08-03-2007, 19:10
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No its not, it is the new-look, as you'll see by reading the existing thread linked to earlier, or by looking at the Teletext website.
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Old 08-03-2007, 19:17
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It's a terrible mess, looks like a 2 year old put it together when it's compared to the recent blue one. So many colour clashes.
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Old 08-03-2007, 19:50
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Originally Posted by Charnham
maybe its just me, but what does teletext offer that the web doesn't? (aside from the 1/4 screen of a TV channel)
Well, considering the content on Teletext is now duplicated on their website, nothing!

Personally I like browsing Teletext during ad breaks, waiting for programmes to start etc, and a quick look at the news, weather, etc there is faster and easier than booting up some web browsing capable machine (which may well be in a different room, or an entirely different floor) and looking there. It's also faster than calling up BBCi News Multiscreens, or even looking at the news on BBCi (which is spread over about ten different sections each with at least two pages, and is so much hassle it's hardly worth bothering with)

Teletext's just-over-a-single-page-worth of headlines is ideal for seeing what is going on. If you decide you want far more information on a story, you are sitting in front of the telly, so why not tune into News24

It complements rather than replaces the Web, and vice-versa.

Oh, and not everybody has an Internet connected computer.

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Old 08-03-2007, 20:12
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Old 08-03-2007, 20:31
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what was they thinking ? , they chose the worst colour ever and it cost 8million ?
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Old 08-03-2007, 21:47
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Originally Posted by chrisy
Personally I like browsing Teletext during ad breaks, waiting for programmes to start etc, and a quick look at the news, weather, etc there is faster and easier than booting up some web browsing capable machine (which may well be in a different room, or an entirely different floor) and looking there. It's also faster than calling up BBCi News Multiscreens, or even looking at the news on BBCi (which is spread over about ten different sections each with at least two pages, and is so much hassle it's hardly worth bothering with)

Teletext's just-over-a-single-page-worth of headlines is ideal for seeing what is going on. If you decide you want far more information on a story, you are sitting in front of the telly, so why not tune into News24

It complements rather than replaces the Web, and vice-versa.
Personally I always hop straight to page 805 on Teletext. When I'm looking at news/weather, I always use BBCi (or "Oracle" as I still call it....).
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what was they thinking ? , they chose the worst colour ever and it cost 8million ?
I have but one word. Consignia.
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Old 08-03-2007, 21:58
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It's not pink. It's magenta. Says so on page 998.
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Old 08-03-2007, 22:47
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Pink or magenta, doesn't matter. I still have difficulty making out the text on the highlighted bar. Makes me feel like i'm in some cheesy 70s disco.

If this cost 8million, somebody must have too much time and money on their hands. Oh, and Changing Rooms' phone number...
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Old 08-03-2007, 23:36
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Originally Posted by chrisy
Personally I like browsing Teletext during ad breaks, waiting for programmes to start etc,
I take that point, I use music channles and radio for that, advantage of a twin tuner (picture in picture)

whatever works for you, im just not 100% for all fancy BBCi stuff you get, teletext might just be passed its prime, espically when you get a service like BT Vision (TV via web) I assume you can view the web via that.
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Old 09-03-2007, 02:27
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It looks awful. I have no vision problems but even I know it's hard to read. Even worse the "Video Off" option now only taints the picture purple and dims the brightness a bit so serves no purpose...thought I guess that was the idea. I was always suprised that the worst traditional broadcaster allowed their picture to be removed when viewing text.
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Old 09-03-2007, 09:18
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I quite like the new look, especially the new logo. The only thing I see wrong are the weather maps, but it lacks an original font like the last look.
Page 998 has always said magneta in the blue/yellow look.

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