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3195 posts • joined 5 Mar 2009

4K video on terrestrial TV? Not if the WRC shares frequencies to mobiles

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Thanks for pushing this

I will be on to them asking to protect terrestrial broadcasts.

One thing about these surveys,

TV source you can only tick one box, so if you have say Freeview and Freesat you can only tick ONE box

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Adam Afriyie MP: Smart meters are NOT so smart

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As to the person who started it in 2010.

I am scared he may be next PM

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Another day, another Firefox: Version 31 is upon us ALREADY

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Fix the UI FIRST

Make it look like it used to the new GUI is terrible

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Stick a 4K in them: Super high-res TVs are DONE

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Re: During the meanwhile ...

Jake is from there!

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Re: TV manufacturers are shackled by a social phenomenon

There is no such thing as a new good big cheap TV, You have to drop at least one.

Some people go new big cheap.

Careful buyers go new good cheap or good big cheap.

Enthusiasts go new good big.

I would not buy a TV which was not good in the picture department, hence my TV was not cheap, mine is not the biggest but big enough for that film effect, great for films and games, also decent stuff off TV.

Would I swap for a cheap 55" TV?

Never.

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Re: Quantity not quality - Charlie Clark

Actually the same TV for most of the time it was already poorer before DSO. About a year before DSO I went HD, and my HDTV is good at upscaling.

32" Wega IDTV so well able to get the best from the transmission, and those early days had a much better picture, higher bit rates ect.

Upscaled SD looks fine on my HDTV, just not as good as HD especially when the BBC used about twice the bit rate they use now.

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Re: Quantity not quality

Or compare BBC on Freeview to the first days of OnDigital. I am sure BBC1 (in SD) looked better in 1999 than today. Back then BBC looked very DVD like compared to the over compressed mess we now have.

Or early BBC HD on Freesat to BBC1 HD and BBC2 HD now on Freesat.

All worse in the name of cramming more channels in.

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Bose says today is F*** With Dre Day: Beats sued in patent battle

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A bit like

A pair of village idiots trying Mastermind

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Sony tries to make PlayStation Network hack row go away with $15m in cash and games

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Re: 14 titles?

They were download only and to be honest Infamous is a rather good game.

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Microsoft's Xbox TV studio OBLITERATED

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So many redundancies

This makes you wonder what is going on when they are making so many people redundant?

Are they preparing for a huge loss?

Are they expecting core markets to vanish?

Very strange.

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Stephen Elop: 'Hello there' (and goodbye to 12,500 of you)

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How many people have lost their jobs due to Flop?

He must be setting new records for redundancies.

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BMW i8 plug-in hybrid: It's a supercar, Jim, but not as we know it

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Re: 231BHP from 1.5l

BMW are good at high power reliable engines, It will last.

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Re: 231BHP from 1.5l (is nothing)

1100bhp from 1.5l is.

See the M12 based on the M10, 1100bhp in qualifying.

Another BMW 1.5 turbo

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YES: Scotland declares independence ... from the dot co dot uk empire

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Re: Another money earning scam

Spelling corrected

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Say goodbye to the noughties: Yesterday’s hi-fi biz is BUSTED, bro

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Re: @ Simon Harris - This new stuff looks boring (Soldering iron)

Not to add HDMI switching, That is what I really need!

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Re: @ MJI 'Sony stuff is heavy' Lead Weights

I have been inside some of these things and there are no lead weights, aluminium chassis, heavy power supplies, decent heat sinks, all weigh.

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Re: @ Simon Harris - This new stuff looks boring

I know exactly what you mean.

I buy by quality & price.

I use my DVD player as a music source as it is the best I have. It plays CD, SACD, and DVD-A, so I am sorted. Pioneer as well!

I have an old 5.1 Sony receiver, is very good but getting input issues (not enough), finding something similar but newer is no picnic.

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Re: Why bother?

I have a little 4 port ethernet hub under the TV and all ports are now full, I think a 6 port next.

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I need HDMI switching, hence my looking at new receivers.

Got 4 already and liable to go to 5 quite soon.

Getting surround sound out to the receiver is currently a pain, using both optical and coax on DVD input, TV input goes through a horrible looking optical switch.

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Re: @ Simon Harris - This new stuff looks boring

Brands would be interesting Bose as an example, most people would rate as shite, some as wonderful. I am of the opinion of marketing over technology.

As to weight, I need to replace my receiver some time, saw one in a Sony centre - first test, lift it up was it heavy. (it was)

Only other AV stuff locally shops have gone bump, or stuff is cheap shit, or there was a Bose in above Sony centre.

Can't find any other branded AV kit locally any more, No Pioneer nor Denon.

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Google went behind our backs and really HURT US, squeal upset porn kingpins

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Re: Perhaps people do not like porn

Well, let's think

Naked woman, no problem, can be a nice sight depending on who.

Naked man - yuk

Other mens todgers, no thanks.

Since porn seem to involve todgers I am not a fan of it, doesn't mean I hate sex. Erotica can be pretty good, watching other people bonking is well off putting and boring. I can think of much better things to see, like for example my wife.

Basically porn is a spectator thing, I prefer participation.

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Perhaps people do not like porn

Not for prudishness ect, I like pictures of naked ladies but find porn off putting.

I do not want to see othermen's willies or naked men.

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Murdoch calls for ISPs to be liable for users' activities

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I suppose Walnut Head

Still thinks T.W.I.N.E. is an aspiration.

I try to avoid NI stuff as much as possible, oh and that toilet paper a month or so ago is not very good.

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Thought PCs were in the toilet? They're STILL eating Apple's lunch

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Re: Where do self builds come in?

There is something about nice quality aftermarket kit. I am building 2 PCs for my twins and using middle market stuff.

Using ASUS motherboards, they do feel like a nice component.

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Where do self builds come in?

This has always made me wonder

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UK gov rushes through emergency law on data retention

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Re: First person on the dangerous persons' list

I like him, always on our side for a change.

The man who bust the super injunctions

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The Windows 8 dilemma: Win 8 or wait for 9?

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Power buttons are easy to find, they are on the front panel of the PC

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Prepare yourself for PlayStation pr0n: Sony shows off PS 4 beta-fest

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Re: All really good stuff.

PS3 games still look good*, I am playing games off both 3 and 4 at the moment, I do not feel short changed by the 3

* Well quite a few of them.

Bigger issue is lacklustre games. As an example the launch games one of them is in a series of 6 games, and the PS4 game is the second worse in playing enjoyment (only the PSP game was less fun). I even prefer the PS2 game when it comes to fun.

Tried multiplayer, prefered the multiplayer of the two PS3 games. Was more skill and map learning over reactions, and then they dropped Move support! And I am far from alone in this view.

Yes Sony since we have bought a PS4 I have played both Borderlands to death on the PS3, I played a LOT more online on a 2011 game than its so called 2013 sequel.

For new games coming out this year on PS4 only a PS4 remake of a game I have already played 3 times and a new RPG FPS are interesting me. I will get the new Borderlands game (on PS3).

2015 will be different as I will get Uncharted 4 and Order 1886.

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Re: All really good stuff.

Yes I have a device to do that.

a PS3

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Brit celebs' homes VANISH from Google's Street View

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Re: He *was* Prime Minister h4rm0ny

You are welcome

And what would we ask John Major?

About peas?

About Edwina?

Did he ever consider taking a stake and hammer into Blairs office?

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Re: He *was* Prime Minister (Dave Perry)

More than any I expect. Cannot see Call me Dave needing that many, nor even wrong Milliband if he got the job.

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Offencive weapon?

Cherie Blair?

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Re: He *was* Prime Minister

But I think that Blair needs them more than Major, or more than Cameron would ever need.

I do not feel the urge to smash in John Majors face. To be honest if I bumped into him I would probably chat.

Brown would get awkward question "Why did you sell the gold?"

Cameron "Hello Dave, can we have some nuclear power stations please?"

Clegg "Hello Nick, just remember being anti ID cards got you votes."

Milliband "Where's David?"

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Re: But, but, but...

So we now know whose letter box to shit in

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That AMAZING Windows comeback: Wow – 0.5% growth in 2015

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Will be two new licences soon

I am building some PCs for my sons, was a rush as we all wanted to avoid Win8

So two more WIn 7 licences .

Oh and they will be dual boot with Linux Mint Cinnamon 17

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Royal Navy parks 470 double-decker buses on Queen Elizabeth

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A different idea

How about one of the following?

1) Fit a catapult and a navalised Typhoon.

2) Refurbish any small jet powered by a Pegasus and use those.

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BT at last coughs to 'major outage' after broadband went titsup across UK on Sat

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Re: Hardly noticed

I checked BT web site, it was rubbish!

BBC worked well.

As everyone said very odd

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Hardly noticed

Email worked, all the forums I use regularly worked, the load of crap my daughter looks at, didn't work.

So effing what if twatter is dead or something called tumbler was broken - who cares!

The friendface ripoff can't remember if that worked or not as I don't use it.

I could check my emails and read posts on fixing cars, what else do you need? (There must have been some porn available)

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Microsoft compliance police to NHS: We want your money

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So MS are threatening the sacred cow of British life?

This needs to be more widely pulbicised. I would rather have my taxes paying for care of patients rather than paying off a bully of a company.

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Farewell Felix Dennis, deal-maker supreme of tech publishing

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Head gardener

I work with some relatives of the head gardener

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Oh dear

RIP, Never met him, but I know loads of people who knew him recently.

Last I heard he was working on creating more woodland.

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Sony CEO forced to shush shareholder heckling at fiery AGM

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So variable

When they get it right Sony get it really right, when they get it wrong well you all know what happens.

As someone whose entire tube TV purchasing history has been Trinitron based (remember those lovely FD Trinitrons from the 1990s) you do tend to watch what they are up to.

Back in the 80s and early 90s Sony kit had this aura of quality, which to be honest was earned, look at the home video market, was there ever a video recorder as well engineered as the SL-C9? Their last PAL deck was a rather good one, brilliant picture and sound but was not as well engineered as the C9.

They have managed to turn technical successes into commercial failures. They tried too hard for the cheap market where to be honest they are crap. I still cannot work out how they managed to screw Minidisc.

The TV division may make losses but their TVs are still good, among the better ones, losing that would be rather sad. But people want cheap not quality, look what happened to Pioneer.

HiFi - best to completely give up the cheap crap and stick with upmarket portables, mid range Home Cinema, and esoteric HiFi.

Viao best gone, stylish but they are not a PC company.

Imaging, well this is a core market, they need to work on this.

Games, they need to deliver on these games they promised.

Phones, make proper use of their imaging and audio brands, and their styling and really go for it

It used to be that if you bought something from Sony, you knew it would be good, it would last, and it would look stylish, now it is buyer beware.

They have a long haul ahead of them, but I think they have the reserves to make it.

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BT and TalkTalk BOTH claim victory as Ofcom tackles fibre price row

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I misread it as BOFH

Not that would be fun.

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World still standing? It's been two weeks since Cryptolocker, Gameover Zeus takedown by feds

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CryptoWall

2 infections at customers this last fortnight. Both cases idiots clicking on attachments, and lack of knowleage on these nasties.

Yesterdays was full restore from backup and wipe offending PC clean.

We tell them, they still do it.

I think the security services need to borrow some people from Hereford to sort it out at source.

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Hate phone games that make you buy in-app gumble? Congrats, you're a niche player

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Mobile <> handheld

As I do not own any mobile games, basically not bothered, but I do own my own handheld games console.

Now that has in game purchases as well. One game one of my sons has as well and he spent money on a DLC gun.

But them some of these games are £20 - £30 and are made by biggish teams on big budgets. And yes I have been at work during breaks playing a handheld FPS.

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YouView loses YourView trademark fight, may have to pick new name

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You vs Your

They pronouce differently, I still cannot see the issue, seems like lawyer crap.

As to Skydrive, isn't that a Murdoch thing?

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Re: Huh?

Well not all Vax vacuums are properly Vaxes either since the founder died. Some of them cannot even suck up water!

Did DEC VAX suck? Well some Vax vacuums do!

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Wow the logos are totally different

And I cannot see how people can confuse them

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3CX WebMeeting: Not bad for a 1.0 product – just keep my phones out of the cloud

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JCB time agin?

Well that is what I thought of!

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Toyota catches up to William Gibson with LED hood

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Re: What's a hood?

Kyrano's evil brother

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