* Posts by marksi

15 posts • joined 15 Jun 2009

Toshiba Regza 32UL863 32in LED TV

marksi
FAIL

"Hook the latter up to a spare Sky dish feed and you’ll get un-curated Freesat channels from Astra 19.2E."

You mean 28.2E.

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No Gingerbread snack for Desire owners, says HTC

marksi
Facepalm

u-turn ahoy...

https://www.facebook.com/htcuk

"Contrary to what we said earlier, we are going to bring Gingerbread to HTC Desire."

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UK net banking website falls flat on its bank

marksi
FAIL

Third time...

...if you count Saturday evening when it would only load random parts of pages for quite a while. Eventually I did get the page I wanted to load and found the webform didn't work in Chrome.

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What will we do with 600MHz?

marksi
Stop

Errr...

Has Channel M not closed down?

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Beeb reworks Wuthering Frikkin' Heights

marksi

"Frikkin'"?

When the fuck did we move to the US?

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BBC upgrades iPlayer to allow 'social propositions'

marksi
Badgers

4:3?

Time to buy a new television.

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marksi
Go

Ummmm...

It is an opt-in service. And has no chat facility.

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OFT won't block BBC's über set top box

marksi
FAIL

@AndrueC

The tuner in a Sky box only supports a limited number of transmission parameters, controlled by Sky. Despite having an "other channels" function, it is not as open as a FTA satellite box.

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marksi
FAIL

Ummmm...

...is it not healthy for there to be a competitor to Murdoch?

This article reads as an anti-BBC rant, when in fact it is a project being undertaken by 7 companies, and is unworthy of The Register IMO.

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Freeview HD launches, gets Channel 4

marksi

Erm

"State owned but advertising funded Channel 4 said it was "delighted" to be bringing its content to the channel, but we note that that delight doesn't extend to running its other offerings, including Film 4, E4 and More 4, on Freeview."

Can't blame them for that, there isn't the capacity on Freeview for more HD, largely because OFCOM wants to sell off part of the spectrum after analogue switch off.

Why, however, a public service broadcaster such as C4 is excluding it's channels from Freesat is a pertinent question to ask.

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Virgin Media wins Film 4 HD exclusive

marksi
Dead Vulture

Blow to accurate journalism

Correct Richard, there is no possibility that Film 4 could have been on Freeview so it being described as "a blow" is nonsensical.

The question that should be posed is why as public service broadcaster, Channel 4 has chosen not to make it's 4HD service available on Freesat.

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O2 just can't keep it up

marksi

O2 strange thing

A message sent from a friend's O2 phone to my O2 phone reached mine, apparently from a completely different number on Saturday evening. Replied to the number it claimed to come from and they'd no idea who I was, and that number isn't in either of our contacts list.

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Nokia admits killing off Widsets

marksi
Unhappy

Ovi does not have the content Widsets did.

I liked Widsets. Was seriously pissed off that it had simply been deleted with no warning whatsoever.

I'll remember the contempt that Nokia has shown me.

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Nokia toughens up

marksi

N79?

Looks like the N78 but with proper buttons. The N78 I have is a decent enough phone but the designer was clearly just having a laugh with the keypad.

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Toshiba Regza 37AV615DB

marksi
Alert

Errr

"Freeview channels displayed correctly, but the signal from our Sky+ box was initially displayed at its standard 576p resolution, which left it with big black borders on either side of the image. We were able to correct this easily enough by using the ‘4:3 Stretch’ option within the on-screen menu. "

Actually it sounds very much like it was correct in the first place.

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