271 posts • joined 20 Jul 2009
Curved Screens BS
The only reason the screens are curved is to sell TVs to stupid people who have to have the latest thing. In the '70s Hi-Fi used to change colour from Silver to Black then to Champagne and back again. TVs are good quality now, the resolutions are fine with most people so they distort the picture to invent a new must have feature. I'll buy when common sense returns to the manufactures.
Re: no surprise here
The only people using Metro are on TV. Every show shows someone tapping on a rectangle to launch something. I bet if you add them all up it comes to about 1000.
4th primary colour?
@Kristian Walsh what is this 'forth' primary colour? Answer: Bollocks!!
Re: Just a News Operation
The BBC took Dr Who of the air for years. There were campaigns to get it back on air, but the BBC knows best so no Dr Who. What is one of BBC's top programs? Dr Who. The BBC are arrogant and should be reigned in so they stop treating the paying public with contempt. Let them discover what it's like to live in the real world where doing stupid things costs you money. As it is they do whatever they like.
Re: i'd happily pay more
The BBC make 3 episodes of Sherlock because they can get away with it. If they made a proper run of say 13 a series it would still cost the tax payers the same. So they make 3 and laugh all the way to the bank. Same logic with Top Gear. People love being shafted by the BBC so much they defend them.
Let them go subscription, so I can stop getting extortion letters every month.
Re: Trying to compete on price
They need to knock the proprietary formats on the head. Memory stick? ATRAC for music? Why? to gouge customers. That is why Sony stuff stays on the shelf.
Re: I feel it in the air
Too right. You pay for postage and PACKING. So they cannot refuse something if it's packed differently as the packaging is yours. I had that argument once. I told them to refund the P&P if they wanted the packing back, if not the item was on it's way in a ripped up box because that is how I opened the box. I got my money back.
The first GT (PS1) was on another level. The rest is just garbage cash in. It's not a real simulator as the cars don't get damaged. Even in the races the other cars look as if they are in procession. It's all just too clean. Can't be bothered any more. The one saving grace is the in game music.
Re: listening for the obvious
"Yes, that party last night was a bomb, I'm off with a few mates to kill a curry." **FLAGGED***
Re: iWatch ? I cannot believe
Using a cell phone as a time piece is emulating a pocket watch from the '30s and it uses up one hand. Using a wrist watch is hands free. People with brains and who do not try to be 'trendy' use watches. The watch I wear is atomic/radio controlled, it has a solar cell so never needs batteries or charging ever. Just slap it on your wrist and forget about it.
Re: Online toilet paper lovers?
In my school I remember being sent to the toilets to gather some for use as tracing paper, when we run out of the real stuff. In today's world using that stuff on your arse would be considered child abuse as it hurt real bad.
Reminds of a sketch on that show. Two numpties trying to sell radio active stuff door to door. With bits of their bodies falling off and them vomiting. Classic
Bees have been disappearing, now we know where they are going.
Re: My PS4 feels slicker and more refined than my PS3
So you bought something that is missing bits and broken in some areas, but you are happy because you own it? Did you bump your head or something, or maybe you missed a round of pills?
So buying broken stuff now is a bargain as Sony 'promise' to fix it later. I've got a house to sell you, it is on a cliff, I promise to add bricks and mortar, running water and 'leccy in the next update. Enjoy!!
Re: RE: The lack of ads on the Beeb is still remarkably compelling
But the ads do make all BBC programs start about 2 minutes after the advertised time. They should be fined for false.. er, advertising. Wait I thought they didn't advertise?
Tested on PS4
A similar drive was tested on a PS4. Yes it is slower than a true SSD but it is a lot faster than a bog standard HDD. It is also a lot bigger and cheaper than any SSD. It dynamically moves stuff to and from the SSD part so at first it is slow to load but on the next attempt it is faster. I can't see what is not to like.
Much as I dislike Rupert, this is not his choice. He is obeying a crackpot law. Expect other ISPs to fall in line.
PS I feel safer already.
Cheap energy will just be taxed to make just as expensive or more than it costs now.
So your argument is that because some one else does worse, it makes this good? Why not learn to look at things in isolation. Remote bricking and walled gardens are bad, no matter who did it first.
Disclaimer: Reading fanboy comments takes me back to being at first school. 'Miss, he hit me'. 'Don't worry it's ok he could have pissed on you as well, so it's fine'.
The BBC does not need ratings. It gets it's money from the licence fee. It is not nor has it ever been in competition with anyone. The BBC could show paint drying and you would still be forced to pay them. The BBC goes down market to save money on programming to pay the directors millions in bonuses and helicopter rides.
They love it when plebs defend them as if they are the holders of quality standards. TV has gone the way it is because the market allows it. If people hated crap tv they wouldn't subscribe to it.
Re: Danger Will Robinson
It will be a long time before you can print nuclear fuel and bullets, so the teenagers will not be blowing themselves up any time soon. Everyone seems to forget about the ammo.
It's just a ploy to encourage shopping from home.
Rockstar spent five years and $170m??
I think you'll find they spent $266m or £170m, take your pick.
I'm glad I'm not the only one who feels a little let down by GTA V. They boasted that all the interiors would be unique, but but all the ammunation stores are clones of each other as are the clothes shops. Most buildings are just boxes that you cannot enter when not on a mission. Why is it that R* still can't make a character open a door properly? All buildings have non realistic 'cowboy' swing doors. Five years and no improvement. I won't be rushing out to buy the next one.
Re: Unexpected item in channel area
Don't feel too smug, next year the other shoe falls. Remember what happened to F1? Free for a year then the thumb screws come out. Beats me why people celebrate the removal of 'free' stuff and welcome paywalls.
I seem to remember that Florence Nightingale was on a bank note. Last time a checked, she was a woman.
I don't think any gender should get preference. Any one should be considered on merit. This Man v Woman shit is getting out of hand. Blame 'Girl power' and stupid TV like the apprentice who always pit male against female.
I'm glad Be was bought by Sky. It gave me the much needed reason to see about getting fibre. It's costing me £4 more a month but my speed should be a lot better than the flaky <3Mb/s I was getting. Be had no plans ever to do fibre. The sad thing is I recommended them to someone just before the SKY deal was announced. Just counting the days before they jump ship too.
Re: Light isn't really so fast.
Everyone knows bad news travels faster than everything else in the universe.
Years ago it was Toshiba's 'Flatter, Squarer Tube' vs Sony's Curved in on plane Trinitron screen. Whos screen was better? Now after getting totally flat screens we get this bollox and still some people are lapping it up. Sheesh!!
Fools and their liberty...
Some people genuinely want the DRM. I read some guy praising paying for XBL as it keeps the riff-raff out. The same person seemed to think that going round a mates house with a disk is too much effort and would prefer to fill up the tiny (500mb) disk with a download of his game. As if downloads are instant?
America believes it is the world, it controls everything. So why not expand dominion to all the stars above?
Make something new for god's sake! Everything is a re-make or reboot. There a thousands of stories out there. Many may be the 'Terminator' blockbuster of tomorrow. But they'll never get made.
All games, Programs, Apps are digital
Please will everyone stop using the term 'Digital Copy'. Everything is digital, the bits are identical to those on the disc. The term is 'downloaded copy'.
" just unplug the camera when your not using the console"
And after 6 months the connection jack will be knackered. The Console will just brick itself and you'll wish you never bought it.
Re: Give it a rest....
Other OS was not used to the hack the PS3. And despite it being gone the PS3 is totally hacked. If you sell something, it is no longer yours and you have no business removing features from it. It is wrong no matter what the excuse.
Re: You also forgot..
The PS4 is region free.
Re: All sounds good to me
What happens when you fill the hard drive? It is not upgradeable and all games must live on it. So 15 games or so in, you will have to delete your collection to play something new. So games will only be available for a few months to the average person. You can always revert to 'shuffling disks'. You should think more.
I hope they teach them to shoot in landscape. I've seen footage shot in portrait and it is terrible.
Pull the plug
End this now and bring back Blake's 7.
Re: How to save the high street
Too true. I've always wondered what the point was of making parking so expensive as to drive customers away. Sure the local council makes money but at the expense of the shop owners. That is the reason why supermarkets took all the trade, the customers could park for free and buy stuff.
Left Be 2 months ago but it was only yesterday that they finally acknowledged that I was no longer their customer. This is a sign of the rot that is moving in. I want NOTHING to do with Sky.
Set the compass to NE and pan upwards with a zoom level just before it changes resolution. You will find a group of houses tipped over like an earthquake happened. No Buzbys there.
Ruined by targetting and timeslot
However good it might be. It will be turned to crap by showing it in-between other shows on CITV. With the idiotic hosts explaining what you just watched 3 minutes ago before the ads. Then they'll play a non related game, then back to the show. Just show the full episode... please.
Thunderbird fans are middle-aged now, they would be the best target audience for this show. Kids will watch it regardless. But we all know it has to be cut up and re-packed to make it blend with the crap that will surround it.
I'll wait for the DVD so I can watch uninterrupted. By which time it will be cancelled.
Re: Satellite v terrestrial
' Enough bandwidth to transmit UHD terrestrially?' Yes, they'll just compress the hell out of everything else. Then the only thing not a blocky mess will be the new 4K. It worked to kill SD in favour of HD, so it will work again. The public will lap it up... it's the new 'must have'.
Penn & Teller
Penn and Teller did a show on video games vs the real word. They took a 10 year old boy who enjoyed war shooting games and gave him a real gun to fire. On the firing range and under supervision the kid was in tears in minutes. The gun had weight, it kicked back when fired, it made a loud noise. The boy didn't like the feeling of aiming a real gun at real things. The gun didn't reload or auto assist in aiming. No way was he ever going to mistake a game with killing real things.
There is no relation to real guns and video games. They both use a completely different skill set. Most sane people know the difference between a TV and reality. But it sounds good to blame games.
I believe Sony owned the 3.5" floppy drive that was on every PC, I could be wrong though.
Sadly one of those is my brother. First it was the earth will end/be destroyed, now as the time comes closer it's, A new world order will usher forth. I say if its a true prediction then It would not change on a daily basis. I think it's time to change my phone number.
Re: Mixed feelings
Then don't sell kit at a loss hoping to make money later. Stupid model. You sell something, then it is no longer yours. That is what selling means: You no longer have ownership.
Maybe they should rent consoles to the public so everyone knows where they stand.
The Real Playstation
That woman is what I call a REAL playstation.
Re: "The fact is that the calendar didn't exist..."
@AC 09:30 Religious types are not capable of joined up thinking. It didn't happen until a holy person tells them it did.
Apple only seem to understand money. The judge should just fine them a huge amount. They can write whatever they want on the check, just so long as the pay it.
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