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Ten technology FAILS

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Gimp

Re: CD-V

CDV aka CD Video, was a short-lived audio/video format that was used in the mid-late 1980s. It is exactly the same size as a standard 5-inch CD but almost always gold in colour. It contains analog video data, plus usually 4-5 standard digital audio tracks.

I've got a rather large collection of 5-inch and 12-inch discs and as for playing them, all you need is a Laserdisc player.

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Europe is a happy hunting ground for TiVo

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Facepalm

Re: Now if only

There is....it's called a TiVo S1 box and was launched in the UK in 2000.

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Dixons whacked by profit warning

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I don't need no stinking title.....

Makes you wonder why they are currently spending millions rebranding themselves from DSG to KnowHow?

Thing is, the logo is supposed to be a Power button, which is surrounded by a circle of rainbow colours.

A gay friend of mine saw the logo and instantly said, 'Gay Pride'.

I wonder how many millions was spent on that?

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Philips 21:9 Cinema 58in LED backlit TV

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FAIL

I don't need no stinkin' title!

Ambilight is merely there to hide poor black levels in a panel.

Philips can't build a panel with decent black levels so Ambilight is there to fool the eye.

Did the Kuro have Amblight?

Answer.......no!

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The year's best... HD TVs

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FAIL

The elephant in the room....Kuro anyone?

And yet there still isn't a flat-panel out there that can match, never mind exceed the PQ of a Kuro.

Think I'll be keeping my 2008 Kuro for a while longer then.

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BBC to cull radio stations, halve websites in painful biz review

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Pint

The BBC bloated.....??

Who knew??!!

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Nokia 6303 Classic

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Thumb Down

No USB

charging......no sale!

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EchoStar ordered to pay TiVo (another) $200m

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FAIL

Eh??

'Dish said while it would apparel the ruling...'

How is that going to work then??

Anyhoo, you would think with all that extra money, TiVo would look to expand its subbers.

How about launching an S3 into the UK? My S1 was bought on launch, (with the Lifetime Sub), and is now 8 years old. It still works champion but does lack modern PVR refinements.

A Series 3 TiVo launch in the UK, is long overdue!!

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Caviar Black gets 2TB model

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Boffin

So...

..what does that format to? My 1Tb samsung format's to 931Gb, 'losing' 69Gb. Does a 2Tb format to 1,862Gb, 'losing' 138Gb?

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