Should have researched Freesat
Pity you had to go to Sky, I wanted HD so ended up with Freesat HD
5205 posts • joined 5 Mar 2009
Pity you had to go to Sky, I wanted HD so ended up with Freesat HD
A lot of us bought Freesat HD when it came out in 2008, after spending £300 on a box and £50 or so on a dish and quad LNB, why will we want to buy Freeview HD?
Via a Humax HDR
And it does look a lot better in HD
That is what a lot of use know of Bing for.
Kiss were dreadful, most of my friends and I considered them a joke, and an embarrasment to the world of Heavy Rock.
This was back in the heyday of Heavy Rock and Heavy Metal in the 1980s, you had bands like Van Halen (Running with the Devil), Scorpions (Blackout), and of course all the many New Wave Of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) bands such as Iron Maiden, Saxon, & Def Leppard. And what did Kiss do - a silly disco song.
So basically the reason noone is buying Kiss stuff is we prefer decent bands.
Fail because they should.
At least you can play games on it as well
That was my first thought!
From 1 to 10 of scary clowns are at 10
Here it is, note that Brush prototypes usually have bird of prey names.
I think you mean Deltics.
Both Deltics and HSTs are straight Diesel Electrics.
Case 1) 2 x Napier D18/25 connected to 2 DC generators which drive 6 traction motors with various amouts of field weakening to go faster, they were basically full power from about 30 to 100 when they throttled off. When built were worlds most powerful Diesel loco.
Case 2) 2 power cars, each with a 2250bhp engine (Was Paxman Valenta V12s now a mix of MTU and newer Paxman 12VP185) driving an alternator, I don't think they use field weakening. But they can get to nearly 150mph when derestricted, also in Guiness records for speed.
Like all UK Diesel Electrics (except the Hayabusa experiment) they are straight Diesel Electric using electricity for transmission. They use field weakening as a sort of gearing to allow the motors to rev faster, (look up back EMF)
Must be pretty sad to downmark comments like that
Beautiful - I want RHD please!
Micro turbine generators - very good idea
I have a 2 year old 46" W series Sony but it cost a lot more.
Are cost reductions starting to become apparent?
Are they using a cheaper panel?
I know mine is 10bit colour.
Make BT, Phorm, C.O.L. Police and the Ministers involved pay.
Nothing to do with Cameron & Clegg, all to do with Nulab.
Well they have seen the films of our spaceships.
They are probably wondering why the Enterprise hasn't visited yet.
Ed the duck?
Oh Ed Millipede who actually is he?
Something seems odd about Mr Millipede. I do know the unions selected him.
But I just hope he never gets to be PM.
My thoughts exactly!
I had a couple from BT, thought they were a horrible idea and never used them.
The ethernet cable I used instead cost less than the power the adaptors would use in one year, and I got a good price for them on Ebay.
They are horrible things and I am glad I was able to not use them.
Excellent kit and can we reinstate the Sea Harriers as well?
Some of them were only a few years old.
And they were combat proven.
Never had any issues with my oldest BD or any others - they all work fine no matter what firmware is in use.
Our BD player is a games console.
There is something about owning the media rather downloading. The fun of picking up a disc and putting into the device you want.
That is part of the experience. Along with looking at the cover notes ect
Looks VERY good on a 1080P TV.
It was my first BluRay as well.
And I got a decent price for the poorly mastered original DVD in a car boot sale as well.
1 - Price shop around for them - plenty are discounted, players are getting cheaper.
2 - Differences, a lot of people CAN tell the difference.
3 - Players are getting cheaper.
4 - I haven't noticed TBH
5 - The players are also very usefull for other media uses.
6 - They load quick I find, from loading in the slot to sitting down - it is loaded
7 - The players are good for games
8 - Never come across this
As to quality a good BD is astonishingly good.
PS3 exclusives do not care, Uncharted 2 is about 25GB and God Of War is supposed to be about 50GB.
A few cross platform games are limited on the XBox version eg the last Final Fantasy
Lock is continous while you hold the button down, often a feature to shut windows.
Unlock is a quick broadcast.
More chance for lock to work
Made the move to Firefox on XP years ago.
W7 PC at work - Firefox
I play a well known TPS online a lot, does the survey notice any differences between the two shootemup versions?
And they do wake you up, as to Sims I think watching paint dry is more fun.
Nero kept producing coasters, ImgBurn just worked.
Shouldn't it be the new buyer?
Receiving stolen goods
I am after a Freeview HD PVR as I need a portable DSO compatible Freeview tuner and my only semi portable one has the name Pace on it, so of course it will not work properly post DSO. By portable I mean not my 46" TV, nor my Freesat HD PVR nor the internet needing BT Vision box.
While on holiday the stupid Pace would not record the Grand Prix.
So this ticks the HD box, the HDD box (Humax is too expensive and might clash with the HDR), the not Pace box (so it will get supported after DSO), and it is designed by the old Sony IDTV team (who were pretty good).
Anyway this looks favourite to replace the Pace Twin when it finally fails at DSO.
BTW ther is a limit to what you can do in Cornwall when it is wet.
During the election I had this weird vision of a Party Political Broadcast of Nick Clegg riding in the sidecar in A Close Shave, to the W&G theme music.
This really leaves some strange thoughts - I still can't help but hum the theme music to W&G when I see him on TV.
Sometimes the mind does some weird stuff!
To all the non UK posters Norman Clegg in LOTSW was played by Peter Sallis who also plays Wallace in W&G.
Hmm the VXR8s are getting a lot cheaper now. 6l V8, what is not to love?
Oh and then LPG convert it.
Project Natal sounded quite cool. Kinect sounds cack.
Nintendo Revolution also sounded cool. Wii sounds corny.
I reckon it will get renamed 'Kinell' when people see the price.
Personally I think we will be getting Move, like the look of Sorcery and of course KZ3.
I check all the gaming even though we have a PS3.
<---- Why not? Both MS and Sony hate them!
Come on space agencies, time to investigate
Most of them sound terrible. However try buying any HD music, all seems to have disappeared. I can listen to both HD-DVD and SACD and both seem to have more depth than CD, and this is through consumer AV kit with decent (Castle) speakers.
Ours got the update last night, I was panicking as it came in at 17:50 and I needed to be online before 18:00 and the finish of Uncharted 2 lab, JUST made it anyway.
That did annoy we after a hard days work.
Anyway to the point in hand - backing up games, ours is a 40GB - we do need to upgrade as it is nearly full.
No room for a game - example God of War3 is 40GB, also, I found it at a pirate site, 40GB, now how long would it take to download? How much would it cost in ISP rental? How much for the HDD space on the console? I think it is actually cheaper to buy the game new.
I was pleased to find that not many games had made the pirate sites as the over 4GB thing seems to stop them.
People moan about game prices, mid £30s is not a bad price for a top rated game and all the entertainment you get from them. The studios also do put a LOT of work into these titles and they do need to earn a living.
As to duff games - just don't buy them. But you can buy safely sight unseen anything from Naughty Dog, Insomniac, and Evolution Studios.
Haven't used their site I am a modeller not a toy collecter,
It is that hide the links bit and fading in, I started by changing search engine. Then of course just use the search box in Firefox.
So of course I never see any different logos now.
I often use Google groups and Google news so that is quicker than using the fade in page.
If we don't burn it, it could just get flared off.
So what if it is lower calorific value.
What about the cleanliness of the exhaust, no particulates, and mainy water.
Or a D18-25.
Or an RK280
Even a 16CSVT will do.
You did say Diesel Electric
But I use it with a V6, costs the same to run as a Diseasle but a fraction of the pollution and a much nicer engine noise.
AVRO sounds better.
Seen the pictures of the prototype Vulcan flying from there.
From the dark side (if you are British)
There are a lot of sub forms of music under the rock umbrella, but the all the music discussed above is rock music, there is Heavy Metal, NWOBHM (New Wave Of British Heavy Metal - eg Iron Maiden), Heavy Rock - eg Led Zep, I would also class AC/DC as Heavy Rock.
They all appeal to the same people, few Maiden fans would hate a good AC/DC track and vice versa.
You have your favourites, but you generally don't hate other similar music types.
I remember the NWOBHM years very well, and you did not class it as different to the older bands or the more melodic heavy rock bands, it was all good music - better than the New Romantic waffle* which got the most press.
* Excepting some Duran Duran as they were actually rock musicians - remember Powerhouse?
Yes there was a split to some more extreme metal music types (eg Death Metal), but we don't talk much about them.
So basically we al listened to music played to a high standard, based on lead electric guitar, electric base, a singer with a decent range, and all displaying good musicianship.
I think Rock in the 70s and 80s was where the talented musicians went.
Listen to a lot of lyrics. Lots of things are sung about. Quick think here.
Motorcycles (pretty common)
Steam Trains (What else did you think Princess of the Night was about)
Aircrashes (same band as above)
Music (yes - lots)
Good vs Evil
Lots based on Arthurian Legends and similar AFAIR
Sat down with my record collection I could find a lot more.
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