I have got a 35 year old amp (newer speakers) and a Pi with a DAC-hat. The amp is so old it has got a tape copy output that i can plug into a sub woofer. Feel no need for anything more fancy. And I have probably jinxed the amp now.
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Well, well, well. Internet-of-Things speaker biz Sonos to continue some software support for legacy kit after all
Welcome to the World Of Tomorrow, where fridges suffer certificate errors. Just like everything else
Loss-making $15bn hipster chat biz Slack suddenly less appetising to investors as it predicts deeper losses
I had two hours to kill back in 1980...
...in the vicinity of Leicester Square. Had never heard of the film, or of Dan Aykroyd or John Belushi. Didn't recognise Carrie Fisher out of her Leia gear. Bemused doesn't begin to describe my reaction. Emerged into the daylight not being quite sure what I had just seen but convinced of its brilliance.
The worst Flash site on the web has to be...
Oracle's support site. I find myself having to use this abomination in order to seek out Solaris patches (which I could only find initially after placing a technical support call, answered by someone who had braved this loathsome exercise in unnecessary complexity before me).
In defence of Virgin (re Sooty's post)
I have a V+ box and it is a great gadget. As has been pointed out you should not have to pay more than £75. I watched the cable guy install it and it did take longer than 5 seconds - amongst other things, he had to check the signal strength on each of the three tuners. On Demand has some plus points, in particular 4oD thoughtfully strip out the adverts, but has minuses (only the last 7 days of a subset of programmes) and V+ offers the invaluable "record series" option. I don't have HD TV connected to it yet, but I have thought wistfully how nice it might be to watch Wimbledon on one.
All this talk of how to get HD into your telly
I use BitTorrent (which admittedly the BBC is unlikely to adopt). Not all your favourite American drama series maybe out there in HD, but some of mine are, e.g. Heroes, House and CSI. And even though it is only 720p it still looks luscious compared to the hideously compressed stuff that comes out of the cable box.
Maybe poorly set up at the factory?
The last two TVs I bought left the factory maladjusted (both for geometry and colour). My small sample may be unrepresentative, but I would not be surprised to find that if access to the engineer set-up on the sets was available one could obtain identical and satisfactory colours on both Evesham models.