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Saturday, 5 March 2011
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Nedbod
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1:29 PM

I have noticed on FREEVIEW a growing trend recently on BBC TV programmes of having a "PRESS RED" & BRIGHTLY COLOURED (mostly BRIGHT YELLOW) RECTANGLE appearing on BBC TV programmes in the top right hand corner before they have finished, including dramas, comedy, music and sports programmes, encouraging you to switch to generally related content, often in addition to voice-overs reinforcing this in the closing credits (also often reduced in size to a point where they are unreadable even for people with 20/20 vision). This is so annoying when you are engrossed in the programme and VERY distracting, ruining your viewing experience. Often the thing they are directing you too is deadful anyway. Another example of dumbing down I'm afraid. I don't pay £145 + quid a year to enjoy MY BBC only to have it ruined by some idiot who can't be bothered to leave the viewer to enjoy the expensive programmes in their pure form. They should at least leave these promos to the closing credits or the "NEXT TIME" bit so that I can watch the main programme uncluttered. I hate the next time section anyway as I am prepared to wait for the next episode generally and do not want its contents ruined.

Examples : EPISODES (BBC TWO), WATERLOO ROAD, CASUALTY, SKI SUNDAY, BBC FOUR CONCERTS & ROCK MUSIC PROFILES, BEING HUMAN (BBC THREE), which already has a GHASLTY bright PINK logo + the word NEW in the top left hand corner (as we are obviously too stupid to realise that a programme is NEW anymore even though from 1939 - 2000 we were able to discern this apparently?). OK rant over.

PS : If at the very least you want to remove the NEW on Being Human, record the repeat at 23:30 on Sun or 22:30 on Mon (BBC THREE), you still get the BECOMING HUMAN PRESS RED rectangle though !! The i-player has a smaller logo (even smaller for HD programmes for some reason) and no rectangle at the end. Otherwise it's the DVD sadly - even more expense and extra profit for the BBC, maybe that is a significant clue ?

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Nedbod
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1:35 PM

Incidentally after many complaints after a Graham Norton logo appeared in DOCTOR WHO, the BBC said this was a mistake and they would stop this practice, so why haven't they then.

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bob
3:35 PM
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hello, i have a laptop computer ,can i use just this or ideally with a freesat hd box to receive ,(i have No satelite dish or cabling)I LIVE IN COUNCIL BUNGALOW ,GETTING NEW ARIEL & FREEVIEW BOX ON 8TH MARCH for changeover ,got analoge tv at moment. any options,please.

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Briantist
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3:58 PM

bob: Yes. If you have Windows 7 you will have Windows Media Center - this you can use with any DVB-T device to turn your computer into a digtal TV "personal video recorder".

There are any number of single- and double-tuner DVB-T USB devices out there.

There only a few DVB-T2 devices at the moment (for Freeview HD), and you will need a more powerful computer to be able to show Full HD.

If you want to use FreeSAT you will need a dish and a DVB-S2 (satellite) USB device for your PC.

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Nedbod
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4:04 PM

Fascinating bit of knowledge about the averaging of the ads time, Brian. Thanks for that gem. Does that mean that Ch 4 had over and above the "then" average in "LOST" when OFCOM forced them to change the pattern and timing of the ad breaks (in the days before SKY stole the subsequent remaining LOST seasons and were allowed heaps more ads). The DVDs had none but the programme was just as bewildering I have to say. Did anyone work out the end, it was far worse than THE PRISONER, at least I know who No. 1 is (but that would be telling). BCNU

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Nedbod
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4:17 PM

FREEVIEW Ch. 47 (DAYSTAR) are broadcasting live events, music and "International Ministry Programs" (the spelling of which is incorrect on the caption - surely this should be "Programmes" ?).

What are "International Ministry Programmes", when they are at home, does anybody know ? Is that Jim de Hacker and Sir Humphrey Pomme-by und Bernhard by any chance ??

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Briantist
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4:28 PM

Nedbod: They're godbothers.

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Nedbod
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6:31 PM

Oh dear I feel yet another DELETE coming on.

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Nedbod
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6:33 PM

Can't they spell programme in the ministry then. Not a very good example for today's youff. Whoops.

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6:40 PM

Nedbod: The are also American godbotherers, where programme only has one m and no e.

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