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Thursday, 13 January 2011
Briantist
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11:31 AM

paul: I would give "method 2" a go on What can my do when my Sky Digibox says 'No Signal' or 'Technical fault'? | ukfree.tv - independent free digital TV advice .

After a long time, I would first suspect your dish has probably moved slightly.

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Tuesday, 25 January 2011
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Nedbod
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10:58 PM

Quite right Brian, same bit rate but far worse pictures than we used to get on analogue so why bother !!!!!!!!

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Nedbod
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11:18 PM

If you don't believe me Brian I can show you the same programme I recorded on disc from analogue pre switch over, compared with a recent repeat on a digital standard Freeview broadcast, the difference is staggering. Analogue knoocking the spots off digital in terms of picture quality (even with 90% digital signal strength). The only gain since switchover being so called "choice". But what a choice, generally poor quality old programmes repeated and repeated and repeated in cycles that can only bore you to tears, they are repeated so often. ITV4 must be on its twentieth round of repeats of THE CHAMPIONS & THE SAINT by now. My old VHS tapes are better with much shorter ad breaks and uninterupted end credits and more original content. ITV4 chopping significant chunks out of original programmes to allow longer ad breaks in the same time slot. Some BBC repreats have been really butchered as they had no ad breaks but still last an hour. I compared a Who Do You Think You are on the "Yesterday" channel with Jeremy Paxman recently. Compared with the BBC TWO original, "Yesterday" cut one side of the Paxman family out altogether making a nonesense of the story !! Nevada Smith ran from 14:15 to 17:00 last Saturday 2 hrs 45 minutes (without the dverts the film lasted 1 hr 45 minutes. You lose the will to live waiting for it to restart by which time you've totally lost the plot and the will to live. Thank God for the Toshiba hard drive recorder with post recording edit facility which allows you to chop the adverts out post recordings !!

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Wednesday, 26 January 2011
Briantist
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8:08 AM

Nedbod: I think we've been over this a number of times now.

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Briantist
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8:09 AM

Nedbod: Yes, programmes are edited to make space for adverts.

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Nedbod
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10:35 PM

Why do they have to cut programmes when they can just extend the time slot. It's not as though they have any live programmes to squeeze up to ? Once upon a time ITV had to restrict ad breaks to a max of 4 mins and 10 secs with only a max of two breaks within an hour long programme, such a great shame this rule was changed.

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Thursday, 27 January 2011
Briantist
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6:21 AM

Nedbod: Because programmes have to fit within hour slots, as all channels are "stripped and stranded".

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Friday, 28 January 2011
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Des Collier
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7:21 PM

NEDBOD:- Aleast we don't have the american system,where the programmes interrupt the adverts!!!!!

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Monday, 31 January 2011
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Nedbod
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2:26 PM

We're getting close though Des

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Briantist
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6:32 PM

Nedbod: You clearly have not tried to watch TV in the states. We are not even close, not even on Sky.

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