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Monday, 31 October 2011
Monday, 5 February 2018
Brrenda Gregory
5:57 PM

Whenever I watch catchup pr0grammes; I.T.V. or B.B.C. for example, the programmes simply stop working and continually need to be refreshed, why?

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Brrenda Gregory's 1 post GB
7:36 PM

Brrenda Gregory: Are you watching on a smart TV (if so please provide the make/model), a smart stick/set top box, via a PC/laptop or a smartphone/tablet?

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StevensOnln1's 2,229 posts Platinum Platinum GB
Tuesday, 6 February 2018
12:27 AM

Brrenda Gregory:

Further to that said by StevensOnln1, what is your actual broadband speed? If it is too slow the service will keep buffering (stoping and restarting) as the data is not being delivered quickly enough for clear uninterupted viewing. For Sd it needs to be at least 4 Mbps and for HD it should ideally be at least 8 Mbps.

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MikeP's 2,577 posts Platinum Platinum GB
8:44 AM

MikeP: Thats an excellent point - the buffering would really mess things up, if its a really slow line.

The other thing that it could be is old software - apps do get a bit old and stop working properly, plus the settings could be up the spout.

BTW - why so much spam suddenly? There's loads of it.

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MikeB's 2,559 posts Platinum Platinum GB
11:42 PM


I've too have noticed that the Winter Hill page has loads of childish rubbish and so have a few others. Perhaps the fools this they look 'smart' when all it does is make them, whoever they are, look idiotic. Wo we have to look past it and see what real problem people are asking help for.

Broadband speed is a really serious issue in some area, which make the Sky idea of eventually move to internet only a daft one currently. As most can get Freeview or Freesat and Sky is available in most areas for a fee, it seems daft to me to move to a platform that has more serious problems, Whwrw I used to live in a rural hamlet we got 2 Mbps at best and that is too slow for SD and that is by no means unusual in rural areas as well as some urban locations too. Only when the USO of at least 10 Mbps is available to everyone, not just those who currently use the internet will it become feasible to deliver TV programmes via broadband.

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MikeP's 2,577 posts Platinum Platinum GB
Wednesday, 7 February 2018
10:06 AM

MikeP: Its a strange mixture of sexual commercial spam and gibberish. Goodness knows what they are trying to sell.....

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MikeB's 2,559 posts Platinum Platinum GB
11:08 PM


Most of it is offensive rubbish and of no relationship to this website so I hope Briantist will delete all of it soon.

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