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Saturday 16 March 2019 11:05PM

Mike: It is probably broadcast in SD, but uses an HD tuner to receive it. Most TV's for at least the past 5 years have one as standard, as do PVR's etc. You can buy a receiver for less than fifty pounds, although dont bother with the Manhattan, they are a bit rubbish ( I have one).

The broadcasters have to fit in as many channels as possible, and to the widest audience. And most people have an HD tuner in or attached to their TV.

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Gerry Walsh: YouView is a hybrid - its both web based and served by an aerial. If the wifi/internet is working OK, then check the aerial strength.

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Graham Gittins: Your catchup service have nothing to do with your aerial, unless its a Youview TV, in which case its a hybrid.

Try updating the app - ITV has always been a bit of a pain, and if needed, perhaps a factory reset and install. If its an Android TV, then you should have Youview, and thats easier to acces.

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Brian Butterworth: I agree, they should be making more. But they are going to have to show them over BBC1. 2 and 4 (CBBC has actually done some really good stuff, but its not primetime), and that creates a problem.

The problem is that there is only so much time, and even more importantly, money. I am not convinced that 'Inside the Factory', for instance is actually science. Brian Cox? Yes. Jim Al-Khalili? Yes. Volcanos? Yes? Creatures from the deep ocean? Yep. Climate Science? Totally. Sky at Night - absolutely (I love Sky at Night).

There are loads of possible science subjects, but the problem is that the places where they can be seen cant really do them justice, in many cases. Think of having to put someone from Top Gear on some sort of populist pap, because thats how you get science on BBC1. He puts bums on seats, and justifies the budget/slot.

And where they can do a reasonable job, they tend to be on channels like BBC4, whose budget has been slashed (hence the reason we dont get BBC4 drama like we used to).

I think you are right to push them, because the BBC's TV science output is far worse than Radio 4's, for instance. But then again, the BBC is failing in some areas, whilst do well in others.

More money, and better programmes on higher profile slots. And not just nature programmes - actual hard science would be great.


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Robert: You were the one that made the accusation about the BBC. Steve merely pointed out that the BBC does not make a profit, and the monies made from Killing Eve, etc are ultimately recycled back to the BBC.

And then you said that 'ALL those media types (BBC and others) are living like kings (100 grand a year upwards+).' That seems unlikely, but thats your claim, so its on you to back it up.

Dont get angry at anyone else. Just use evidence. As the saying goes, in God we trust - all others bring data. And yeah, links to websites would help - because why should we spend time doing research for you?

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Thursday 11 April 2019 9:49PM

Anthony J B Graham: And Killing Eve will be shown later in the UK than it will in the States, because its a co production between BBC America (part of BBC's commercial arm) and AMC.

Broadcasters pay a lot of money for content rights, and guard it carefully.

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