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All posts by Brian B

Below are all of Brian B's postings, with the most recent are at the bottom of the page.

Nigelj: "1) this constant upgrade process of relatively expensive home equipment such as televisions will put a strain on many household budgets and given that this equipment is almost certainly imported, it will also put a strain on the UK economy, not to mention the environmental damage of the huge pile of electronic waste it will generate. "

Completely agree. The government is completely clueless when it comes to technology, as shown with the change from analogue to digital. A lot of new televisions will have been purchased, and they don't care at all about the environment. It seems I have only just recently attempted to convert a 14" telly with a freeview box, and found I also needed to buy another third box in the form of an RF modulator because the TV had no SCART socket (this part was not advertised on the information for the freeview boxes). Now I will probably end up scrapping all of it, as the quality of the picture is nowhere near what it used to be with the analogue signal, and it is also restricted to a letter box shape due to the widescreen format which is completely useless given the 14" size of the screen (it ends up being a tiny picture).

I also have a handheld freeview TV that I bought from Maplin/Nikkai brand. That has no ability to receive/show HD, so if signals are changed to HD only then that will also have to be scrapped. If that happens then the government should be paying for a replacement for me to use.

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