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

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Upgrading from Sky to Freesat | Freesat
Thursday 2 October 2014 9:45PM

Bit off topic but I have a problem with the sat connected directly to the back of a Sony KDL-32W706B The Guide shows 'No Event Information' in every program info box. If I click on a channel, the program name then shows and the next program, but only for that channel. All the rest remain NEI. I have had a separate Humax box connected and that guide's details were full. I can also choose a different guide (Guide with Search) which giveas full info, but I think it comes from the internet and is slow, even on a 75mb cable connection. Any ideas? Sony have the nerve to say this is normal?????? What is the point of a guide that does not work?
I'm asking hear as I know some learned people attend.

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Upgrading from Sky to Freesat | Freesat
Saturday 4 October 2014 10:08PM

Thanks guys.
You said
"Both BSkyB and Freesat have proprietary EPGs which are unavailable to standard DVB devices. "
Yet I am able to get the full guide if I connect in my Humax box via HDMI?

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Upgrading from Sky to Freesat | Freesat
Sunday 5 October 2014 2:01AM

Ah, I see. So would it be possible to set the TV to Freesat mode by modifying the TV's firmware?

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Upgrading from Sky to Freesat | Freesat
Saturday 14 February 2015 11:47PM

andy: some Freesat programs have 5.1 sound, like the rugby today for example.

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Upgrading from Sky to Freesat | Freesat
Sunday 9 August 2015 6:29PM

I moved area and changed from Freeview to Freesat. I can't help but think the HD definition was of a higher quality on Freeview. Is this the case, or should both provide the same HD quality?

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The BBC should be closed-down. It does not entertain any more. What happened to the family entertainment on a Saturday evening? What happened to the classic comedies. They rely on too many repeats. Xmas was something like 60% repeats. I find Eastenders, Voice and Strictly totally appalling. Their neo-liberal lefty agenda fills the news and political programs.

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MikeB: Do you work for the BBC? I don't find Eastenders, The Voice and Strictly entertaining at all. I'm quite normal, so many others probably feel the same way. Eastenders is not an entertainment, it is a 're-education' by the left.
I don't care if the other channels used a lot of repeats at Xmas, the BBC is paid for by the public and they deserve a better service. The BBC get more than 3.5 billion a year. Maybe if they cut some of the 200 plus managers who get paid more then the PM might help.
You didn't understand my point about the classic comedies. I'm talking about NEW comedies. There is nothing new up to the standard that you list and hasn't been for years.
I have no idea what you last paragraph is about. It is now well understood on many internet sources that the 'left' have taken the BBC over, especially the news and political programs. Nigel Farage has come out publicly on this, for example, and I trust his analysis over yours..
My proof that the BBC can't hack it are the 1000 plus licence holders not renewing their licence PER DAY.
The BBC is now up against a lot of competition, especially from streamed sources, yet they remain arrogant and pump out what they think we like. This is a typical government run organisation, who get their money ia a non-competitive way and think they can do what they like. Fortunately, they are killing themselves off, and the sooner the better.
You accuse me of 'mindlessly insult people'. I suppose your comments 'Facts really are an alien concept for you,' and 'Face palm's all round, I think' are not insulting?

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MikeB: We'll have to totally agree to totally disagree. You don't work for the BBC? You seem to have a lot of facts and figures. I'm glad to say the BBC is dying and the sooner the better. Their left wing agenda is obvious, I cannot converse with you if you cannot see it. I find it a disgrace that people are threatened and placed in fear that if they don't pay the licence they will be taken to court, all because they had the audacity to watch a TV. Not exactly a criminal act, is it. They get more than a burglar. It's the fact that they think people are made to pay, then they will watch the propaganda transmitted into their living rooms. And you are supporting this in what is supposed to be a free country.
Don't bother replying, you're not 'getting though'.

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MikeP: Audacious was used in a particular context and was relevant. I'm well aware of the law. I think it is wrong that people can be fined for just watching a TV. I don't like TV licensing attitude. They assume we watch and so pursue us. They have no rights over us yet put on this act that they do. The way they behave should be regulated much better. Ref lefty bias, just tune into Newsnight each evening, or just watch the News.
You watch it if you want. I want it shut down. I also find it sickening that I was paying for an institution that was using paedophiles, for decades. According to one particular witness this was all known yet nothing was done about it. You watch it. I won't.

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MikeB: Even if you don't watch it, you get pestered for the TV tax, the assumption is you do watch it. The tactics are 'bully boy' and it's a disgrace this is allowed to happen. For all you words I find the BBC biased, a poor entertainer and is not worth the money. The occasional program I do watch I can use iplayer and I listen to the radio a lot. Non od these need payment. The old format of television is becoming out of date. There is so much more on the internet and other sources of entertainment. And a lot of people agree with me. I see far more arguments against the BBC on the internet than the occasional person like you who is for it.
I stick to my argument, they should be shut down. They are an organisation that has money automatically fed to them whatever they do, and so they go off on their own tangents. Answer if you like, but you are not swaying me one iota.

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