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Mike B: last May I commented about the fact that most fridge freezers don't have temperature displays and therefore 'connected' ones were years away. You commented back indicating that most fridge freezers had basic temperature displays. Well they don't!! I don't know what store you work in but I went to John Lewis the other day because my daughter needs a fridge freezer. After your comment I expected all of them to have temperature indicators but I found more than 50% have no display at all, just a simple control numbered 1 to 5 that tells you nothing. A digital thermometer costs only a few pounds and is hardly a new development. The only reason for not having one is to reserve the feature for the more expensive models. Since digital thermometers were probably invented 30 years or more ago (and are more of a necessity than a luxury) I expect 'connected' fridge freezers will be out of most people's price range for decades.

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Mike B: You are right about Samsung. They do a reasonably priced fridge freezer where you set the temperature for both fridge and freezer separately, which is very much like our Bosch Exxcel that we've had for a few years now. The settings are inside but that's no problem and it's probably the one I'll recommend to my daughter.

Interestingly the latest Bosch Exxcel does not have the same controls as our old one, it no longer has any setting for the fridge - a backwards step and they have lost our custom because of it. I am still bemused that such a simple and cheap device as a digital thermometer, and such an important thing when it comes to food safety, is missing from so many designs. I have one that records max and min temperature and can be switched from C to F that I have used for several years (to monitor our tortoise hibernating in the loft) and it only cost about £10.

Briantist: All this is a little irrelevant on your UK Free TV website but I do enjoy reading other parts of it as well!

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rustyettle, perhaps you should have read your own comment three time(s) ........
Briantist, thanks for your informative article, as always.

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Channel 4 abandons Freesat HD in TWO DAYS
Monday 26 February 2018 1:04PM

This is appalling. What about Formula 1? It was bad enough when the BBC gave up their F1 contract half-way through the 4 year agreement so that they could afford to keep Wimbledon for 2 weeks of the year! My Freeview TV doesn't have HD so I usually watch F1 on Ch4 HD on Freesat. One of the main reasons that I have Freesat is for HD but now I'm stuck with SD or I'll have to go and buy a new TV with Freeview HD. Anybody want a second hand Humax?

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Channel 4 abandons Freesat HD in TWO DAYS
Monday 5 March 2018 10:32PM

Thanks for the advice guys about getting a set top box. The models you suggest would give me HD but my HUMAX Freesat box is also a PVR. To replace that with a Freeview HD PVR is going to cost me around ?200 so with my TV now several years old, and definitely not Smart, I'd be daft to spend that sort of money. Not to mention that I have quite a few recordings on my HUMAX that I don't want to lose so I'd have to keep that as well.

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Channel 4 abandons Freesat HD in TWO DAYS
Monday 5 March 2018 11:03PM

Thanks MikeB. All I want to do is to be able to record F1 in HD. The Manhattan box won't do that and I don't think I could connect it to my PVR (and finding space for another box wouldn't be easy). I don't know anything about streamers but I doubt if they'll facilitate that either.

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Brian, I really missed not getting your emails for months but you didn't have to send 20 all at the same time. Joking aside I find them very informative. Thanks for your hard work.

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