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25 August 2019
... But it’s good to have it
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20 February 2018
Dispute leads to – hopefully temporary – withdrawal of services from Thursday.
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17 July 2017
I write this as thunderstorms are forecast for the area later today, and having just watched a weather forecast that said there were 200,000 lightning strikes in the UK yesterday…
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7 June 2017
Are you vulnerable to ransomware like the Wannacry virus that so badly affected the NHS in May?
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4 April 2017
What to do for free if you still run Vista.
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14 January 2017
Why your new HD television may have a lower resolution than TVs in 1947.
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7 November 2016
“Why do we have to have all those wires? Can’t they just make one cable to connect everything up rather than having so many?” How to reduce the clutter.
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6 September 2016
From 1 September you need a licence even if you only watch online. This will especially affect students.
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12 August 2016
Join the discussion, ask questions... The blog gets social.
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1 August 2016
Parents finally got around to connecting up the Hi-Fi in their new house, and suddenly realise that they don’t have a VHF aerial for the FM tuner. We find a better solution for a fiver.
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15 July 2016
They say no good deed goes unpunished... I take down an old aerial, only to find it was still being used.
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16 June 2016
In an earlier blog I talked about how we will need to change our habits as the result of BBC 3 becoming online only. But I didn’t expect it to affect me personally.
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16 May 2016
Putting up an aerial has to be pretty easy, right? Just get an aerial from the DIY shop, screw it to the house and you’re in business. Oh, really? Let’s take one example... it can be the details that make or break an installation.
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6 May 2016
After a long wait, C5 HD finally appears free-to-air on channel 105. No Sky box required. You may need to retune...
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3 May 2016
Ever think there is nothing on? TV going downhill and not as good as it was in the past? Subscriptions costing an arm and a leg every month? There is a service that solves all that, and you might be surprised...
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1 Mar 2016
I got a call from a neighbour, Mr P, as he couldn’t get a TV picture again. When I got there it was obvious that his cheap set-top box had finally given up the ghost. I also noticed that his ancient TV was showing some very odd colours and wasn’t filling the screen properly. Mr P had very poor vision and hadn’t been fully aware of the problem.
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24 Feb 2016
It was all supposed to be a revolution in TV viewing. The traditional way of receiving TV over the airwaves was to be married with the new: TV via broadband – TV that wasn’t constrained by a broadcasting schedule; TV you could watch when and where you wanted. It was to be the UK’s first all-encompassing hybrid television system...
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16 Feb 2016
On February 16 something rather significant happened to a BBC television channel. It became online only. What is significant about this is that it is the first time a major broadcaster has dumped the idea of broadcasting to a schedule.
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11 Feb 2016
Welcome to the GoggleboxTech blog.
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