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dpack



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 14 1:19 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

please take the the time (4hrs)to learn this stuff

it is easier to chat with the well informed

sean
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 14 6:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

But plenty of TVs let you watch youtube?

dpack



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 14 11:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

really i have not seen one ,but i dont keep up with developments in most consumer goods,freeview is still a novelty here and it is only a few yrs since i dumped the crt for a flat hd monitor

Pilsbury



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 14 12:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

dpack wrote:
really i have not seen one ,but i dont keep up with developments in most consumer goods,freeview is still a novelty here and it is only a few yrs since i dumped the crt for a flat hd monitor
maybe you should take the time to read up.
Its easier to chat with the well informed.....

tahir



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 14 12:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

jema wrote:
I'm more with dpack, smart tv's rarely keep up to date.
treat the tv as a monitor.


Me too. I don't use the smart features of my TVs, instead have a YouView and AppleTV, both platforms continually developed and updated, unlike the Tosh/LG/Panasonic software that the tellies came with.

Buy a cheap telly and get the appropriate external box to do what you want

vegplot



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 14 12:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Can you use Youview with an aerial and just use broadband to gain access to iPlayer for instance?

tahir



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 14 12:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

vegplot wrote:
Can you use Youview with an aerial and just use broadband to gain access to iPlayer for instance?


With a smart TV? The problem is that even if iPlayer is built in it doesn't get updated very often. YouView's iPlayer is kept current

dpack



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 14 1:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

the update issue is quite common with freeview as well we often lose and gain channels for no obvious reason when the system gets altered

i player ,tube ,radio streaming etc etc works every time on the lappy or the steampunk server as they update properly and regularly

the other thing is the screen was quite cheap for the picture quality compared to the telly versions cos all it is a monitor and so only has simple electrics in it and the graphics cards etc are in the pooters,fv box etc.

vegplot



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 14 1:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

tahir wrote:
vegplot wrote:
Can you use Youview with an aerial and just use broadband to gain access to iPlayer for instance?


With a smart TV? The problem is that even if iPlayer is built in it doesn't get updated very often. YouView's iPlayer is kept current


No, just an HDI monitor +Youview and no aerial.

tahir



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 14 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

vegplot wrote:
No, just an HDI monitor +Youview and no aerial.


Yes, you can still get iPlayer without an aerial, but I'm sure there are better options if you don't have freeview reception

NorthernMonkeyGirl



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 14 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Butting back in to say it also depends whether your TV signal is better or worse than your internet connection...

sean
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 14 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

tahir's in Essex, he's got 40000 gazillion MB broadband and a television transmitter within spitting distance of his house. TD and vegplot on the other hand...

vegplot



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 14 2:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We have string which sags when it rains.

tahir



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 14 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

sean wrote:
tahir's in Essex, he's got 40000 gazillion MB broadband and a television transmitter within spitting distance of his house. TD and vegplot on the other hand...


Neither my broadband nor reception are v good at all. Big storm, heavy rain, and snow all result in TV outtage. I think our broadband is around 1.3MBps d/l. Sky used to be great when we had it, just didn't want to pay that much anymore

NorthernMonkeyGirl



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 14 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

You're lucky, you are, having string.....


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