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gutsygub



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 12, 2010 1:25 pm    Post subject: The Waltons!! Reply with quote

for anyone who wants a bit of syrupy nostalgia to cheer? you up on these cold days, just found The Waltons on sky 188 (true entertainment)
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 12, 2010 1:46 pm    Post subject: The Waltons Reply with quote

I think John Krazinsky (Jim in the US version of The Office) could be Jim-Bob grown up!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 12, 2010 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I LOVE The Waltons,gutsy, but don't have that channel.... Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 12, 2010 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's my guilty pleasure in the afternoons. I love it.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 12, 2010 5:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

becky sharp wrote:
I LOVE The Waltons,gutsy, but don't have that channel.... Crying or Very sad


it's worth the extra 1 it probably costs if you have sky
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 12, 2010 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Part of my teenage/ early 20's sunday hangovers with the waltons

I don't have sky, Mr Branson in my house only
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 12, 2010 11:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gutsygub wrote:
becky sharp wrote:
I LOVE The Waltons,gutsy, but don't have that channel.... Crying or Very sad


it's worth the extra 1 it probably costs if you have sky
No,gutsy,like Dis,it's Mr Branson in my house,too.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 2010 8:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

He's in my house too!

What I don't understand is, why does my TV sometimes "pix-elate" whilst watching Virgin fed through a fibre optic cable? I'd understand if it was aerial in windy conditions but a cable underground? don't get it... Confused
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 2010 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Santa

I think it's to do with the way that Virgin receive the signal and how bad the weather is there ?

I think
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 2010 11:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SantaFefan wrote:
He's in my house too!

What I don't understand is, why does my TV sometimes "pix-elate" whilst watching Virgin fed through a fibre optic cable? I'd understand if it was aerial in windy conditions but a cable underground? don't get it... Confused


Usually, most cable distribution systems operate a "head-end" - a point at which the main feed is pulled and then re-distributed.

If you're getting what's called mosaic drop-out, that's because the feed is being pulled from either a satellite or terrestrial digital source and where tiny losses in the signal result in parts of the picture appearing blocky where there's no up-to-date information for those pixels so it merely repeats old ones. This is exactly the same symptom as a dirty DVD which produces blockiness on playback.

My guess is that they're pulling a satellite feed, and adverse atmospheric conditions are causing drop-outs in the datastream that arrives at the receiving dish.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 2010 12:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I'm pretty sure the problem does indeed occur in windy or wet weather.. It's not really a problem for us, it's just every now and then and I wondered what would cause it.
When we had an aerial, we would very often get a poor picture due to atmospherics.. sometimes getting ghosting from foreign stations.
I just assumed the Virgin signal piped directly into our TV would be perfect all the time...
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 2010 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SantaFefan wrote:
I just assumed the Virgin signal piped directly into or TV would be perfect all the time...


It would be if it came via fibre-optic link (very high bandwidth) direct from the source. Unfortunately, any form of over-air distribution has its limitations (witness the abomination that is DAB in most parts of the UK).
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