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Message 1638148 - Posted: 6 Feb 2015, 12:03:43 UTC

You can never upgrade to the best, someone always has something better down the road very soon.
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Message 1638187 - Posted: 6 Feb 2015, 14:39:05 UTC

Wit 21C technology increasing an an exponential rate, there is never a "good" time to buy in. But by the time that all UK stations are transmitting in 4K my old HD set will need replacing anyway!
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Message 1638301 - Posted: 6 Feb 2015, 20:24:32 UTC - in response to Message 1638187.  

Wit 21C technology increasing an an exponential rate, there is never a "good" time to buy in. But by the time that all UK stations are transmitting in 4K my old HD set will need replacing anyway!


Chris I have to ask a question, back in my day you had to pay for a TV signal even though it wasn't on shore, is that true now?
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Message 1638306 - Posted: 6 Feb 2015, 20:35:09 UTC

Every household in the UK has to pay a TV licence for "receiving apparatus" which means that if you watch or record TV as it's being broadcast. This includes the use of devices such as a computer, laptop, mobile phone or DVD/video recorder, that can pick up TV programs. That applies to a standard TV or a computer. A licence is currently £145.

http://www.tvlicensing.co.uk/
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Message 1638308 - Posted: 6 Feb 2015, 20:45:01 UTC

omstic listening bliss for me is a pair of Martin Audio F12, covering the mid and upper, with a pair of Hz International SB600 for the low end, a pair of QSC1802 amps, a Samson cross-over, a small Allen-Heath mixer and a pair of old Teac pro CD players.
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Message 1638311 - Posted: 6 Feb 2015, 20:46:24 UTC - in response to Message 1638306.  
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Every household in the UK has to pay a TV licence for "receiving apparatus" which means that if you watch or record TV as it's being broadcast. This includes the use of devices such as a computer, laptop, mobile phone or DVD/video recorder, that can pick up TV programs. That applies to a standard TV or a computer. A licence is currently £145.

http://www.tvlicensing.co.uk/

Man that sucks> I'm thinking if it's in the air it's free. Maybe you can lobey to shoot it down....I know fat chance. Big buckes for the UK.
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Message 1638312 - Posted: 6 Feb 2015, 20:58:51 UTC
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A TV licence is a hypothecated tax for the purpose of funding public broadcasting, thus allowing public broadcasters to transmit television programmes without, or with only supplemental, funding from radio and television advertisements. However, in some cases the balance between public funding and advertisements is the opposite - the Polish TVP broadcaster receives more funds from advertisements than from its TV tax.

Whilst TV licensing is rare in the Americas, half of the countries in Asia and Africa, and two-thirds of the countries in Europe use television licences to fund public television.


If I recall correctly all USA TV has breaks with "And now a word from our sponsor". The UK BBC does not have that. It is funded by the licence fee. It costs money to broadcast TV programs, the TV companies are not philanthropists.
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Message 1638348 - Posted: 6 Feb 2015, 22:08:08 UTC - in response to Message 1638306.  

Every household in the UK has to pay a TV licence for "receiving apparatus" which means that if you watch or record TV as it's being broadcast. This includes the use of devices such as a computer, laptop, mobile phone or DVD/video recorder, that can pick up TV programs. That applies to a standard TV or a computer. A licence is currently £145.

http://www.tvlicensing.co.uk/

Thankfully that tax (and that's all it really is no matter what the name) was dropped here about 45yrs ago. ;-)

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Message 1638353 - Posted: 6 Feb 2015, 22:20:37 UTC
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Right now I'm still waiting for some new firmware for the 9 year old TV to show up in My Post Office box, why? I'm having some trouble with the tv and a cable card that plugs into the back of the 2006 Mitsubishi WD-57731 TV, right now I'm using a 1 way card, once a day I have to reset the tv(turning the tv off does not help), since before I do that drastic step, the TV won't change channels, the 2 way card is worse, the cable card menu would only partly show up and so that card can't be paired, yet, press enter for one of the screens to show up and nothing happens, so for the moment I wait. I think I should be getting the firmware on a 1394 card on or about February 12th, yes I did say 1394, My 57" TV doesn't have any usb ports.

Right now I'm waiting for FedEx to show up with a car part, a 1999 Ford Escort zx2 speedometer cluster with a low mileage tachometer with 45,599 miles on the odometer.
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Message 1638416 - Posted: 7 Feb 2015, 2:31:53 UTC - in response to Message 1638353.  
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Right now I'm still waiting for some new firmware for the 9 year old TV to show up in My Post Office box, why? I'm having some trouble with the tv and a cable card that plugs into the back of the 2006 Mitsubishi WD-57731 TV, right now I'm using a 1 way card, once a day I have to reset the tv(turning the tv off does not help), since before I do that drastic step, the TV won't change channels, the 2 way card is worse, the cable card menu would only partly show up and so that card can't be paired, yet, press enter for one of the screens to show up and nothing happens, so for the moment I wait. I think I should be getting the firmware on a 1394 card on or about February 12th, yes I did say 1394, My 57" TV doesn't have any usb ports.

Fire wire ports. Long time no see. Waiting for the new USB Type-C ports.
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Message 1638426 - Posted: 7 Feb 2015, 3:14:25 UTC - in response to Message 1638416.  
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Right now I'm still waiting for some new firmware for the 9 year old TV to show up in My Post Office box, why? I'm having some trouble with the tv and a cable card that plugs into the back of the 2006 Mitsubishi WD-57731 TV, right now I'm using a 1 way card, once a day I have to reset the tv(turning the tv off does not help), since before I do that drastic step, the TV won't change channels, the 2 way card is worse, the cable card menu would only partly show up and so that card can't be paired, yet, press enter for one of the screens to show up and nothing happens, so for the moment I wait. I think I should be getting the firmware on a 1394 card on or about February 12th, yes I did say 1394, My 57" TV doesn't have any usb ports.

Fire wire ports. Long time no see. Waiting for the new USB Type-C ports.
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Well short of the two hdmi ports or the cablecard slot, plus the component, s-video, rca and two coax inputs, one coax output, a DVI input and audio jacks for DVI, the two 1394 ports are all that is available, I doubt Mitsubishi ever made a usb upgrade for the TV, though that would have been nice. The tv even has split screen functionality.

I'm using both coax inputs, the component input and the CableCard slot, outside of the CableCard issue, I've had no trouble with My set.
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Message 1638521 - Posted: 7 Feb 2015, 9:22:34 UTC

I can't keep up with the johnson's I will run it until it doesn't work no more.
HDTV was a big enough blow to me.
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Message 1638526 - Posted: 7 Feb 2015, 9:59:06 UTC

I have two televisions. A 27 inch tube and a 26 inch HD plus (1200p). The tube is my daily watcher. The HD is on my number cruncher. Not trying to beat the Johnson's on my tv viewing.

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Message 1638549 - Posted: 7 Feb 2015, 11:06:58 UTC - in response to Message 1638526.  
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I have two televisions. A 27 inch tube and a 26 inch HD plus (1200p). The tube is my daily watcher. The HD is on my number cruncher. Not trying to beat the Johnson's on my tv viewing.


Well I must say the old 200 LB TV needed to go but a a bit tight on spending money since I do have to eat. :))

I only have 1 TV and in my bedroom it's sleep time only.

No I'm not a big numbers cruncher but I do okay, I wish I could do better but the world will do okay if I don't. Like I said I don't keep up with the Johson's.
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Message 1638556 - Posted: 7 Feb 2015, 11:31:15 UTC
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I have a 55 inch Plasma TV plus a THX sound system and cable premium HD.
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I dont watch much TV just some sports and the news but a movie each night.
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Message 1638558 - Posted: 7 Feb 2015, 11:46:38 UTC
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I don't have a television at home........
Just my 30" Acer computer monitor.
So, I can watch DVDs, no BlueRays though.
And always Youtube or streaming.
Sound is from a little JBL 3 piece set that I bought many years ago...

I guess that's why I enjoy so much going over to watch BlueRay movies with Lori on her 70" Sharp LED set.
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Message 1638564 - Posted: 7 Feb 2015, 13:00:38 UTC

70" ??? why does she need a 6 foot wide television, does she live in a very large mansion ?
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Message 1638585 - Posted: 7 Feb 2015, 15:06:10 UTC - in response to Message 1638564.  

70" ??? why does she need a 6 foot wide television, does she live in a very large mansion ?


I don't have room for one but I glad that someone does. I can't even have one like your Chris but I make due and live with it.
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Message 1638590 - Posted: 7 Feb 2015, 15:47:50 UTC
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I can't even have one like your Chris but I make due and live with it.

The last TV we bought was 12 years ago and this one will have to last that long as well!! We only have a small living room, so 40" was the maximum sensible size as neither of us have eyesight problems or bottomless pockets, nor inheritances.

Well of course if money is no object and you live in an aircraft hangar then one of these might do.

Samsung UE78HU8500T 78" Curved Smart 3D UHD 4K LED TV £6500.

oh yeah?
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Message 1638594 - Posted: 7 Feb 2015, 16:13:34 UTC - in response to Message 1638590.  

I can't even have one like your Chris but I make due and live with it.

The last TV we bought was 12 years ago and this one will have to last that long as well!! We only have a small living room, so 40" was the maximum sensible size as neither of us have eyesight problems or bottomless pockets, nor inheritances.

Well of course if money is no object and you live in an aircraft hangar then one of these might do.

Samsung UE78HU8500T 78" Curved Smart 3D UHD 4K LED TV £6500.

oh yeah?


The 65 inch version would do LOL
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