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Windows News & Discussion / Re: Windows 7 upgrade to 8.1?
« Last post by Den on Jan 05, 2020, 11:37:01 »
I liked my iPhone 7 but the battery started to run down after an update so I had a new battery fitted and then that started to run down after a few hours. I then bought a Samsung A40 and the battery lasts for a few days but I don't like the phone as much.

I just wish Apple would stop mucking around and leave things be or at least find a way of improving.  :dunno:
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IDNet Help / Re: Anyone use NOW TV?
« Last post by nowster on Jan 04, 2020, 17:42:44 »
Some HD programmes on satellite are over 10GB! Channel 4 HD and Channel 5 HD run at a higher bitrate than most other channels. A 2½ hour film could easily be that size.

BluRay discs could easily have a film be three or four times that bitrate. (A typical commercial BD has two layers and a capacity of about 50GB.)
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IDNet Help / Re: Anyone use NOW TV?
« Last post by zappaDPJ on Jan 04, 2020, 16:30:52 »
 :)
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Have you gone to the Sony site to see if there are any updates for your TV? It may be an update but that should not stop wifi working, sound more like a hardware fault. Have you tried pulling the power for 5 minutes then plugging it back in or doing a factory reset? Search your model of TV here below, if its Linux based Sony don't update much after two-three years old, if its Android based there have been some recently. https://www.sony.co.uk/electronics/tv/t/televisions
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IDNet Help / Re: Anyone use NOW TV?
« Last post by Gary on Jan 04, 2020, 15:41:57 »
To add to that the Internet quite regularly (once a week or more) comes to a grinding halt during the small hours presumably due to maintenance. As far as I'm aware that never happens with Satellite services.
Very true, Zap. I dont think Ive ever seen a satellite outage due to maintenance (just super heavy rain) and until we all have shiny FTTP  ::) with some UHD downloads being sometimes as big as 7GB I think dishes will stay so people can record via the dish, as not everyone can start a UHD download and start watching it straight away or even that day, and with Q UHD is one of its selling points, and probably the most accurate voice search I've ever used, its faster than using the buttons. Siri could learn a thing or two there.  ;)
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IDNet Help / Re: Anyone use NOW TV?
« Last post by zappaDPJ on Jan 02, 2020, 16:55:50 »
To add to that the Internet quite regularly (once a week or more) comes to a grinding halt during the small hours presumably due to maintenance. As far as I'm aware that never happens with Satellite services.
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Broadband, Internet & General Computer News & Discussion / Re: Smart TV problem
« Last post by Den on Jan 02, 2020, 14:48:07 »
I have had to revert to Develo Powerline Adapters that I still had in the garage. Just can't sort out why everything else works except this one TV.  :eyebrow:
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IDNet Help / Re: Anyone use NOW TV?
« Last post by Gary on Jan 02, 2020, 09:13:18 »
I cant see sky going that way although Sky Italia seems to be a testing ground. If it rains you loose signal, though not so much I noticed on the Sky Q 2TB box, but that could be the shiny Hybrid LNB they put up and new dish. If they were to deliverer content only via IP and you lost connection you would be stuffed until it came back and if its a big outage then that could be days if some muppet cut a cable or your router went belly up. I think dishes will remain as although expensive they work well and downloads over IP give you some extra content. Its a shame HDR has been delayed though because watching some shows on Netflix like the Witcher means I have to use my Sony AF8 OLED's TV's app to get 4k Dolby Vision rather than use Skys Netfix app, and considering in the deal I got (Sky user for 12 years so always good to haggle) I got the Netflix Premium Plan I already had at £11.99 for £1 which was a nice saving and they kept the TV and movies and box set package on a reduced rate too.
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Any chance of running an Ethernet cable to it?
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To my mind it ought to have a similar ownership model to that of some of the Internet Exchange Points, the companies that use it's services all have an equal share.
Usually a "Company Limited by Guarantee". Been there, done that, as a former director of MANAP, the Manchester IXP.
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