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Comment Re:Monitor or TV at 120 hz? (Score 1) 105

UHD TV standard that is coming to broadcast has to support 120 and 100 fps. This is the second screen to be revealed that will be compatible with the new standards that are coming. Current TVs on the market will not be compatible with what is coming, they may fudge it by giving yo a downgraded image however. Blame TV makers for rushing to the market before the EBU, ATSC etc have ratified their standards, DCI have pushed something through the door with UHD Bluray but misses a lot of good features.

Comment Re: Wrong summary (Score 3, Informative) 87

The onboard Ethernet is via a USB to Ethernet controller which also works as a USB hub. Limited to not just USB 2 speeds, but also controlled by the CPU in software to do the networking. Plug in a USB hard drive, if that's in use your Ethernet slows down. The CPU only has one USB I/O.

Comment Re: What's the loophole? (Score 2) 100

Why I dumped my TV license. Live TV is just so bad! Unfortunately the BBC are biased toward the Conservatives, they need them on side to negotiate new licensing laws. Meanwhile, I bet the Tories would love to privatise the BBC, putting themselves, the Tory peers, and their chums up for the first few rounds of share buying.

Comment Re:You are quite incorrect. (Score 3) 100

Yep. I have no license, but my TV in my bedroom is plugged in to the aerial so I can receive radio broadcasts. Alarm on my TV tuned to Radio 2 wakes me up every morning.

Quote from http://www.tvlicensing.co.uk/a...

Is a TV Licence required for listening to digital radio broadcasts?

A TV Licence is required to watch or record TV programmes as they are being shown on TV, regardless of the channel and device being used (e.g. TV, computer, laptop, tablet, mobile phone, game console, digital box or DVD/VHS recorder), and how it is received (terrestrial, satellite, cable, via the internet or any other way). You do not need a TV Licence if you only use this equipment to listen to digital radio broadcasts.

Comment Re:Oddly enough I use a VPN to *NOT* watch Netflix (Score 2) 172

Personally, I'm really into documentaries and the likes. The problem is Netflix US has all these utterly terrible american style docs which stop every five minutes to recap due to ad breaks which aren't there (in case you haven't seen them, the streamlined Mythbusters are a joy if you know where to get them because they chop out all this crap)

You'll enjoy this: That Mitchell and Webb Look - Gift Shop Sketch I'm looking for a gift for my aunt.

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