One of my colleagues drew my attention earlier to a story about Jeremy Hunt in the Telegraph, titled “Provide local news or lose your TV guide slot, ITV and C4 told.” It was quite a striking headline, and he wondered if it was even possible for him to have such influence. The article stated “Today… Read More Jeremy Hunt’s mixed messages about PSB channels
Not hot news, but worth a mention as it’s recently been circulated as a bulletin to branches of a major retailer. If you have a Toshiba TV and find that there are audio problems via HDMI – typically echo, or distortion – then you need to apply a fix. It was made available in April… Read More Toshiba TV firmware update for HDMI audio issues
Earlier this month, I was in Berlin for IFA, a huge show featuring all sorts of consumer electronics. Many of the different tech sites have covered products that were shown at it, some of which were pretty amazing. For example, LG had an OLED television set that was amazingly thin. I’ll upload a short video… Read More My IFA highlight – Panasonic’s home fuel cell
With the announcement that Project Canvas is to be branded YouView, there have been quite a few discussions on various forums about the project – which has of course still to get final regulatory approval – and what it means for the consumer. Specifically, some people have been questioning why we need a new box… Read More YouView – why can’t an existing receiver be updated?
I’m intending to write a bit more about the BBC Research people in the near future, but I thought I’d just flag up a well deserved award that they received last week, at the annual IBC show in Amsterdam. IBC is where you’ll find many of the latest developments in broadcasting, and it was two… Read More A well deserved win for BBC R&D
Nothing much, according to Google and their new instant search. Instant search is a neat new addition to Google. Start typing and you’ll see results right away. As you type, results match what you’ve entered so far. So type the word ‘lettuce’ into Google.co.uk and after the ‘le’ you’ll see stuff about the city of… Read More What begins with L-E-S-B ?
A question I’ve seen pop up quite often over the years, both on the Toppy.org.uk forum that I run, and elsewhere, concerns disk fragmentation on PVRs. Does it matter, and how do you defragment the disk? First, what is fragmentation? Borrowing an analogy from one of my colleagues, imagine the hard drive is a bus,… Read More Do PVRs need to be defragmented?