I’ve already done a quick first impressions piece about the T2400, and I’m aware some of you have been waiting a while for a more detailed look, so here are some extra notes. Don’t forget to check the photo gallery, too. I wouldn’t go as far as calling this a full review – I hope… Read More Icecrypt T2400 – updated impressions
Long time readers of this blog will know that I also run the Toppy.org.uk site, which is a pretty useful resource for owners of the Topfield Freeview recorders, principally the TF5800 but also the TF5810. There was a time, a few years ago, when the accepted wisdom was pretty much that, if you wanted a… Read More How Topfield lost the plot
The Government, doubtless with the most honourable of intentions – for they are, all of them, honourable men – has decided that pressure should be put upon the UK’s internet suppliers to filter out pornography, to protect the children of the nation, amidst concern that British children are becoming too sexualised, too young. It’s, frankly,… Read More Censorship – Won’t someone think of the adults?
Now you’ll be able to get Sky Sports on Freeview without a set-top box A few months ago, I wrote about how to get Sky Sports on Freeview (strictly ‘digital terrestrial television’, before someone nitpicks) and explained that the only equipment that was permitted to be used was that with ‘embedded encryption.’ That means that… Read More Ofcom rules against Sky on CAMs for TopUpTV
This week, I wrote a piece for Register Hardware, rounding up some of the best media players of 2010. Looking at a range of products for that, it struck me that the market for a lot of them may well disappear, or at least become much smaller in the next year or so. Essentially, I’d… Read More Is there a future for £100+ media players?
A diversion from the main subject of this blog, but I do think this is an important topic – and key to why I am able to do what I do here, and for a living. On the whole, I’ve had an extremely good education. First, kindergarten and prep school – my grandfather owned a… Read More Universities must be more than just degree factories
Last week, I wrote about whether or not you should buy Freeview HD this Christmas, and I mentioned that there will be some interesting new stuff coming in 2011, which some people may prefer to wait for. Predicting things is always risky – perhaps that’s why it’s so hard to resist. You know that a… Read More Coming to your TV in 2011