A story on The Register today says that BT is planning upgrades to its network that will support multi-cast, which is good news for digital TV, but buried away in the middle is a comment that may be less good for those who are presently subscribing to Sky Sports via Freeview, and specifically via TopUpTV.… Read More BT goes multi-cast – awkward for TopUpTV?
UK-based on demand TV site SeeSaw has announced that it’s to close on the 20th of June. According to the site’s blog, parent company Arqiva has decided that it can no longer support SeeSaw. The closure – unless the technology is sold on – finally brings to an end a pretty long saga that started… Read More Farewell Project Kangaroo – SeeSaw to close June 20th
Over on Register Hardware, they’ve just published a piece I wrote about how far away from an HD TV you should be sitting. The answer is fairly simple, and not really much of a surprise, but we decided to start with the figures from some BBC research and work it out for ourselves, from first… Read More Showing the workings
Car company Peugeot has a competition on their web site at the moment, where you have to find hidden 3008s. It features some astonishing panoramic shots of London, taken sometime last summer, from the top of CentrePoint. You can zoom in, and if you go full screen, it’s pretty impressive. Here’s an overview: One thing… Read More Have you been caught by Peugeot’s long lens?
Last week, I wrote about the IPv6 functionality of my OpenBSD mail server, and how I’ve been able to use it to connect other computers on the network up using the new protocol. (Well, not exactly new, but “finally about to be deployed after a decade of dithering” doesn’t have the same ring about it,… Read More WTF is IPv6
I’ve recently decided that I’ll attempt to have a proper holiday this summer, and a holiday more or less requires taking photographs. I have a Canon Powershot S50 that I bought several years ago, which is a 5 megapixel camera that’s done me pretty well, though it’s limited to a 3x optical zoom. I also… Read More On upgrading cameras and life through a lens
As I mentioned in my recent piece on choosing a Freeview HD recorder, I’ve been playing with the TVonics DTR-Z500HD; I omitted to update it with the link to my review on RegHardware though. I confess to one mistake in the review – corrected in the comments – which was not originally noticing the EPG… Read More TVonics DTR-Z500HD review update