Some of the rules concerning your consumer rights changed this year – out go the Distance Selling Regs, and in come the Consumer Contract Regulations.Do you know how long you have to decide if you want to keep something you order online? And whether or not you can send it back just because you don’t… Read More Do you know your consumer rights?
Freeview HD is a brand new technology and like most of those, it comes with a price tag attached; when I recently looked at set top boxes, most came in at over £100, with some costing up to £170. When you’re used to the incredibly low prices that a standard definition Freeview box can be… Read More Buyer beware: Freeview HD bargains aren’t always what they seem
If you’ve got a Freesat HD box, and want to listen in surround sound when you’re watching HD programmes like Dr Who or Damages, then you’ll be glad to know things are pretty straightforward. Those who aren’t familiar with surround sound should first check out the first part of this feature, for the background information.… Read More Freesat and surround sound
One of the things that goes with high definition TV, as far as many people are concerned, is surround sound. If you’re watching a film or a great drama in high def, then adding 5.1 sound makes the experience even better. But if you don’t shop wisely, you may find that you don’t get the… Read More Surround sound explained
This article was originally published on RegHardware in August 2009 and has been updated for Gone Digital. Back in the old days, when you bought – or rented – a television set, there was a pretty good chance that someone would deliver it, set it up, and tune it in for you. And there was… Read More Set up your TV for HD
With the two main free TV services, Freeview and Freesat, providing different collections of channels, including some major notable omissions, like the lack of Channel4 in HD or Dave on Freesat, people often ask “Why can’t I have ‘x’? Surely if they got rid of all the shopping, there’d be space for the things I… Read More Why can’t I have the channels I want?
According to a recent survey by the British Video Association, there are a lot of people out there who aren’t entirely clear about HD – what is it, what they need to watch it, and so on. Rather than say “Gosh, aren’t people daft,” let’s look at the answers to those questions. First, to understand… Read More Are you ready for HD?