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?
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?
This article was originally published in Active Home magazine in 2007, and has been updated for GoneDigital Many people think that setting up a satellite dish is a tricky task, and something that has to be left to the professionals, but that’s not really the case. If you’re confident with a bit of DIY, you… Read More How to set up a satellite dish
Update: adds Twitter too Panasonic has just rolled out the long-awaited update to 2009 Freesat TVs, to enable users to access BBC iPlayer via the red button service. However, it’s not immediately obvious to users – if you go to the Setup menu and tell the set to look for new software, it won’t find… Read More Panasonic rolls out iPlayer update for 2009 Freesat TVs
Want to know what those BBC One HD idents will look like? Here are some images, hot from the BBC Press Office.
The BBC has announced today that a new BBC One HD channel will launch in the autumn, offering a simulcast of BBC One. The existing BBC HD channel will remain, showcasing HD material from the Corporation’s other channels, and will extend to 12 hours a day. Programmes including The One Show, Weakest Link, QI and… Read More BBC One HD to launch this autumn on FreeviewHD and Freesat
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