Re: Beginners Guide

2001-04-23 Thread Struan Donald
* at 21/04 10:14 +0100 Robin Szemeti said: On Fri, 20 Apr 2001, you wrote: I read it as not wanting to fund the various commercial entities one ends up funding in order to actual get a digital box. The idea of putting any more money in the Murdoch empires coffers just for the sake of

Re: Beginners Guide

2001-04-21 Thread Robin Szemeti
On Fri, 20 Apr 2001, you wrote: I read it as not wanting to fund the various commercial entities one ends up funding in order to actual get a digital box. The idea of putting any more money in the Murdoch empires coffers just for the sake of getting News 24 and BBC Choice certainly doesn't

Re: BBC was Re: Beginners Guide

2001-04-20 Thread Greg McCarroll
* David H. Adler ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote: ObLon.pm: A buffy DW crossover would be cool... In fact: http://members.iglou.com/scarfman/dwxst.htm Buffy as the Doctor's assistant, now that would rock. Picture it some shambling monster is coming down the corridor, Buffy and the Doctor are

Re: Beginners Guide

2001-04-19 Thread Dominic Mitchell
On Wed, Apr 18, 2001 at 09:49:09PM +0100, Nicholas Clark wrote: And there was me thinking that Chris was going to say that he doesn't have a TV either. But he didn't. I don't have a TV. But I'm currently camped out in my parents house, and they have 2. But I learn that they will both be

Re: Beginners Guide

2001-04-19 Thread Robert Shiels
From: "Dominic Mitchell" [EMAIL PROTECTED] On Wed, Apr 18, 2001 at 09:49:09PM +0100, Nicholas Clark wrote: And there was me thinking that Chris was going to say that he doesn't have a TV either. But he didn't. I don't have a TV. But I'm currently camped out in my parents house, and they

Re: Beginners Guide

2001-04-19 Thread Dominic Mitchell
On Thu, Apr 19, 2001 at 10:29:09AM +0100, Robert Shiels wrote: From: "Dominic Mitchell" [EMAIL PROTECTED] Dunno, but I sure hope the digital packages get a bit better than the current offerings otherwise I'll just switch off the telly and not turn it on again... -Dom (resents paying once

Re: Beginners Guide

2001-04-19 Thread Matthew Byng-Maddick
On Thu, 19 Apr 2001, Robert Shiels wrote: Hmm. I too am pissed off about this digital stuff, as the quality is worse than analogue TV. My measure of quality is uninterrupted viewing. I have yet to watch any digital TV where at some point the picture didn't pixelate or completely blank for a

Re: Beginners Guide

2001-04-19 Thread Greg McCarroll
* Robert Shiels ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote: Hmm. I too am pissed off about this digital stuff, as the quality is worse than analogue TV. My measure of quality is uninterrupted viewing. I have yet to watch any digital TV where at some point the picture didn't pixelate or completely blank for

Re: Beginners Guide

2001-04-19 Thread Robert Shiels
- Original Message - From: "Matthew Byng-Maddick" [EMAIL PROTECTED] Personally I don't mind funding the beeb, as long as the quality of content they produce is high. I do object to funding random corporations whose interests are to their shareholders... Sorry, I don't mind funding

Re: Beginners Guide

2001-04-19 Thread Greg McCarroll
* Robert Shiels ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote: From: "Greg McCarroll" [EMAIL PROTECTED] But if you get a digital TV/receiver, surely BBC is available for free without any subscriptions. If this is not the case then I think it's criminal. it is I can read that two ways, do you

Re: Beginners Guide

2001-04-19 Thread David Cantrell
On Thu, Apr 19, 2001 at 12:06:02PM +0100, Greg McCarroll wrote: hard to say [BBC channels] are normally given free if you subscribe to one premier channel If your telly has a built-in digital decoder, then the BBC channels will be free, and you won't need cable or a satellite dish. IANABBCE

Re: Beginners Guide

2001-04-19 Thread Neil Ford
On Thu, Apr 19, 2001 at 12:33:59PM +0100, David Cantrell wrote: On Thu, Apr 19, 2001 at 12:06:02PM +0100, Greg McCarroll wrote: hard to say [BBC channels] are normally given free if you subscribe to one premier channel If your telly has a built-in digital decoder, then the BBC channels

BBC was Re: Beginners Guide

2001-04-19 Thread Steve Mynott
Neil Ford [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Don't be suprised if by then the abolishment of the licence fee hasn't been announced and that the BBC hasn't announced subscription charges for it's services. Better that than the Beeb starts carrying ads. Politically the BBC has been lucky with its

Re: BBC was Re: Beginners Guide

2001-04-19 Thread Robin Szemeti
On Thu, 19 Apr 2001, you wrote: Neil Ford [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Don't be suprised if by then the abolishment of the licence fee hasn't been announced and that the BBC hasn't announced subscription charges for it's services. Better that than the Beeb starts carrying ads.

Re: BBC was Re: Beginners Guide

2001-04-19 Thread Piers Cawley
Robin Szemeti [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: I think it likely that the licence fee will go. It would be a popular move with the Great Unwashed. ( who seem happy to spend 400 quid a year on a Sky subscription ), so I can see the BBC being released from its licence fee. This would have huge

Re: BBC was Re: Beginners Guide

2001-04-19 Thread David H. Adler
On Thu, Apr 19, 2001 at 03:42:48PM +0100, Piers Cawley wrote: I'd be happy to pay a 400/year voluntary sub for a BBC with no adverts during programs. ... But for that they're going to have to stop producing so much crap. I want more stuff of the quality of Clocking Off and Walk On By,

Re: BBC was Re: Beginners Guide

2001-04-19 Thread Greg McCarroll
* David H. Adler ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote: Make them start producing Doctor Who again, while you're at it... If they do start doing Doctor Who again it will have a finite lifespan, is he not near the maximum number or lives a timelord can regenerate? -- Greg McCarroll

Re: BBC was Re: Beginners Guide

2001-04-19 Thread David H. Adler
On Thu, Apr 19, 2001 at 07:31:59PM +0100, Greg McCarroll wrote: * David H. Adler ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote: Make them start producing Doctor Who again, while you're at it... If they do start doing Doctor Who again it will have a finite lifespan, is he not near the maximum number or

Re: Beginners Guide

2001-04-19 Thread Chris Benson
On Thu, Apr 19, 2001 at 11:34:02AM +0100, Robert Shiels wrote: - Original Message - From: "Matthew Byng-Maddick" [EMAIL PROTECTED] Personally I don't mind funding the beeb, as long as the quality of content they produce is high. I do object to funding random corporations whose

Re: Beginners Guide

2001-04-18 Thread Nicholas Clark
On Tue, Apr 17, 2001 at 08:33:29PM +0100, Chris Benson wrote: On Tue, Apr 17, 2001 at 10:52:57AM +0100, Greg McCarroll wrote: * Robin Szemeti ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote: technical meeting then you can either video it or watch the repeat on 00:35 on Friday night/Saturday morning.

Re: Beginners Guide

2001-04-17 Thread Robin Szemeti
On Tue, 17 Apr 2001, you wrote: I'm painfully aware that not everyone on this list has the same amount of experience and knowledge and that therefore some discussions may well go over the head of some of the newbies. It's therefore nice to be able to find ways to help out beginners. uh huh

Re: Beginners Guide

2001-04-17 Thread Dean
On Tue, Apr 17, 2001 at 10:41:46AM +0100, Robin Szemeti wrote: I'm painfully aware that not everyone on this list has the same amount of experience and knowledge and that therefore some discussions may well go over the head of some of the newbies. It's therefore nice to be able to find

Re: Beginners Guide

2001-04-17 Thread Greg McCarroll
* Robin Szemeti ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote: technical meeting then you can either video it or watch the repeat on 00:35 on Friday night/Saturday morning. umm .. would now be a good time to point out I don't have a television? scripts are available on the web - there is no excuse for not