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General discussion / Re: smart tv
« on: August 29, 2014, 09:38:45 AM »
picked up a Panasonic VIERA TX-42AS500B from Sainsburys for £370 the other day and there's a few functions I'm not sure about it, how can I watch ipad content from it, BT sport in mind?

Also there's some sort of server I can set up on a private LAN to view films etc, etc. anyone ever done that?


Have used my smart Panasonic TV to view content from a Network Attached Hard Drive - Your probably after something like this: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00BP5RJ76/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_dp_ss_1?pf_rd_p=479289247&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B003XFUXQK&pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_r=06RTAKEM1A6J6SWCWWTK

I use it to automatically back up computer and also download movies to it - then the TV can connect to it and view the content be it videos/music/photos.

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General discussion / Re: Computer Help
« on: July 17, 2013, 10:55:12 PM »
I am looking for a reliable web hosting service, anyone point me in the right direction ?

It is to host a CMS website, averaging ~500 visitors daily. I have previously used ipage and justhost but I have not been impressed with the speed of the website.

Any advice or tips much appreciated.

I would probably recommend Blacknight.
Have a couple of hosting packages with them and am very happy.

There basic package: http://www.blacknight.com/minimus-hosting.html

You can host up to 30 websites on that one package.  €4.95 a month

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General discussion / Re: Computer Help
« on: March 19, 2013, 05:13:29 PM »
Sorry- Another question. Can I purchase the domain name, and do what I want to do without forking out for hosting which is an extra E50 a year?

If I do, can I utiliise the server that our Club uses for it's website, and still keep the domain name.

Does this make sense?

Yes you can simply purchase the domain without hosting.
You do not need any hosting.

Not sure what you mean re the Clubs Server.


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General discussion / Re: Computer Help
« on: March 19, 2013, 10:16:18 AM »
How hard would it be to set up a website, where all I want it to do is redirect.

For example if the website was www.norftyrone.com and when you went to that site it auto directed you to a site that's already established.

Depends on what exactly you want it to do.
At the simplest level you can register a domain and have it just redirect to the website you want and in the browser address bar it will display the url of the original website.

If you have access to the hosting of the new website it may be possible to set the new registered domain up as an alias and have the new website display with your new domain name in the address bar.

Basically my friend has launched a petition through one of this petition sites but the address is not memorable http://www.thepetitionsite.com/232/509/142/vaccine-for-menigitis-b/. I would like to create a memorable site name, that you can tell people about, so when they type it in, it redirects straight to the petition site.

Yep just a matter of registering a domain name you want then and have it redirect to that url. You won't need hosting or anything.
For a .com your talking £20 - £25 for 2 years and maybe about half that for a .co.uk
I have recently been using http://www.blacknight.com/ for registering most of my domain names. 

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General discussion / Re: Computer Help
« on: March 19, 2013, 10:04:29 AM »
How hard would it be to set up a website, where all I want it to do is redirect.

For example if the website was www.norftyrone.com and when you went to that site it auto directed you to a site that's already established.

Depends on what exactly you want it to do.
At the simplest level you can register a domain and have it just redirect to the website you want and in the browser address bar it will display the url of the original website.

If you have access to the hosting of the new website it may be possible to set the new registered domain up as an alias and have the new website display with your new domain name in the address bar.

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Fionn,

All tv's tuned, no RTE stations/radio stations found. Previously had perfect analogue signal for RTE's and TG4. My signal comes from Limavady to the best of my knowledge.

Does the Freeview HD box available from Play.com around £30 pick up RTE?

Ta
Limavady has all the Freeview services, but not NImm multiplex. If you previously had RTÉ One, RTÉ Two and TG4 on analogue but no TV3, it looks like you were receiving from the Moville relay across into Inishowen. TG4 analogue also disappeared from Moville on the 9th October itself as that frequency was now being used for the BBC A (SD programmes) multiplex from Limavady.

Try a Freeview set-top-box or TV with a manual tuning option, and try and tune in to channel 45 or 666MHz - this is the frequency being broadcast for Saorview from Moville. You aren't close to Ballycastle by any chance?

Fionn,

Between Ballymena and Cushendall. Tried manual tuning, no joy. Channels 42 and 45 don't hold long enough to pick up any signal. was wondering why G4 disappeared at the first switchover. Doesn't look i'll be able to pick up RTE then!
I think I know what the problem is - you must be close to the Gortnageeragh relay station which lies a mile due west of Martinstown. The tuner is picking up channels 42 (D3&4 mux) and 45 (BBC A mux) but they aren't strong enough to read the list of services off them and because the BBC A mux on on the same frequency as the Saorview mux from Moville, it is jamming it from being received  :(

There *might* be another source for Saorview possible now given the increase of transmitter powers elsewhere. Otherwise the only option is Saorsat.

 Im beside the Gortnageeragh relay station. What "might" be another source other than Saorsat. Sorry for being a pain

Micko, in Martinstown here as well.
Before the switchover digital signal was poor and we weren't picking up UTV etc by Freeview.
Now we can pick up all the channels.
Just checked on my own TV there and can pick up all the RTE Channels no problem. On checking the Signal Quality and Strength they were both 10. It is picked up on Channel 52 so coming from Clernmont Carn I assume.  So is your TV definately Saorview compatible?


On another issue at my parents home, we have always had 2 aerials, one for BBC and we had to flick a switch on the aerial to pick up RTE.
On the autotune on the TV it didn't pick up RTE, but it needed to be switched to the RTE aerial, and manually tune in the RTE channels. 

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There are three multiplexes which are reserved for "Public Service Broadcasters" or PSBs and another three which are loosely called "Commercial" multiplexes. Although UTV (and by extension ITV), Channel 4 and Channel 5 are commercial broadcasters their main channels have public service obligations as part of their broadcast licence and therefore have reserved capacity on one of the PSB multiplexes. All three PSB multiplexes will be broadcast from all sites. One will carry all BBC SD channels as mentioned before along with BBC radio services, BBC Red Button text and BBC Red Button video stream. Another multiplex will carry, in SD, UTV, Channel 4, Channel 5, UTV+1, Channel 4+1, ITV2, E4 and More4 and U105 for radio. The third PSB multiplex will carry the HD channels. The three "commercial" multiplexes carry other channels, radio stations, text services etc. that have no PSB obligations. The notable ones being ITV3, ITV4, Film 4, 5*, 5USA, Dave, Really, Yesterday, Pick TV, Viva, Challenge, 4Music, Channel 5+1, Sky News, Al Jazeera and a few others along with some shopping and late-night dial-a-tart channels.

Looking at your postcode checker result, I'd say at present your current aerial is pointing at Divis from what you're currently describing as having some Freeview services currently - you should be able to get all commercial multiplexes and the two SD PSB multiplexes after the 24th plus the HD multiplex if you have a Freeview HD TV or set-top-box. It looks like the RTÉ Mini Multiplex that will be broadcast from Black Mountain won't reach you unfortunately but if you currently have an aerial for analogue RTÉ/TV3/TG4 you should be able to receive Saorview from the 24th provided your current RTÉ1 picture isn't too snowy. Be aware that an ordinary Freeview TV won't normally show Saorview TV channels unless it can decode MPEG4 video.

Thanks. I am currently getting ITV3, ITV4, Film 4 etc. ok.
Currently get a good RTE Signal on analogue, actually better than BBC on analogue and just recently purchased a new TV which is Saorview compatible so come the 24th all should be grand then?

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Fionntamhnach,
You mention that the commercial multiplexes will remain only being broadcast at the main transmitters. I assume that mean UTV/ITV etc.
On freeview at the minute I am only getting half of the channels, the BBC Chanels etc, but no UTV/ITV, Channel 4 etc.

Will I be able to get them after the switchover?
The freeview signal here at the minute is poor, but at least I do get them. 


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General discussion / Re: Computer Help
« on: June 15, 2012, 01:01:44 PM »
Laptop crashed earlier and eventually got it back up running OK, only thing is that it all videos are not playing as in Youtube etc. Any suggestions ?

Possibly need flash player installed.
http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

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General discussion / Re: Computer Help
« on: April 02, 2012, 01:47:30 AM »
Anyone know how I can recover data off an external hard drive? It just comes up that it needs formatted when I plug it in. Have a lot of photos  and stuff on it I don't wanna loose

Give this a try: http://www.piriform.com/recuva

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General discussion / Re: Honeymoon - Lake Garda and Cruise
« on: January 16, 2012, 01:26:32 PM »
Recently booked a honeymoon as well.
5 nights in Las Vegas, 5 in San Francisco and then a week in The Royal in Cancun.

Anyone done anything similiar or been to Cancun?

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General discussion / Re: Website Editing Help
« on: October 27, 2011, 02:15:17 PM »
Can you post a link to page on the web?
Can look at it better from there.

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Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« on: October 01, 2011, 01:49:41 AM »
Intermediate Final off now, Aldergrove were successful in their appeal at Croke Park.
Don't know what the arrangements are now.

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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: September 26, 2011, 01:27:30 AM »
pm too please!!

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General discussion / Re: Computer Help
« on: September 11, 2011, 01:12:18 PM »
Recuva is also good for recovering files:
http://www.piriform.com/recuva


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