[BBC-Micro] Morley teletext adapter anyone?
Andy at top-banana.com
Sun Jul 31 10:00:17 BST 2011
>> Remember when there used to be quality films? Remember when you used to get stuff like Airwolf and that bloke on a motorbike
ROFL - Airwolf ? Quality ?
From: bbc-micro-bounces+andy=top-banana.com at lists.cloud9.co.uk [mailto:bbc-micro-bounces+andy=top-banana.com at lists.cloud9.co.uk] On Behalf Of Rick Murray
Sent: 30 July 2011 23:10
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Subject: Re: [BBC-Micro] Morley teletext adapter anyone?
On 30/07/2011 23:31, F. Haroon wrote:
> I really resent this switch-over. Digital's good but why ram it down our throats?
'cos it costs a shedload of resources to keep analogue running, not to mention complication of digital and analogue in the same frequency band (in some places, Channel5 was allocated the same frequency as most people's VCRs (which seemed monumentally stupid) because there wasn't anywhere else to put it that it wouldn't interfere with everything else) plus you can get a number of digital channels in the place of one analogue (skip arguments about picture quality, the bean counters like more channels as it could mean more kerching).
Digital *could* be good. But it is held back by greedy commercial interests. But on the other hand, if it was up to Auntie alone, we'd probably still have black and white with presenters who know how to speak the country's language *correctly*. ;-)
On the other hand, digital is more prone to weather (no fuzzy fade away, once it overwhelms the error correction mechanism, it's just junk data) and I can't speak for terrestrial, but my British TV on satellite hosts a shocking number of repeats of everything *except* the one programme I actually bother to watch.
It's Saturday. Remember when there used to be quality films? Remember when you used to get stuff like Airwolf and that bloke on a motorbike
(post-Knightrider) to balance the football/snooker on Beeb1?
Well, I looked at the TVGuide app on my phone and the only thing possibly worthy of a watch is "The Specialist", but I've already seen it, like, a dozen times... So I might dig out that "Eden Log" DVD I picked up for a €0,50... or maybe just pick random animé off Veoh.
<clicky><clicky> Hmmm, it's mostly icky-hentai (my little sister is SO
sexy) or stupid humanoid mecha beating the crap out of each other. I could say human shaped robots are the stupidest shape imaginable, but then since they're floating about fifty metres off the ground, I don't think the basic laws of physics apply... Ah, Eve no Jikan. There's a (very short) series *everybody* should watch. Maybe I'll rewatch that.
And broadcast TV? Doesn't get a look in tonight...
You *know* telly has gone downhill when there's twenty-odd channels waiting for you (not including +1s) and you think spending an afternoon mowing stuff or playing Hanafuda with yourself is a more interesting proposition.
Still, can't complain tooooo much. I watch Horror Channel and enjoyed the short time of AnimeCentral. Neither of those would have been possible without digital.
Rick Murray, eeePC901 & ADSL WiFI'd into it, all ETLAs!
BBC B: DNFS, 2 x 5.25" floppies, EPROM prog, Acorn TTX E01S FileStore, A3000/A5000/RiscPC/various PCs/blahblah...
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