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Yesterday, 13:15
Forum: Remotes
Replies: 6
Views: 567
Posted By Sandtonman
more than happy with the A7! I did not like the...

more than happy with the A7!
I did not like the A5 or A6, never used them in live environment.
The good old A3 was (still is) my absolute favourite! I was a big fan of the "Trick mode toggle" very...
2017-11-10, 16:33
Forum: Sport
Replies: 67
Views: 7,434
Posted By Sandtonman
Good News!

Just got confirmation from Arsenal SA for a pair of tickets for the Arsenal Chelsea game on 3rd Jan at the Emirates. It's a mid-week game and we will make it a day out in London.

Looking forward...
2017-11-10, 10:38
Forum: General
Replies: 58
Views: 7,974
Posted By Sandtonman
Glad you enjoyed it too, Krugie :) I agree...

Glad you enjoyed it too, Krugie :)
I agree about separate threads in the future. This discussion happened by accident.
Cheers, K.
2017-11-09, 10:06
Forum: General
Replies: 58
Views: 7,974
Posted By Sandtonman
Concert was great! I won't spoil it for you by...

Concert was great! I won't spoil it for you by giving details; except to say, don't be deceived by the deceptively simple stage! And that he's gone back to his roots in London :)

Also they've done...
2017-11-09, 09:17
Forum: General
Replies: 14
Views: 602
Posted By Sandtonman
The scheduled airing for this morning was removed...

The scheduled airing for this morning was removed and no alternative airing was set.

It has been renamed as a regular episode of "Inside Africa" which is available on CNN at 19:30 tomorrow; though...
2017-11-08, 13:24
Forum: General
Replies: 14
Views: 602
Posted By Sandtonman
A Must See: The Cape Town Waterfront on CNN

A Must record is "Inside Africa" at 06:30 on CNN Tomorrow morning, Thursday the 9th.

quote -- " Cape Town Waterfront-- The newest gem in the reinvented Cape Town Waterfront is the Zeitz Museum...
2017-11-07, 18:45
Forum: General
Replies: 58
Views: 7,974
Posted By Sandtonman
Hey Krugie, we are off to Cat S tomorrow. It's a...

Hey Krugie, we are off to Cat S tomorrow. It's a family evening out, hosted by Dad. Though my kids are mid-30s they enjoy him as much as me!

I used to work in London very close to where his family...
2017-11-07, 16:03
Forum: General
Replies: 58
Views: 7,974
Posted By Sandtonman
Who knows where the time goes?

Well it's a year today since Leonard Cohen died and I subsequently posted this thread.

Just a heads up for any L C fans who may be reading.

There is a super 1-hour musical tribute narrated by...
2017-11-06, 19:32
Forum: Discussions
Replies: 7
Views: 544
Posted By Sandtonman
Thanks for the heads-up Brian; thoroughly enjoyed...

Thanks for the heads-up Brian; thoroughly enjoyed it! :)
Cheers, K
2017-11-04, 18:49
Forum: Discussions
Replies: 261
Views: 23,143
Posted By Sandtonman
Big electric storm building rapidly from the...

Big electric storm building rapidly from the South of Jo'burg.
Cheers, Sandtonweatherman
2017-11-04, 12:04
Forum: PVR Decoders
Replies: 14
Views: 841
Posted By Sandtonman
100%! Cheers, K.

100%!
Cheers, K.
2017-11-01, 17:47
Forum: DStv Now
Replies: 14
Views: 1,333
Posted By Sandtonman
That will make the difference, JP. Cheers, K

That will make the difference, JP.
Cheers, K
2017-10-31, 15:05
Forum: Discussions
Replies: 20
Views: 647
Posted By Sandtonman
Agreed Jan, but I'm strongly suspecting (as we...

Agreed Jan, but I'm strongly suspecting (as we discuss this further) that a random kettle failure has exploited a latent issue with house wiring. We can't really tell without verifying the integrity...
2017-10-31, 14:39
Forum: Discussions
Replies: 20
Views: 647
Posted By Sandtonman
So, I sort of understand now. The house...

So, I sort of understand now. The house originally had a single phase supply? Perhaps it did not cope with the load (like my Buccleuch House - mentioned in previous post) ? So a second single phase...
2017-10-31, 09:45
Forum: Discussions
Replies: 20
Views: 647
Posted By Sandtonman
Never seen 2-phase anywhere, Brian; so cannot...

Never seen 2-phase anywhere, Brian; so cannot advise further. Would be interested to see a detailed pic of the board.

Cheers, K.
2017-10-31, 09:42
Forum: Discussions
Replies: 20
Views: 647
Posted By Sandtonman
What constitutes normal Jan? We had a big...

What constitutes normal Jan?

We had a big modern house in Buccleuch that only had single phase; it was a pain as the 60A breaker at the meter box occasionally tripped in winter, with electric...
2017-10-31, 09:31
Forum: Discussions
Replies: 20
Views: 647
Posted By Sandtonman
I think Jan is on the right lines, Brian. ...

I think Jan is on the right lines, Brian.

This has nothing to do with cable theft; possibly an Eskom "maintenance" issue; or, equally likely, a fault in your board where the neutral has come...
2017-10-30, 19:56
Forum: Discussions
Replies: 9
Views: 709
Posted By Sandtonman
Checkout Star Trek Discovery, too. Also in 4K and...

Checkout Star Trek Discovery, too. Also in 4K and Dolby Vision. Amazing picture quality. Because the ship is designed with lots of bright colours and bags of contrast it's particularly suited to the...
2017-10-30, 13:36
Forum: DStv Now
Replies: 14
Views: 1,333
Posted By Sandtonman
Hi B, They are both Standard Google Chromecast...

Hi B, They are both Standard Google Chromecast dongles. UK Specification. latest firmware.

I'm hoping someone here has the answer. It's just curiosity on my part. Other users may be concerned...
2017-10-30, 13:20
Forum: DStv Now
Replies: 14
Views: 1,333
Posted By Sandtonman
Help! advice on Chromecast please

OK, this is ever so slightly off-topic but I think any other readers of this thread, who are not uncapped, will be keen to know the answer.

I'm running two Chromecast dongles at our apartment...
2017-10-30, 11:45
Forum: Discussions
Replies: 9
Views: 709
Posted By Sandtonman
Yip, I fully agree, Chris. The quality of N's...

Yip, I fully agree, Chris. The quality of N's streamed services in HD is amazing. You'll be blown away by Dolby vision, or even standard UHD on your son's set. I'd like to have a couple of sets...
2017-10-30, 11:35
Forum: Discussions
Replies: 9
Views: 709
Posted By Sandtonman
Hi Geoff, I am not really influenced by warranty...

Hi Geoff, I am not really influenced by warranty periods. I think the LG is 2 years. Quality stuff, without moving parts, tends not to break unless it does so very quickly and that's rare these days....
2017-10-29, 12:28
Forum: Discussions
Replies: 9
Views: 709
Posted By Sandtonman
Hi B, regarding your second question concerning...

Hi B, regarding your second question concerning MC's Broadcast content.

Decent UHD TVs have up-scaling engines built in, these operate continuously; so, if you watch normal broadcast HD content,...
2017-10-29, 11:07
Forum: Discussions
Replies: 9
Views: 709
Posted By Sandtonman
Video Quality and standards: Where are we? Stranger Things, indeed! :)

OK, so I stumbled across a trigger for this thread by accident and decided to research it bit further. I find the topic of video quality fascinating and it raises some serious questions, particularly...
2017-10-27, 16:18
Forum: Discussions
Replies: 261
Views: 23,143
Posted By Sandtonman
It was looking very nasty about 13:00 but appears...

It was looking very nasty about 13:00 but appears to have dissipated now.
Cheers, K
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