One of the comments that I occasionally hear about the red button is how people turn the TV off! Because, of course, most remotes have a red button to put them in standby.
Posts about "Digital TV"
I recently had a go using a new TV. Not that special except that the TV in question had an Ethernet connection going into it, meaning the world of internet delivered content was available. The presence of a back channel meant that communication to the viewer was no longer one way.
As I sit here typing this, my PC is hard at work recording onto computer, an old copy of News at Ten. Not just any News at Ten, but the "final" "ever" News at Ten from 1999.
Over on BBCi Labs Blog (yes yes, we know, we know. It's all red button now...) right now, you'll find a little postette from my good self about the wonders of modern technology, which is allowing us to watch a proper, bona fide Freeview signal as transmitted from Selkirk's newly reconfigured TV transmitters, despite us being in London 300 miles away.
In the early hours of Wednesday 14 November, an entire town lost something no one else has lost. Teletext and Ceefax.
The new TV has arrived which is good - watching episodes on Futurama on your laptop PC just isn't the same if you ask me. It's an IDTV - integrated with digital. I did contemplate going for a cheaper model without the digital element (actually in the clearence range) but due to delivery issues (i.e. they couldn't tell me when it would be delivered), decided to get the digital one. Analogue TVs are getting harder and harder to find now - and it has to be said, rightly so.
A couple of weeks ago, I invested in a PVR - one of those digital video recorder things. It had been bubbling in my mind for a while, especially as I seemed to have a never ending pile of VHS tapes floating around the room with stuff on them, that had to be watched in strict order lest anything get missed.
As a Lost adict, the news that Sky have poached the programme from Channel 4 so that they can put it on Sky One, is not one I especially wish to hear. Especially as I don't have pay-TV.
Reading through the BBC's Reception Advice help pages can be a bit depressing sometimes - all the problems that users have just recieving services. OnDigital boxes crashing, video and audio being out of sync, channel numbers not working properly... And that's not the half of it.
On Wednesday we killed off the TV and radio listings on the satellite version of BBCi.