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  1. Perfect, thanks all. Had a fiddle and it seems pretty good.
  2. Wise words mate. Oh well, at least it's got all the connections for adding kit in the future. In the meantime a Playstation 3 and surround sound amp and speakers will have to be sourced to provide a little HD joy. :D
  3. Thanks chaps, I'll have a fiddle.
  4. I think I'm going to look into the idea of a pole mount, it seems to be the only possible option. And yes, it did occur to me that if the signal is non existent now, it could only possibly be worse in summer when the leaves are on the trees. I suppose I could always phone NASA and ask them if they could hook the satellite up a bit higher in the sky. If the whole of Europe has to re-adjust their dishes upward a few degrees it means they agreed!
  5. Just had a look on line and it says: Which kind of suggests to me that the Freesat tuner is HD, but nothing else.
  6. That's interesting. I had a look in the brochure at the technical specs but no mention.
  7. You wouldn't have a link to that post would you?
  8. That's a good tip. Got Shrek (I, II, and III), The Incredibles, and a few others so I'll have a look.
  9. About four houses down they're far enough away from the woods to get it, and oddly across the road they can get it (although taller houses so maybe that's why). So it's really just the top three or four houses on my side that can't. And no one else has a dish although I don't know if they've tried and failed or just not bothered. Probably the latter.
  10. Yes it was an independent chap, who was highly recommended by a mate of mine in the AV trade. They actually went up on the roof right to the top with a dish to try, despite being pretty sure to begin with that it was a no hoper. Tried the garden also, but that runs toward the woods and is lower so even worse. I have a chimney but it's half way down the roof (if you see what I mean) rather than from the apex so on its own, no higher than the top of the roof. Have thought about a pole but because of the hill we're very exposed to westerly gales and more than a tad concerned about the effects of leverage. I have wondered whether anyone would notice if we cleared a dead straight line of trees through the woods in line of my roof and the satellite. I fear they might though! :D
  11. Yup, Panasonic TH-46PZ81B.
  12. Yup, no Sky (and no cable in the road before anyone asks). I wonder whether Freeview receiver will be able to update to receive HD, or whether it requires different software?
  13. At least you're consistent Garcon.
  14. When we installed the screen, it appears the default setting of everything (brightness, contrast, all of that) is centred. To be fair, it's a superb picture, but I wonder, should I be fiddling with them? I also discovered that the screen mode was "dynamic". I recall reading that this was to impress punters in the shop so I've changed this to "normal", which I think is a bit better. Anyway, any advice on setting everything up? I read somewhere that I should turn off the intelligent picture predicting software, but haven't messed with that (and don't honestly know where that is anyway). Interested to know what people think?
  15. So having spent an extra few hundred quid to get the latest Freesat version of my TV, the little man comes up to install the dish only to tell me I can't get reception here! I live on a steep hill with woods surrounding the back and side of the house up the hill, and the combination of hill and very tall trees means that even from the apex of the roof, a dish can't see over them to the satellite! Bloody brilliant! The only good news is that HD is coming to Freeview Digital, so I will be able to get it that way. The bad news is that it would appear (from the Freeview web site) that the digital receiver will need to be upgraded. Of course mines built in to the TV so presumably therefore it won't be able to pick up HD Freeview Digital. Is that correct? So effectively non of the receivers in the TV (analogue, Freeview and Freesat) are actually worth anything and the thing really is just a screen for external inputs. Good, eh?