Category Archives: TV

BASYS nostalgia fest

BASYS was a newsroom computer system used very widely in the 1980s and 90s by many radio and TV broadcasters: the BBC and ITN in the UK, CNN and NBC in the USA, the ABC in Australia and probably many … Continue reading

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Raspberry Pi Freeview PVR and TV streamer

I’ve had a cheap USB SDR stick sitting in my Amazon basket for… about 2 years. I finally got round to buying the thing. What is an SDR? It’s a Software Defined Radio – a radio tuner that allows you … Continue reading

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Making a media centre with a Raspberry Pi

Our kids have a multitude of gizmos, but still they fight over the TV; Kid A wants to watch something back off the PVR, while Kid B is playing on the Wii and Kid C wants to watch Strictly back … Continue reading

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Cool things to do with a Humax HDR-FOX T2

Just a quick brain-dump of things I’ve discovered about the Humax HDR-FOX T2 Freeview HD box in my first few hours of ownership… I set it to 1080p video output via the supplied HDMI cable on our Sony Bravia Freeview … Continue reading

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David Cameron: a metaphor

It struck me on the train this morning that the recent hospital photo opportunity where a camera crew got thrown out of a ward by a senior surgeon, is a metaphor for Cameron’s premiership thus far. Dave goes along with … Continue reading

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