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BBC One announces Anthony Joshua: The Fight Of My Life

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This exclusive documentary brings extraordinary insight into one of Britain's major sporting superstars in the final days before one of the biggest fights in recent history - the Joshua v Klitschko world title fight.

May calls Uber's London ban 'disproportionate'

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A decision by London’s transport regulator to strip Uber Technologies Inc of its licence to operate in the city was “disproportionate” and has put thousands of jobs at risk, British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday.

Sky to show Drone racing on Sky Sports Mix channel

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Sky has announced it has invested $1 million in the Drone Racing League (DRL) and agreed on a deal that will bring the new sport of drone racing to the Sky Sports Mix channel. Sky Sports Mix is free for all Sky TV customers and shows a mixture of live football, golf, cricket, tennis and more.

Extending the reach of your Wi-Fi

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Are you having problems getting a Wi-Fi signal around your home or office, or even in a yard or garden?

Enhancing pay-TV security

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NAGRA, a digital TV division of the Kudelski Group, has shipped NAGRA anyCAST COMMAND to EchoStar Technologies for production of 4K-capable set-top boxes for the companies’ joint clients.

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Owls v Arsenal live on Sky

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The Owls’ home tie with Arsenal in round four of the Capital One Cup has been selected for live coverage on Sky TV.

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French TV satellite in the UK

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Requests to install satellite dishes to access French digital TV services are on the increase.

The two most popular dish installations relate to set top boxes for Fransat, a French digital TV service similar to the UK Freesat service, or TNTSat UK.

Weather Stations

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Weather station installations have become a particular feature of our work in recent years, as they gain in popularity. Weather stations are accessible to a wide audience, from amateur to professional, educational to commercial. They are particularly favoured by gardeners.

Netflix Sags After Apple TV Update

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Shares of Netflix (NFLX) are down 83 cents, or 0.9%, at $98.35, after Apple (AAPL) yesterday unveiled an updated version of its Apple TV set-top box.

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Can Siri revive Apple TV?

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Jefferson Graham previews a new, revamped Apple TV set-top box, which is expected to have Siri voice navigation.

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Cat 5e vs Cat 6

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There is a great deal of confusion surrounding Cat 5e and Cat 6 Ethernet cable when undertaking networked AV projects, whether in the home or as part of a more extensive office installation. Most of this confusion comes from a misunderstanding about what exactly the two types of cable will deliver in terms of certified performance.

Networks will always run at the speed of the slowest device. So, it is important to ensure all the devices on the network have network interfaces that will take full advantage of the maximum available transmission capability.

Cat 5e is certified to run up to 100Mbit/s. Although, it is quite capable of transmitting data at up to 1Gbit/s but, Cat 5e cable is not certified to perform the task at this speed. Further, Cat 5e reduces ‘crosstalk’, the interference sometimes experienced between the wires inside the cable, making the cable more reliable.

Cat 6, however, is certified to run at up to 10Gbit/s. It also has stricter specifications surrounding interference inside the cable leading to an overall improvement in reliability and speed.

A word of caution, just like Cat 5e, Cat 6 can only perform at optimal speeds provided all the devices on the network are able to operate at higher transmission rates. Otherwise, it will default to the slower speed in a similar fashion to Cat 5e.

Our fully-qualified installation engineers always check the network integrity, to ensure the correct specification of cabling is employed and, fit for purpose.

Office-based IRS System Installation

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Image showing IRS system installation aerials in London.

The picture above shows aerials installed as part of an IRS system install project carried at Atelier House, Pratt Street in London. The project entailed feeding offices on seven floors of the building with Freeview terrestrial TV, DAB radio and Astra Satellite signals.

Do you have pictures of aerials with better view?

Unusual Location for a Dish

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Unusual dish installation in a tree, at the bottom of a garden.

We had to use our initiative for a dish installation for a customer in Midhurst recently.

There were no satellite signals near the house as it was surrounded by trees. Ironically, the tree pictured at the bottom of the garden, was able to receive transmissions!

Does anyone have a stranger location for their satellite dish? Let us know.

Cable Spaghetti!

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About a week ago, you very kindly waved a magic wand at our spaghetti of a TV and hard disk recorder and, got it all working. Your charge for your expertise was very reasonable indeed. It’s good to know that there are people such as your selves who know what they’re doing and, don’t charge the earth for doing it.

We’d love to use you again. My wife is a little annoyed with our cats, whom she’s blaming for disconnecting one of the quad satellite feeds so that she can no longer record one program while watching another. Next time you’re in Chiddingfold could you please come and work your magic again..


Jim, Chiddingfold
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