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Re: car sos.

#11 Post by suffolkpete » Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:41 pm

gazza82 wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:02 pm
Car SOS Fiat 500 episode is repeated Monday morning 15th .. at 2:15am ..


.. set your VCRs ..
I doubt if GHT is that up to date, if he is it will probably be a Betamax ;)
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#12 Post by JPB » Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:21 pm

suffolkpete wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:41 pm
I doubt if GHT is that up to date, if he is it will probably be a Betamax ;)
:lol: I was thinking along the lines of a wax cylinder.. :scared:
gazza82 wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:04 pm
And you will need a subscription ..
Subscription is only required for the HD versions of the shows. This I know as I'm so tight that
A man far wiser than I wrote:only dogs can hear my farts..
The 480p versions are free, that's sufficiently good to allow the "fussier viewer :oops: " to see any questionable practice in detail ;).
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Re: car sos.

#13 Post by GHT » Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:47 am

suffolkpete wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:41 pm
I doubt if GHT is that up to date, if he is it will probably be a Betamax ;)
JPB wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:21 pm
I was thinking along the lines of a wax cylinder.
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#14 Post by JPB » Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:46 am

:drool: :drool: :drool:
Would that be one of those amazing engine kits from Anthony Mount? The device reminds me that one of the best ever engineering-related television shows was - IMHO - Salvage Squad, one of very few sources of material for anyone with an interest in any flavour of engine, be it found in a fairground ride or in a classic car.
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#15 Post by GHT » Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:52 pm

It's a small steam powered engine similar to the one that I saw at a festival in Bournemouth last summer. The one that I saw, powered a record player, it can power almost anything electric that needs motion. It isn't a modern take on steam technology, it actually dates back to late 19th century. The idea being that it could be used in remote and rural parts of the world. For example, sewing machines have been used throughout parts of Africa since their invention, but the motive power had always been by the operative, either a hand cranking handle or foot operated treadle.
Nowadays, it's more of a novelty rather than ideal for use in areas without mains electricity simply because solar panels have been made to be portable. Still, steam driven record players does have more of a romantic reminisce than Betamax. And for what it's worth, even when we had VHS, I still couldn't get my head around how to set it to record, still can't today, even with digital, I dare not try in case I do a Rich and break the bloody thing.

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#16 Post by rich. » Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:45 pm

ght if i can record something with my tv box thingy, anyone can. even you mate..
1 put your glasses on and look on the tv guide ..
2 find a programme you would like to watch at a later date..
3 press record
4 watch it at your leisure
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#17 Post by GHT » Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:28 am

Here you go John, oh and Rich, don't ask me to pre-record it:
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#18 Post by rich. » Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:01 pm

that looks like my computer! :lol:

watched the new show monday night.. jag mk 2 .. i enjoyed the show :D :D :D :D
ght how can you record something before its shown? :? have you bought one of those time machine thingys??
oh, car sos has a facebook page :D
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#19 Post by JPB » Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:07 pm

Time machine, Rich? I could be wrong but the way I read GHT's instructions, all was well. You set the machine to record something in the future, but the actual recording is made during or after the first air date of the material in question. On the other hand, several entire series of things can be downloaded and viewed before they appear on telly. WD is such a thing, Car SOS, being much more classy than pretty much anything American**, can only be downloaded on or before the date of its first showing.

**Simpsons and Last Man On Earth are exceptions to this sweeping generalisation, as is any news bulletin that uses the word "impeachment". I wonder; does that mean being sealed in a can with only some juice for company? We can hope!
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#20 Post by rich. » Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:39 pm

pre record & pre book are words that seem pointless :?

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