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  1. mawnansmiff

    Bugger.....Covid Finally got me.

    Basically not letting people come inside. Obviously groceries were delivered but only to the landing....I even had my Covid jabs (3) just inside my door! Regards, Jay.
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    Bugger.....Covid Finally got me.

    I thought I was doing rather well in not contracting Covid....I am super cautious regards who comes in my home as my respiratory nurse told me last year it could be the end of me :oops: Well last night about 9pm I was watching TV when a throbbing headache suddenly appeared....closely followed...
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    Quotes from the Kids...

    Though not a kid's quote this is a funny story. When on holiday as a young lad we were all lying on the beach. I looked up and saw the lovely cloud formations which led me to ask my dad "what are clouds made of?". Quick as a flash he said "clouds are made of cotton wool".....which I fully...
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    Quotes from the Kids...

    There's a family story of when Grandma came to visit us when I was about 5 years old. Grandma had misplaced her hearing aid and while my sisters hunted for it, apparently I ran to Mother and said "Mummy Mummy, Grandma's lost her ear grenade". I still get teased about that to this day...
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    Sony Bravia TV: Any Good?

    Update: I decided to go for the TV because as was pointed out on here, the cost of having it couriered would make declining it a bit daft. I did by the way guess the model was KDL- 43WF663 as indeed it was, so a fair bit bigger (43") than my current Luxor at a mere 32". It turns out Mother...
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    Body Disposal Errors 101

    'Deadwood' was the series. Regards, Jay.
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    This Has to be a Joke.

    "My Dad was a nuclear engineer who built reactors so I respect it as a source of energy but any source has room for improvement and safety." In the 1980's I worked at the Sizewell B nuclear plant in Suffolk, England......only as a carpenter though. :rolleyes: Interesting read @MacMarty89, I...
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    This Has to be a Joke.

    Hillcrest, your mention of an EMP strike reminded me of the story I heard several years ago when some Eastern (I forget which nation) Air Force pilot decided to defect to the West in his fighter jet. Apparently when he finally landed, the Westerners went over his plane with a fine tooth comb...
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    This Has to be a Joke.

    But what of the wear and tear of the very expensive batteries? If I ever had an EV (which I won't) I'd want my batteries to be in tip top condition for my own use, not the Government's use. I still think it's a poorly thought out plan. Regards, Jay.
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    Sony Bravia TV: Any Good?

    No worries John, appreciate your input. Regards Denon, I have a pair of lovely sounding Denon bookshelf speakers for my rear surround sound. Regards their AV amps, for some reason there are always loads of Denon AV amps of pretty recent vintage for sale on eBay 'sold as faulty or sold for...
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    Sony Bravia TV: Any Good?

    Yes It has digital outputs but not HDMI as John says. I'm sure I could get adapters to enable HDMI to be cobbled into this amp. I'm actually looking at buying a new amp, another Yamaha from their Aventage range that sports 7 HDMI ports! Regards the Bravia TV, I reckon I'll take a punt on it...
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    Sony Bravia TV: Any Good?

    John, I made an error, my amp is a Yamaha RXV1400. Here is the back panel.....please point out the HDMI ports to me as I can't find them ;) The RXV1300 I mentioned earlier is pretty much the same though slightly less power. Regards, Jay.
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    Sony Bravia TV: Any Good?

    Andriko, I believe both my HDD/DVD recorders (Panasonic & LG) have HMDI outputs, I don't think my SACD player (Marantz) has one but I'm pretty sure it has an optical out. As for my AV amp, (Yamaha RXV1300) it has no HDMI but a plethora of other inputs/outputs. I think I read somewhere that...
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    Sony Bravia TV: Any Good?

    If I got the model correct, it only has 2 HDMI inputs & 2 USB inputs, whereas my current TV has 2 HDMI inputs plus 2 Scart sockets which I use plus Component connectors. Been reading online reviews and they're very mixed. Some say it is internet enabled, some say not! Just so long as I can...
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    Sony Bravia TV: Any Good?

    Simon, my TVs have always worked perfectly well without a license so why change now eh? ;) BTW, pricewise I think you might well be on the button....a brief check with Parcel2go came to about £18 which quite shocked me! Regards, Jay.