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In reply to an earlier post on 29 Jan 2014 13:13:13 GMT
So this rolling news, is that updates on The Great British Bake-off?

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Jan 2014 13:14:41 GMT
Last edited by the author on 29 Jan 2014 13:16:14 GMT
Brass Neck says:
Rolling news is hard to PIN down.

It features endless updates on the whereabouts of Les McKeown, Alan Longmuir, Eric Faulkner et al.

Posted on 29 Jan 2014 13:28:34 GMT
Mondo Ray says:
Al Jazeera is the best for World News; they don't keep repeating those mini-documentaries that the Beeb insists are "News stories". CNN used to be okay but they've turned seriously platitudinous of late. RT (Russian Television) News is a lot better than you might expect, as is the French News channel. And yes, they're ALL in English! (Well, maybe not so much the US ones :-))

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Jan 2014 13:31:51 GMT
Nugent Dirt says:
i assume most people do like 'em hence the OP. I dont have a TV but very occasionally watch something on demand on my PC.

As for 24 hour /rolling news, what was wrong with the old days of 10-15 min TV bulletins at 6pm and 9 or 10 pm? We're a news saturated society and most of us do sweet FA about any of it anyway.

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Jan 2014 15:49:42 GMT
I love me plasma 42" telly, Nuge. Best telly we have ever had and nothing like the eye shredding led thing my sister has. I hate overly contrasty pictures, which is all you ever see in shops, cos folks who set them up think that customers imagine the tear inducing "clarity" equates to sharpness and picture quality - which it don't. The worst offender I have clapped my eyes on to date was one of these 4K tellys. Ye gods! It was enough to make me leave the shop straight away before I was struck blind.

Disney do holidays like no-one else. Unless you have stayed with them there is no way you can appreciate the amazing service, knowledgeable and friendly staff, facilities on offer, meticulously clean rooms and so on....... No, I don't work for them, but I would. The theme parks are brilliant, again, something to be experienced/appreciated that any reading/hearing about can not convey with any accuracy. Not sure about all of Animal Kingdom, as I have "issues" with zoo's anyway, but the rides/shows etc...are first class.

Agree re builtup beachfront Spain. We went up to Puerto Pollensa 5 times over the years and tended to stay out of town. Magic place. Still fairly unspoiled, unlike Alcudia, which is holiday hell pack-them-in high rise beach fronting masses packed sardine ville. Between the two towns is the bizz.

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Jan 2014 15:50:08 GMT
I thought it was about cigarettes.......

Posted on 29 Jan 2014 16:02:45 GMT
Scarlet Lady says:
This thread has made me laugh - thank you

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Jan 2014 16:04:11 GMT
Wharf Rat says:
....the larger the screen the larger the hairs.....!

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Jan 2014 16:05:52 GMT
Scarlet Lady says:
What have you been watching!*!!

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Jan 2014 16:21:01 GMT
Wharf Rat says:
Have a plasma HD and you can count the hairs....nature films that is!

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Jan 2014 16:36:45 GMT
Nugent Dirt says:
Soz smitty but Disney does me 'ead in. Don't like cartoons with the hon exceptions of the first 10 years of the Simpsons and the first half dozen or so series of South Park when the animation was more primitive but funny. My kids (used to) love all that Madagascar/Ice Age/Toy Story/Incredibles type stuff. Cant be in the same room when these are on. They tend to ramp up sentimentality/schmalz to the max like no one other than the Yanks can.

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Jan 2014 16:41:19 GMT
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Brass Neck says:
Give Walt Disney / Pixar - Up [DVD] a view some time. Might change your mind about 'toons. Brilliantly imagined, cranky old bloke is the 'hero' and there's only a little schmaltz. Wall-E [DVD] [2008] is pretty great too .....especially on a big f*** off 50" plasma!

Posted on 29 Jan 2014 16:48:40 GMT
Brass Neck says:
When we got the big telly I wasn't all that impressed. Then about 3 years ago I got my eyes tested and the specs I needed but had denied to myself. Then I realised what HD meant. The old opening credits on Emmerdale (no I don't watch soaps, I only see them if I'm not quick enough to change channels after the news) where an aerial camera swoops down the beautiful Yorkshire dale were truly gob-smacking. Could swear you could see a farmer having his way with a sheep behind one of the distant hedgerows!

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Jan 2014 16:53:03 GMT
Scarlet Lady says:
Did you see that guy in the Paper Brass? A picnicing couple saw a naked mature man approaching Sheep and Cows in the field.- (Luckily they wised up to him quickly and ran off) he story was about the court case and the Jury laughing.

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Jan 2014 17:00:03 GMT
that's an aberdeen leisure centre.:)

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Jan 2014 17:19:34 GMT
Brass Neck says:
And then there are those whose ardour blanks out all sense;

http://www.theguardian.com/uk/2002/mar/14/martinwainwright

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Jan 2014 17:33:12 GMT
Nature films have hares in them.....

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Jan 2014 17:34:25 GMT
It wuz the hols side of things I were referrin' to, Nuge. They ain't so sentimental, mental, yes, senti- no..... ;-)

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Jan 2014 17:34:52 GMT
Great films, stunning in fact.

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Jan 2014 17:36:06 GMT
Mature, as in he smelled like cheddar? Certainly not as in fully rounded well balanced mentally and emotionally speaking.

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Jan 2014 17:49:22 GMT
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Red Mosquito says:
Agree with the Disney holidays,absolutely perfect imo. I could never afford to take the kids though, sent them to Alcudia. Big TVs in rooms that are clearly too small. 'Bling' springs to mind totally and unacceptably tasteless.

Arsenal home game tickets - My daughter is able to get me a couple for the Man City game at the end of March. Do I want the cheep ones at 65 or the expensive ones at 120? Ouch.

Posted on 29 Jan 2014 18:07:38 GMT
Sparky says:
Talking of TVs I remember in the early days when they were few and far between there was a sudden influx to the mainland of Irish colleens looking for the 19 inch Murphy!
(Hopefully no offence ladies,if so apologies in advance)

Posted on 29 Jan 2014 19:08:49 GMT
Must say that a large screen makes a movie experience much better, mine is a 42" plasma which I've has for 7 years now, and haven't large screens come down in price in that time!!
I rarely have the remote for it as Mrs CD is the main TV fan - it's on now with a soap but I'm happy with my sennheisers over my ears :-)

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Jan 2014 22:39:22 GMT
Last edited by the author on 29 Jan 2014 22:43:22 GMT
Paid less By several hundred) for my Panasonic 42" plasma than for my last CRT (which itself I got at a bargain 400 less than the high street) and it came with a BD player, albeit their most basic model, thrown in. Way Cheaper than the Panasonic shop which didn't even give you the BD player. Good old Comet, sadly missed,

TH HD is especially great for nature progs and watching films on it is a joy. Felt 50" might dominate the room too much, not to mention expense started to mushroom..

Posted on 29 Jan 2014 23:38:58 GMT
Last edited by the author on 30 Jan 2014 00:12:25 GMT
We treated ourselves to a virtually brand new Panasonic Viera 32" at Christmas...hey?...size isn't always everything, you know?!! :o>

And incredibly we managed to buy it for a fraction of it's original price, with a two year warranty thrown in, and in mint condition - off eBay. The seller lives in the next village and the only reason that he was giving it up was for a massive surround sound TV and home cinema system he had just bought for his grandchildren. We have a 26" Panasonic already, so we knew it was a great brand, but I thought that The Roo deserved a bigger screen to be able to better enjoy watching his beloved Man United on.

I'd have never dared to think of using eBay for such big and expensive things like this before? - but we have found it to be so fantastic for all kinds of stuff in genuinely mint condition that we have taken the plunge and treated ourselves a few times over the last year and managed to save quite a fortune in doing it too. I tend to go between Amazon and eBay for almost everything these days - Amazon first for the reviews and ratings, and then eBay for any bargain buys or auction deals to had on whatever we are looking for ;o>
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