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by goodolpete
Tue Apr 27, 2021 10:00 am
Forum: Site news and feedback
Topic: [SOLVED] Can't login or contact admin?: Forum upgrade disruption ...
Replies: 12
Views: 367

Re: [SOLVED] Can't login or contact admin?: Forum upgrade disruption ...

Same problem for me too.

What happened to that pleasant blue skin I used to have?

GOP
by goodolpete
Tue Aug 18, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: General Toppy discussions
Topic: Need new tv which has hdmi. Have 5800 with scartt
Replies: 30
Views: 6351

Installed it by ftp, Just in case you haven't seen it https://www.world-of-satellite.com/showthread.php?62552-FTP-4-4-branch-images. Up to now FTP to these boxes has not required you to set a password. The image updates that may be available soon will require a password to be set on the box. Thanks...
by goodolpete
Sat Aug 15, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: General Toppy discussions
Topic: Need new tv which has hdmi. Have 5800 with scartt
Replies: 30
Views: 6351

Alan.
Did some reading on other forums, and came up with this:
https://www.techkings.org/threads/movie ... ers.97690/
whiich seems to fit the bill.
Installed it by ftp, enabled it and waiting to see if it works.
by goodolpete
Thu Aug 13, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: General Toppy discussions
Topic: Need new tv which has hdmi. Have 5800 with scartt
Replies: 30
Views: 6351

That’s brilliant, thanks again.
I’ll try that tomorrow when I’m back home.
by goodolpete
Thu Aug 13, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: General Toppy discussions
Topic: Need new tv which has hdmi. Have 5800 with scartt
Replies: 30
Views: 6351

Thanks again Alan for another long, interesting informative answer. I think I’ve got my box set up as I want it now, and backed it up for safety. One thing that I can’t find is a way to set “auto file� on a timer. I suppose I have to ftp into the box and create a folder for Neighbours for my...
by goodolpete
Thu Aug 13, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: General Toppy discussions
Topic: Need new tv which has hdmi. Have 5800 with scartt
Replies: 30
Views: 6351

ccs wrote:I prefer the simple_1080 skin, I used the night_hd skin before that. It's available to choose in skin setup, and is updated by guys who also maintain ViX.
Thanks ccs. For some reason I can’t read the writing as well on the simple.
by goodolpete
Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: General Toppy discussions
Topic: Need new tv which has hdmi. Have 5800 with scartt
Replies: 30
Views: 6351

Thanks again Alan.
If I do add satellite, is a different epg better.
What skin do you use?
by goodolpete
Wed Aug 12, 2020 5:11 am
Forum: General Toppy discussions
Topic: Need new tv which has hdmi. Have 5800 with scartt
Replies: 30
Views: 6351

Alan,
Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed reply.
Do I need a line to receive FTA sky programs?
by goodolpete
Sun Aug 09, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: General Toppy discussions
Topic: Need new tv which has hdmi. Have 5800 with scartt
Replies: 30
Views: 6351

Re: Recommend dual freeview tuner E2 pvr please?

Thanks for all your replies. As my toppy has “moments� now and then, and I’m upgrading the TV, I’m researching updating my PVR. I’ve scoured World Of Sattelite, but can’t see any with dual FreeView tuners. Does anyone know of a model still on sale? The choice today seems to be between t...
by goodolpete
Sun Aug 09, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: General Toppy discussions
Topic: Need new tv which has hdmi. Have 5800 with scartt
Replies: 30
Views: 6351

andyfras wrote:Sadly no; it's a load of rubbish that won't work at all.
Thanks, Andy
by goodolpete
Sun Aug 09, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: General Toppy discussions
Topic: Need new tv which has hdmi. Have 5800 with scartt
Replies: 30
Views: 6351

If your TV has a Component connection (usually on several RCA/Phono sockets), the Toppy can be connected using its Component (YUV) setting via a Scart to Component + Audio lead. I used to have a stock of these that I had modified to work on a Toppy, but I've now run out. I could be persuaded to mak...
by goodolpete
Fri Jul 10, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: General Toppy discussions
Topic: Need new tv which has hdmi. Have 5800 with scartt
Replies: 30
Views: 6351

Recommend dual freeview tuner E2 pvr please?

Thanks for all your replies. As my toppy has “moments� now and then,
and I’m upgrading the TV, I’m researching updating my PVR. I’ve scoured
World Of Sattelite, but can’t see any with dual FreeView tuners. Does
anyone know of a model still on sale?
by goodolpete
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: General Toppy discussions
Topic: Need new tv which has hdmi. Have 5800 with scartt
Replies: 30
Views: 6351

Need new tv which has hdmi. Have 5800 with scartt

Anyone have working solution for connecting the two please?
by goodolpete
Mon Apr 27, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: AV & other discussions
Topic: Removal of corroded-in battery from tv remote
Replies: 4
Views: 3357

I must apologise for not responding to your replies, but family affaires have taken up all my time for the last week or so. Thank you s1h1 for your offer of a remote, but I have solved the problem. I got a one mm drill and carefully drilled/scraped off enough of the corrosion to prise the battery ou...
by goodolpete
Wed Apr 15, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: AV & other discussions
Topic: Removal of corroded-in battery from tv remote
Replies: 4
Views: 3357

Removal of corroded-in battery from tv remote

One battery is really well corroded in. I’ve removed as much corrosion as poss with a needle, but it’s still unremovable. Googling this returns remedies using vinegar or other acids, hydrogen peroxide etc, but I’m loath to try these on an old remote. Can anyone give advice on how they overcame...