Comments for http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/01/black_and_white.shtml http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/01/black_and_white.shtml en-gb 30 Sat 26 Jul 2014 16:08:13 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/01/black_and_white.shtml Sid http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/01/black_and_white.shtml?page=96#comment31 The mods have not yet explained why my 29 was inappropriate (they never do). Nor have they explained why my 30 is still there, though it conveys the same sentiments. I do find it unsettling when people behave so erratically. Mon 05 Jan 2009 19:29:23 GMT+1 Thejestersang http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/01/black_and_white.shtml?page=93#comment30 I know, I know. AND Chris on the iPM page gets away with Mijwiz! Sun 04 Jan 2009 18:25:53 GMT+1 Sid http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/01/black_and_white.shtml?page=90#comment29 Thejestersang@27 ...I suggested that it might be something to do with stereo - but the mods don't like that, for some reason.(I have asked which rule I broke, but I have never had the courtesy of a reply.) Sun 04 Jan 2009 18:18:49 GMT+1 Sid http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/01/black_and_white.shtml?page=87#comment28 This post has been Removed Sun 04 Jan 2009 17:43:58 GMT+1 David_McNickle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/01/black_and_white.shtml?page=84#comment27 Piper 25, Are coathangers like paperhangers? Sun 04 Jan 2009 16:58:20 GMT+1 Thejestersang http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/01/black_and_white.shtml?page=81#comment26 ExtraWiseOwl@15. This is bugging me. Why do you have two BW licences? Sun 04 Jan 2009 12:20:39 GMT+1 Big Sister http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/01/black_and_white.shtml?page=78#comment25 Jester: You don't know how near the truth you are ;o) Sat 03 Jan 2009 18:07:03 GMT+1 Piper http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/01/black_and_white.shtml?page=75#comment24 Terra@19I don't see why not. I've worked with a couple of coathangers over the years and very nice people they've been too. I'd certainly work with them again. Sat 03 Jan 2009 14:47:17 GMT+1 Thejestersang http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/01/black_and_white.shtml?page=71#comment23 Big Sis@22. That'll teach you to invite your cousin for Christmas and feed him copious quantities of Cberg. Sat 03 Jan 2009 11:39:30 GMT+1 David_McNickle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/01/black_and_white.shtml?page=68#comment22 Chris 21, So, your wife spends her time in the kitchen cooking, ironing, etc, with freeview while you are stuck in the front room with loads of other equipment and a comfy chair. I'll bet you are drinking wine as well. Sat 03 Jan 2009 11:25:22 GMT+1 Big Sister http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/01/black_and_white.shtml?page=65#comment21 I have to say that Monty did us a good turn by peeing on the old Freeview box handset as it forced our hand - We now have Freeview Plus, and no longer have the frustration of wanting to watch two digital channels simultaneously. Unlike Chris (above) we enjoy the extra choice, but I think that the endless choice provided by Sky, for example, would drive us bonkers. Sat 03 Jan 2009 10:31:36 GMT+1 chrisdvil http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/01/black_and_white.shtml?page=62#comment20 Recently ,one of our 2 downstairs Digital Freeview boxes died . In a noble spirit -I shuffled the good one into the Kitchen -diner ,where my wife spends so much time cooking , ironing ,etc. This was not so bad for me -the front room has superb radio and Audio equipment but now only a little ,bottom of Argos' range TV,now without the extra freeview digital channels. I do watch TV a bit still ,but now it is so much less stressful for me ,only clicking around 4 channels ,and occasionally finding nothing good -compared with my wife who bewails clicking around 'her' 18 or so TV channels -and finding nothing much good either ! Chris Dvil Sat 03 Jan 2009 10:25:15 GMT+1 dennisjunior1 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/01/black_and_white.shtml?page=59#comment19 HI, Eddie:And the Michael Buchanan report! Those are very small television sets....--Televisions sets do not cost that much--~Dennis Junior~ Sat 03 Jan 2009 05:15:37 GMT+1 terrastarlight http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/01/black_and_white.shtml?page=56#comment18 Hi Eddie!Happy New Year to you and all the team.Re black-and-white tvs, we have one that used to be my Mum's, and she gave it to our daughter when she went to Uni in the late 80's. When it broke down she was told it couldn't be repaired. Not true--our local man fixed it, and it now lives in one of the bedrooms. Its only problem has been the aerial, but the time-honoured wire coathanger gives a better picture than the proper aerial.It works a treat!P.S. What happens when we all go digital? Will it still work with a coathanger? Fri 02 Jan 2009 19:41:46 GMT+1 Thejestersang http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/01/black_and_white.shtml?page=53#comment17 15. I think I should point something out to you. If you have a black TV and a white TV, you don't need two licences. Fri 02 Jan 2009 17:49:15 GMT+1 intellectualartimus http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/01/black_and_white.shtml?page=50#comment16 I've got a 5 inch black and white tele. Picked it up at a boot sale well prior to the great crunch. Best £2.50 I've spent for a decade. It's permanently tuned to R4. And I have to say, it's picture perfect.intellectualartimus Fri 02 Jan 2009 17:48:47 GMT+1 Socrates http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/01/black_and_white.shtml?page=46#comment15 I was thinking of dumping my widescreen nicam fst, dust collector as not being worth £150 a year, but perhaps there's another way...The sooner eddie funds his own post by having sponsorship tattooed across his cheeks the better.I mean, would the sky really fall in if PM was introduced as "PM in association with Turkey Twizzlers brings you the McDonald's Headlines, read by ..." Fri 02 Jan 2009 17:39:26 GMT+1 ExtraWiseOwl http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/01/black_and_white.shtml?page=43#comment14 I have two of the 30,000 black and white TV licences! I rarely watch TV (I prefer listening to the radio whilst doing other things) and black and white is perfectly adequate for my needs. Fri 02 Jan 2009 17:35:59 GMT+1 David_McNickle http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/01/black_and_white.shtml?page=40#comment13 I just plugged an old 1p postage stamp into a freeview box and got lovely color pictures. Fri 02 Jan 2009 16:55:41 GMT+1 steelpulse http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/01/black_and_white.shtml?page=37#comment12 QuoteI appreciate this posting may look a little familiarUnquote.Not to me, Eddie. A goldfish could give me a good run for having a longer short term memory.Not to me, Eddie. A gold...... lol Fri 02 Jan 2009 15:41:40 GMT+1 Thejestersang http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/01/black_and_white.shtml?page=34#comment11 Ed - Matthew and Kirsten. Work at your local tax office by any chance? Fri 02 Jan 2009 15:01:27 GMT+1 jonnie http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/01/black_and_white.shtml?page=31#comment10 I've just plugged in an old 6" black and white walkman to a Freeview box and it gives a lovely picture. Fri 02 Jan 2009 14:52:58 GMT+1 gossipmistress http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/01/black_and_white.shtml?page=28#comment9 It would've been easier if he'd just transferred all the comments as well. Saved us a bit of time, after all we're all very busy people..... Fri 02 Jan 2009 14:34:01 GMT+1 annasee http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/01/black_and_white.shtml?page=25#comment8 Or what about parking tickets? We've not talked about those for - oooh - minutes at least! Fri 02 Jan 2009 14:10:08 GMT+1 Big Sister http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/01/black_and_white.shtml?page=21#comment7 I know, Eddie, how about an item on driving. Fri 02 Jan 2009 13:39:22 GMT+1 Thejestersang http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/01/black_and_white.shtml?page=18#comment6 Re: 'Stand By For....(9). We did. Fri 02 Jan 2009 13:19:33 GMT+1 Big Sister http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/01/black_and_white.shtml?page=15#comment5 Michael Buchanan reports on this tonight, and writes for the Blog:"Forget your plasmas, interactivity, even your remote controls. Instead revel in the pleasure of watching television in black and white. Matthew Stevens is one of only 30,000 people in the UK who have a black and white tv licence. Fri 02 Jan 2009 13:15:13 GMT+1 Sid http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/01/black_and_white.shtml?page=12#comment4 Do you think a piece on Deja Vu would be a good idea? Fri 02 Jan 2009 13:06:30 GMT+1 Stewart_M http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/01/black_and_white.shtml?page=9#comment3 http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2008/12/a_black_and_white_issue.shtmlThe article on Deja View Fri 02 Jan 2009 12:51:39 GMT+1 Stewart_M http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/01/black_and_white.shtml?page=6#comment2 Do you think a piece on Deja Vu would be a good idea? Fri 02 Jan 2009 12:40:33 GMT+1 Thejestersang http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/01/black_and_white.shtml?page=3#comment1 We've worn out this subject on the other thread. Fri 02 Jan 2009 12:26:06 GMT+1 Big Sister http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2009/01/black_and_white.shtml?page=0#comment0 'a little familiar'? Talk about understatement, Eddie. Is this what the Beeb calls recycling? Fri 02 Jan 2009 12:11:57 GMT+1