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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by securespark, 21 Jun 2021.

  1. securespark

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    Thanks. Running a cable is not a problem. Plus my lad, who has started an IT apprenticeship, can have some installation experience. :)
     
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    But if she keeps her existing TV and we connect a Freeview Play box, I guess only the FP will need an internet connection?
     
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    If its just one gigabit socket, you might just as well install a long patch cable via trunking and a couple of brush plates. If you are going to install Cat6/RJ45 sockets then you'll need a tester and punch tool. Though you can do it without.
     
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    Yeah,
     
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    Thanks.
    Got a digital cable tester.

    I have a 30m Cat 6 lead with plugs already attached. Was going to run that between the router and the box.
     
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    Mum is deaf and is going for a hearing aid assessment.

    Her NHS Audiology dept. is closed, but she is being referred to Specsavers under the NHS.

    When I went the other day, I turned on the TV to check something and was literally blown away! She had the volume on FULL!

    Now, this is going to damage her hearing even further. I mean, I am quite deaf in H and M frequencies but this hurt my ears!

    I'm wondering if she can get Bluetooth (perhaps by paying extra) hearing aids so she can stream the TV audio direct to her aids? Which has to be better for her, surely?

    As she has missed out on the cinema recently, I'm also thinking of getting Netflix for a year as a Christmas present. Then she can watch films at home.
     
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    Thanks for doing this, that's really helpful!
     
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    Don't you just have to download the Netflix app?
     
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    The Panasonic TV in the link given by motor biking in post #21 has Freeview. It also has dual Bluetooth outputs for audio. All your mum will need is a pair of Bluetooth headphones which can be had quite cheaply.
     
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    I would suggest to NOT go for a bluetooth headset., especially a cheap one.

    They need pairing, sometimes quite often. Do you want to have to talk that through with your mum?
    They also have bluetooth lag, the sound may not sync with peoples lips.

    RF headphones are pre paired so it's never an issue.
     
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    Hmm. You are probably right there. I have some Bose Bluetooth noise cancelling over-ear headphones as well as some Sony in-ear buds (both weren’t exactly cheap) and they work very well on my TV, iPad and iPhone although when I had a cheap knock-off copy of Apple airPods, there was a lip-synch lag. Perhaps if not an RF pair, how about a pair of standard earphones with an extra long lead?
     
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    Was thinking about BT hearing aids, not headphones, as this was suggested to me a couple of years ago by my Audiologist.

    Trying to think of a solution to the volume at full whack issue.

    But if they're going to be a PIA for an octogenarian technophobe, it's not the best idea!

    Mottie: I can see a long lead being a trip hazard!
    Perhaps RF is best?
     
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    Reading the reviews, it doesn't appear to be that simple.
     
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    SWMBO subscribes to Netflix and amazon, I use her account and to be honest - I find it difficult to find any films on either to catch my interest, but maybe I am hard to please. I usually pop in every couple of months, seeking something to watch, but often I am disappointed, by how poor the quality is, unless you pay extra. Some of the better ones are the foreign films, which involve reading English subtitles. I watched a rather good Italian film last night, but managed to follow the Italian reasonably well without the help of subtitles.
     
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