• How do I get free TV through a sky dish?

    My father in law has just moved into a rented flat. He only has a Sky cable in his living room - no terrestrial aerial socket. He doesn't want to subscribe to Sky and he doesn't want to fit an aerial - this is only a rented property he uses during the week. What is the best/cheapest way for him to pick up the free channels?
    My father in law has just moved into a rented flat. He only has a Sky cable in his living room - no terrestrial aerial socket. He doesn't want to subscribe to Sky and he doesn't want to fit an aerial - this is only a rented property he uses during the week. What is the best/cheapest way for him to pick up the free channels?
    3 answers · TVs · 5 years ago
  • How do I keep the exposure the same in a stop motion video?

    Hi - I'm using a Nikon d40x to shoot a stop motion video. The video is of a white notepad with objects moving on and off it. The problem is, the exposure keeps on changing every frame, because the amount of white in the frame is changing. I have the camera set to 'M', with a constant shutter speed and aperture. I also have a... show more
    Hi - I'm using a Nikon d40x to shoot a stop motion video. The video is of a white notepad with objects moving on and off it. The problem is, the exposure keeps on changing every frame, because the amount of white in the frame is changing. I have the camera set to 'M', with a constant shutter speed and aperture. I also have a pre-defined white balance and manual focus. Can anyone tell me what I am doing wrong??
    1 answer · Photography · 5 years ago
  • Can I upgrade the memory on my Dell Vostro 1015?

    My Dell Vostro 1015 is getting a little sluggish. It only has 2GB of memory so I was going to upgrade it to 4GB. But there are a couple of things I'm not sure about. > I have had a look at the memory by removing the bottom panel. It looks as though there is only one slot for memory, but I have seen lots of online places selling 4GB memory... show more
    My Dell Vostro 1015 is getting a little sluggish. It only has 2GB of memory so I was going to upgrade it to 4GB. But there are a couple of things I'm not sure about. > I have had a look at the memory by removing the bottom panel. It looks as though there is only one slot for memory, but I have seen lots of online places selling 4GB memory for my computer as 2x2GB. How does this work? > Is my computer compatible with DDR3 memory? I understand this is better. I have no idea what kind of memory I have now - is there a way I can find out via Windows 7? Many thanks in advance!
    2 answers · Laptops & Notebooks · 5 years ago
  • What is the best netbook for using Photoshop?

    I am going travelling for nine months and I am a keen photographer, so I want to buy a netbook which I can use to do simple edits on Photoshop, as well as checking e-mail etc. Please can you recommend a netbook I can buy? As well as being able to run photoshop, I'll need it to be small, because I will be moving around lots. Please... show more
    I am going travelling for nine months and I am a keen photographer, so I want to buy a netbook which I can use to do simple edits on Photoshop, as well as checking e-mail etc. Please can you recommend a netbook I can buy? As well as being able to run photoshop, I'll need it to be small, because I will be moving around lots. Please don't say I need to buy a Mac - I just can't afford one!! Many thanks in advance.
    3 answers · Laptops & Notebooks · 7 years ago
  • What is the best way to post a snowboard?

    I have sold a snowboard and need to post it from the UK to another address in the UK. Can anyone recommend a good/cheap courier service? The board is 157cm long - so not sure Post Office will do it. Thanks
    I have sold a snowboard and need to post it from the UK to another address in the UK. Can anyone recommend a good/cheap courier service? The board is 157cm long - so not sure Post Office will do it. Thanks
    5 answers · Snowboarding · 8 years ago
  • How do you lock an audio and video track together in Avid Media Composer?

    I am doing a music video as a joke gift for a friend and editing it on Avid Media Composer. I want to lock a video clip to the audio in the song that the clip corresponds to, so that it remains in sync and looks like it is being sung by the person in the video. Is there a way of locking the two together so the video doesn't get put out of sync... show more
    I am doing a music video as a joke gift for a friend and editing it on Avid Media Composer. I want to lock a video clip to the audio in the song that the clip corresponds to, so that it remains in sync and looks like it is being sung by the person in the video. Is there a way of locking the two together so the video doesn't get put out of sync by other edits?
    2 answers · Software · 8 years ago
  • How do I file share between Mac OS X 10.4 and Windows 7?

    I have recently bought a computer with Windows 7 and want to get about 50GB worth of music/pics/files from a MacBook with OS 10.4 installed. Can anyone please tell me how I would go about setting up a wireless connection to transfer the files. I'm not particularly IT literate so go easy on me!! Many thanks
    I have recently bought a computer with Windows 7 and want to get about 50GB worth of music/pics/files from a MacBook with OS 10.4 installed. Can anyone please tell me how I would go about setting up a wireless connection to transfer the files. I'm not particularly IT literate so go easy on me!! Many thanks
    3 answers · Computer Networking · 8 years ago
  • What is the best upgrade I can get for an iBook G4?

    When I bought my iBook I initially installed OS X 10.3.4. I was then given an upgrade CD a year or so later as part of a deal to buy my partner an iBook. I have since lost the upgrade CD but still have the original startup disk, which I have recently had to use to do an erase and restore after a problem. As my computer still works fine, I want to... show more
    When I bought my iBook I initially installed OS X 10.3.4. I was then given an upgrade CD a year or so later as part of a deal to buy my partner an iBook. I have since lost the upgrade CD but still have the original startup disk, which I have recently had to use to do an erase and restore after a problem. As my computer still works fine, I want to upgrade the OS. I am aware that I cannot get Snow Leopard because it uses Intel and obviously my iBook isn't as fast as modern Macs, but what is the most up-to-date OS I can get? Also, does anyone know where I can get this upgrade?
    1 answer · Laptops & Notebooks · 9 years ago
  • Is it possible to have my gas pipe removed?

    I have a gas pipe protruding out of my concrete floor in my dining room (which I am currently decorating). The pipe, which is actually more like a tap, is by my chimney breast so I presume was at one stage connected to a gas heater. I don't need it any more and ideally would want it removing or taking underground so it doesn't protrude out... show more
    I have a gas pipe protruding out of my concrete floor in my dining room (which I am currently decorating). The pipe, which is actually more like a tap, is by my chimney breast so I presume was at one stage connected to a gas heater. I don't need it any more and ideally would want it removing or taking underground so it doesn't protrude out of the floor. I know I couldn't do this, but could a qualified gas man do it? Is so, how much would it cost? Thanks
    3 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 9 years ago
  • How much would an iPod classic 120GB cost in the USA?

    I want an ipod classic 120GB for Christmas but a friend of the family is going to the USA in the new year so I may wait to see if they can pick me one up from across the pond. I think I can get one here for about £165 ($248). How much cheaper would they be in the USA? Would there be any compatibility problems?
    I want an ipod classic 120GB for Christmas but a friend of the family is going to the USA in the new year so I may wait to see if they can pick me one up from across the pond. I think I can get one here for about £165 ($248). How much cheaper would they be in the USA? Would there be any compatibility problems?
    6 answers · Music & Music Players · 10 years ago
  • In low light what else can I do to make the image sharper?

    If I'm taking a picture in low light, without a flash what can I do (apart from use a tripod) to make the image as sharp as possible? For info, I have a Nikon D40x SLR.
    If I'm taking a picture in low light, without a flash what can I do (apart from use a tripod) to make the image as sharp as possible? For info, I have a Nikon D40x SLR.
    5 answers · Photography · 10 years ago
  • What can we do in Lagos and Faro?

    Me and some mates (all mid-twenties) are heading out to the Algarve tomorrow to stay in a villa. Where would you recommend to go? What should we do?
    Me and some mates (all mid-twenties) are heading out to the Algarve tomorrow to stay in a villa. Where would you recommend to go? What should we do?
    1 answer · Portugal · 10 years ago
  • Is my ipod broken for good?

    I have an old 4gb Ipod mini which has served me well for many years, but recently it has caused me a lot of problems. It lets me transfer about 90 songs onto it but then freezes - freezing iTunes with it. I have a Mac so I have to force quit iTunes and reset my iPod. It seems to happily play the 90-oddd songs I've managed to load onto it, but that... show more
    I have an old 4gb Ipod mini which has served me well for many years, but recently it has caused me a lot of problems. It lets me transfer about 90 songs onto it but then freezes - freezing iTunes with it. I have a Mac so I have to force quit iTunes and reset my iPod. It seems to happily play the 90-oddd songs I've managed to load onto it, but that isn't really good enough. I've tried reseting and restoring the Ipod but it still doesn't work. I've even tried repairing it with the disk utility. Can anyone help??
    5 answers · Music & Music Players · 10 years ago
  • I bought an HDMI cable for my Playstation 3. I can get audio but no visual.?

    I have plugged the HDMI cable into the PS3 and into my HD-ready TV, but I'm only getting audio. Am I doing something wrong?
    I have plugged the HDMI cable into the PS3 and into my HD-ready TV, but I'm only getting audio. Am I doing something wrong?
    4 answers · PlayStation · 10 years ago
  • Should I pay for the work on my car?

    About 2 months ago I got a new head gasket fitted on my car. Knowing that this would cost a lot, I put £250 to one side to pay for it. A week after I got my car back, I rang to ask how much I owed them and they said the secretary hadn't sorted that out and they would let me know. Two months later they still haven't got in touch, despite... show more
    About 2 months ago I got a new head gasket fitted on my car. Knowing that this would cost a lot, I put £250 to one side to pay for it. A week after I got my car back, I rang to ask how much I owed them and they said the secretary hadn't sorted that out and they would let me know. Two months later they still haven't got in touch, despite having my phone number. I know they have a reputation for forgetting to invoice people. Should I ring them up and remind them or should I just keep quiet?
    2 answers · Personal Finance · 10 years ago
  • Pro Evolution or FIFA 2008 on Playstation 3?

    I have just bought a Playstation 3 and want to get a football game. Which one though? I've always been on the PES side of the fence but I've heard bad reports of the PS3 version - jumpy graphics etc. Any help much appreciated!
    I have just bought a Playstation 3 and want to get a football game. Which one though? I've always been on the PES side of the fence but I've heard bad reports of the PS3 version - jumpy graphics etc. Any help much appreciated!
    3 answers · PlayStation · 10 years ago
  • Why does my washing machine keep pausing?

    I have a Beko washing machine which was working fine until I took it out and refitted it to decorate my kitchen. Now, it still works, but it keeps pausing itself when the water should be draining away. Why is this?
    I have a Beko washing machine which was working fine until I took it out and refitted it to decorate my kitchen. Now, it still works, but it keeps pausing itself when the water should be draining away. Why is this?
    3 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 1 decade ago
  • Can I fit a mixer tap myself?

    I have a new mixer tap - but can I fit it myself? I have no real plumbing experience and no specialist plumbing equipment, but I'm willing to give it a try! If I can - any tips would be much appreciated!!
    I have a new mixer tap - but can I fit it myself? I have no real plumbing experience and no specialist plumbing equipment, but I'm willing to give it a try! If I can - any tips would be much appreciated!!
    5 answers · Do It Yourself (DIY) · 1 decade ago
  • Where can we go on our European holiday?

    Myself and my girlfriend are trying to book our summer holiday - but don't know where to go. We want a little town with a nice beach, some nice bars and restaurants, but no Brits abroad stuff!! Italy would be ideal. The problem is, we don't have money to burn, we would hope for a cheapish flight (£150) and a cheap apartment/hotel. We want to... show more
    Myself and my girlfriend are trying to book our summer holiday - but don't know where to go. We want a little town with a nice beach, some nice bars and restaurants, but no Brits abroad stuff!! Italy would be ideal. The problem is, we don't have money to burn, we would hope for a cheapish flight (£150) and a cheap apartment/hotel. We want to go in July. To give you an idea of what we're after, last year we went to Bol, on the Croatian island of Brac, and REALLY enjoyed it!!
    6 answers · Other - Europe · 1 decade ago
  • How do I re-install my radiator?

    I had a plumber take all of my radiators off the walls while the walls were skimmed. Some of them are back on, but I want to try to put another one on myself. The brackets are fitted, there are blockers on the pipes though. Can someone give me an idiots step-by-step guide of how to fit my radiator and get it back as part of the central heating... show more
    I had a plumber take all of my radiators off the walls while the walls were skimmed. Some of them are back on, but I want to try to put another one on myself. The brackets are fitted, there are blockers on the pipes though. Can someone give me an idiots step-by-step guide of how to fit my radiator and get it back as part of the central heating system? Many thanks.
    3 answers · Do It Yourself (DIY) · 1 decade ago