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    The Fabulous Fuji X owners thread

    I like the first one a lot..
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    HiFi.

    I'm currently looking into the Bantam one with some sort of upgraded power supply. They certainly get a lot of love on a hifi forum I frequent. I have an Avondale amp at present which is also fantastic value for money (British) and Graham Audio ls6f speakers (yup, British too). Not sure if...
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    Very basic video editing software and hardware..?

    That's a very kind offer Kev - I'm in Cornwall, tapes are in London. I do have a spare internal hard drive here and hope to be going up to see her in a few weeks. I'll talk to her and PM you if thats OK, but can only accept if I can give you something in return...
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    Very basic video editing software and hardware..?

    I think it was mini DV. The footage is of her kids, shot maybe 20 years ago so I doubt the quality is too high anyway. It's about time I said thank you to you for your multiple replies too - much appreciated Kev. I've just been looking into Handbrake (see, I do listen to what you say..!) and may...
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    Very basic video editing software and hardware..?

    Do you know if these can copy from a dvd disc ? If so, then can you please tell me the model number as this might be perfect for me as it could be given to my friend (who is also a client) and thus claimed as a business expense...!)
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    Very basic video editing software and hardware..?

    Again, thanks for the replies - I don't have a lot of money (off work for a few months following an operation, and being self employed means no income..) and sore eyes mean I struggle spending much time in front of a screen. Sob sob...
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    Very basic video editing software and hardware..?

    Thank you both for your replies - this sounds a bit more complex than I'd hoped. Maybe I should look into buying some software if it is going to make things simple (it needs to be if I'm going to use it...)
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    Very basic video editing software and hardware..?

    Sorry if this is so very basic but... I had half a dozen video tapes transferred to dvd for a friend who tells me there are lot of long blank bits, which she wants removed. I guess this means ripping the footage to my pc, editing then copying back to another dvd. Having never done any video...
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    Blimey , How long have I been a member

    May 2007 was when I first found TP - it was a pretty small place then, but so many old timers are still here which says something. Not sure what though..
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    Sober NY Eve - am I alone

    I spent the day in hospital having an operation. No alcohol, just morphine. I didn't do much dancing, but did spend the night getting up to pee every hour.
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    Car lights - front on, back ones not..?

    Yup, my bad choice of words, I agree with what you say.
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    Car lights - front on, back ones not..?

    Sadly the older I get, the less tolerant I become of the idiots that exist everywhere, not just on the roads. I really do think that the driving test should be a 3 yearly thing so that bad habits are corrected and I also think that cars need so many of these 'features' removed so that when...
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    Moving From 4 to 2 Wheels

    I hope my last post didn't seem too full of gloom and reasons not to ride... I started riding when I was 7 and have only ever not had a bike for a couple of years since then (when I was first in hospital) There are few better feelings than a good ride on a sunny day. And, for what it is worth...
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    Moving From 4 to 2 Wheels

    As above, but also - Learn to see every other road user as being a blind fool who is out to get you. Self preservation is key. Wear full protective clothing. This is coming from one who has spent several years in total in hospital and on crutches, and so far I've had 13 operations with another...
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    Car lights - front on, back ones not..?

    No, I've seen it plenty of times, but having driven a lot over the last few days it's only now I've thought to ask about it. I also tend to do a lot of my driving in the dark so it's not so obvious..
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    Car lights - front on, back ones not..?

    Ah, so there is a reason, even if (IMHO) totally ridiculous - just how much fuel do lights burn, especially led's? I always have sidelights on by choice, as I don't feel it can harm, and having been rear-ended 3 times am happy to try to avoid a 4th!
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    The Fabulous Fuji X owners thread

    Just wondering here.... Is the XH1 ever going to be replaced with an XH2? I'm more than happy with mine (even if I don't post much on here..) but can't help wondering - Anyone got any thoughts about this?
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    Car lights - front on, back ones not..?

    Am I missing something here? Something I've noticed for a while now but there seems to be quite a few cars around that in gloomy, foggy or rainy weather have front sidelights on but no back lights on. Now call my stupid, but if visability is bad enough to warrant having any lights on then surely...
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    BT TV - what's on that's not on Freeview ?

    Yup, AMC is still there - from what I can see it's got a lot of horror on it, which is not really my thing...
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    BT TV - what's on that's not on Freeview ?

    Thanks Peter - I have already looked at the weekly listings and didn't see much - like most TV, there is little that appeals at present, but I wondered if it was just a bad time of year to be looking.. I guess BT don't have exclusive series like Amazon do. EDIT - sorry, I thought I'd posted...
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    BT TV - what's on that's not on Freeview ?

    I'm in the fun process of renewing my broadband - currently with BT, and we also 4 mobiles all with BT which gives us a fairly good deal. I like MotoGp, so BT TV with sport has a lot of appeal, and I can get it with my contract at less than I am currently paying so I'm very tempted. I have very...
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    Laptops..

    OK, I've finally managed to open the box and am having a quick play. All I've done so far is set it up and have a quick browse - so far I'm very impressed. Seems fast to start up, responsive, keyboard feels good to me and screen looks good too. Remember that I have limited experience with...
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    Laptops..

    Yup, daughter is pretty much in the same situation - college looms, so a light, smallish laptop that hopefully will last a few years. She has had hand me downs from elder daughter so it's time she had something new. Storage and performance are not a biggie, size and weight are, and for me...
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    Laptops..

    I'm sorry, but I can't, as its not been out of the box yet... I'm hoping to have a play early next week - I'll try to remember to post a few thoughts then, but my knowledge is very limited as my old laptop is about ten years old and that's all I can compare it with. My local store did have one...
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    Laptops..

    Thanks, I'll take a look!
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    Laptops..

    Next question is that my youngest daughter could do with a cheap laptop for Christmas - It HAS to be new, and it needs to be cheap. Very basic use - homework, You Tube, snapchat. I guess a 12 or 13" screen so that it's portable enough, though she never takes her current one anywhere except to...
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    Laptops..

    https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/acer-aspire-5-156-amd-ryzen-5-3500u-quad-core-8gb-ram-256gb-ssd-full-hd-ips-display-399-at-currys-pc-world-3325235/QUOTE] Seems I got the last one from my local shop... The salesman said that they had sold a load of them over the last few days. It certainly...
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    Laptops..

    Brilliant, many thanks - that looks rather good to me. I'll get along to my not-so-local branch tomorrow to have a look.
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    Laptops..

    Any processing would be very minor and I'd insist on a ssd as its as much the waiting for it to start up that bugs me Brilliant, many thanks for taking the time to look for links - I'll take a look in a mo. Thank you both for your replies!
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    Laptops..

    I've just posted a thread on the wanted classifieds as I want a laptop. What do I need to consider in terms of processor and ram etc? I won't be doing much serious photo editing so it'll be pretty basic use, but I don't want to sit around waiting for it to do stuff. I'm guessing that 4gb of...
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