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Old 09-02-2021, 21:12   #46
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Back when this forum began, it was always part of offering advice to find out whether the poster was in an Ďoriginal NTLí or Ďex-C&Wí area before proceeding. Itís all a hazy memory now but I think the diagnostic tool was to ask what colour the EPG graphics were.
Haha yes I remember this when I was asking for help as a teenager at my mums. Also got lots of other advice for building pcs etc.
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Old 09-02-2021, 23:01   #47
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Nobody had cable broadband pre-2000. .....(apart from trialists)
Simply not true, as I already posted, I had mine installed in June 1999.

Diamond were already supplying it in Nottingham long before me, our area was one of the last to be done.

We were not all "trialists". The speed was 512k but quickly changed to 600k.

Diamond Cable actually ceased to exist (became NTL) about the same time.
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Old 10-02-2021, 00:50   #48
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Re: How long have you had cable BB

I signed up for cable as soon as Omne Communications laid the network in 2001.
They were then taken over by WightCable North, then Smallworld Media/Cable/Fibre before being bought by Virgin Media in 2014.
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Old 10-02-2021, 14:05   #49
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Re: How long have you had cable BB

I would say 1991/2, Cambridge cable put cable TV in our area, and we had 3 scientific Atlanta boxes and bought out modem a Trayon terajet (IIRC) to save on a monthly fee
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A comment in the retentions topic got me wondering how long people have had cable.
I reckon about 20 years or so Paul.....

We kept getting dropped on dialup,it would just hang up,, I dunno if they did that ON PURPOSE to try and get ppl off dialup but it was a pain.......

Cable BB is def much faster and usually reliable!!
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Since 2002 with ntl, then Virgin although probably not much longer. Last year they matched a £52 quote I got from Sky but not this year so my price Iíd due to increase to £75, think I might give Sky a try
Did all my searches and decided to go with TalkTalk and order duly placed. Today I get a phone call from VM retentions team prompted by TalkTalk asking to take over the phone number.

Offered me Broadband speed increase to 200Mbps & top TV package for £6 a month less than Iím paying now so naturally Iím staying. Why do we have to go through this rigmarole?
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Old 14-02-2021, 04:17   #53
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Re: How long have you had cable BB

I remember at my parents house in early 2000s having a scientific Atlanta modem with about 5 green flashing lights. Can’t remember the speed. Maybe 512Kb to start. Might have still been under cable & wireless. Pretty sure wasn’t while still bell cablemedia. Had VM broadband on and off for about half of the 14 years I’ve had my own house. Started at 20Mb now on 600Mb.
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Re: How long have you had cable BB

Don't remember if it was cable Tel or NTL but it was definitely 128. After years of 28.8 on dial up. It's right up their with getting my first 64mb USB pen drive.
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Re: How long have you had cable BB

been cable tv since 1990 with blueyonder bb (2 telephone lines) since 1990 then got the 1mb service when it came out cant remember the year
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We have had cable TV since the late 70s I think.......

Channels 2-36 of beautiful analogue programming!!! (GOOD Cartoons every day,etc)

Now we have channels 1-1999+ with mostly nothing but trash,its really sad!!
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We have had cable TV since the late 70s I think.......

Channels 2-36 of beautiful analogue programming!!! (GOOD Cartoons every day,etc)

Now we have channels 1-1999+ with mostly nothing but trash,its really sad!!
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NTSC: Never The Same Colour.
Now, back in the mists of forum history we had an American member called Jerrek who had a really hard time believing that anything in America might not be the best thing in the world. There was once a protracted thread on here in which he still refused to believe NTSC was an inferior colour system, even after a shed-load of technical data was posted, comparing its specs with PAL and SECAM. The revelation that most of the world’s broadcast engineers had a disrespectful backronym for NTSC drove him absolutely potty.

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A comment in the retentions topic got me wondering how long people have had cable.

For me, its just under 22 years, I had a cable modem, and two phone lines installed in mid June 1999, when it was still Diamond Cable around here (my phone sockets are still the originals, with the diamond logo on them). NTL took over DC not long after.
Can't remember exactly, but I think I've had Cable sable about 1995 or 6. Had ADSL for a couple of years (Be broadband, who were excellent, IMO). Switched to Virgin BB in about 2001, Have been on whatever the highest speed I can get ever since. I've had the odd problem, and sworn at Virgin more than once, but it's generally been reliable.
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Signed up with NTL world mid 90's. 512kbs! Been with them ever since. Only ever had one major problem when there was a 24hr period where the speed was barely dial up speed.
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