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mcJ78

Member since Jan 2019 • Last active Jan 2020
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    Removing all the cables / power leads & unplugging it all from the mains for a while fixed an issue with my old Sky setup years ago too I recall - was in a rage on the phone to tech support as I was in the middle of watching some vitally important Finnish 3rd division women's football match or suchlike, after frantically shouting at the guy that I had turned it off & on 10 times already he told me very calmly & politely that I had to take all the cables out and unplug from the mains for a few minutes to let all the electrical components properly discharge or something to that effect - then he stayed on the line making sympathetic noises until I was done faffing around down the back of the tv & sure enough it worked a charm, I was tempted to to lie & tell him it didn't work then hang up, but by this time he was probably marching round the tech support office in his pants giving out high 5's so I couldn't take that away from him.

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    A totally different setup but I had problems connecting my Cambridge Yoyo to my tv via the HDMI ARC when I first got it - was just as flaky as you're describing, could not get it to play through certain inputs & even then the volume sync was fucked - eventually solved it by disconnecting every single possible connector & power lead and leaving it for a while, then connected everything back up before switching it all back on again, started working perfectly - no lag, nothing, switches perfectly every time I change source now & volume sync is back - dunno what was up but that seemed to work.

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    That looks just the ticket - cheers!

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    Anyone know the closest alternative to a chromecast audio these days? Looks like the ebay sellers are running out as the prices are all extortionate - don't need anything too fancy, just to save me digging through piles of old cds as most of my stuff is on the computer in one format or another anyway. Old Cambridge A500 amp so it would need to run a phono-3.5mm cable & the network speaker we have in the living room runs via Google home.

    Cheers!

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    I would probably wear them more if I did - haha!

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    I took a pop on the panettone as desert at my works Christmas do last week - half expected some poncy cupcake sized thing however was presented by a huge plate filled with 2 inch thick slabs of a full scale number accompanied by a wee pot of thin home made custard for dipping it in - was marvelous although I don't think so can face another one this side of Christmas

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    Update on these mofos - after getting nowhere with Grenson I threw caution to the wind & set about them with some acetone to strip off any remaining dye then gave them a good rub over with some really oily saphir stuff to see if it would stick to whatever the hell the surface coating is, left them for a bit then buffed off gently with a soft cloth, not too bad - the surface certainly looks more like leather than crocs now anyway... might just leave it at that as I've no idea if the clear polish will just rub off again. Lesson learned!

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    It was probably counted as a tory vote

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    Cheers guys - they don't look terrible but I do want to darken them a bit, gonna go over them again & get rid of all traces of the renovator that didn't really take - I have some clear saphir stuff that's really oily I might leave on them for a bit to see if that soaks in at all to give a pigmented polish something to work with, have emailed Grenson with a pic to see if they have any ideas too

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    I had a read up on the various types of leather & they might be - the surface is perfectly smooth with no visible grain, maybe there's a coating of some sort on there? There'll be something that'll take to it, but I'd rather find out first than spend £20 on random dyes etc & nothing works

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