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Topic # 115554 29-Mar-2013 19:19
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Haven't heard much about teletext finishing on Tuesday.




 

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  Reply # 789361 29-Mar-2013 19:38
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I guess that shows how many people still use it..

Even the announcements in December didn't have people marching in the streets to save it.


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  Reply # 789364 29-Mar-2013 19:44
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I remember seeing this the first time as a kid very mind blowing stuff

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 789365 29-Mar-2013 19:48
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Now the useless button on my remote will be even more useless.




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  Reply # 789380 29-Mar-2013 19:58
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johnr: I remember seeing this the first time as a kid very mind blowing stuff


Me too. It was actually a really fantastic resource back in its day.

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  Reply # 789385 29-Mar-2013 20:01
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Last time I tried there were issues with them not sending the sub pages properly so that I was not able to flip thru them. Dobt even know how to do subpages on the samaung lcd so just have to wait for them to change.




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  Reply # 789388 29-Mar-2013 20:06
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Subpages work fine on my Sony (just tried it!) and the whole system is significantly faster than I remember it being 15 years ago. I remember having to wait for it to "get" to the right page; I guess the TV just caches the whole thing now. Or did it speed up with the move to DVB-T?

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  Reply # 789390 29-Mar-2013 20:10
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Tvs have cached it all for ages. early 2000s at least. It was back when they had share prices on the text. Friends old man hated it changing when he was writing it down.




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  Reply # 789391 29-Mar-2013 20:12
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Ahh, shows how much I've followed it! :P

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  Reply # 789397 29-Mar-2013 20:26
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There was going to be a direct MHEG5 based replacement, but that never went anywhere bascially because there was no interest.


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  Reply # 789403 29-Mar-2013 20:38
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Well, the internet is widespread enough for it no have no need. Would I be right in saying that they are keeping the captioning part of teletext? 




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  Reply # 789408 29-Mar-2013 20:49
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they said they are and some junk dvbs boxes dont do captioning so the teletext output is some peoples only access to captions.




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  Reply # 789576 30-Mar-2013 12:04
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sbiddle: I guess that shows how many people still use it..


I think that it shows that the people who do still use teletext (however many that may be) are not the same people who frequent online discussion groups.

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  Reply # 789584 30-Mar-2013 12:30
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richms: Tvs have cached it all for ages. early 2000s at least. It was back when they had share prices on the text. Friends old man hated it changing when he was writing it down.


I had a TV tuner card in my PC a decade ago, and it loaded the page pretty much instantly. On the TV it would go through all the pages and repeat until it got to the one I wanted, then cached it.

I used to love Teletext, I used it for airport departures and landings info, and at the time TAB results for a small community station I worked with.

At one stage I had an old national stand-alone teletext decoder. Neat box of tricks.

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  Reply # 789585 30-Mar-2013 12:32
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Napier airport were (a few months ago) still using it on TVs to display flight information.
Will be interesting to see what they are using next time I fly in!




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  Reply # 789586 30-Mar-2013 12:32
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How do we sit internationally for Teletext? We are one of the few to still have it, or one of the first to dump it?

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