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  1. Looking for an opinion from people with more of a clue than me. A couple of days ago the projector developed issues on the left half of the screen. There is a distortion pattern that is very evident. Note that it is exactly the left half of the screen, in some scenes there is a visible vertical line straight down the middle. I suspect something fundamental is broken and needs to be replaced, and was wondering if it's worth getting fixed. Thanks in advance. Pics: This one is the screen setup pattern produced by the projector, so on that basis I'm pretty sure it isn't an HDMI issue. Note what look like "tracks" left of centre. Closer up. This is a paused DVD. Centre of the screen runs down through the right-hand branch of the "V". Thoughts?
  2. If worse comes to worst and you can't sell it you can always use it as an anchor.
  3. That's what I had until I got the NBN a while back, it seems to get slower each week - I work permanently from home so I am well aware of my internet speed. Still, that was faster than what I got with NBN after the first week (0/0). All fixed now and it is >90/38 most times of the day with Aussie Broadband on FTTC. FTTN - all bets are off, you will be dragged down into the mire by all your neighbours working from home. Then when they close the schools you'll want the ADSL reconnected.
  4. They fixed it late yesterday afternoon - the technician spent an hour or so in the pit, and the third replacement NCD worked. Good to have it finally done, but they can't expect me to be happy with how long it took to get out here.
  5. Now two weeks without internet. We had, and I quote, "a firm booking" for tomorrow morning. Needless to say, they aren't coming tomorrow and can't say when they will. Useless. May as well close this topic now because I can't see it getting much better in the short term.
  6. We had internet for one week, we have had no internet for 9 days since. NBN have scheduled then changed the time on which they are coming to fix it 5 times. ABB have been pretty good with the communications and hassling NBNCo, but their hands are pretty much tied. I've dealt with some shocking companies in the past who had no clue about providing the service paid for by customers. NBNCo are the worst I've ever encountered, even though, thank the Lord, I've not had to deal with them directly. It took them 18 months to finally deliver a connection and now that isn't working and they seem to have no problem with not fixing it. They are total ****, worse than Telecom at their peak awfulness.
  7. Been with ABB for 2 weeks, for one of which we have had no internet. We are now being hamstrung by NBNCo fixing the damned problem; the test for ABB is how well the deal with the wholesaler, since we can't.
  8. So, on 31st January, ABB called me and said we can be connected. They express posted the NCD out, I connected it last night and it all works as promised. Happy now.
  9. ABB tell me I have a new connection date of 31st January. They claimed this was a good sign, because many people are now being shunted to the end of June.
  10. Can't wait for tomorrow! That's when NBNCo change the proposed connection date, it's always fun to move to the next lie.
  11. I thought it fell apart halfway through the second series, like they'd blown their budget or something. Physics are excellent, loved the flip-and-burn early in the first series, you don't often see that on a screen (actually never). Reminded me somewhat of Larry Niven's "turnover" mechanic. Books are quite a good read for space opera.
  12. Aussie Broadband called me, NBNCo have told them I am being connected on 17th January. How we laughed!!!!
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