* Posts by Mike Parris

4 posts • joined 8 Oct 2007

Heatmiser PRT-TS Wi-Fi RF thermostat

Mike Parris

£200 ?

The big (unique at the moment I think) feature is that you can change your heating settings from your couch using your PC or phone. I fitted one of these when they first came out and find it really useful. I live with Ms Sceptical and even she is impressed.

Lords: Analogue radio must die

Mike Parris

What a shambles

The public aren't confused. They either don't know what's proposed, or they do and they don't like it.

When the public find out that they are going to have to throw away all their perfectly good radio's there will be a massive backlash. With TV switch over no TV's needed to be thrown away. With the car scrappage scheme they were trading in worn out cars. With this we will have to scrap all our radios, and most of them will have many years life left in them.

I will be pretty upset if I have to throw away my 8 perfectly good FM radios in the name of digital progress. Most households, like me, have a lot of FM radios in their house and cars, and they will all be scrap.

Elgato EyeTV 310 HD satellite TV tuner

Mike Parris


Sorry, as I see it, there's no comparison between this and the Humax's Freesat HD capable DVR. With Humax you get 2 tuners and a recorder, whereas this appears to be just a single tuner. Humax have been doing an HD set top box for about £150.

SMS-enabled solar parking meters for Eastbourne

Mike Parris


Not much chance of vandalism at the moment, as the "switch on" has been delayed because they have just found out that the scheme being imposed on the town by the County Council may not actually be legal.

Shame The ever popular Mathew Lock did not wait until he had agreement with the local council before he blew £450,000.


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