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Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Televisions - survey feedback

TVs that didn't work was a frequent complaint in last week's survey.

So William Stewart, Jemima Lovatt, and I spent yesterday evening figuring out what equipment works with what. We now have three working televisions in communal areas.

1. the bar


Our largest and newest TV is in the bar. You can use the buttons on the right-hand side of the TV to turn it on and switch between all FreeView digital terrestrial (DVB) channels.

The bar also has an AppleTV device, but this can only be used by bar staff when the bar is open - sadly, the one we had for public use earlier this term was stolen.

There is a vacant HDMI port so you can connect your own DVD player or laptop to this TV (only with permission if the bar is open and serving drinks).

The bar area (for the TV, pool, and table football) is open from 10am to 11pm, regardless of the bar serving hours. Please don't drink your own alcohol in the bar when it is open and serving drinks.

2. the Bell room


Turn the TV on by pressing the centre button on the front. You can change the AV input and volume using the buttons on the right-hand side. The remote control is missing. Don't use the TV or DTV modes, because these don't work (DTV would work, but needs the remote control...).

To watch broadcast television, you have to use the separate Goodmans FreeView device. Select AV1 input and use the Goodmans remote control to change between FreeView digital terrestrial (DVB) channels.

There is also a working DVD player inputting to AV2.

The HDMI input is vacant, so you can easily plug games consoles, etc., into there.

Please don't swap equipment or remote controls between the Bamforth and Bell Rooms, so it doesn't all get confused again. Look after the remote control for the Goodmans unit, as without it, you can't change channels. Use the HDMI port to plug in your own devices - not the SCART inputs, as this will mean other people cannot later watch DVDs or TV without changing all the cables again. 

The Bell room is open 24/7, except if an external group has booked it for a conference during office hours. Please don't drink your own alcohol in the Bell room when the bar is open.


3. the Bamforth room 


Control the TV using the buttons down the right-hand side (the remote control is missing). 
Don't use the TV or DTV modes, because these don't work

Put it into AV1 to receive input from the Goodmans FreeSat unit. You can switch between all the FreeSat channels using the Goodmans remote control. The range of channels on this device is different from the Bell room, because the Bamforth room has free-to-view satellite channels.

There is also a working DVD player inputting to AV2. Again, the remote control is missing, so you have to use the buttons on the unit itself.

The HDMI input is vacant, so you can easily plug games consoles, etc., into there.
Please don't swap equipment or remote controls between the Bamforth and Bell Rooms, so it doesn't all get confused again. Look after the remote control for the Goodmans unit, as without it, you can't change channels. Use the HDMI port to plug in your own devices - not the SCART inputs, as this will mean other people cannot later watch DVDs or TV without changing all the cables again. 

The Bamforth room is open 24/7, except if an external group has booked it for a conference during office hours. You can drink your own alcohol in the Bamforth room 24/7.



Bell room DVD player - on SCART input AV2
For all our TVs, you must use the buttons down the right-hand side as all our remote controls have been lost.




Watch FreeView digital terrestrial channels in the Bell room using this box.
It's connected to SCART input AV1.
Look after the remote; it's useless without it!


Bell room setup.
Bamforth room DVD player - on SCART input AV2.
The team that brought TV back to Connaught...
FreeSat unit with remote control in the Bamforth room: free-to-air satellite channels. It's connected to SCART input AV1. Look after that remote!
Bamforth room setup.