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    • March 23: As the coronavirus crisis escalates, the UK is placed into lockdown with strict limitations on travel. The Government guidelines state: “You should not be visiting family members who do not live in your home.” The prime minister tells the UK public they "must stay at home". People are warned not to meet friends or family members they do not live with. Those with symptoms had already been told to self-isolate     Friday 27 March: Downing Street On the day Cummings ran out of No 10, his wife, Mary Wakefield, appears to have been already ill, according to her Spectator article about the experience, in which she says: “My husband did rush home to look after me.”   Both Boris Johnson and Health Secretary Matt Hancock test positive for coronavirus, while chief medical officer Chris Whitty says he has symptoms of the disease and is self-isolating.   Mr Cummings said: "I suddenly got a call from my wife who was looking after our four-year-old child. She told me she suddenly felt badly ill." He went home and after a couple of hours his wife felt better and he returned to work. "There were many critical things at work and she asked me to return [to work] in the afternoon and I did." He then "drove up to Durham that night arriving at roughly midnight" with his family.     In spectator articles on 24th and 25th April * Wakefield (wife) wrote in the spectator that Cummings said “I feel weird” and collapsed 24 hours after he came home to look after her * She went on to explain that for the next 10 days “Dom couldn’t get out of bed. Day in, day out for ten days he lay doggo with a high fever and spasms that made the muscles lump and twitch in his legs.” * Cummings wrote that “at the end of March and for the first two weeks of April I was ill, so we were both shut in together.” * The following days, by Wakefield’s account, were a mixture of family idyll and health nightmare, as she made a “palace out of polystyrene packaging” with their son … even as Cummings’s breathing got so bad that she feared he should be in hospital. But 10 days after her husband first fell ill, she said, he began to feel better – just as Boris Johnson went into hospital. That would place the improvement in his condition around Sunday 5 April,     Sat March 28th Is apparently the day Cummings said “I feel weird” and collapsed 24 hours after he came home to look after her His wife went on to explain that for the next 10 days “Dom couldn’t get out of bed. Day in, day out for ten days he lay doggo with a high fever and spasms that made the muscles lump and twitch in his legs.” Cummings wrote that “at the end of March and for the first two weeks of April I was ill, so we were both shut in together.” 10 days from March 28th – would take us to the 7th April.   Mon March 30: Downing Street confirms Mr Cummings is suffering from coronavirus symptoms and is self-isolating.   Tuesday 31 March/1st April: Durham The police have said that on 31 March they were “made aware of reports” of Cummings’s presence in the area and had then contacted the family to “reiterate the appropriate advice around essential travel”.   2 April: During the night, Mr Cummings' four-year-old son "threw up and had a bad fever". Following medical advice, an ambulance took the child to hospital. He was accompanied by Mr Cummings' wife   3 April: Mr Cummings' son spent the night in hospital and woke up the next day having "recovered". He was tested for coronavirus and his mother, who was with him at the hospital, was told "they should return home". According to Mr Cummings, there were no taxis so he "drove to the hospital, picked him up and returned home". He said he "did not leave the car or have any contact with anybody on this short trip".   Sunday 5 April: The ‘Abba’ sighting (despite claims of ten days where he couldn’t get up with a high fever) Cummings alledgedly seen in Garden with AbbA blaring But 10 days after her husband first fell ill, she said, he began to feel better – just as Boris Johnson went into hospital. Which would place the improvement in his condition around Sunday 5 April, … Although the claimed 10 days after the 28th – the earliest point at which Cummings was said to have been symptomatic – would be the 7 April. The Guardian approaches Downing Street about the story, only to be told by a spokesman: “It will be a no comment on that one.” Mr Cummings said "after I started to recover, one day in the second week, I tried to walk outside the house". He confirmed he, his wife and his son went for a walk into woods owned by his father and it was at this point he was seen by passers-by but his family "had no interaction with them". The exact date is not clear but his second week isolating in Durham would have between 4-11th   6 April: At some point in the week leading up to this date, Mr Cummings discussed his decision to travel to Durham with the prime minister. "When we were both sick and in bed," he said, "I mentioned to him what I had done. Unsurprisingly given the condition we were in, neither of us remember the conversation in any detail."   Fri April 10: Number 10 is again contacted for comment regarding Mr Cumming’s trip by the Guardian. Instead of defending the journey, officials declined to comment.   Fri 10th/Sat 11th April: The 14-day period of Cummings’s isolation would have expired on 10/11th April, assuming it is counted from when Wakefield appears to have first fallen ill on 27 March or when Cummings fell ill 24 hours later.   11 April: Believing he had recovered by this date, albeit "feeling weak and exhausted", Mr Cummings said he "sought expert medical advice". "I explained our family's symptoms and all the timings and asked if it was safe to return to work on Monday or Tuesday, seek childcare and so on. I was told that it was safe and I could return to work"   Sunday 12 April: Barnard Castle Wakefield’s birthday, according to Companies House records – they allegedly made a trip to Barnard Castle, a charming town 30 miles from the Cummings’s family property, described on the English Heritage website as having “fantastic views” and “plenty to do for families on a day out”. That detail emerged in an interview with Robin Lees, a retired chemistry teacher who lives in the town. Lees, who says he has a photographic memory, told the Guardian he was “a bit gobsmacked” to see Cummings, and then was so incensed that he made a note of the family car’s numberplate and checked it online when he got home. Cummings acknowledges he drove to Barnard Castle, 30 miles from his parents' home in Durham, with his wife and child. He explained this episode as needing to test his driving was fine before making the long drive back to London. He said he'd been having problems with his vision   Tuesday 14 April: London The Guardian asked Wakefield to confirm whether the family had been in London throughout the lockdown period, but received no reply. Cummings was photographed back in Downing Street on 14 April   Sunday 19 April: ‘bluebell’ woods - Cummings and Wakefield in Houghall woods? Could Cummings have then gone back to the north-east from London? Downing Street is emphatic that he did not. The denial came after another witness claimed to the Guardian and Sunday Mirror that they had seen Cummings and Wakefield on a country walk in Houghall Woods, a beauty spot near his parents’ property in Durham. According to this account, Cummings said: “Aren’t the bluebells lovely?” Cummings says he did not return to Durham   Monday 20 April Cummings seen in London again   May 23: Downing Street statement: “Owing to his wife being infected with suspected coronavirus and the high likelihood that he would himself become unwell, it was essential for Dominic Cummings to ensure his young child could be properly cared for.” The statement said: “At no stage was he or his family spoken to by the police about this matter, as is being reported. “His actions were in line with coronavirus guidelines. Mr Cummings believes he behaved reasonably and legally.” Speaking outside his home, Mr Cummings reiterated: “I behaved reasonably and legally”. When a reporter suggested to him that his actions did not look good, he replied: “Who cares about good looks? “It’s a question of doing the right thing. It’s not about what you guys think.” Later at the daily Downing Street briefing, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said Mr Cummings had the PM’s “full support” and that Mr Johnson “knew that he was unwell and that he was in lockdown”. Mr Shapps said it had always been permissible for families to travel to be closer to their relatives as long as they “go to that location and stay in that location”. Meanwhile, deputy chief medical officer for England, Dr Jenny Harries, said that travelling during lockdown was permissible if “there was an extreme risk to life”, with a “safeguarding clause” attached to all advice to prevent vulnerable people being stuck at home with no support.   Health Secretary Matt Hancock and Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak have tweeted their support for Mr Cummings.   Education Secretary Gavin Williamson said on Monday morning that Mr Cummings had "set out absolutely clearly and absolutely categorically he didn't break the rules and didn't break the law". The attorney general, Suella Braverman, tweet on Saturday in which she quoted the full text of the No 10 statement on Boris Johnson’s chief aide in which the prime minister said he had behaved “responsibly and legally”.   (Disgraceful) Boris Johnson said at the weekend Cummings acted “responsibly and legally and with integrity”   “The PM’s risible defence of Cummings is an insult to all those who have made such sacrifices to ensure the safety of others,” said Johne Inge, the bishop of Worcester, on Twitter.   “What planet are they on?” asked a front page headline in the Daily Mail, an influential right-wing paper usually supportive of Johnson.   https://descrier.co.uk/politics/dominic-cummings-and-wife-tried-to-cover-up-lockdown-breach-in-articles-for-the-spectator/   https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/may/24/dominic-cummings-timeline-what-we-know-about-his-movements   https://www.eveningexpress.co.uk/news/uk/timeline-the-coronavirus-lockdown-and-dominic-cummings-trip-to-durham/   https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-52784290   https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/may/25/attorney-general-faces-calls-to-resign-defends-dominic-cummings-suella-braverman   https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-health-coronavirus-britain-cummings/what-planet-are-they-on-no-respite-for-johnson-and-aide-idUKKBN2310UE   https://cyprus-mail.com/2020/05/25/what-plant-are-they-on-press-slams-johnson-and-cummings/
    • simply tell them on the phone writing only sorry as I might want to escalate this to the fos or court. sorry but no speaky..speaky   you night find this interesting?   https://www.theguardian.com/money/2012/jun/09/life-insurance-misselling-aviva-hamilton-life   dx
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Morning.

I have what may be a simple issue but it is confusing the hell out of me.

 

Previously, I had two HD Tv's (lounge/bedroom) connected by a one input, two output HDMI splitter (powered) and this worked fine.

 

Recently I have managed to save enough to purchase a 4K TV (manufacturer refurbished)for my lounge and this is where my problems started. Whenever I put HD content on my 4K TV, the signal will not go to my other TV.

I assumed it was something to do with the splitter so I bought a 4K splitter but things are the same.

I have standard HDMI cables and one is 7.5m long and I never had a problem before. The splitter I bought said it would be OK for lengths of up to 10m so what do I do?

 

Buy new HDMI cable with 4K capability or something else?


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Morning.

I have what may be a simple issue but it is confusing the hell out of me.

 

Previously, I had two HD Tv's (lounge/bedroom) connected by a one input, two output HDMI splitter (powered) and this worked fine.

 

Recently I have managed to save enough to purchase a 4K TV (manufacturer refurbished)for my lounge and this is where my problems started. Whenever I put HD content on my 4K TV, the signal will not go to my other TV.

I assumed it was something to do with the splitter so I bought a 4K splitter but things are the same.

I have standard HDMI cables and one is 7.5m long and I never had a problem before. The splitter I bought said it would be OK for lengths of up to 10m so what do I do?

 

Buy new HDMI cable with 4K capability or something else?

 

So what happens when the 4k TV cable is not attached ? Does the other TV then work normally ?

 

If so, is this because the 4k TV would be taking up full capacity from the source of the signal ? Because the 4k TV is so demanding on the output of your Skybox or other signal source, it is not offering anything to the other TV. If it works fine on non HD output, then it must be the way this 4k TV is draining. It is a bit like having lots of devices connected to a battery. If you have one device linked first that is more demanding on the power, other devices willstruggle to work.


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I'm wondering if the newer TV invokes HDCP (a form of copy prevention), and this then stops the second device receiving an unencoded signal?

It may not be the leads or splitter at fault.

 

I'm not saying this is the problem (I don't know enough about HDCP to be sure it is or it isn't) but it might be worth looking into before buying any more leads / splitters!

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Is your source just a normal freeview signal SS ?

 

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Thanks for the responses so far.

 

For info. My Sky+ box is connected to the splitter and prior to buying the new TV, all content (SD + HD) was on both screens at the same time with no issues. I can control the Sky box from my bedroom via a VP eye device.

 

Since the changeover, the bedroom TV will not show any HD content at all, whether the lounge TV is on or off. It may be that the TV that now resides in my bedroom is too big for the cable to cope with HD signals. Embarassing moment here. It's a man thing!

The TV in my bedroom is a 47", the one in my lounge is a 55" and the original TV (that is now up for sale) in my bedroom was a 42". Do you think I am overcompensating for something :madgrin:

 

It may be just a case that the HDMI cable needs to be replaced with a better one.


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unplug the 4k TV HDMI cable

bet it works on the other TV now..

 

 

the 4k tv will be telling the sky+ box to switch to a higher resolution even when in std by mode

 

 

you cant tell the sky+ box to output both low and hi resolution...

 

 

yo need to turn off auto hdmi

 

 

press the sky remote services button

goto settings

 

 

adjust the settings of hd res/hdmi control


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unplug the 4k TV HDMI cable

bet it works on the other TV now..

 

Nope! I did that and still no picture on the bedroom TV

 

 

the 4k tv will be telling the sky+ box to switch to a higher resolution even when in std by mode

 

 

you cant tell the sky+ box to output both low and hi resolution...

 

 

yo need to turn off auto hdmi

 

Tried that and it cut off all signal to the second TV. It only works when I have the setting on automatic but it is only SD, not HD

 

press the sky remote services button

goto settings

 

 

adjust the settings of hd res/hdmi control

 

Thanks for the advice DX. Just a shame nothing worked.

I tried various settings to no avail. Is it worth just buying a new HDMI cable that specifically says '4K' or 'UHD' I have seen various prices on the web and I'm not going to go into the huge price range. (Can't afford it now)


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HDMI cable is an HDMI cable!!

 

 

same con as your need a digital aerial to get freeview..no such thing!!

 

 

you may get issues with multiple TVs and sky+ boxes ‘not talking to each other’, which can necessitate pulling cables in and out and rebooting several times to get things going properly

 

 

go one step at a time

get the TV that wont work going properly on its own

then connect the additional TV

 

 

you might also find that you need to disable HDMI ARC if that 2nd tv then re introduces the problem


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I would have thought that if your sky box is set to output 4k signal then its nothing to do with which hdmi cables you have, more that the bedroom tv cannot display a 4k signal if its only HD.

This being the case, the only 2 options you have would be to put a 4k tv in the bedroom (expensive option) or to have sky multiroom and have a second box in the bedroom. Costs about a tenner a month i think.


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HDMI cable is an HDMI cable!!

 

 

 

It would seem that there is a difference. My old HDMI cable must have been dead cheap as I bought one of these:

 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01N1G46CK/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

I didn't pay the price shown ( benefits of being a member of VIPON). I actually paid £8.99.

 

As soon as I plugged it in, everything works as it should. One happy HD watching bunny :-)


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Very very early leads were not full HDMI

Much like early scart leads

 

Sorry you must have a very old lead then

 

Well done!!


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Silverfox, does your telly still take coins :)


 
 

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Silverfox, does your telly still take coins :)

 

Ahem! Just how old do you think I am :lol:

 

I did used to fit meters to TVs in my youth working with a company called Telebank (part of Granada)

 

I can't remember how much I paid for the original HDMI cable but I am sure it was cheap (just like me) so that would explain why I got nothing when in HD mode. All I have to do now is route the new cable around the wall and through into the bedroom which means moving most of my furniture out of the way as the cable will be fitted in the existing trunking :|


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