media what died a'bornin'

From: Rob O'Donnell <>
Date: Sat Oct 9 04:47:21 2004

At 08:59 09/10/2004, Stan Barr wrote:

> (Tony Duell) said:
> > Interesting thing : The page number is a 3 digit BCD number, but nowhere
> > in the hardware are the invald BCD nybbles (1010..1111) ever prohibited.
> > Pages with such numbers can't be selected on a normal TV, but can be
> > decoded and displayed by a computer-controller teletext decoder. And such
> > pagesd certainly exist...
>On my tv one of the Welsh channels (S4C, I think) shows page numbers like
>14A 1E5 etc as it's counting when searching for a page. I've not been able
>to get any of the pages to display even by entering 149 and pressing "up"
>to see if it counts in hex :-)

I remember many year ago (well On topic) looking at some similarly numbered
pages on
CNN, (via an early analogue cable) - they turned out to be full of reams
and reams of
garbage. Now, CNN were at the time promoting a subscription service
whereby you
could get up to the minute financial information, so I presume thhis was that,

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