30 posts / 0 new
Last post
BIGBERNARDBRESSLAW's picture
Offline
Last seen: 5 hours 33 min ago
Joined: 20/10/2010 - 19:33
Posts: 5419
Travelodge's poor channel selection

Not the most important question I've ever asked, but it would be good to get an answer.

I'm currently working away Mon-Fri, and have been staying at a Travelodge. 

The only channels available are BBC1, BBC2, ITV1, ITV2, ITV3, CHANNEL4, E4, CHANNEL5, BBC NEWS, RUSSIA TODAY and FILM4, though the dialogue on FILM4 is 4 or 5 seconds ahead of the picture (or the other way round), so impossible to watch.

Just wondered why the channel selection is so poor, and why FILM4 has the sound problem, when the other channels don't?

Lounge: Panasonic TX-P50GT50 / Yamaha RX-A2020 / Panasonic DMP-BDT110 / Dali Zensor 3 / Dali Zensor Vokal / Mordaunt Short MS20i Pearl Edition / Roksan Radius 5.2 / WDTV My Book Live / Seagate Expansion / Sky HD Box 

BenLaw's picture
Offline
Last seen: 5 hours 53 min ago
Joined: 21/11/2010 - 20:21
Posts: 6356
RE: Travelodge's poor channel selection

Tbh I find that as long as you have Russia Today you don't really need anything else. 

BIGBERNARDBRESSLAW's picture
Offline
Last seen: 5 hours 33 min ago
Joined: 20/10/2010 - 19:33
Posts: 5419
RE: Travelodge's poor channel selection

BenLaw wrote:

Tbh I find that as long as you have Russia Today you don't really need anything else. 

:grin: Thanks Ben. So in essence, I'm being too fussy. 

Lounge: Panasonic TX-P50GT50 / Yamaha RX-A2020 / Panasonic DMP-BDT110 / Dali Zensor 3 / Dali Zensor Vokal / Mordaunt Short MS20i Pearl Edition / Roksan Radius 5.2 / WDTV My Book Live / Seagate Expansion / Sky HD Box 

CnoEvil's picture
Offline
Last seen: 6 hours 45 min ago
Joined: 21/08/2009 - 18:01
Posts: 12398
RE: Travelodge's poor channel selection

BIGBERNARDBRESSLAW wrote:

Just wondered why the channel selection is so poor?

Tuppence ha'penny a night? :shifty: ......I use them when I can and am happy if the TV works.  :twisted:

"We should no more let numbers define audio quality than we should let chemical analysis be the arbiter of fine wines."  Nelson Pass

roger06's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 week 3 days ago
Joined: 23/12/2007 - 10:51
Posts: 1637
RE: Travelodge's poor channel selection

I reckon somewhere there's a  special shop that just sells TVs to hotels. All of 'em have fewer channels than everywhere else and special ones that just won't tune it.

Honestly, how hard can it be?

 

CnoEvil's picture
Offline
Last seen: 6 hours 45 min ago
Joined: 21/08/2009 - 18:01
Posts: 12398
RE: Travelodge's poor channel selection

roger06 wrote:

I reckon somewhere there's a  special shop that just sells TVs to hotels. All of 'em have fewer channels than everywhere else and special ones that just won't tune it.

Honestly, how hard can it be?

Don't forget the remote that is from a different make and doesn't actually work the TV.

"We should no more let numbers define audio quality than we should let chemical analysis be the arbiter of fine wines."  Nelson Pass

Paul.'s picture
Offline
Last seen: 10 hours 39 min ago
Joined: 26/11/2010 - 21:44
Posts: 2998
RE: Travelodge's poor channel selection

And they password protect the engineer mode so you can't re-enable the HDMI ports!  Bar Stewards!

roger06's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 week 3 days ago
Joined: 23/12/2007 - 10:51
Posts: 1637
RE: Travelodge's poor channel selection

CnoEvil wrote:

roger06 wrote:

I reckon somewhere there's a  special shop that just sells TVs to hotels. All of 'em have fewer channels than everywhere else and special ones that just won't tune it.

Honestly, how hard can it be?

Don't forget the remote that is from a different make and doesn't actually work the TV.

 

LOL! Oh yeah - or never has any batteries!

 

 

BIGBERNARDBRESSLAW's picture
Offline
Last seen: 5 hours 33 min ago
Joined: 20/10/2010 - 19:33
Posts: 5419
RE: Travelodge's poor channel selection

Paul. wrote:

And they password protect the engineer mode so you can't re-enable the HDMI ports!  Bar Stewards!

I did manage one week to link my laptop to the tv so I could watch a dvd, but only that one week, the other weeks have been impossible.

All the tvs are Philips, with varying quality of picture, but with hardly any channels.

Someone please explain?

Lounge: Panasonic TX-P50GT50 / Yamaha RX-A2020 / Panasonic DMP-BDT110 / Dali Zensor 3 / Dali Zensor Vokal / Mordaunt Short MS20i Pearl Edition / Roksan Radius 5.2 / WDTV My Book Live / Seagate Expansion / Sky HD Box 

Anonymous
Anonymous's picture
RE: Travelodge's RE: Travelodge's poor channel selection

Because Bernard, Travelodge is a poverty spec hotel for tight wads. If you want Sky, then put your hand in your pocket and fork out for a decent hotel Smile

BenLaw's picture
Offline
Last seen: 5 hours 53 min ago
Joined: 21/11/2010 - 20:21
Posts: 6356
RE: Travelodge's RE: Travelodge's poor channel selection

It took you three weeks to mull over how to be that rude and unfunny?

Anonymous
Anonymous's picture
RE: Travelodge's

BenLaw wrote:

It took you three weeks to mull over how to be that rude and unfunny?

 

Just seen the thread old chap. Sometimes the truth hurts, eh ? Wink

bigboss's picture
Offline
Last seen: 8 hours 50 sec ago
Joined: 25/03/2009 - 21:40
Posts: 12950
RE: Travelodge's RE: Travelodge's poor channel selection

BenLaw wrote:

It took you three weeks to mull over how to be that rude and unfunny?

It's just in the nature of some to be "humble". I've still not received a response from the esteemed member regarding the difference in specs between a VT50 & GT50, for him / her to consider the GT50 having "poverty spec" in comparison to his / her superior VT50.  Smile

BenLaw's picture
Offline
Last seen: 5 hours 53 min ago
Joined: 21/11/2010 - 20:21
Posts: 6356
RE: Travelodge's

cloverleaf146 wrote:

BenLaw wrote:

It took you three weeks to mull over how to be that rude and unfunny?

 

Just seen the thread old chap. Sometimes the truth hurts, eh ? Wink

 

Why would it hurt what hotel someone chooses to book at? Being an offensive cock is what must hurt, I imagine, but if that's how you get your kicks to make up for your miserable existence, I can't stop you. 

BenLaw's picture
Offline
Last seen: 5 hours 53 min ago
Joined: 21/11/2010 - 20:21
Posts: 6356
RE: Travelodge's RE: Travelodge's poor channel selection

bigboss wrote:

BenLaw wrote:

It took you three weeks to mull over how to be that rude and unfunny?

It's just in the nature of some to be "humble". I've still not received a response from the esteemed member regarding the difference in specs between a VT50 & GT50, for him / her to consider the GT50 having "poverty spec" in comparison to his / her superior VT50.  Smile

 

Yes, I'd seen that BB. I wouldn't have posted if this was a first offence, but there's a worrying pattern. 

bigboss's picture
Offline
Last seen: 8 hours 50 sec ago
Joined: 25/03/2009 - 21:40
Posts: 12950
RE: Travelodge's RE: Travelodge's poor channel selection

True. Given the nature of the posts, I can only imagine how rudely the member may have dealt with an AV dealer. I feel sorry for the dealer for having to tolerate all this, to be honest. 

Pages

Log in or register to post comments