Teletext era

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  1. chandtara
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    chandtara Mr Cricistan

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    Anyone remember the days of teletext? Back before anyone had any internet at home. Just the 4 channels to watch on TV. Keeping updated with the football/cricket scores on pages 302 and 340. Think this will only apply to UK members who had access to it.

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  2. s_h_a_f
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    s_h_a_f Tracer Bullet

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    Yessssss! Page 340 for cricket..I would religously check it everyday. The good old days!
     
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    chandtara Mr Cricistan

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    The things some people take for granted now eh. Remember following many a Pakistan game through the night on teletext. Waiting for the page to refresh.

    Football on a Saturday was always followed on teletext with the radio on in the background.
     
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    341 was the report page, 342 was fixtures, 344 on was country fixtures, and other internationals after.

    there also used to be page 334 or something which was football gossip page.

    606 was now and next for terrestrial channels, lol.
     
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    Patriot Poster Of The Fortnight [03.07.18 - 16.07.18] Poster of the Fortnight

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    only use I got from teletext was checking flight arrival time
     
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    Mohsin Cornered Tiger

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    Used to check cricket and football after school

    Also, Bamboozle on Ch 4...
     
  7. abc_to_xyz
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    abc_to_xyz Youngsta Beauty

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    UK Thing. Pakistan hardly had any teletext. I remember one of my engineer uncle one turned it one for a minute or two using a hacked dish service.
     
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    Disco Lemonade Design Artist

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    You guys are getting old :D
     
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    ComradeVenom Tracer Bullet

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    Lol yeah. I think 302 was english football and 310 scottish football!

    I remember in the days before internet my dad would call the house from work and ask us to check the Pakistan score on teletext. I remember getting shouted at because Pakistan were doing shit...like it was my fault?!?

    Incidentally I was just browing through an old thread on pp about forex trading by namak halal. You posted a bit on it too. That was 7 years ago man!

    Wish somebody had mentioned buying bitcoin then.....
     
  10. abc_to_xyz
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    abc_to_xyz Youngsta Beauty

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    I saw it year after its launch. Apart from little gains its no good in longer run.
     
  11. ElRaja
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    ElRaja Talented

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    lol, my man pbly still long physical bullion. he was a class poster, really wonder what hes up to these days.

    bump up the thread, would be fun to read man.
     
  12. DONhill
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    Yup remember it like it was yesterday! As a child of the 80s, Teletext was the future back then! Was not even 8 bit graphics, but 4 bit.

    I remember the Advent calendar each year, and page 800 - or was it 801? LOL!
     

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