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People on MSE are now reporting they actually checking if you own a EV, there is also a new EV tariff tied to one car manufacturer so the tariff is likely sponsored which I think is dumb. These tariffs should be an option for anyone with a smart meter in my opinion.
Whether its better or not depends on your usage, if you dont use much at night, a SVR tariff is probably better, but if you either a night owl or keep things like a server running 24/7 it might work out better. Its fat better than the old E7 tariffs. I assume the tariff is exempt from cap which will mean its on peak rate will be considerably higher if taken up now?
I'm good until 24th September on 5/15p rate, will push hard to stay on the GO Tariff. Will have to wait till September and see.
Did you see January, loads of days over 30p average off peak. Far too many unknowns to commit to that i think
I'll be happy as long as it is under 10p on the cheap rate as the battery can charge on the cheap rate in the Winter.Go is 7.5/35 now
I lived in a flat in 2006 with electric heating and water. Bills were big back then.
Standing charge is £250 a year on the energy cap even after the increases. People pay more on Netflix and tv license
On a 40+ inch UHD display with any of the more advanced tech (QD-LED, OLED, etc.) most of the streaming sites look horrific even when paying for the higher packages - YouTube 4K is about the only thing out of the mainstream sites which is kind of acceptable looking. And that is with a supported 4K device - never mind the likes of Disney plus which hate streaming anything higher than 480p in a browser... and if you are lucky might get 720p with Edge...
Streaming quality these days is pretty damn good. Disney plus for example is 4k Dolby vision and Dolby atmos for recent content and a lot is now imax enhanced.
I was a big fan of disc media but I compared a 4k disc to Disney plus (one of the marvel films) and didnt notice much difference unless I really looked for it. Maybe if I had 60"+ screen it would be more noticeable.
I guess they limit Web browsers due to piracy concerns, plus most people watch on a TV so it's not really a priority.
I don't watch through a web browser so can't say but with the built in TV apps the quality is pretty damn good.I may have missed some better recent content as I'm fairly selective what I watch on Disney plus - but on my Philips 436M6 QD-LED VA there are tons of artefacts or blockiness in dark colours, parts of the image which are noticeably lower resolution or visually noisy, etc. I don't have it with UHD Blu-ray and decently produced 4K stuff on YouTube is acceptable.
The piracy concerns are pretty LOL as it is so easy to circumvent in this day and age (as I've mentioned before probably one of the reasons there is a push to try and get TPM adopted as it is a component in taking more control on something like that - though won't stop people being able to use capture cards externally).
I don't watch through a web browser so can't say but with the built in TV apps the quality is pretty damn good.
Gave up on having a HTPC years ago, too much hassle compared to a cheap streaming stick.