Thursday, 21 May 2009

Sony KD-28DX40 Integrated Digital TV and the Digital Switchover

I know this is nothing about software development, but hey…  We have the Sony TV above and it doesn’t work now the analogue signal has been turned off.  The south west of England switched over to digital on 20th May 2009.

I have spoken to Sony support and apparently, the TV is now out of date.  The software in the TV tuner is too old. Please see http://sonycic.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/sonycic.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=369&p_created=1216219189

The only solution is to buy a new set-top-box for the TV or buy a new TV.

The TV is only 6 ½ years old!!  It’s already obsolete!  Thanks Sony.

More info: http://www.digitalspy.com/forums/showthread.php?p=30404270

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Cannot start Microsoft Office outlook. Cannot open the outlook window

This morning I opened Microsoft Outlook 2007 and got the
error "Cannot start Microsoft Office outlook. Cannot open the outlook
window"

No system changes have been made, no anti-virus software is running.

The easiest way to remedy this is to go into Control Panel > Mail > Show Profiles…

  • Select your current profile (probably only one profile in the box)
  • Click “Copy” and type a new name
  • Set the new profile as the default profile under “Always use this profile” at the bottom
  • Close this and then restart Outlook 2007

Exactly one week ago, Automatic Updates installed “The 2007 Microsoft Office Suite Service Pack 2”, which I believe has introduced a pretty serious bug into MS Outlook 2007.