I bought myself a new toy the other day and it arrived yesterday.
I cannot make head nor tail of it.
For quite a while now I have wanted to cast off the shackles of that damned Sky TV. It’s expensive and its contents are, to put it very mildly, a pile of steaming shite. The only channels we ever watch are those that are free anyway so my ambition is to scrap Sky entirely.
Now I could just stick a blank card in the Sky receiver and let it bitch about some [most] channels not being available but for one small snag – we occasionally, if rarely, want to watch RTE which isn’t free to air on the satellite. The solution that crossed my mind was to get one of those Freeview/Freesat/Digital boxes.
As I said, it arrived yesterday.
Now I am lost.
It’s all connected up with connections to the satellite, the Interweb, an aerial, the television and as an afterthought, to power.
Jayzus but it’s a bugger!
So far I have done a factory reset about eight times. I have scanned the satellites and found 1001 channels [yes, you read that correctly] and have even managed to tune into some of them. My problem is that I can’t get the ones I want to pop up on the front screen so I can do a simple selection.
The manual that came with the beast is a hefty tome and the illustrations are crap. Also it tells me everything I need to know except for the one item I am looking for, whatever that happens to be at the time. There are online videos too that demonstrate how to set it up, but their yoke uses a different interface so it’s like teaching linux on a Windoze machine.
I suppose if nothing else it will keep me out of mischief for a few weeks to come while I try to sort how to work the fucking thing.
Anyone else got a SAB Triple Tuner with Enigma loaded on it?