1001 ways to pass the time — 10 Comments

  1. Gawd, sounds like you’ve got your work cut out there! As I’ve said before, I don’t really understand all this stuff. I can’t even get my TV to connect to the router through an ethernet cable (the TV doesn’t have internal WiFi). I’ve got it plugged in both ends, and the TV keeps telling me there’s no cable connected. WTF? It’s a new cable, too, because it’s now in the next room to the router, so I had to get a 15m cable. I’ve tried all the sockets in the back of the router, I’ve re-set the router, but still I get the same message. Fucking technology. Now I’m going to have to get someone in to sort it, which I’d hoped to avoid. Bloody hell….

    Good luck with your set up! You probably stand a much better chance than me! 🙂

    • Sounds to me like i’s the television end that needs configuring.  The router should accept anything that’s plugged into it [unless a port has been deliberately locked which is more than unlikely].

      I’d nip over and have a look, but I doubt I would have time to do it today.  Now do you regret not offering me that apartment?!

  2. I don’t have an SAB Triple Tuner with Enigma loaded on it the last time I looked but I could send you a slightly used driveshaft for a ’57 Chevy if you think that might work? You could bolt it to the du-hickey, run a coax cable out to the what’s-it, by-passing the thingy-me and just plug the whle lot in and see if spins. 

    Personnally I wouldn’t start from there at all of course!

    • Funny you should say that.  I was browsing the forums looking for guidance and I’m sure somewhere I saw mention of a driveshaft for a ’57 Chevy, but it may have been a ’58 one, so I doubt it would work.  Thanks anyway

  3. You should have bought an Amazon Fire TV box 4K grandad and installed Kodi on it, would have saved you a whole world of hurt.

    • The trouble with those yokes is that I would be stuck with the Irish channels. 

      I’m getting there.  So far have around 1440 channels and am trying to discover how to delete them or at least reorder them!

        • Ah!  I had a list of requirements – all the channels Herself likes [film channels excepted, there are other ways around that!], plus the ability to record on one channel while watching another [or record two channels simultaneously], plus pause facility. 

          The box I got has a triple tuner [one Terrestrial, two Satellite], full HD, full programmable record, live pause, seven day programme display and a few more gizmos.  It also plays films or music from my little network without having to muck around with switching plugs or even TV channels.

          And incidentally the Amazon Fire TV box is only marginally cheaper, and [for some reason] not available in Ireland from Amazon.

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