It’s strange how things always go nearly well for me.
It’s a rare occasion when I do something and it ends out perfectly. There always seems to be some little glitch inserted just to piss me off.
I bought a new television yesterday. For various reasons we have been needing one for some time and I frequently nearly [or actually] put my back out carting screens around the place. So I did my research, balancing up my requirements against cost and came up with what appeared to be the right model.
The shop nearest to me advertised that they had one in stock to I tried phoning them as I know damn well with my luck that one will have just been sold. They have a nasty system though where I can’t ring them: they have to ring me. I tried leaving my number but their computer system kept fucking it up. I ordered the set online anyway with a view to collecting it later. They did phone back quite quickly to say that they didn’t have that model in stock! Quelle surprise!
The Nice Chap on the phone did inform me that there were two shops within a ten mile radius that did have my requirements so I picked the shop I wanted and he agreed to contact them and inform them I was on my way. Which he did. As I said – a Nice Chap.
I called to the shop and there it was. I brought it home. I unpacked it. I set it up. It’s a cracker.
Now of course I have yet another remote control to add to the pile. Even worse, it’s a horrible design unlike the television itself. So my next task was to hook the satellite remote control to the television. That way I just use the former to control both devices. To do this, I have to programme the remote with a four digit code to match it to the set. I went online and did a search for the model of television and its satellite code. Do you think I could find it? Hah!
I went into the satellite website, entered my make [Nordmende] and model number. They have never heard of it. I searched and searched. There were various suggestions on the forums and I accumulated quite a list of codes to try. None of them worked.
So now I have to resort to support emails or something crap like that, which I know won’t help anyway. In the meantime I am stuck with an extra horrible remote control just to control the sound and the on/off.
Why don’t things work first time in this house?
I just had one last go. I tried a drop of lateral thinking.
If anyone out there wants to pair their satellite remote control with a Nordmende NM32DLEDSM, then use the code for model NM32780. It’s 1065, if anyone is interested.
The new ugly remote control can now go in the drawer along with the growing pile of others.
Maybe luck is on my side after all?