I have been messing around with the satellite box again.
After multitudinous attempts I finally got it to work.
This is not a bad achievement considering it took me a week to work out that it’s an Amigo Alien 2 triple tuner running enigma2 software. That is not what’s on the front of the box!
It took me another while to find some software that I could use to edit the channels [or “bouquets” as it insists on calling them]. Naturally that software only runs on Windoze so that led to multitudinous more headaches.
Anyway, it’s running.
Or rather it’s close to running.
I can pick up any BBC or ITV channel you care to mention. There is a vast selection of everything from cartoons to soft porn but there is one thing I cannot receive – the fucking Irish channels. The reason is simple. To pick them up I have to use the local transmitters as they are encoded on the satellites, but I can’t actually see the local transmitters because the mountains are in the way. I am not going to move either house or mountains so that’s a wee problem.
I started belting out Classic FM today and Herself asked what I was at. I told her. I told her we could save ourselves nearly eighty squids a month by using Freesat.
She refused point blank.
She said it had taken her this long to get used to the remote control. [Twenty years?].
And anyway she plans on getting Sky Movies when I kick the bucket.
It’s nice to know she’s planning ahead.