When I am dead and gone
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.
You got saorsat right ?
I don’t understand, if you had a good view of the transmitters, you wouldn’t need the saorsat, typical RTE.
Also, Are you right or left handed ? Not important for saorsat, but when herself puts the stuff on donedeal !!
DON’T MENTION DONEDEAL! It’s bad enough trying to keep her off the Farcebook buy and sell sites….
I’m betting that when your good lady comes to add movies to her ‘bundle’ it’s done way faster than when I spent what seemed like three days on the phone reducing our ‘bundle’. Money in – cool. Money out? They fight for hours…