OK, this can get confusing…. Follow carefully.
A few months ago whilst we were out an electrical storm went over our house and I suspect that our TV antennae / foxtel dish was struck by lightning. Our Foxtel box was dead and the TV in the main lounge room couldn’t get free to air TV (call this Set A) and the TV in the bedroom (call it Set B) stopped working and could only get static and an electrical pulse. Niki’s parents gave us an old TV they had for the bedroom (Set C) and we got the Foxtel people out to replace the box.
Since then, we got a new TV (Set D) – which we put in the bedroom and moved Set C to the front of the house at Christmas so the girls could use their new PlayStation. However Set C refused to work in the front room, but the old bedroom tele (Set B) did even though it wouldn’t work in the bedroom. We also never had Set A fixed to pick up free to air TV and get free to air TV in the main lounge room via the Foxtel dish, but because Channel 7 doesn’t broadcast through Foxtel (idiots!) we don’t get Channel 7 in the main room.
However in the front room, where Set B is now hooked up to the PlayStation we can get all the free to air channels…. Set D in the bedroom however, gets the reception badly with Channel 7 being the only one that is watchable.
Why am I saying this now? Well yesterday I did a tip run and cleared out some junk which included Set C and the VCR that hasn’t worked since the storm either. Then last night, while I was watching the cricket Niki was watching TV in the front room. When the cricket finished, I offered her the big TV in the main room, but she couldn’t move because the show she was watching was on Channel 7… so I said I am going to bed. She then came in to the bedroom to watch Channel 7 there…
I haven’t got all this fixed because I personally am not a huge watcher of TV. I watch LOST and am watching Underbelly but I have downloaded most of LOST via download and I missed last weeks Underbelly and downloaded that too… I find watching free to air TV a chore and even last night with the cricket the fact that I saw the same farking AAMI add with those two ugly twin boys selling green slip insurance every 4.5 minutes started to wane on my sanity…. Also, I am not really sure how TV’s / Foxtel / Antennae work… how come I can get some channels on one set and none or only a couple on others… I am a bit worried that to get someone out to look at it would cost a bomb and as I said, I don’t really care…
If Channel 7 would broadcast thru Fox like the other stations do, then I wouldn’t have to worry about anything!