Monday, July 22, 2013

No TV Until At Least Thursday... least down in the man-cave basement. The TV and set-top box were acting up down there and they sent me a replacement last week. The replacement is working less well than was the original. Now I have no television at all in the basement except for a blank screen.

Of course, bad things don't travel alone and my Verizon Internet is not working properly either. The router seems to be having a problem. I also spoke to them about that last week and the technician did some of this and some of that and had me do some o whatever and it seemed to get somewhat better and then got worse again. Now, instead of my connection being extremely slow, I intermittently lose the signal altogether.

When I went over the television and Internet problems with the technician tonight, he told me that pixilation problems I have had watching on demand movies is due to the Internet router as the movies come over the Internet. Go figure, I would have thought they came over the fiber optic cable. He said the other problems I have been having are due to the set-top box.

He made the soonest available morning appointment for me, to have a technician come to my house, and that will be on Thursday morning. No TV until then unless I watch upstairs in the living room which may or may not happen. because that is the domain of she who must be adored. Hopefully my Internet service will not go completely out too - that would drive me to do something like cleaning guns, as I did tonight because the TV was out, and I only have about a day's worth left to clean. If I run out of them to clean I may have to fix something in the house - perish the thought.

All the best,
Glenn B


Humble wife said...

Can you make your phone a hotspot through Verizon and use the internet that way?

I haven't watched TV aside from a few DVD's since 2008. I do watch Hulu free and Netflix live streaming...Mostly Documentaries and Cooking shows...although I did watch a few series all the way through but that is killer as I do nothing until I finish the series~lol.

Hope it is fixed soon...OR you should make a bag of popcorn and sit with your wife and have a date of sorts! ;)

Glenn B said...

Wow Jen,

Maybe it is coincidence or maybe your email came with some good ju-ju attached but about 1 hour after I approved your comment, the TV came on by itself. The set-top box had been on since yesterday looking as if it was trying to work so I left it on to see what would happen. it took just about 24hours of running its programs for it to work. I think I will keep the appointment with the Verizon tech for Thursday.

All the best,