The Christian Noob (n00b)

born & raised Catholic, now going to a Presbyterian church & still learning

moving: finally getting TV service connected

After living a month in my new apartment (https://christiannoob.wordpress.com/2010/11/no-internet-no-tv/), I finally had TV service connected this morning. It’s taken a month to get this service installed properly and finally running.

It was a painful month without my favorite shows. Other than channel 31.2 (Qubo, http:www.qubo.com/) and 13.1 (PBS, http://www.pbs.org/) as well as a handful of comedies (mostly re-runs, syndicated), over-the-air (OTA) television programming’s pathetically boring in my sole opinion. Of course, ATSC makes things worse if the signal isn’t strong enough. At least, an old NTSC signal could fail and at least displayed a weak and/or distorted b/w image.

Then again, it could’ve been much worse. At least, I was able to watch some material that I’d recorded on my DVR and lots of movies on-line — the latter being the second best thing to do.

Now I only have to connect my DVR to the DSL modem/router, which aren’t close to one another (https://christiannoob.wordpress.com/2010/12/my-sons-first-ever-seizure-so-much-to/). It either means running about 50 feet of CAT-5 making the apartment look fairly shabby ($25 to $40), getting a proprietary 802.11 adapter ($65) or using power line communication ($70; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Power_line_communication). I’m still not sure what I’ll do.

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