This morning I awoke to find my DirecTV receiver complaining that it cannot find the signal from the satellite.
After jacking with the cables and running the tests I seem to be unable to fix it myself. I reluctantly called DirecTV support. I was fortunate to get right to a support guy who knew what he was doing. He had me run a few test and it looks like there’s nothing that can be done over the phone so a technician will have to visit.
I was rather shocked to find out that the next available appointment is five days away on Saturday. Being that TV is my best and only friend I am faced with a rather difficult week.
I have an emergency antenna tuner that I can use for local channels in SD and I have the internet and DVDs. The new season of shows hasn’t started yet so there’s not much on anyway.
Even though this sucks I think it may be an interesting psychological experiment to see if my life changes at all without suckling at the teat of the great pacifier.
Well, I managed to get it working. It has only one tuner but it will get me by just fine during The Waiting Week. Ipart, I am relieved. In the other part, I am disappointed. I was looking forward to the no TV experiment. No, I can’t do it voluntarily.