Thursday, May 13, 2010

argh cable

My housemate suggested that we upgrade our cable, so that we can watch the World Cup this summer.

This morning the cable guy came and installed a HD box. He cycled through all the channels, and they looked awesome! All evening, I was looking forward to coming home and watching my new clear HD channels.



We have three guests over tonight, and we cannot get the cable box to work. There is no video on the television. The only thing I did after the cable guy left was to turn the TV off and back on.

Frustration!

We've tried rebooting the cable box, using the television menu to switch the audio input, turning the TV off and on numerous times.

At first, my guests made jokes about how many Google engineers it takes to turn a television on. But now we are so frustrated that it is beyond joking.

UPDATE: The Comcast guy replaced my HD box, and now the cable works.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

does cable work for old tv ?
yes, then problem with new tv
no, then problem with cable.

writer said...

Ouch, sorry to hear this. HD stuff is really complicated and frustrating, actually.

Niniane said...

Update: The Comcast guy replaced the cable box, and now the channels work! Yay.

Anonymous said...

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/17/opinion/17gao.html

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