So, was out yesterday and came in to watch Swordfish...now, ever since I've moved in, I've had problems with my TV reception (whereas it was flawless previously). The internal communal aerial didn't seem to work and I had to get a new external aerial and loop it through my window vent to get it in the TV!. Terrestrial reception was ever so slightly snowy but not enough to distract you from whatever you were watching, but digital has been temperamental at best: I can only get half the channels and at night most of those fizz and pop enough that they're largely unwatchable.
So imagine my consternation when I woke up this morning to find that for some reason, I had lost all reception whatsoever. My aerial connection had inexplicably worked loose from the digi box and I couldn't receive any channel at all, terrestrial or digital. My TV works fine and so does the digi box, as the digi logo comes up and proudly proclaims "No signal."
Now I had already toyed with the idea of Sky but hated it for various reasons, so I remained calm and made a lunchtime trip to Dixons to get some new aerial sockets---still no joy. So, I'm currently without a TV but I'm gonna have to return to Dixons tomorrow to spend MORE cash I don't really have on an internal aerial and a double male lead to try a few things tomorrow. If that fails, then I'm gonna have to give in and get the dreaded Sky: again, more cash I can't afford to flutter away.
The ironic thing is, I don't even watch much TV but right now Dr Who and My Name is Earl are back on, Pushing Daisies is till a worthwhile diversion and joy upon joy, Heroes is back...but if I miss this, I WILL be agitated! I can't even ask anybody to tape it for me as that's a whole OTHER issue...