Remember last week when I was complaining about the lounge room pvr not showing the new ABC News 24 in spite of me rescanning many times? Problem solved in a very weird manner and no end of botheration.
I thought I was doing the right thing. I rescanned R's bedroom pvr for stations and his machine brought up ABC News 24 on channel 24. I clicked away and checked the other stations and there was a problem. Some weren't showing or showed briefly and then went off or some would show strongly at one point then a few minutes later would not show at all. Very odd.
To get the tv wire to R's bedroom originally, I put a splitter inside the wall and ran the wire through the lounge room wall into a plug in the spare bedroom, then ran an exposed wire along the wall to the other side of the room and into another plug, through the wall into R's bedroom and into another plug with again the exposed wire along the wall to the far side of the room and into R's tv.
But the plugs were vulnerable to being knocked and I knew a couple were a bit bent and I had bent them further to make the plugs sit in the sockets securely. One even had the centre co-axial pin receiver broken. I expect the poor reception on R's tv was related to poor contact in a socket. I decided to replace them all and bought new ones the next day. I installed the new ones and although they are almost identical to the old ones, the plugs fit much tighter in the sockets.
Did that fix the problem? No. I rescanned the tv once again and still nothing.
I tried the aerial plug directly into the tv, which I should have done earlier, and the tv worked fine. So the fault is with the pvr. R, is there anything you have saved that is a must see? I will do a reset and what you have saved may be lost. The programs weren't lost actually, only settings and pre programmed recordings. AND the problem was fixed. I always forget these pvr machines are computers.
I wondered if it would make the lounge room pvr show channel 24 if I did a reset. Yes it did. It was only about three hours of my life wasted.
Lovely new tight aerial plug. The other plug is for internet or pay tv. It was part of a deal when we connected and the man said we may as well have it. Never used.
This bothersome machine is R's PVR. The one below is the dvd recorder I bought off Ebay. Once I transferred all vids to dvd, it sits unused. Good machine though. Oh yeah, Little Jo watches dvds on it occasionally.
Look, ABC News 24 on the lounge room PVR showing 24. How hard was that. The old VCR sits below. It is connected but never used anymore. The el cheapo dvd player sits below that, used occasionally when Little Jo visits.