Monday, July 02, 2007


I'm happy to report tonight that, despite my best efforts, my new Cable/DVR box is hooked up, and operating perfectly.

So I'm driving along, and I come upon a detour. I'm in my town, just a part that I'm not too familiar with. I realized I needed to make a U-Turn, and when I did, I went into the parking lot of my cable TV company.

I have been wanting to get the DVR for a while, so I figured I'd ask what I needed to do to get one. The Lady at the counter was very nice, took my phone number, and told me that I could take the new box home right now. I could bring the old box back tomorrow, no problem.

Ok, that's not supposed to happen that way.

So I take the stuff and go home. I open the box, and inside the box was the cable box. Not a cat, not a bologna sandwich, not a brick. A cable box.

I take the cable box out, and the AC cord is there, as well as the coaxial cable. I connect everything, plug in the AC cord without electrocuting myself. So far, no fatalities.

I turn the TV on and sit. I unwrap the remote and see that it requires 2 AA batteries, included in the box. I look, and there they are: 2 AA batteries. Not C batteries, not a car battery, AA batteries.

That's not supposed to happen! After a few seconds of the "One Moment Please" screen on the TV, it loads up, and I'm looking at television. I insert the batteries, and follow the easy instructions to program it. I program it to work my TV, and my DVD player.

Then I test the remote, and it works all the devices. I start flipping channels, even getting into the comfy "Channel-Surfing" position. I'm surfing...I power down, I power up, TV, DVR, DVD, I'm programming recordings, and everything is working

OK, what the hell is going on here? No fires, no injuries, no short circuits, and not a single cuss word.

Great. And I've got shows programmed already, going into next WEEK! This is just not right!

Yeah, but I have to go out tomorrow, now, don't I? (return the old cable box and all)

I'm gonna get hit with a falling piano now. I just know it.

All I know is, right now, at this moment, everything works.

Oh well, I tried.


  1. lol Ah... so you have the same luck I do with things like that lol

    Just wait for you to wake up... just wait for it...


  2. Stupid thing's gonna wait until you RELY on it, then it'll conk out. Just you watch.

  3. Yay for DVR!! It's the best.

    Maybe this is your lucky day--no problems! I had mine installed with the satellite system altogether; there's no way I could have done it myself.

  4. I just LOVE my DVR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congrats!

  5. Ahh, you sound a lot like my husband in this entry. LOL. Good luck. If all else fails, give it a good reboot. It worked at our house ;)

  6. LOL - it is scary when things are that easy....

    Be careful, DVRs are addicting! You're going to fall even MORE in love with it, very, very soon! :)

  7. Jolene1:09 AM

    Very impresive, actually. 'cause you know that many of us never have the right cable or the batteries.
    This is the first time I've heard of an "easy" task really being easy. Good for you..
    I'd definitely watch out for the falling piano, though, something has to be coming.


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