Yes, the TV saga continues. You see, we gave up cable/satellite TV years ago and now rely on our roof antennae for our TV programs. There are quite a lot of them, although if you remove the Spanish, religious, and shopping networks, the number is reduced by 25-30%.
Having inherited our son’s 49.5″ TV (he upgraded to a 50″) we quickly attached it to our antennae then scanned for channels.
60 channels popped up but not any of the 5 PBS channels (yes, I am a This Old House and Antiques Roadshow junkie).
The next morning, I climbed onto the roof and checked out the antennae splitter we use and found this:
Now, we should all remember from Sesame Street that one of this things is not like the other. The smaller hole keeps the connection to the antennae wire snug whereas the broken plastic guide allows for anarchy. But to test my theory, I switched the cables and did another channel search. Instead of 60 we now picked up 92 channels, including PBS.
I also ordered a new splitter and installed it. Now both TVs have the same number of channels and I’m back to watching 3 of them:D.
Until next time!