Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Just a NULL day, with Frankenstein


We woke up to a lovely sunny morning and it just made a change from rain.. We decided to move across the way from where we were as it was a sunnier spot and better views. Things were alright till we tried to get the telly signal. We could pick up the satellite Astra 2 but just got no transport code... it showed Null.. what is Null....Nil, Non, Nothing, Nought, Nowt, Goodness knows..  so a look on Google and he doesn't know either.. Oh well it must be the strength of the signal, so we will have to move back to where we was.. After a bit of maneuvering we got back on our old mooring, bit more muddy but hey ho.. 
So we set up the telly again, still the same strong signals on the bar graph, but Null on the transport stream so it won't search for channels.. Del tried everything with the dish till it nearly went in the cut.. After more surfing we have found out that its not a good idea to have a HD Sky + box on a boat where you have to keep setting up the dish, as they are unreliable. We did notice at first it takes longer, as when you turn the box on it takes about three minutes to do all its checks before you can turn it on, the old one only took about 10 seconds. So no HD for us, disappointing with the winter Olympics on the way. So we will have to pick up the old box next time we are down in Kent..
So with no telly we decided to go to the cinema again and see the film "I Frankenstein" worth watching if you like films like Batman.
We went to the 4.30pm showing and we were joined by three other couples so we had it nearly all to ourselves.. We were back to Derwent6 at 6.10pm and had a lovely tea with a ginger beer to chill with.. and our music of course!!

7 comments:

Les Biggs said...

Hello to you both
Hope you are both well.
We got fed up having to moor where the sky signal was available so got a freeview set up as well. Very handy and opens up a lot more mooring spaces.
Les/Jaq

Sue said...

Yeah, agree with Les, get yourself a cheap digi box, (Tesco direct) or splash out a bit on a digi 'recorder' for when neither aerial or dish work.. plus it is good if you want to record something that is 'on the other side'.

We have a brilliant aerial, this is the fella..

http://www.aerialsandtv.com/aerialfeedback.html

google around for good prices and it doesn't have to be high up. Note that it can lie flat on the boat when not in use.

We haven't used the dish in simply ages since we got it, and so quick to point to the right place with an app on the phone

Anonymous said...

24 hr mooring you,re over staying on.

Sue said...

Anon you are joking aren't you? How do you know exactly where they are you been there?

Have you noticed the weather lately or have you had your head stuck down a hole?

It is very dangerous to move these boats in the high winds. It is winter time if you haven't noticed and continuous cruisers need to stay safe.

I think you should mind your own business and get back in your hole you know that!

Oh and another thing. Not brave enough to put your name either!

Sue said...

Anon you are joking aren't you? How do you know exactly where they are you been there?

Have you noticed the weather lately or have you had your head stuck down a hole?

It is very dangerous to move these boats in the high winds. It is winter time if you haven't noticed and continuous cruisers need to stay safe.

I think you should mind your own business and get back in your hole you know that!

Oh and another thing. Not brave enough to put your name either!

Del and Al said...

Thanks guys, we've got the old sky box set up again and that's working great, but will investigate a digi box as well. Thanks for your comments Sue, as you've guessed, we were on the 14 days lol. Take care all of you on those high tides!!!!! x

Malcolm Holloway said...

Hi Del, we caravan a lot so use same set up as yo, but found that quite often the box won't register the dish even when set up spot on. We now use an old Sky box to set dish up then plug Sky+ to dish and voila perfek picture. Malc'