Tuesday, June 13, 2006

To call you stupid would be an insult to stupid people. I've known sheep who could outwit you. I've worn dresses with higher IQs!

I am kicking myself! You can call me Mr Thicky!

Since we moved into our newly extended house we have had our ancient portable TV running in the kitchen. It is one of those ones that predates SCART and from when teletext was a dirty word! You have a normal RF input and that is your lot!

Suffice to say that we don't have a roof aerial socket in the kitchen, Serena won't let me run a Magic Eye cable along the length of the house from our living room Sky+ box and all the wireless AV senders I have found only support SCART TVs (SCART to RF signal converters are suprisingly expensive).

I resigned myself to squinting at a lousy picture on the loop aerial (indoor booster aerials are both ugly and expensive for what you get imho). We intend to put an LCD in the kitchen later in the year anyway, so I can be patient and wait.

Well DUH!!!!!!! What piece of kit has been sat in the loft for 12 months and has 2 SCART sockets and a built in SCART to RF signal converter? My old VCR! All I need to do is hook the AV sender up to the Sky box in our bedroom, the receiver up to the VCR in the kitchen and the TV up to the VCR. Bingo - Sky in the kitchen! Why I didn't think of that months ago I cannot say!

Today's movie quote is from one of my favourite British films and is in honour of its star who has announced his retirement.


Jase said...


Jase said...

Clue: Perfect Star! See also "Disappointed"!

Jase said...

Quote from A Fish Called Wanda.