Bizarrely this house is in a natural dip and does not get any aerial reception despite being in a busy urban location. This is pretty infuriating as all of my tv's have integral freeview which is now worthless and I spent the first four days here singing to myself or watching the one dvd that was in the bedroom tv for some noise! Now I know why the sellers seemed to keep going on about SKY tv set ups!
I enjoy tv and generally tend to have it on in the background so I like to have access to tv where I am rather than being limited to viewing tv in one single room. Surprisingly to me, SKY term this as 'multiroom' and hike up the price hysterically. I am not a fan of paid tv at the best of times. If a show is good enough it will usually find its way to free tv and despite my tv everywhere rule I am more of a tv 'grazer' rather than dedicated watcher.
So, after much conflicting advice, including a quote for nearly £900 from Currys to fit FREEsat, I wondered what I was going to do. A conversation with the seller revealed I actually had an 8 channel satellite dish and a freesat point in the small bedroom which worked with a £30 freesat box. This meant I could stop singing but could only watch tv in the bedroom. A couple of weeks later I realised (ok, I'm a bit slow in the uptake) that I could use one of the two SKY leads for a freesat box in the living room. Unfortunately, at the time that room looked like one of those hoarder programmes and I only had the use of a single sofa once I'd hiked over a mountain trail of boxes leading to it but still I could watch tv in another room.
Eventually, a satellite engineer was sourced and the rest of the house was drilled and 'wired for viewing' and the tvs could be reinstated. The freesat boxes were going to be bought slowly as finances allowed but a decent balance on a nectar card brought things forward.
So, why is this cat related? Well, Magic decided, as cats do, to check out the new item to her exacting standards....
Magic: the freesat cat