I have bought a new TV.
For someone who watches as little television as I do, this new acquisition is a really big deal.
It’s one of these:
An LG 42LB580V 42-inch Widescreen 1080p Full HD Wi-Fi Smart TV with Freeview HD (as the blurb has it).
I think this is good (but I’m still learning to use it).
I have tuned it, have connected it to my WiFi. I have set up my Netflix account. I’ll do my YouTube account tomorrow. But I have noticed an interesting thing.
Although I can get BBC1 HD (101), BBC2 HD (102), etc, I can not receive any HD channel above 105.
Yes, I have retuned the set.
That clever young Daniel said, over on FB, that COM7 is an HD only mux and might just not be available on whatever mast my aerial is pointed at (Sutton Coldfield as far as I know).
Incidentally, I Daytona’d past the mast at Waltham today and that’s a pretty impressive-looking structure from Melton Mowbray.
So that’s where I am, as far as TV reception goes.
Which is actually a big step further forward than I was before the new TV arrived.
Because the previous set would only receive unwatchable, broken-imaged, pixellated rubbish.
But now I have an almost full set of digital channels.
And various internet and app-based goodies too.
Not too shabby, eh?