Saturday, February 28, 2015

I'm watching a free movie on my OLD TV!

The oldest grandson read my blog entry yesterday, started putting two and two together, and figured out how to get everything working on our television:  Roku, Antenna, Directv, the works.  Even as I do this entry, I'm watching the movie "Labor Day"; I read the book and liked it, so this is my opportunity to see what they did with it in a movie..  I have Amazon Prime, which gives me a lot of things to watch.  I couldn't watch Amazon without the Roku my Russian friend gave me some time back, so I'm grateful to him.  Thanks, Meesha!

The grandson used to work installing Directv, which gives him a pretty good working knowledge of how, where, and what to hook up on the back of a television.  At first everything on the Roku was coming in as black and white, but he went to his garage and found a different cable, and that fixed that problem.   It works great!  There was a problem also with the program having to stop and load in the middle of everything, but I think he adjusted something with the high definition.  That seems to have fixed it, since my movie is playing uninterrupted right now.

I am working with three remotes now, but I'm fine with that.  There's the original TV remote that I hadn't used in years, the Roku remote, and the Directv remote.

I'm a happy camper.  Wouldn't it be funny if this led to our getting rid of Directv eventually?

We brought home two baby calves yesterday, but that will be another entry.


9 comments:

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

How wonderful to have a daughter and a grandson that could figure it all out for you !

kcmeesha said...

I am glad you were able to use it :-)

TARYTERRE said...

Happy to hear your grandson saved the day, figuring out how to hook you up to the TV. We have Amazon Prime too. Lots of good movies to see for sure. ENJOY! Can't wait to hear about the new calves.

Margaret said...

It is great to have people with that kind of specialized knowledge. I managed to hook up my new modem and get everything to run back in the fall,but it took me WAY longer than it should have.

Sister--Three said...
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Sister--Three said...

I made a comment and this iPad corrected it all to say what I did not say so I deleted the comment.

Jean said...
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Jean said...

Glad your grandson got it working for you. I'm a person that tries figuring things out without all the instruction. It doesn't work all times, but most of the time it will. (Smile).

Barbara In Caneyhead said...

We get the original three network channels, classic tv, the CW, and three fairly good movie channels for free, along with a few assorted others. We gave up Direct TV as well. I could rent a whole heap of movies a month for their cost. Besides, we actually like older stuff better.