Monday, April 21, 2008

Plus Points

At the moment, I'm more excited than I really should be at the prospect of Dungroanin' being visited by a man in overalls.

Today is the day, after several months of waiting, that the world of televisual pleasure afforded to myself and Mrs Wife in the homestead enters a new world.

At some point in the next four hours, a Sky engineer will arrive to upgrade our equipment from bog-standard Sky to Sky+. And, as I've already said, I'm more excited than I really should be at the prospect of this development.

In truth, the only real differences will be the possibility of reocrding whole series of shows at the touch of a single button, instead of manually setting the hard drive recorder for every individual episode, and the fact that Sky+ broadcasts in surround sound where available.

But, in my day-to-day life, these count as exciting developments, so I spent an hour last night disconnecting everything in preparation for the Man From Sky's arrival. Which means I'm now sitting here patiently, waiting for the man in the leopard print van to arrive with a brand new Box of Tricks.

I need to get out more.


Misssy M said...

Sky Plus is genius and don't underestimate how great it is. You are right to be excited.

I almost never watch telly in real time now- but best of all I gt to fast forward through adverts!

Jaggy said...

I'll second Misssy on that one. I've got the cable equivalent of Sky+ and I can only say that my TV watching habits have totally changed.
Being the geek that I am, I too get really excited about new buttons to press and settings menus to explore.

You don't need to get out more, other people need to stay in more.