Trailing cable saves the day

My trailing cable has arrived to save the day. The aerials on my EyeTV Diversity turned out to be complete pants, so a 15m trailing cable was needed to restore little known networks such as ITV1 and Channel 4 to my channel roster.

Fortunately, someone had already had a cable running round the place once, and had left all the tacks behind, so with just a couple of cable ties, I’ve managed to make said trailing cable almost entirely invisible.

And look, I have my line-up back:

My new channels

And with decent signal: this means I get picture-in-picture, too: record one channel and watch another at the same time. Incidentally, note how, even though they’re been fed by the same aerial, the two tuners have substantially different signal qualities.

New signal strengths

Woo hoo. So now I have a decent, non breaking-up version of this week’s Being Human, too. One thing to note: if you buy a signal splitter so that you can have two aerials coming out of one TV socket, check to see if you’re getting male or female connections or else you’ll find your cables won’t work. Doh.

PS If by chance you also happen to buy a Heroes mousemat off eBay, be prepared: it might smell a bit.