Jan 29, 2005, 3:42 PM
Post #2 of 3
Pete, this does not directly relate to your post, but you cause me to "tell one on myself".
A couple of nights ago there was a weird echo on the audio of CSI, Las Vegas version, my favorite TV show after JAG, along with a narrative of what was happening in a clean clear voice...all audio. I had just tuned in the channel, and I thought this to be strange, but was patient, and thought maybe this was a new program twist, and waited it out. When the audio on commercials also echoed, and I noticed the problems were only on this channel, I knew I had a mess, was PO'd and called Cox Cable for a repair setup...I don't have a "box" so a service call not a special signal is required. No problemo. Set up for yesterday morning. Then I got to thinking (a rarity, but it does occasionally happen!)
I had messed with my TV programming mode to try to get an English subtitle set up to help my hard-of-hearing Mom understand what's happening on screen...my yelling and repeating everything for my Mom does get tiring after a while, especially when I often don't know what she's missed until long after it's happened.
Of course, the SAP does this only for Spanish, I think, and I had just screwed with the audio system without reading my TV's instruction booklet...well, after all it's a huge 51" Pioneer and I've only had it for about 12 years...I'll get around to it some day!
I then changed the settings on MY TV and everything was hunky dorrie. Mea Culpa to the cable company...I was as always very polite to them before and after...but I felt very stupid.
Have you ever heard the joke about people who should be required to take a course before getting married or having kids? For me, add to that, before buying a computer or any (new) electronics product.
I guess I need to rent someone's 14 year old!
BTW, if you aren't a computer expert, I don't know who is! I appreciate all your posts.
Take care. Tom.