Image via WikipediaAll seemed to have gone awry with the giant thunderstorm last evening. Finally, poor Andrew (of Dreambox "hope and glory" fame) arrived with special parts shipped from the UK (not available here on Corfu yet... allows wireless signal to run to Dreambox from other room.)
He also arrived with a new Dreambox as the one I'd been using had been stuttering to beat the band, so he reconfigured a new one - "just to be sure".
Finally all bases coverd!
As the last wires and connections linked television to Dreambox and as the special program downloaded on to my computer fired up.... .......................
nothing happened. A bit Monty Python-esque, but there you have it!
So Poor Andrew determined in true Sherlock Holmes fashion, that with everything else working the only thing left to be eliminated was the satellite. He reconnected the old Sky box and got it up and running.
Blue screen appeared and the phrase: "No Satellite signal being received" came up. Na.
Blank looks and mumbled curses. Kind Andrew offered to dismantle the LNB, and take it to the satellite shop to see if it could be fixed. (bless him- as I would have NO idea where to go for that...)
All in all, we have high hopes that the next iteration of this attempt will be successful. He plans to return with the part fixed... But this is Corfu, and with the Tempests come the comedies of real life!
Ah if Shakespeare would have had technology to deal with!