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20 November 2008 @ 09:15 am
The good news: my wrist feels all better! Back to jewelry making tonight!

The bad news: my Tivo is broken! :(

No, seriously, guys. This is a calamity of EPIC FAIL. It started out as this odd static coming from the speakers, and then it went away. And then last night it came back, with a vengeance, and all the little "bee-boop, beep, and beebops" from the Tivo menu suddenly sound high pitched, tinny, and wrong. The Xbox and dvd plays just fine, no static, no strange noises. Everything is hooked up through the same receiver, and only when the sound is set for the Tivo is there a problem. The static isn't static (heh) - when I watch a recorded show, I can stop, rewind, and play the same scene over, and the static will crackle at different times, ergo, it is not a sound coming in with the cable signal.

At the moment, I'm PRAYING it is simply the RCA jacks themselves going bad (we tried a different RCA cord. No dice.) Because on my lunch I'm going to the store to buy some component cables. If the static goes away, that means it was just the jacks, and not, say, the internal soundcard. Eeep!

There's the fact that now is the really wrong time for our Tivo to die - we don't have the extra cash at the moment to just buy another, particularly another with built in DVD burner, which is the one we have. Then there's the even worse fact that OMG, you guys, SPN is on tonight! A pivotal episode from the looks of it.

Please, please, just be the RCA jacks going out. Component will be better picture and sound anyway. *hopes like mad*
Current Mood: melancholymelancholy
Dragonsinger: McKenna/Tristan - WSdragonsinger on November 20th, 2008 05:45 pm (UTC)
Oh...I keep meaning to ask you. How is that synopsis coming? Ready for me to take a look at it yet?
rhienellethrhienelleth on November 20th, 2008 05:54 pm (UTC)
Mostly ready, yes. But I waited so long that NaNo started, and I didn't want to interrupt your NaNo flow. :)
Dragonsingerdragonsinger on November 20th, 2008 09:38 pm (UTC)
Ahhh...I see. Awesome! You can go ahead and send it to me. That way you don't have to keep the potential agent waiting.
(Anonymous) on November 20th, 2008 10:42 pm (UTC)
Keep in mind that you can always watch the episode on Fancast or some other online place where they show the full episodes. All will not be lost in the mean time. I understand this is not a perfect solution but it is nice to take the laptop to the bathtub and watch tv.