?

Log in

No account? Create an account
brad's life [entries|archive|friends|userinfo]
Brad Fitzpatrick

[ website | bradfitz.com ]
[ userinfo | livejournal userinfo ]
[ archive | journal archive ]

Cable... hooray! [Aug. 23rd, 2002|01:50 pm]
Brad Fitzpatrick
Norwegian dude is gone, and I now have cable.

Amusing anecdotes:

He was totally confused by my Tivo setup: RF in to Tivo, RCA out to receiver, RCA from receiver to VCR, RF from VCR to TV. He kept insisting that you have to hook up the RF in and out to the same physical box, and I kept trying to explain that it was going over the RCA cables. In the end, I appeased him and hooked shit right up to the TV, avoiding my tower of boxes. He'd never seen Tivo, but he seemed sold on it after hearing about it. "So inside it has hard drive?"

He tried to talk me into switching to AT&T phone service and AT&T internet service, but I told him I need fast upstream, which I can get with DSL and not with cable. He asked if I had to pay for bandwidth, and told how he got screwed by AT&T when he was in Chicago for transferring too much. I told him no, and I also get a static IP and can run servers, with the upstream being fast. He got excited about DSL then also. :)
LinkReply

Comments:
[User Picture]From: supersat
2002-08-23 02:24 pm (UTC)
Why not use RCA from the VCR to the TV?
(Reply) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: brad
2002-08-23 02:35 pm (UTC)
Hah! You overestimate the capabilities of my lil' TV.

(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: supersat
2002-08-23 02:40 pm (UTC)

Re:

Heh... I just assumed with all of the other nice equipment you have you'd have a TV with RCA jacks. :P
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: brad
2002-08-23 03:22 pm (UTC)
I've put off buying a replacement TV for years due to lack of space for one. But no longer... which is why I'm looking into a big nice one.
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: mattrope
2002-08-23 05:51 pm (UTC)

DSL upstream

What is your upstream speed for DSL? Are you using regular ADSL?
(Reply) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: brad
2002-08-23 05:56 pm (UTC)

Re: DSL upstream

yeah, ADSL... 1544k/384k .
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)