Yesterday I had to go to the cable company. They have one (yes, count 'em) one, visitor parking spot. So I drove around and around, three times looking for a spot to park. Couldn't find one. So I left to do errands and came back. I found a spot the second time as it was lunchtime. Got myself registered, turned in my old cable box, picked up the DVR, went home, installed it, called to get access to service etc.
Fine. It is all good, go to bed.
Today, I cannot get reception for certain stations. Like 29 and 30 and some other oddball ones. All basic cable. And it doesn't affect just the new DVR, it affects the other cable box too. The one that had nothing wrong with it.
So, I call them again, for the 5th day in a row. The live person was very poorly trained. At least the other folks knew how to reset the boxes. This person didn't even know how to reset the boxes. She kept asking me to run upstairs, downstairs and see if it was rebooting. It wasn't. Then she said it was a problem with the new box. I told her it couldn't be because both boxes were affected (insert curse of your choice). So now I have to have a technician come out and the first available appointment is next weekend.
If it doesn't fix soon, I'm going to go with satellite or phone company. Dang unnamed cable company. I want my food network!