My Cable Box died today. It’s the FIFTH Time Warner HDTV cable box (Scientific Atlanta Explorer 8300HD) in less than two years. No, the hard drive didn’t fail – something else did.
Anyway, since the connections to my HDTV are complex (read – a million freaking wires) I didn’t want to mess with rewiring cable direct to the TV, so my daughter and I watched TV tonight on my main laptop (IBM T42p) via my SlingBox. In full screen.
It was only after we had been watching it for 20 minutes or so that I realized I was watching full-screen video, wirelessly – and it was “picture perfect”. I’ve just grown accustomed to WiFi working, and working well.
It’s cool I helped invent it. It’s more cool that it works so well I hardly remember how amazing the technology is!