Rabbits Ears and Wireless Internet


I get three channels on my TV that come in quite well. For the most part, that is enough for me. But I really wanted to watch the season premiere of Heroes on Monday. The problem was that it was on a channel that doesn’t really come in.

So I moved my rabbit ears every which way until the station came in with a little bit of fuzz. But the show was watchable. It bothered me at first that the picture wasn’t perfectly clear but after a while I didn’t even notice anymore. I just enjoyed the program.

While I was watching the show, I had the laptop on and was wirelessly downloading some music.

I like to watch TV in the dark, so the only light in the room (other than the TV) was coming from the computer screen. There was about fifteen minutes left of the two-hour season premiere when my downloads were complete. So I shut off the computer thinking that I could enjoy the rest of the show better.

This is the weird thing. The television reception stayed the same for a few minutes but then it completely fizzled. I tried to get the reception back by playing with the rabbit ears, but it was no use.

I could hear the finale of the program but I couldn’t see it very well. At least I know what happened and got to watch most of the show.

I very rarely even try to watch anything on that channel because of the poor reception. But the fact that I could watch it while I was downloading makes me wonder if the rabbit ears and the wireless modem worked together somehow to enhance the television reception. I mean, weirder things have happened right? I guess I can try it again next week just to see if that’s what did it.