Tele­vi­sion not good enough

Central and North Burnett Times - - OPINION -

AROUND12 months ago Iwas so pleased with the news coun­cil had de­cided to make avail­able free-toair tele­vi­sion to Eidsvold from within Eidsvold.

Coun­cil re­jected the Fed­eral Government’s of­fer to sub­sidise the in­stal­la­tion of dishes to res­i­dences and the sup­ply of set top boxes.

They went with an ae­rial at the water tower.

As I say, I was pleased, and in fact ex­cited – so ex­cited I had the Pay TV cut off, bought a new an­tenna for the roof of the house and an­tic­i­pated all the best in lounge room en­ter­tain­ment. But it is flawed and use­less. There has not been a full week’s view­ing since its in­stal­la­tion and as the storm sea­son is upon us, it gets more ridicu­lous.

It only has to look like rain and the sys­tem shuts down.

The past week­end, the only sta­tion avail­able was the ABC.

Win is avail­able on and off but al­most ev­ery week­end it breaks down.

Seven is a lit­tle bet­ter but goes off from time to time. It is Sun­day night now and only ABC is avail­able.

SBS has been off for al­most two months and Ten is about the­worst.

Lucky I don’t watch Ten’s hit drama, Home­land.

Eidsvold de­serves bet­ter than this and it must be fixed be­fore Christ­mas when the chil­dren are at home all day.

Noel Thompson Peo­ple for Eidsvold

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