Digital tv decoder broken

A broken tv decoder isn’t funny.

This evening, I turned on the tv, initially actually to play some Wii games, but immediately I noticed something weird. The tv showed that I had no tv-signal. So I grabbed the remote of my decoder and tried flipping channels, but that didn’t work.
I figured that maybe the batteries had drained, so I fetched some new ones. put them in the remote, only to find that it clearly wasn’t the remote.

Then I unplugged the decoder, figuring that maybe it had crashed for some reason (not a rare occurence), upon plugging it back in, it still showed the same “No Signal” error, but worse still, it still wouldn’t recognize the remote.

I called the helldesk, and they had me go through a similar set of instructions, with the only addition to also disconnect the antenna cable and leave it disconnected.
On their instruction is plugged it back into the power socket, with the antenna disconnected, but that still had the same result.

The decoder is too old for service, so I’ll have to buy a new one. (I don’t think that repairing it would’ve made much sense anyway.) So tomorrow I’ll be trolling the Mediamarkt for a new decoder. 🙂