Some days after his confusion with the remote controls, the Old Man complained that he could not select any Sky channels when using the Sky remote. This time the problem was that the batteries in one of the Sky remote controls were flat, and that was the remote he was using. I pointed out to him that I had recharged four batteries on my previous visit to Peakville, and that I had left them in the usual place, on the sideboard in the dining-room.
When the Old Man lets the batteries in a Sky remote control go flat, the remote needs to be reprogrammed. The procedure for doing that is not complicated, but the Old Man cannot follow the procedure by himself.
[Original posting 11 October 2009]