TV remote controls

Started by: i-spy (15034) 

They drive me nuts. Why do they have so many buttons, why do they always go missing when you need them, and why can't we scrap all these so called smart TVS. They're not that smart when the grandkids have nicked the remote

Started: 17th Oct 2017 at 16:07

Posted by: jo anne (34195) 

"when the grandkids have nicked the remote"

Haha, so they know how to push their Grandad's buttons!

Replied: 17th Oct 2017 at 18:41

Posted by: linma (2781)

For the same reason i-spy that washing machines have so many buttons most of which we don't use.

Replied: 18th Oct 2017 at 06:26

Posted by: jo anne (34195) 

Don't remote control makers know that less is more?
(I do agree when it comes to manual controls on the TV it's a case of less is moan though.)

Things were so much easier when the viewer had far fewer channels to choose from. My Dad's telly remote control when I was little was me.

Replied: 18th Oct 2017 at 09:11

Posted by: i-spy (15034) 

There's 44 buttons on mine but nothing seems to happen when I press most of them.
I've also got a drawer full of the things if anybody collects them.

Replied: 18th Oct 2017 at 10:45

Posted by: kathpressey (5485) 

i changed channel this morning from Ch 5 to BBC1 for the news but I think I pressed the red button by mistake. I got a menu then for catch up programmes for Ch5. I was quite impressed with that.

Replied: 19th Oct 2017 at 08:40

Posted by: i-spy (15034) 

I need one that switches the kettle on, makes the toast and times the microwave

Replied: 19th Oct 2017 at 12:20

Posted by: jo anne (34195) 

You want jam on it, I-Spy.

Replied: 19th Oct 2017 at 16:58

Posted by: PeterP (9504)

I spy we are heading that way with the phoneCurtains Central heating lights to name a few

Replied: 19th Oct 2017 at 17:19

Posted by: jo anne (34195) 

Curtains? That's swish! 'Your swish is my command!'

Replied: 19th Oct 2017 at 18:03


Note: You must login to use this feature.

If you haven't registered, why not join now?. Registration is free.