Thursday, January 8, 2009

Where's my remote control?

It used to be a joke that some people were so lazy that they wouldn't get off the sofa to change the channel when they couldn't find the TV remote control. In years to come, nobody will get that joke.

I just realized that our new flat-screen TV has no external controls. Volume? Channel? Picture? You better know where the remote is, or the damned thing is just a bad mirror.

Would it be so hard to add a couple of buttons for power and volume?

I think I shall dispatch a missive to the manufacturer. Fetch me my quill pen and blotter!



Blogger Kent McManigal said...

I thought the same about my parents' new flat screen TV.... then I found the buttons hidden behind the edge of the screen. I think there are things you still wouldn't be able to do without the remote, though.

January 8, 2009 1:38 PM  
Blogger Fred said...

I've had that problem before, myself, so I just went and checked on our relatively new TV. Nope, no buttons. If you lose the remote, or the remote's batteries run out, you're SOL.

What a stupid way to make something. Seems to me we used to have a VCR or DVD player that was like that, too.

January 9, 2009 7:04 AM  

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