Thursday, February 07, 2008

One World - One Remote

It's time for all the manufacturers of T.V's, Cable Boxes, VCR and DVD players to come together and create one REMOTE. Sure they sell universal remotes now but getting them to work with all your devices can prove to be very tricky.

The Universal remotes you buy today come with codes..input the code and it works on one device, another code for a different device...You end up pushing six buttons before you hit play.

The Universals of today are a pain in the ASS!!

What needs to be done is that there shouldn't be that many codes..Just make the units work with a universal signal...All TV's, Cable Boxes, DVD's, etc....accept the same friggin code. When you buy a TV you don't need a new remote!!

What is it with these people, you buy a new TV, a new DVD , you have Cable hooked up and suddenly you are holding 3 remotes in your hand every time you want to get the TV to go ON.


Making companies build their devices to accept 1 remote that would work on ALL their devices as well as their competitors would be good for the environment too...less remotes would need to be made, fewer batteries consumed.

Hell Apple may come out with the I-Remote for those who want a chic looking universal...bottom line there should be no need to program the remote for your electronic works for everything!!

It's a WIN WIN situation.

Now where is that stupid REMOTE!!


newnorth said...

when I was little we used to take the remote from my parents room, hide and change the channel while someone else was trying to find something on the tv. We were oh soo mature.

Anonymous said...

You know what??? If you had made this the base of your platform when running for President -- you would have had a better than average chance of winning the nomination! We have a lot of remote controls and have trouble remembering which one turns on what???? Unowho

AintNeverScared said...

...And as your campaign manager, I would have clothed myself in only universal remotes.

I am all for this policy, because I've lived here for 6 months and only figured out how to switch from DVD back to TV yesterday. The little bastard piece of technology.

AintNeverScared said...

OH! And PS...I OWN a Universal remote, but I still have to GET UP to change the songs on the effin stereo, because the remote can't TAKE anymore hook-ups. Do you believe that sh*t? The poor baby. Every time I want to skip a track, I feel like it's 1938, and I'm trying to turn up Orson Welles on the radio! 'sokay though. I'm not complaining.

AintNeverScared said...

I wasn't going to say anything, but it's about TIME you put me on the blogroll. ;)

Birdie said...

LOL. For some odd reason, all my remotes always end up behind the tv stand. Totally weird.

JudyB said...

I agree on the remotes Tom. I stayed with my
grandchildren so my son and wife could go to Bermuda
for a vacation. Their remotes make it too confusing
for me to operate their t.v. so I made them write out
all the directions. I still couldn't maneuver through
the T.V. and had to call them in Bermuda!!!!!Then I
left it on one station for the rest of the time. I
hate all this modern technology!!!!! Judy