Sonos soundbar is under control of the TV's remote as well. But that is usually hidden under couch's pillows, under the table or the carpet, in the kitchen, invisible most of the time. But then there is a Smartphone app that can do everything the remote can, except switching on the TV.
Agreed. However, previous to the soundbar, audio from the TV/game console/media player came thru the stereo tuner, which is too old for remote control. The pain of the additional remote is assuaged by no longer needing to get off the couch to adjust audio.
there are many ways do fix that. I need TV remote and Soundbar remote for turning it on only. I got a HD-Receiver where you can usually connect to your tv aswell. When I was about to connect TV it accidently connected Soundbar which means I can remote control HD-Receiver and Sound Bar by one. For me its the ebst solution I ever had, even if this was an accident :D.
Yeah... TV went by the wayside when reality shows started coming into existence. The only channels worth watching get bundled with crap I would not subject what is left of my mind to, and thus cost way too much. Why spend time watching when I can spend time doing?
The 53" HP gets used as a monitor now. It is a nice way to show photos or home movies via airdroid.
I can ruin my eyes much more effectively and efficiently by setting font sizes way down, or opening a book in low light and reading...
...the majority is always wrong, and always the last to know about it...
A solution is nothing more than a clearly stated problem...
...is called a keyboard. Why should i buy what these days is essentially a computer anyway but with most of the function (and the fun) removed.
Also, watching a documentary on my dual-screen setup makes much more sense. You can google additional facts while watching... and/or start a thread on the producers forum calling out all the supposed factual mistakes while the show is still running (complete with nicely gimped screenshot pictures of the relevant scenes).
No, a TV would take out all the fun of it.
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