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In my home, the TV remote control is ...

by davies (Parson)
on May 01, 2015 at 12:41 UTC ( #1125345=poll: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

vote on In my home, the TV remote control is ...

Non-existent; I don't have TV
[bar] 213/35%
Non-existent; my TV doesn't have/need a remote
[bar] 8/1%
Lost
[bar] 25/4%
Under my control; I watch alone
[bar] 83/14%
Under the control of whoever shouts loudest
[bar] 25/4%
Under the control of whoever gets it first
[bar] 124/20%
One of many, and the TV has a mind of its own
[bar] 70/11%

[bar] 62/10%
610 total votes
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Re: In my home, the TV remote control is ...
by GotToBTru (Prior) on May 01, 2015 at 14:15 UTC

    If only the use of the singular was relevant ... current configuration requires 3 - TV, Roku or PS3, sound bar.

    Dum Spiro Spero

      That is why I do not want a soundbar: another remote will be just one too many for at least one person in our home


      Enjoy, Have FUN! H.Merijn

        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.

        Dum Spiro Spero
        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.
Re: In my home, the TV remote control is ...
by chacham (Prior) on May 05, 2015 at 12:18 UTC

    Why is the bottom option blank?

    • It represents the remote control app crashing
    • To say the answer (to this poll) isn't so black & white
    • The pollsters couldn't think of a witty "other" option
    • I don't know. I'm drawing a blank.
Re: In my home, the TV remote control is ...
by vitoco (Friar) on May 01, 2015 at 21:19 UTC

    ... a programmable one. It learned how to control TV set, DVD, VHS (yeah), Media Center and 5.1 audio system.

    But normally it is in my wife's hands.

Re: In my home, the TV remote control is ...
by Lady_Aleena (Curate) on May 04, 2015 at 19:38 UTC

    The remotes are under control of whoever i watching TV, if we are both watching TV, I am given the remotes. (I have to mute commercials, he doesn't care.)

    No matter how hysterical I get, my problems are not time sensitive. So, relax, have a cookie, and a very nice day!
    Lady Aleena
Re: In my home, the TV remote control is ...
by wjw (Priest) on May 02, 2015 at 15:51 UTC
    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...

Re: In my home, the TV remote control is ...
by Anonymous Monk on May 11, 2015 at 07:55 UTC

    ... the dog's chew toy.

      But then it wouldn't be a remote control any more. Unless the channel changed every time the dog hiccuped.

Re: In my home, the TV remote control is ...
by chacham (Prior) on May 04, 2015 at 12:25 UTC

    The remote control is my keyboard, because i just watch stuff on the 'puter or laptop.

Re: In my home, the TV remote control is ...
by Anonymous Monk on May 15, 2015 at 00:56 UTC
Re: In my home, the TV remote control is ...
by cavac (Deacon) on Jun 11, 2015 at 15:26 UTC

    ...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.

    "For me, programming in Perl is like my cooking. The result may not always taste nice, but it's quick, painless and it get's food on the table."
Re: In my home, the TV remote control is ...
by Anonymous Monk on May 01, 2015 at 23:31 UTC
    covered in germs

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