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honey the codewitch wrote:
everyone has a smartphone.
Nope. I don't. My wife doesn't. We've never lost a TV remote control. (Well, not for more than a few seconds anyway). Even the wireless ones (our first one was, yes, a wired one and there was no risk of losing that). The kids broke one once and we they bought a "universal" replacement which worked fine (and was never lost). Only disposed of when we got new "smart" telly with functions the "Universal" didn't know about; but thank goodness the telly came with a remote.

I did install a remote function on wife's tablet. Turns out to be unreliable; takes an age to start up (the app, not the tablet; add yet more time if the tablet isn't on standby); the tablet is more bulky than the remote (and often on charge plugged in, unlike the remote); we wouldn't risk chucking the remote across the room to someone who's actually interested in the garbage on telly anyway, and lacks 70% of the functionality of the remote control - despite being from the same manufacturer. And when the grandkids come round they can watch what they want without faffing about "synching" their phone or borrowing ours.

I just don't get the obsession with putting everything on a phone. Our phone is in the hallway where you can sit comfortably on the chair provided and have a private conversation away from other distractions. That way you can have a quality conversation with your friend/family/client and everyone is happy. (Especially having used the remote to pause live telly when the phone rings).

Now do you know why companies still make TV remotes? Laugh | :laugh:
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