How grandma sees the remote

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    1. oh goodness, I know exactly how this is, only with computers. I’m like, mom, if you break it, I can fix it, now get in there and start clicking on things.


    2. In all fairness, TV remotes are just about the worst user interfaces in the modern world.


      • same symbols for almost 40 years: you have to be blind or dumb or *unwilling* to understand a remote.


        • The remotes that came with my home theatre system and cable TV have buttons for features that didn’t exist 5 years ago (DVR, Pay-per-view, HD options, etc.), let alone 40. Most of the buttons are labelled with non-standard abbreviations, the layout has little to do with functionality or frequency of use. Its terrible by any measure.
          Look, maybe I’m just getting old, but remotes are one of the things that piss me off on a regular basis. If I want to watch a pay-per-view movie, for example, I need to turn on the TV and adjust the screen ratio with one remote, order the movie with another remote and control the sound system volume and balance with a 3rd remote. I have yet to find a universal remote that has all 3 of those functions.
          Someone should make a remote with a smartphone-like interface: touch screen with abbreviations, context sensitive controls, easy plugins for additional functionality.


    3. I totally want a remote control that can launch a rocket ship.


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