Thursday, September 20, 2007

A rather large remote

Our family has this thing about losing remotes....We are constantly losing the TV remote or the DVD player remote or both....Usually we have been able to find them under furniture, or in a drawer, or upstairs under someone's clothes, that was until we lost our dvd player remote this last time... No one is really sure how long it has been lost, I personally have not seen it since sometime in July, though I have been told it has been missing since before then....You would think manufacturers of dvd players would have the same controls that are on the remote as buttons on the actual player...Nope!

Our dvd player only has play, pause, next, and eject....There is no way to get to the menu or even change selections if you happen start off on the menu...Usually this is not an issue since most dvds today are made to auto play and bypass the menu system, but every few dvds we will run into one that goes straight to the menu and there is no way for us to actually watch the film, at least not using that dvd player....So for the past few months we have been living with a dvd player that we can not always watch dvds on! Yesterday when my parents were out they decided to get a universal remote that handles both the dvd player and the TV.

But this not just any universal remote, this is a universal remote made for a giant. I guess the idea behind it was, it is so large, there is no way it can be misplaced! I am not sure about that, but it sure is big:

9 comments :

  1. Anja Lee said...

    Our problem is not losing the remotes but losing the batteries to the remote.

  2. Will said...

    Heh well see it is hard to lose the batteries when you can't even find the remote :D Though we do lose batteries quite a lot

  3. Anonymous said...

    My Dad falls asleep holding the remote, then the phone rings. He jumps up and runs to his office to answer it, STILL holding the remote!

    Abigail T.

  4. Will said...

    Has he ever answered the remote?

  5. Rachel said...

    Ha-ha!!! I think we need one of them thar big remotes! We are constantly losing our's too! Most times it's down inside the couch. (Once again wishing for Olivia's help in that dept.)

  6. Sleepy Joy said...

    Ha, ha, Rachel.

    That is a giant remote!!!

  7. Anonymous said...

    :) No, it's never been that bad! But I think he has grabbed the cordless phone and inadvertantly hit Off instead of Talk (maybe he had a sixth sense telling him it was a tele-marketer)

    A.T.

  8. Anonymous said...

    Our trouble is that we have too many remotes. Going on five I think... It would be nice just to have one!

    -Candace

  9. Will said...

    Ah see this is a "universal" remote so it controls everything...You should look into getting one