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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2016 8:43 pm 
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Manufacturers appear to think that customers have only the one piece of kit. But now we often have loads, so why don't they mark them with make and model? Two spare TVs here, remotes gone AWOL tv is useless until the damn things turn up. Same applies to detachable PSUs. OK if you live by yourself, but families lack logic!

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Universal remote? I don't like them particularly, but they do work.
I stick Dymo labels on the power supplies / chargers these days. Can't they standardise the things?


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Sounds like it's a new family you need not remote controls K :lol: :lol:

It's bloody hot in here, hang on I will just turn the thermostat off using my phone :wink:

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Razor wrote:
Sounds like it's a new family you need not remote controls K :lol: :lol:

It's bloody hot in here, hang on I will just turn the thermostat off using my phone :wink:


You must be a great shot Razor! I don't reckon I'd stand a chance of hitting my stat by throwing the phone! :lol:



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You must be a great shot Razor! I don't reckon I'd stand a chance of hitting my stat by throwing the phone! :lol:

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I always scratch the equipment make/model onto the back of remote controls - saved my sanity on many an occasion.

Like power packs, standardisation of remotes should also be encouraged but we all know they won't do it....

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:dunno: not a problem here..

Telly box is LG

Catchup box is youview

Freesat/hard drive box is Bush

DVD is Panasonic

Hi-Fi is Pioneer

M-box (Kodi) is the other one..

The only problem I have with remotes is they are always more remote (as in further away) than I'd like.....

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I've just got a Harmony 650 universal remote - they have been superseded so are going cheap, but what an easy to set up and use thing it is - best £40 I've spent in a while. It even came with 2 DURACEL batteries, not some cheapo batteries.

The more expensive ones are more complicated, but will do your heating, lighting etc if you can be remotely controlled.

Well worth looking into IMHO.


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remotes.....................

lets see

Tv, Freesat, Freeview, BluRay, Av Receiver, WD Live I'm sure there is another one, that's the front room

Tv, Freesat, Bluray, AV Receiver, Network audio player, lighting, tablet, iPod or phone as control for many devices (bedroom)


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my point is, the remotes etc are usually made by 3rd parties for large companies who order them by the million. why can't they also order labels to suit. A PSU with a label from Ying Pong Electric co? Means nothing after a year or two! Why do we have to buy a Dymo machine to print our own?

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I know what you mean, but the simple answer is that they don't see it as their problem. At least not until somebody starts insisting that things are standardised.
The Dymo thing saves me tearing my hair out in 6 months time when I want the right PS for something.
The waste of resources must be enormous.
I run the Humax PVR with software made by the user community. It means you can use your tablet to control the PVR if you like.
I tried it, and hated it. Still using the "proper" remote. That's probably just me being a dinosaur though.


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:sign7: I have the answer. They all have shares in dymo label maker.

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