October 17, 2012
How to improve your main TV remote if you've got cable + satellite
Long story short: TV remotes are relics but we're still using them while we wait for voice to take over.
If you're like me you have a giant main remote that controls your TV.
It has scores of buttons and maybe even a secret panel with more hidden buttons.
All a bunch of garbage except the couple that control which one of your HDMI ports is active.
On my TV the original four ports — on the back in the least accessible place they could be, requiring that HDMI cables be inserted vertically from the bottom up — are now down to two functioning.
I have cable plugged into one (number 4) and satellite into the other (number 7. They're numbered 4/5/6/7. Don't ask).
When I'm tired I can never remember which is cable and which is satellite so I have to try one and then see what the on-screen display shows.
Yesterday the penny dropped.
I found some little colored sticky dots, put a C on the white one and an S on the blue one, and carefully placed them on their respective buttons (photo up top).
Gray Cat-approved so you know it must be good.
October 17, 2012 at 08:31 PM | Permalink
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