We live with 3 remotes for our TV viewing, one for the TV, and one each for the DVD player, and VCR. I really don’t know how to use any of them, and I still can’t program the VCR that we have. So when the ominous TV commercials started to air, telling us that “ALL OF CANADA is switching from Analog to digital by the end of August, the world is ending as you know it” well that is a little far fetched….but you get my idea I was rather concerned.
Rabbit ears for non digital clickers.
Apparently the world is not ending after all, it’s just that the cable company is sending all cable households a digital box, “you will get many more channels then before.” And wait, here’s the kicker, they are sending out a universal remote. Goodbye to all your other clickers, no more fumbling, no more searching, no more pulling out the manual just to change the channel. Life will be so much better.
Or so we thought. Good thing we didn’t get rid of all the clickers.
Fact is, after much searching, reading, button pushing, and signal loss, we realize that this clicker is rather redundant and can’t really do much of anything. It can’t program the VCR, [well neither can I], it can’t play DVD’s, [well neither can I]. And judging by the 2 1/2 hour + wait for a call back from our techies at the cable company, many other people were finding it’s limitations, well, limiting.
My frustrated husband who placed the call in the evening, only minutes before he wanted to tape his favourite TV show, realized that he should have gotten up at dawn to get in line. “Take a number, we are busy, don’t call us, we’ll call you, the automated voice intones.”
So here we sit, waiting for a call back, with Four, yes 4 clickers, and I still can’t program the VCR to tape a show. Well at least the new remote can’t program the VCR any better then I can.
Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams