07-29-2019 12:50 PM
Was looking at TVs at a local BB store this weekend. Seems like EVERYONE has joined the lemming-rush to make "Smart" TVs with feet all the way out at the ends, and no control buttons.
So does **ANYONE** make a TV these days that doesn't depend on having a remote control to do ANYTHING with it? Seems if your remote gets lost (quite likely in this household) or breaks (most likely with the sorts of cheap junk being made these days), etc., you end up with an expensive piece of inert useless junk. Excessively-thin worthless junk at that. Now I could probably get around the "Smart" TV foolishness by just not putting the device online, although the poor design of feet on the ends of the TV rather than a pedestal like our current TVs have is going to be a nuisance in itself.
Seems like the ONLY option for me these days will be to buy ONLY used TVs, because I have no desire to reward electronics manufacturers for their customer-hostile designs by being forced to buy something new that doesn't fit my needs.
08-01-2019 07:56 AM
What I did for my daughter was I purchased her a monitor instead. The resolution is very good and it simply plugs in and you control the content from whatever your source is.
My TV has controls on the side and I hear where your coming from as I sometimes cannot find the remote so I simply walk over and press the buttons.
08-01-2019 08:27 AM