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posted on Jan, 29 2014 @ 03:56 AM
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OK I get it. I used to have to get off my date to change channels.

Still prepared to do that - if that gets the job done. ( evolved from B&W times )

All of a sudden the TV remote is gone. Vanished. Disappeared. Non contactable. MIA !

This I have found brings out all sorts of human reactions worthy of a Psyche. Major's thesis ! Everything from -
"I didn't have it last " to " Did you put it somewhere that you forgot?"
Blame game is on!

Logic prevails and we search in the normal places ie. behind the lounge, on the coffee table, in the fridge etc.

Nothing.

Now, all I really wanted to do was change channels - of which controls I managed to find on the side of our flatscreen.
So far semi-alright ... considering.


Only issue was that many channels had dropped out ( all the decent ones ) and I need to do a re - channel scan/search.

These new fangled TV's seem to require the remote to perform certain functions - seems tuning is one of them.

The blame game resumes. ( it may have been the cats but without proof ... I got nothing )

It will probably turn up in an empty ice cream container that my Son hoovered up!
( if it hasn't been tossed yet )

Leprechauns? Faeries? Fairies? (lol) - Aliens? Chupacabra? Tony Abott?

I am at a loss ... is there an app !???


/rant




posted on Jan, 29 2014 @ 03:58 AM
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dude. get a laptop and stream your tv, no ads everything is on demand and netflix has countless films for pennys per watch.

get out of the stone age and your remote problems will dissipate

EDIT: though i have to say i did enjoy programming my casio calculator remote watch with the remote commands and messing with the tv while in class, hella fun and very hard to lose since its strapped to me!


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posted on Jan, 29 2014 @ 04:07 AM
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Cheers Biigs!
Currently have a dead PC and a non-functioning decent laptop ( apparently they are not red wine aficionado's ).
Unfortunately ...
I am on a commandeered graphics challenged notebook. Can not do the HDMI stream to my home theatre set up.

I am hearing you though !
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posted on Jan, 29 2014 @ 04:10 AM
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You will be surpriced at how many remotes, carkeys, wallets and other stuff that end up at the dumpsite, just cause people throw a piece of paper in the trash can


And the multi function buttons on a tv is really annoying.

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posted on Jan, 29 2014 @ 04:14 AM
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Never a truer word spoken ...

One that I hope does not apply in this instance !




posted on Jan, 29 2014 @ 04:17 AM
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reply to post by Timely
 

If you have the right phone, there are app's out there that can turn them in to tv remotes.

Worth a try.

REMOTE APP'S
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posted on Jan, 29 2014 @ 04:20 AM
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You will find the remote control in the fridge next to the beers on the right hand side of the pack where your wife left it when you asked her to bring you your 5th beer last night.

For goodness sakes Timely, have you not trained your woman correctly yet??? shame on you....

Erm... girls... that was humor by the way.

Kindest respects

Rodinus



posted on Jan, 29 2014 @ 04:24 AM
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Yeah, I have a similar story that happened a couple of years ago....

I was just on my way out the door, going to work, about 8am, but then realised that I hadn't got my door key to get back into the house on my return...

I hadn't got another key because my girlfriend had got it and she was 300 miles away visiting family for a few days...

Anyway, I scoured the house, over and over, no luck...

By this time it was 9am, I kept looking, still couldn't find them...

Telephoned work, told them I was going to be late, told them the story of the keys and girlfriend being away...blah, blah.....

11 am, still no keys, kept looking....

12pm, still no keys, every cupboard ransacked with stress and anguish, sofa turned inside out and upside down. I found a couple of pounds, two plectrums and an odd sock down the back of the cushion....

1pm, still no keys, called work and told them that I was obviously not going in and had a to book a days annual leave that I didn't want...

2pm, still no keys, I couldn't go out anywhere because I couldn't get back in....

3pm, still no keys...

4pm still no keys....still searching......

5pm, my day at work would have ended, but instead I am still looking for keys...

6pm, cooked some food, hadn't eaten all day..

6.30pm, went outside by the front door to take rubbish to the dustbin...

6.31pm, took the lid off the dustbin and there sitting on top of the bin bag I had placed in there at 7.45am, 10 hours and 46 minutes earlier, was my set of keys...

So there you are, a wasted day and time I will never get back, looking for something I didn't want to look for while using a days annual leave I didn't want to use....

But I am sure you can guess where I look first if anything goes missing......



posted on Jan, 29 2014 @ 04:27 AM
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reply to post by Mianeye
 


Thanks for that I was wondering ...


Will try if it's a no-show !




posted on Jan, 29 2014 @ 04:31 AM
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reply to post by Rodinus
 


That was the third place that I looked! ( also the first and second ! )

Starting to think the couch ate it !



posted on Jan, 29 2014 @ 04:33 AM
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Timely
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That was the third place that I looked! ( also the first and second ! )

Starting to think the couch ate it !


Some places I always look too is next to the loo roll in the bog.

Kindest respects

Rodinus



posted on Jan, 29 2014 @ 04:35 AM
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Yes mate I can feel the burn ! lol.

Funny you mention "finds" down the back of the couch.

I found a missing key (lol) a pair of tweezers, and something that appears was hand delivered by King Tut !

Not doing the garbage rumble though - lots of prawns consumed on Australia day !




posted on Jan, 29 2014 @ 04:39 AM
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Not in the semi-unused litter tray mate lol !!

hehe.




posted on Jan, 29 2014 @ 04:56 AM
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The shadow people took it!!! They always take stuff back to their demension... think they've lost their remote and took yours instead. Damn shadow people



posted on Jan, 29 2014 @ 04:56 AM
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Awesome story. I once frantically searched for a single key that I soon realized was clenched between my teeth the whole time.
Swear I'm losing the plot sometimes...



posted on Jan, 29 2014 @ 05:02 AM
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This is gonna sound really dumb, and maybe closing the gate after the horse is long gone too, but if and when you do find the remote, I have a suggestion for you.

Go out and buy one of those little remote organisers. You know the ones where you attach a piece of velcro to the back of the remote and it sticks like magic to the little board? Yeah that's the one.

Now drill small holes in both the organiser and the back of the remotes, obviously carefully. Decent length of fishing line between the two, and voila, one giant anchor the remotes will never be lost from again.

Our TV remote went missing recently for about four days, good thing I don't watch it much. What happened was my eldest walked out with it, and my youngest yelled out for it's return. She threw it back in the lounge, where my youngest dropped the catch and it came to a skidding stop under the lounge. Figuring it was too hard, my youngest went on watching TV, and it got forgotten. Days later, after searching high and low, it turned up like Jesus under the couch, right where it had been thrown.

Good luck finding it buddy, in the meantime you'll just have to go old school and do the ten-step-walk...



posted on Jan, 29 2014 @ 05:28 AM
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Timely
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Not in the semi-unused litter tray mate lol !!

hehe.



I was wondering why every time that darned cat sat down the TV channels kept changing and a foul stench off poo was emanating around the room?

Wicked... I can now bop the cat as much as I want and change channels at the same time and the missus can't complain... hehe

Kindest respects

Rodinus
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posted on Jan, 29 2014 @ 05:52 AM
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Thanks ! I think ...


To expand on your remote control - controller; just hook it up to a mechanism from an old school western shoot 'em' up
arcade machine. ( the retracting bike cable type thingy )

Swag !

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posted on Jan, 29 2014 @ 06:56 AM
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Not sure what kind of couch you have, and if you have good floors, try picking the couch up about 6-8 inches, then just drop it. Do it a couple times.

We had a recliner couch, and my son lost his phone. It got wedged in a small space between the support frame. It took a month to find it.

Hope it doesn't take you that long for your remote.



posted on Jan, 29 2014 @ 06:57 AM
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TV's need to come with a remote pager, like the one on my phone.
I need one on my car keys and coffee cup too. lol





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