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Why don't they...

By cottonm4

10 months ago


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    #1 10 months ago

    Why don't they make TV/ Stereo remote controls the glow in the dark?

    I'm trying to watch TV with the lights off. I have remotes with black cases with black buttons. It is a lot of black.

    #2 10 months ago

    They do make them.

    Try googling "remote controls with glowing buttons"

    amazon.com link »

    #3 10 months ago

    Our Dish hopper remotes illuminate the buttons upon just lifting them, it's pretty cool.
    Since it is 'universal', it's the only one we have.

    #4 10 months ago

    That used to be a pretty standard feature back in the 90s when technology was more advanced

    #5 10 months ago

    Mine has it if I tilt the remote just a hair

    #6 10 months ago
    Quoted from extraballingtmc:

    Mine has it if I tilt the remote just a hair

    Yep Comcast light up. Glow in the dark was popular until there hadn't been light on them for 10 minutes and they did out

    #7 10 months ago
    Quoted from cottonm4:

    Why don't they make TV/ Stereo remote controls the glow in the dark?
    I'm trying to watch TV with the lights off. I have remotes with black cases with black buttons. It is a lot of black.

    Because glow in the dark mostly works best with incandescent light, and with people switching over to LEDs, and no proper light source to charge it, the remote would quickly not glow any more. Most remotes now have backlighting

    #8 10 months ago

    The best remotes make the buttons identifiable by the feel of the buttons. You just toggle, north, south, east, west and center for the main navigation.

    #9 10 months ago

    Most of the time you can buy a silicone case for your specific model. I have a glow in the dark one for my Samsung tv remote

    #10 10 months ago
    Quoted from Mattyk:

    I have a flow in the dark one for my Samsung tv remote.

    Flow in the dark? I would be afraid it would float away and I wouldn't be able to find it.

    #11 10 months ago
    Quoted from RTS:

    The best remotes make the buttons identifiable by the feel of the buttons. You just toggle, north, south, east, west and center for the main navigation.

    There has to be a joke in there some were in your statement. Regarding the female anatomy.

    #12 10 months ago
    Quoted from Darcy:

    There has to be a joke in there some were in your statement. Regarding the female anatomy.

    No. He is not joking. My friends' bought a Samsung TV 3-4 years ago. It had the most intuitive remote buttons I have ever pushed. I bought a new LG 65" and I would have loved to go back and trade it in for one with a more intuitive controller.

    My ROKU controller has some nicely placed buttons.

    But they are all black. Get lost in the cushions. etc.

    #13 10 months ago

    All of my Denon remotes from 2000 and up were backlit and I still have a Sony five disc changer from 1992 that has a lit remote.

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