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Remote Finder

A button on the Tv that makes the remote beep for when you lose it
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We all lose the remote, then as were comfy we are forced to watch something stupid of borning. My small Magnavox tv in my room is broken so you can only go up to 15 using the button on the tv. Now when you lose the remote just get up and press the "FIND" button on the tv and the remote will beep. I know they already have something you can stick on keys that comes with a remote, but its time a tv company had one built in. Besides what if you lost the key remote?! Philips, I hope you listening!
CV, May 21 2003

Half Baked http://www.halfbake...ea/remote_20control
See egnor's comment. [DrCurry, Oct 17 2004]

Baked: Philips Smart Series TV http://auto.consume.../index.cfm/id/19137
Philips didn't listen to you because they did it already. They call it "Remote Locator". [krelnik, Oct 17 2004]

Baked: Sony WEGA http://www.dvdplaye...howitem.php?pid=232
They call it "Remote Commander Locator". [krelnik, Oct 17 2004]


       The idea's fine (if probably baked), except for // We all lose the remote //   

       I don't even own a TV, and I wouldn't thank you for one. Wouldn't it be better to have one that whistled when you did? That way, you wouldn't have to get off your arse to push the button on the TV...
saker, May 21 2003

       What if you were watching a show about whistling? As a non-TV watcher, saker, you may not know this, but almost two thirds of all programmes are whistling-related. The potential for whistle feedback loops is disturbing.   

       The other solution is to have a remote large enough that it would be uncomfortable to sit on, with even the most ample of arses.
friendlyfire, May 21 2003

       This is completely baked by several TV vendors. I found two TV's (including one by Philips!) and a VCR that support this, and I didn't look all that hard. Try going to an electronics store and asking the salesman.
krelnik, May 21 2003

       Dude, what if you can't find your TV?
phundug, May 21 2003

       (I did lose my TV for several weeks- a pocket-sized 1-1/2" Casio. I found it in the glovebox of my car, where I had left it after watching a rerun of Star Trek, while waiting in the car for my gf to finish shopping.) The device you want is called a "Keyringer," you buy a pair of them. One is attached to your car keys, the other to the remote. If you lose your car keys you use the remote to find them, and vice versa.
whlanteigne, Mar 07 2004

Dub, Oct 03 2014

       " almost two thirds of all programmes are whistling-related. "   

       Damn. Now I'm going to have to get myself a television.
normzone, Oct 03 2014

       Many years ago, they used to build TVs with the remote mounted on the front of the set so you couldn't lose it.
MaxwellBuchanan, Oct 03 2014


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