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Throw The Remote At The TV And Smash The Screen

It’s not really smashed, it just sensed that you threw the soft, specially designed remote at the screen.
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The remote has a sensor in it that can tell when you throw it and it stops abruptly when it hits what you were throwing it at, like the TV screen.

It then sends a signal to the TV to freeze the image on the screen and superimpose a fake cracked and broken screen over the frozen picture, complete with sparks, smoke and a shattering glass sound to add to the effect.

Then after you’re over your rage at the missed field goal, politician you hate or missed lottery, you pick up the remote, hit the “Restore Screen” button and get back to watching your show.

doctorremulac3, Feb 09 2024


       It needs disposable or tough remotes and a tough screen so you can get more of a visceral feeling of having damaged it from the sound of impact and the feeling of a hard thing in your hands. (giggity)
Voice, Feb 09 2024

       //after you’re over your rage [...]//   

       Or, you know, go outside for a bit.
pertinax, Feb 09 2024


       I tried that but it kind of sucked. I'm not much for MMO RPGs to start with. The graphics are stunning and the feedback is great. But the core gameplay is tedious, the other players suck, there is NO save game, and leveling up one skill often loses an equal amount of capability in all others making leveling up pointless. Furthermore the lucrative guild positions carry Eve Online levels of backstabbery. Overall I would rank it well behind gems like Witcher 3. It needs a better economy, better control over the trolls, way less grinding, some actually useful legendary gear, more focus in design, I could go on and on. A huge world is nice but it doesn't make up for these setbacks.
Voice, Feb 09 2024

       [Voice], that was the airing cupboard. The back door is on the opposite side of the corridor.
pocmloc, Feb 09 2024

       //Or, you know, go outside for a bit.//   

       Okay, you could also set it to turn the TV off after it does its smashed, sparking, smoking screen display.   

       Could also do a much easier software version of this where the off button does everything without having to throw the remote. So after 15 minutes of scrolling through Netflix and all the other stuff you're paying $300 a month for just trying to find something to watch you can vent your frustration a little bit by pretending to blow the TV up and going to do something else.
doctorremulac3, Feb 09 2024

       [Voice] Making the remote hard enough might be an issue, but you can always have the TV play a loud glass break sound when it triggers the broken screen, so you at least get audio feedback.
MechE, Feb 09 2024

       // [...] A huge world [...] //   

       //the airing cupboard//   

       If you're going to do Narnia, it might be worth paying for the premium version.
pertinax, Feb 10 2024

       Have you considered just taping the remote to a housebrick before you sit down to watch? Its quicker and easier, requires no other software or hardware installation, and best of all it cures you of your gogglebox addiction once and for all..
pocmloc, Feb 10 2024

       I probably should.
doctorremulac3, Feb 10 2024

       Sensing the rage level behind the thrown remote stand-in, each time you use it a gradually more severe message is delivered from the cracked screen. Until you fulfill the instructions the TV will not restart:   

       1. “Now, now, meathead, take a deep breath.”   

       2. “Whoa, there, big fella, someone could get hurt. Go wash your face.”   

       3. “Please call this TeleMedicine Psyche Support Number. You’ll thank me later. Your TV will not restart until the call is made.”   

       4. “Get your ID. Answer the front door. Turn around with your hands behind you. Tell them if there’s anyone else in the house.”
minoradjustments, Feb 10 2024

       Don't remotes already do that?   

       Reminds me of my conversation with Alexa, I said "Alexa, are you spying on me?" It said "Amazon takes your privacy seriously." Then I said "I'm sure it does, but are you spying on me?" and it didn't say anthing. Thinking back it might be because I didn't say Alexa again, but I've had other conversations where I didn't have to say Alexa every time.   

       I'd test it again if I cared. I work in high tech. If anybody thinks they have any privacy, I'm telling you, you don't. Hey, in the information age you take the good with the bad.
doctorremulac3, Feb 10 2024

       Violent. [+]
whatrock, Feb 12 2024

       I could have used this last night. Oh well Niners, great game anyway, very exciting.   

       Maybe next year.
doctorremulac3, Feb 12 2024


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