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mdrockwell
mdrockwell
Why is a lost remote so frustrating?
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jean
jean

@mdrockwell Because we can't do anything with modern TVs without one? The batteries in mine died today, and I was remembering fondly how we used to just get up and turn a knob to see what else was on when I was a kid...

hjertnes
hjertnes

@jean this is the killer Apple TV feature for me: I can use my iPhone as a remote

JohnPhilpin
JohnPhilpin

@hjertnes built right into the OS / not even an App .. with you

// @jean

jean
jean

@hjertnes I bought a Toshiba Fire TV last summer for the convenience of having one device to use for Pandemic Summer Backyard Micro Cinema, powered by a Jackery portable power station. I could hook my Apple TV gen. 2 up to it, but I've been managing with the ATV app. This is a good reason to go ahead and do it...or buy the latest Apple TV. #rationalization

If there had been an actual Apple TV television set, that would have been my first choice! But if it existed, it'd probably be way more expensive than the set I got.

hjertnes
hjertnes

@jean I have a Samsung thing with some smart stuff. But I don't trust them. So I just use the Apple TV 🤷‍♂️

As a long time apple person it feels much more familiar than any other TV or software I'd used

Probably not worth the money, but people buy expensive cars for dumber reasons 😂

jemostrom
jemostrom

@hjertnes @jean We have an old panasonic ... it have never been connected to the network, simply because I don't trust it. And yes, I use an Apple TV also.

I kind of worry when it's time to buy a new TV, I just want a plain dumb screen (that can decode over the air TV signals) that I can connect to the Apple TV. And several HDMI ports etc but not anything "smart"

hjertnes
hjertnes

@jemostrom I gave up on finding that, just never connected the smart part of the TV to my network

renevanbelzen
renevanbelzen

@jean Can you hook up a tv monitor to an Apple TV, so one without smarts, apps, nor tuner? Then use the Apple TV for apps.

jemostrom
jemostrom

@hjertnes I suspect the same thing will happen in this house

sku_b
sku_b

@renevanbelzen As long as it has an HDMI port, yes. @jean

jean
jean

@hjertnes For the backyard TV setup, there’s no electrical outlet. So it was for convenience that I went with an all-in-one unit. The portable power station can only power one thing at a time. Before having this Toshiba Fire, I couldn’t imagine wanting a set that had Apple TV built in.

hjertnes
hjertnes

@jean makes sense