We got a Roku on Black Friday.
After complaining that there’s ‘nothing good’ on TV from our selection of 998 cable channels and watching 1970’s reruns of M*A*S*H we are now watching reruns of Gilmore Girls (Husband’s choice, not mine) from 2000 on Netflix.
Tell me again how this is an improvement????
I will say one thing for it; I like the lack of commercials. It’s proving my theory that it’s the food commercials that are making me fat(ter.) I didn’t even KNOW I wanted a bacon cheeseburger at 9 PM until I saw that commercial for one!
The thing I DON’T like about it is the growing number of remotes it now takes to turn the TV on and off!
Call me old fashioned but I long for the good old days of ONE REMOTE for ALL the functions!
We now have; the one that turns on the TV, the one that turns on the tuner for the surround sound speakers, the one that changes the input to the Roku, the one that TURNS ON and controls the ROKU, one that sits next to me for volume and one that sits next to Husband for various other functions (that just confuse the hell out of me!)
There are actually several more for the other various devices but I won’t go into them here.
And you have to be on your toes as to which remote you are using and what ‘mode’ you are in because if you hit an erroneous button in the wrong mode, thinking you’re adjusting the volume, it randomly changes the setting on the tuner and you find yourself listening to ‘All Things Considered’ on NPR while Frank Sinatra is dying in Montgomery Clift’s arms on the screen.
Husband tells me not to worry, ‘they’ are working on a universal remote app for our phones. Everything right there on our touch screens for ALL the inputs and devices.
Oh great, I already feel like I’m in airline pilot training school as it is!
I don't want to have to keep re-learning how to turn on the TV.....I just want to watch Casablanca!