I’m not sure which forum this belongs in. Mods, feel free to move at will.
Why is it that every home entertainment (TV, VCR, DVD-R) seems to need the remote control to use the higher functions? Even though puttting 6 extra buttons on the base unit (Menu, enter and 4 arrow keys) would enable you to use the product for pretty much anything you need it for without needing the remote.
I’m slightly biased, as I have 5 different remotes and at any given time it’s likely that at least one of them is missing, but funnily enough I’ve never misplaced my DVD-R.. I can always tell you exactly where that is. I would happily pay 15-20% extra for my next piece of technology if it were advertised with ‘all functions usable from the base unit’.
Although remotes are convenient I think I should be able to tune in a channel, set up a timed recording and other stuff without needing to hunt for a device that seems to deliberately get lost.
What do you think?