Remote Controls for the old folk
Surely I'm not the only one that gets regular phone calls from the aged parents requesting a tutorial on how to watch the TV/DVD/whatever? It's been worse since the digital switchover, as they keep forgetting that they need to turn on both the TV and the Freeview/cable.
I've tried the "labelling the remote" (messy, not enough space for instructions) and the "easy to follow labelled guide to the remote" (gets lost/ignored) options and I'm thinking that a different remote might help. (Unless anyone has any better ideas).
I'm reasoning is that if there was something that they could just press one labelled button to turn on both the TV and whatever they wanted to watch (Freeview/Cable or DVD or VCR) as well as set the TV to the correct source and set the remote's buttons to control said source it would make things easier. The fewer buttons they have to deal with on the remote, the better. I found a Philips one on Amazon that seemed promising (and cheap!) - has anyone had any experience of it? Or has anyone got any better ideas/suggestions?