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Thursday, August 2, 2012

Frustrated!

I just spent 2 hours online with Verizon agents trying to find a simple device that would help my 90 year old dad change TV FIOS channels, with no success.

There SHOULD be a simple device with big easy buttons that will let Dad change channels. All it has to be is a number pad with big buttons and with a “YES” button. Do you know of any such device?

Even the few BIG BUTTON remotes I found have too many buttons on them.  Dad can't handle that.  He needs something that only has 0-9 and "YES".

Mark

5 comments:

Katie Isabella said...

I absolutey WILL be keeping a weather eye out in the stores and on-line. I can understand his frustration in a way, Those remotes can be complicated.

Linda Lockman said...

WILL THIS ONE WORK?
Sony RM-EZ4 Black Universal Big Button . LOOK IT UP ON THE WEB. iT'S GOT VERY FEW BUTTONS AND IS NOT VERY EXPENSIVE EITHER.

Mariodacatsmom said...

Those Remotes have a mind of their own too - always hanging out in an area where no ooman would be

The Cat From Hell said...

http://www.vivanco-direct.com/Remote-Controls/Universal-Remote-Controls/VIVANCO-EDP25347-2-IN-1-BIG-UNIVERSAL-REMOTE-CONTROL
This is the one I got my dad.
Works like a charm!
Nellie's Mom

Shaggy and Scout said...

My husband found on on the Web somewhere (Amazon I think, they have everything). She is challenged with her vision and needs big buttons but also something simple because she just does not understand remotes and she just can't see to figure out the buttons. This was a keypad, volume up/down and channel up/down. Dig into Amazon, bet you'll find something there.