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Any way to add discrete control to cable boxes?
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Post 46 made on Monday April 15, 2019 at 11:24
Loyal Member
May 2002
How a thread can go to three pages, when post 2 could have been NO and done... amazing.
There is no truth anymore. Only assertions. The internet world has no interest in truth, only vindication for preconceived assumptions.
Post 47 made on Monday April 15, 2019 at 11:30
Select Member
October 2010
On April 12, 2019 at 15:01, Ernie Gilman said...
You propose having a screen with a question like
This is suggested despite this from Post 1: ...have your installer place a subpage on the cable box screen of the remote (assuming there is a screen) with the question whether there is picture on the TV or not.
This is suggested despite this from Post 1:

Despite being fully capable of pressing the "power" button on the locally placed cable boxes, he doesn't want to have to do that.

From my understanding the client doesn't want to get off his @$$ in his $10K chair, however if you force him to press a button on the remote he may be more receptive to this solution.
You can't fix stupid
Post 48 made on Monday April 15, 2019 at 12:14
Ernie Gilman
Yes, That Ernie!
December 2001
I had a client once who fit your description very closely. The added detail is that he lived in a wheelchair and getting his ass off his $10K chair was not trivial.

If he's handicapped, or rich, what's wrong with making money by serving his need? Why the resentment?
A good answer is easier with a clear question giving the make and model of everything.
"The biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place." -- G. “Bernie” Shaw
Post 49 made on Monday April 15, 2019 at 13:46
Super Member
May 2003
I have one of these types too, along with some visual and cognitive impairment. The control system is a major quality of life improvement.
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