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Need big button universal/s for vision impaired that will run a TV and receiver
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Post 1 made on Sunday June 25, 2017 at 15:44
Seattle Jim
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My mother has macular degeneration and is losing her eyesight. On a regular basis, she manages to accidentally hit a random button and then cannot get her TV and/or surround receiver to work right.

I need either:

1) a big button remote, as SIMPLE as possible (few buttons as possible) that can be toggled between TV and receiver,

-OR-

2) two separate remotes, one for each.

Believe me, the simpler the better. If she accidentally pushes a wrong button, it means a trip over there to fix it!

TV is a rather common brand (I can update tomorrow when I see her).

Receiver is an Insignia (Best Buy home brand).

I will be eternally grateful if the collective wisdom can point me in the right direction!!!
Post 2 made on Sunday June 25, 2017 at 22:31
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[Link: amazon.com]

Also disconnect the receiver and get a sound bar if you want to keep things simple.

Last edited by mdavej on July 2, 2017 09:45.
Post 3 made on Friday June 30, 2017 at 20:54
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This one looks good as well with more functions

[Link: arthritissupplies.com]
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Post 4 made on Sunday July 2, 2017 at 19:10
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OP said "simple as possible", in case you can't read. I guess you can't fix stupid.

Last edited by mdavej on July 2, 2017 21:25.
Post 5 made on Monday July 3, 2017 at 05:19
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If dementia is a component of this drama, "simple" will take on more dimensions because there will be issues with pointing the wrong end toward the equipment and the cellphone and remote will become interchangeable.

I like the soundbar approach or simply use the TV's own speakers because either approach is transparent to the operator.
Post 6 made on Monday July 3, 2017 at 09:54
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On July 2, 2017 at 19:10, mdavej said...
OP said "simple as possible", in case you can't read. I guess you can't fix stupid.

Having tried the (Chunghop) jumbo remote route with my mother, who also has macular degeneration, I would agree that simple as possible is most definitely the way to go.
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Post 7 made on Thursday July 13, 2017 at 13:55
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On July 2, 2017 at 19:10, mdavej said...
OP said "simple as possible", in case you can't read. I guess you can't fix stupid.

No you can't, you're proving that with every post.
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Post 8 made on Friday July 14, 2017 at 08:49
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Last edited by mdavej on October 24, 2017 22:13.
Post 9 made on Saturday July 15, 2017 at 04:02
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On July 14, 2017 at 08:49, mdavej said...
Suck my dick.

I'm not sure I've heard of that model of remote.
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Post 10 made on Tuesday July 18, 2017 at 14:45
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On July 15, 2017 at 04:02, djy said...
I'm not sure I've heard of that model of remote.

It's kgossen's favorite model.


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