elijahg said: I immediately know the orientation of any other remote as soon as you pick it up.
I customized my remote with a piece of bicycle inner tube and some yellow electrical tape, and it made a huge difference. I can tell which way is up at a glance, even in a dark room, and by touch. It even keeps it from sliding off smooth surfaces, like the arm of an upholstered sofa.
I use the Harmony Remote you demoed in the video. It works very well, with the exception of voice control. Apple's voice control is excellent, so have to keep the Apple TV remote at hand for that. Speaking of the Harmony Remote, I am currently running one MacBook Pro computer on the old operating system because Harmony never came up with a 64 bit app for changing settings on the remote. If anyone knows a work around, I would sure like to know? Harmony promised an update, but have never delivered it, at least to my knowledge.
I must be at the far end of the long tail, because I really like the remote. I knew there had to be one guy who liked that POS.The cure to the Apple TV Remote problem is to get rid of the TV. I rarely watch the LR TV unless there are people over to watch something.My dektop 32" LG 4k Monitor does a good job with Hulu w/Live TV and the other streaming services I use (PBS Passport, Criterion, Amazon Prime,Bloomberg Digital). I have pretty much given up on Apple as it has been steadily downhill with them and media- I hate rental music and have never used any of the Apple TV+ that I qualify for (Desktop Mac, Laptop Mac, iPhone Pro). The TV app is a waste of time on all devices and the Apple TV interface is still a dumpster fire- you should not have to exit a program to adjust a setting, for example.
jrc said:Just give me a regular old remote control with simple/rubber buttons that fits well in the hand.I would LOVE old-timey-VCR jog/shuttle dials, but I will not get my hopes up.
I do think it's time for a Siri Remote overhaul. I'd like to see a Find My functionality with audible tones and M processor in the controller for fitness and games among other things.
If this is the problem we've solved this years ago with $2 cases.
They add bulk, grip, direction, a wrist strap and protection. Some even glow in the dark!
Other cases include magnets to strap the remote on the side of your TV and speakers to allow a "Find My" type feature with included app.
Just give me a regular old remote control with simple/rubber buttons that fits well in the hand.
I would LOVE old-timey-VCR jog/shuttle dials, but I will not get my hopes up.
Jony Ive did not help me, personally, to realize efficient use of the amazing solutions that Apple hardware/software teams have dreamed up.
"Back, pre-blackout, the oldest registration date on anyone's profile was JRC, who was signed up (I believe) in November 1998."
EDIT: sorry click link, then scroll to bottom of page and click ir remote, the. Click myharmony and then link in middle of page
No, I think the word you’re looking for is ‘disgust.’
Thanks to earlier posters for the tip about Sony remotes, tried mine out (never even thought of trying it before) and it works with no setup required. Will probably be using the Siri Remote as a power on button and nothing else from now on.