Tuesday, March 6, 2007
How many remotes? How many manuals?
Well we got our tax refunds this past week. We decided that one thing (besides fixing our roof - which is yet another story) we would do is buy one big ticket item for us. Us means Phil and I. So we decide to purchase a big flat screen LCD HDTV and HTIB(home theater in a box). The trips to purchase those items are in and of themselves funny. However I think what was funniest was us trying to set them up. We set up the TV last Thursday night. It wasn't too difficult but the set is heavy. Friday night we purchase the home theater in a box. We decided that we needed a degree in user manual deciphering. It took probably 2 hours to figure out all the cable and speaker wire connections. Then Saturday we decide to watch a movie but we can't figure out how to get the dvd (which is also a dvr) to play a movie. We set it up through the tv nothing. So here I am sitting on the couch with three user guides open trying to figure out how to watch the movie and screaming, "I didn't pay $&%&&@#! to not be able to watch a movie!" Approximately 3 hours later we figure out that the remote for the dvd player has a button that you need to push that says dvd and then the movie will play. Maybe it's the fact that we now need 4 remotes to work our entertainment system that is driving us nuts.