TV advice

Discussion in 'Equipment and technology' started by Sophb123, Dec 2, 2017.

  1. Sophb123

    Sophb123 New member

    Dec 2, 2017
    Looking for a recommendation, my mother has mild cognitive impairment and lives alone. She is quite capable of most day to day activities but really struggles with changing tv channels. Unfortunately I live 100 miles away so cannot always help.
    Is there something in existence they would enable me to control her tv remotely? If not can someone design it quickly.
  2. Andrew_McP

    Andrew_McP Registered User

    Mar 2, 2016
  3. Duggies-girl

    Duggies-girl Registered User

    Sep 6, 2017
    My dad thinks I am ever so clever because I can bring up the TV channel guide and see what is on during the evening and I can even access the TV Hub and we can look at last weeks TV

    I have shown him how to do it a hundred times but he cannot do it so now I don't show him any more. He is not going to learn how to do it however many times I show him.

    He can only access different channels by pressing the number button, if he does not know the number then he cannot watch that channel. This is so sad and I admit that it used to annoy me but now I just accept it and we watch the same things over and over again.

    Same with his laptop. A year ago he could answer emails but now he can't switch the blooming thing on. His mobile phone is a mystery to him and yet he talks about getting one of those new phones like I have.

    He even talked about getting Sky TV as then we will have more choice. No No then we will have more remotes and more confusion and I can't cope with it.

    We will just continue to watch repeats on Yesterday instead. I think that channel was designed for PWD.
  4. Normaleila

    Normaleila Registered User

    Jun 4, 2016
    This must be so frustrating. Is there a simpler remote that would help? Perhaps one that just goes up and down the channels? If you returned the TV it's possible to remove any channels you don't need - children's, shopping, adult and any radio you don't need. It makes it a bit easier if there are fewer.
  5. sinkhole

    sinkhole Registered User

    Jan 28, 2015
    I've just got one of the RMmini3 remote controllers mentioned in the earlier thread and it works very well. My mum is getting more and more confused when it comes to operating the TV, especially as I've had to install a newer model for her recently.

    I've already rigged up a small IP camera which is pointing at her TV screen so i can watch what happens when I'm on the phone to her, but she can't even work out which button I'm telling her to press sometimes, so now I can take over that function and get it back on the correct input, channel or whatever. Brilliant.
  6. jen54

    jen54 Registered User

    May 20, 2014
    Tvs are so hard these days, we are trying to buy a simpler one,as mums tv is so complicated..but all are the same..mum was forgetting how to use remote or switching source etc
  7. Techno

    Techno Registered User

    Apr 3, 2017

    Where do you live and is this issue resolved ? Thanks.
  8. Techno

    Techno Registered User

    Apr 3, 2017


    Is the TV channel issue resolved ? And where do you live. ? Thanks.

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