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Big Button Touch Screen 6-in-1 Universal Remote £9.99 (from £39.99) at Maplins
Big Button Touch Screen 6-in-1 Universal Remote £9.99 (from £39.99) at Maplins

Big Button Touch Screen 6-in-1 Universal Remote £9.99 (from £39.99) at Maplins

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No idea if it's any good, but you can't go far wrong at this price can you?

Says on site "While sticks last".

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Product Features

We have become so accustomed to using the remote if we need to change the channel on the TV or pause the DVD player to the point that it's just one of those gadgets we cannot do without... so what happens when we lose it? So to stop all those frustrating moments, just get a remote that becomes hard to lose in the first place.

6-in-1 universal remote control: TV, VCR, satellite, DVD, cable and audio
Large size means it''s hard to lose
Cool blue backlight, perfect for use in dark rooms
Extra large buttons for ease of use
Replaces most common functions
Modern silver finish
Large, rugged design
Great for DVD games includes arrows for menu navigation
Suitable for the elderly or partially sighted
Requires 4 x AA batteries (demo batteries included)
Dimensions: 125(w) x 280(l) x 25 (d) mm

maplin.co.uk/Mod…778
- janz70

35 Comments

Original Poster

http://images.maplin.co.uk/300/A45HZ.jpg

Order Code: A45HZ

"While sticks last".

Original Poster

...lol

Thanks for this.
I bought my dad one like this for Christmas but it wouldn't work.
Will try this one.
Nipped out to my local Maplins in Harlow and got one.
One more left in store if anyone is interested.

Link not working for me.
maplin.co.uk/Mod…778

First thing... it is TRULY enormous, they don't kid when they say big buttons!

Unless it has learning capability, I wouldn't bother. It's not clear from the info, but it says "Replaces most common functions " which means it won't do EVERYTHING, so I suspect not.

DAMNOME;4027267

"While sticks last".



Yeah, probably better to use a long stick instead :-)

'Suitable for the elderly or partially sighted' LOL :-D

Faythur;4027964

'Suitable for the elderly or partially sighted' LOL :-D



Why is that funny.
I can imagine this being a Godsend to some elderly people. :thumbsup:

Why not? :oops:

Do you think a lot of elderly people use this site?:thinking:

Original Poster

Faythur;4028379

Why not? :oops:Do you think a lot of elderly people use this … Why not? :oops:Do you think a lot of elderly people use this site?:thinking:



1. Yes. Why not?
2. It's just a quote from the remote's feature list I copied and pasted, it applies to the outdoors world too.
3. Some elderly or partially sited people have been known to venture out to the shops, they might stumble upon it there.
4. Word of mouth.
5. Gift idea? Jumpingphil bought this remote for his Dad.

i just saw these in store and am going to buy one for me (elderly) mum

You can pick up similar (non backlit) models for £6 (have seen them in cheap shops, possibly inc B&Ms). Not voting, but not hot for me...

jnm21;4033023

You can pick up similar (non backlit) models for £6 (have seen them in … You can pick up similar (non backlit) models for £6 (have seen them in cheap shops, possibly inc B&Ms). Not voting, but not hot for me...



That sounds like what I originally bought for my elderly, partially sighted Dad.
Don't know why that sounds funny, but there you go.
I got that one working on my new telly but I couldn't get it to work on my Dad's telly, which is also new, so it went back.
I got one of these today and will be round to my Dad's house tomorrow to see if works there.
I think the idea behind these is superb for people like my Dad 'cos the buttons on a regular remote can be very small and close together.
Let's hope some people never have to experience old age and failling eyesight and therefore won't have a need for these funny things. :whistling:

Jumpingphil;4033334

Let's hope some people never have to experience old age and failling … Let's hope some people never have to experience old age and failling eyesight and therefore won't have a need for these funny things. :whistling:



Being disabled myself, and no stranger to varying abuse from those who should know better, I do get a certain satisfaction knowing and telling them that such people always end up that way themselves, eventually they get the message - unless of course they come into the other category - the alternative to old age and infirmity is to die when you are young and fit, and that's not exactly good news either! :whistling:

Faythur;4028379

Why not? :oops:Do you think a lot of elderly people use this … Why not? :oops:Do you think a lot of elderly people use this site?:thinking:


Watch what you say... The "Silver Surfers" are out there and growing in number!!!

Original Poster

Jumpingphil, was the remote ok?

Like the other one I bought, It is very good for people who would find it hard to control a normal sized one.
And, like the other one, this one worked my telly perfectly OK but would not work my Dad's new Grundig telly.
For what this is and for the price, I would definitely recommend this as it probably works with most tellys. And you can always take it back if it doesn't.

Original Poster

Nice one thanks - it's a shame that your Dad's new TV doesn't like it.

It's a pain, the different remote codes thing. Especially when the same manufacturer changes the remote codes on different model TVs. I've never understood why.

This product is clearly HOT as all it says in the tab at the top of my browser when i open it is "Big Butt"

I got my Dad this as part of his Xmas... We ran into problems getting it to work with his Sky+ box.. Hopefully it was lack of time on our part... I've not had the chance to try it again - anyone have any luck?

Regards,
Gerard

Jumpingphil;4049166

And, like the other one, this one worked my telly perfectly OK but would … And, like the other one, this one worked my telly perfectly OK but would not work my Dad's new Grundig telly.



If you still have the remote, it might be worth trying codes for Matsui TVs, as in my experience they sometimes work for Grundig TVs.

ibiza;4104940

This product is clearly HOT as all it says in the tab at the top of my … This product is clearly HOT as all it says in the tab at the top of my browser when i open it is "Big Butt"


LOL Big Butt...voted hot :-D

I saw this in maplins today, its bloody huuuuuge

Faythur;4027964

'Suitable for the elderly or partially sighted' LOL :-D



You sir, are a twerp of the first order! I hope you never suffer loss of your sight, (I am partially sighted by the way) but, if you survive the enraged attacks from others who find your remarks as offensive as I do, you will become elderly. I hope then that you look back on your "LOL" of today and regret it. :x

Grundig - avoid imho

Faythur;4027964

'Suitable for the elderly or partially sighted' LOL :-D



Presumably not everyone who uses this site is elderly, socially inept or incontine... DAMMIT, excuse me while I go and pee.
:x
:whistling:

125(w) x 280(l) x 25 (d) mm



5 inches by 11 inches by an inch thick!

Its not really one you will have to look for often!

they arent back lit though are they - saves you having to put the lights on when your watching a movie.

still think I'll get for the father in law - he getting on a bit now the blind incontinent fool

"Large size means it's hard to lose" its one of it features

nihcaj;4033658

Being disabled myself, and no stranger to varying abuse from those who … Being disabled myself, and no stranger to varying abuse from those who should know better, I do get a certain satisfaction knowing and telling them that such people always end up that way themselves, eventually they get the message - unless of course they come into the other category - the alternative to old age and infirmity is to die when you are young and fit, and that's not exactly good news either! :whistling:



How on earth is calling this a funny thing abuse? I'm an engineer, if soneone described a soldering iron as a funny thing I wouldn't take it as abuse.

I'm sure lots of elderly people use this site (I'm 57 so still young) and some people like large remotes and buttons.

Not bad I suppose if you don't mind looking at the control every time you change channel or adjust the volume.

Does anyone know if this works with Sky+ boxes? I bought my mum one like this but with normal buttons and it worked the TV but not Sky+ - she suffers from hand tremors so has trouble using normal sized buttons.

i like having lots of remotes i means the missus doesnt know how to use our setup and i can watch what i want LOL

Work with Virgin V+ Boxes??

Has anyone got a manual for this that they can scan or photo the pages - got the remote - which appears to work - no manual
Thx for any help
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