About two months ago, my husband bought us a new television for the family room. Everything about it is amazing except for the fact that I can’t operate it.
At first, I thought it would be no big deal. There was one remote for the television. One power button. So simple. The trouble came after I pushed the power button. This guide came up, and when I pushed the “enter” button on the show I wanted to watch, instead of changing the channel to that show, another whole new guide came up. I’d push more buttons, and before I knew it, things were completely out of control. There were menus and options and for all I knew I launched missiles or something.
So I stopped using the TV. My husband said he’d give me a tutorial. I let him but, to be honest, my heart wasn’t in it. Then for his birthday, I bought him a sound bar to add to the television (this speaker thing that improves the sound quality), and then I was doubly screwed because at this point, I not only couldn’t figure out how to change the channel, but I also had no clue how to turn the volume up and down.
And THEN he bought a new Fire TV stick, which added another remote. He assured me it was so easy to use. All I had to do to watch Netfilx was hit one button. The problem was I could not remember which button on which remote I was supposed to hit.
I no longer watch television in the family room. I suppose I could really buckle down and learn, but I don’t care all that much. I could literally watch a show on my iPhone and be happy.