how do you keep from losing the remote control

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by ejrizo, Jun 2, 2008.

  1. macrumors 6502


    Jun 26, 2007
    Los Angeles
    just wondering how that works for people with that little remote?
  2. macrumors 68000

    Sep 27, 2004
    Knoxville, TN (USA)
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    I have mine programed my universal remote and stowed the Apple Remote.
  3. macrumors 6502a

    Oct 10, 2006
    Portland, OR
    Ummm... the same way I don't lose any other remote - I keep it in an obvious place. Namely, on the coffee table.
  4. macrumors P6


    Mar 22, 2008
    On tenterhooks
    Crazy glue it to the inside of your wrist, and you can pretend you're Spiderman.


  5. macrumors member

    Jan 25, 2008
    Porterville, California USA

    I'm one of those dorks who lost my Apple TV remote and just bought a new one from eBay. Damn little bugger ran away from me! I think my cat ate it.
  6. macrumors regular

    Sep 28, 2007
    I don’t know if this will help, but the way we accomplish this is to take and attach different colored ribbons to the bottom of each remote. This way when they fall in little holes and crevices, they almost always have a little tail sticking out where you can find them easily.

    Since doing this we haven’t lost one and there are seven in the house as well as three of them utilized by young children, the roomba even tried to eat one and was foiled :)

    This gives the ability to color code them so mix ups are easily resolved.

    Plus they kind of look snazzy believe it or not with a very brightly colored ribbon IMO.
  7. macrumors 6502a


    Aug 30, 2004
    West Monroe, Louisiana
    mine is just magically attracted to the side of my iMac, a 'feature' that I miss in the new Alu models:(... 'specially since my iMac, MacBook, and ATV all use the same remote in the same room!
  8. macrumors 601


    Oct 3, 2006
    I have 25+ Apple Remotes so losing one is generally not something I have to worry about. :eek:
  9. macrumors regular


    Dec 28, 2007
    Portland OR
    Bought a Harmony One universal. Now I can control volume.
  10. macrumors 603

    Feb 4, 2008
    Not to get too off topic, but are those things as good as advertised? I didn't pay much attention to them because of price, but I saw that they could be programmed with multiple functions to "Watch TV" or other stuff. My mom would probably pay a bazillion dollars for something like that. If it works on even Apple TV, beyond awesome.
  11. macrumors member

    Feb 13, 2008
    Put it this way, by setting up "activities" my wife now uses our home entertainment system with a single gripe. That in itself is absolutely amazing, she hates having to worry about more than one box at a time. Its the best remote out there - period. Be prepared to spend a bit of time tweaking the settings a bit if you're picky like me, or maybe adding a few tasks to the activities, but once its set up, Harmony remotes can't be beat.

    My Apple remote now sits in the bag for my new Macbook, which didn't come with one.
  12. macrumors 68020

    Mar 27, 2003
    Ten Four that on the wife now using the entertainment system. Best investment since the atv.
  13. macrumors regular


    Feb 28, 2006
    Storrs, CT
    Hah, I'll third that. My wife didn't touch any of the remotes before we got a logitech. Couple with the AppleTV, she uses the entertainment center far more than I do now. Its so wonderful to see her pick up the remote, switch to the 360 and start playing Bejeweled after watching encoded tv shows on the appletv all by herself.
  14. macrumors regular


    Dec 28, 2007
    Portland OR
    I owned the 880 prior to the Harmony One. I hated it and sold it. Seriously one of the best universals I have ever used. I have it programmed for the ATV with the ability to setup aspect ratio for the plasma, set the volume, and you could even set the play button to work as the enter button just to help others. "why won't it play when i hit play?" says the others.
  15. macrumors regular

    Sep 28, 2007
    You sold the 880 in favor of the harmony one?
    What were the factors that led you to the one over the 880?
    I am looking now, but I don’t see any tangible reasons to distinguish each harmony from another exept for touchscreen functionality.

    Could you elaborate on why you moved to the harmony one please?

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