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easy to use for old people connected TV

by gregtompkins / March 13, 2013 9:32 AM PDT


Does anyone make a very super simple TV or box that is easy for old people? I am trying to rig up something for my grandparents. Something like a connected DVD player is even too hard I think. I also want functionality so IP cameras could be viewed? Any ideas would be most appreciated:)

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It really depends on what's involved
by Pepe7 / March 13, 2013 1:57 PM PDT

What's complicated to one person is trivial for another. Grandparents are similar.

A combo DVD/TV is easy enough to find, but they can be junky and don't have good PQ, nor do they have HD. Adding a Skype camera to a newer Panasonic plasma or LED is not difficult, but will set you back $$. There will always be a separate disc player in such a system though.

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Not any more.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 13, 2013 9:50 AM PDT

For the cameras you end up with another monitor just for that.

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