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i need a remote that can take abuse from 2 little kids

by kplove420 / July 26, 2013 12:04 PM PDT

i purchased a harmony one remote and it lasted me about 8 days before my kids dropped it and killed the touch screen on it. it would be super awesome it there was a remote out there that was just as awesome and was able to take the abuse of my crazy children. any help here would be super sweet, thanks for reading and smoke one for me.

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I got 3 possible solutions.
by Oldartq / July 28, 2013 12:45 AM PDT

1. get cheap remote.

2. lock up the harmony.

3. tie up their hands while watching tv.

4. maybe I smoked too many.

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Good Luck
by sallyald / July 30, 2013 12:03 AM PDT

My son is disabled and when he has a meltdown the remotes (ie lots) have suffered. Be careful of some "cheap" remotes as we bought one that took forever to link to the TV's frequency and reset itself regularly. We found it best to buy the superceded model of Harmony remotes for a cheaper cost.

Don't let the kids change the TV directly, it's a habit they will do when you are watching something that is interesting to you, boring to them.

Otherwise, you have my sympathy but as you grind what is left of my teeth and you think you have been tested to the limit of your parenting patience, remember there are alot of other parents also experiencing this:)

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Cheaper is better
by mjd420nova / July 28, 2013 2:32 AM PDT

I bought a cheap one at a flea market just for the kids. It had bright orange stripes and if they lost it, they had to walk back and forth to change channels. They'd already destroyed the original and its universal replacement. A cheap unit can be a little as ten dollars and when bought in threes can provide great solace to the soul in the "unlikely event" of one getting lost or stepped on.

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Walking back and forth to change channel...
by Oldartq / July 28, 2013 3:14 AM PDT
In reply to: Cheaper is better

is an A+ solution. No doubt.

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