Monday, December 03, 2007


Here again, I'm playing grammar cop when I don't find anything weird or interesting on eBay. But, what is interesting to note is that the seller of this particular item claims to have "closed captioning." This would seem to imply that there is some sort of display on the actual remote that would allow you to read the closed captions on a television program, or it would magically grant your TV the actual function.

While I do realize that they need to sell their stuff, and when the entire TV goes toast, chances are that they want to salvage as much as they can to recoup their losses, which probably explains why the TV remote is still there but there isn't a TV.

Note that this isn't actually a universal remote, as it only has enough functionality for one device, namely the television itself. You are probably better off with a universal remote, unless you have the very specific TV that this remote came with. And of course, as Murphy's Law dictates, the second you get the remote shipped to you, you will find it within the sofa cushions.

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