Marcus L. Rowland (ffutures) wrote,
Marcus L. Rowland

Android box working

I've managed to sort out the Android iPlayer etc. box - sound is via the TV, which isn't ideal, but it works OK. I'm using a remote control HDMI switch so that I can have that and my DVD player connected without messing about with cables - I picked that up incredibly cheaply on eBay a couple of years ago, I was the only bidder and I think it was about four quid including postage. So right now I have nine remote controls in my sitting room:

2 DVD players (one is a recorder, the other is a cheapo upscaling model that gives a better picture)
Laserdisc player
Freeview box
Android box
HDMI switch
CD player / audio amp
Also a mouse and keyboard for my spare PC, currently hooked up to the TV but rarely used.

Superfluous technology? Moi?

The silly part is that 90% of the time I watch TV it's on the smaller set in my workroom. Where I now have one remote...

Very delayed realisation - Realised Friday that I can use the earphone socket from the TV for the sound! Just take the signal from that to the amp and I'm in business, I think I even have an extra-long cable for it somewhere so it won't cost anything.

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