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Is the TV Remote Headed for Extinction?

Gadgehit writes: "Look out, rotary dial phone. Here comes the TV remote. Nearly half of young TV viewers say they’d prefer their smartphone or other device over their remote to control their TV, according to a new report released today. The survey by Altman Vilandrie & Company and Research Now found that 41 percent of 18- to 34-year-olds would prefer using their smartphone, tablet or computer keyboard to change channels and control their TV."

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toaster1916d ago

Meh, when I have a remote as beautiful and amazing as a Logitech Harmony then I really don't feel the need to use anything else like my phone or a laptop.

DiabeticJedi1915d ago

one of the first things the article says is "Nearly half of young TV viewers say they’d prefer their smartphone or other device over their remote to control their TV"

I would love to see their source since if it was a real study the questions asked was probably "would you like your phone to be able to control your tv"

gaffyh1915d ago

I wouldn't mind, but I'd still like a remote, that's probably what a lot of people who answered the survey were thinking.