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Old January 26 2009, 04:12 AM   #1
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Why no eject or open/close button on universal remotes?

Its very frustrating Why

No matter what the UR costs, I have yet to find a single universal remote with a button for ejecting videotapes &/or DVDs

IMO that's effing RETARDED

Why

Is it so hard to include such a practical common-sense feature

Am I missing something or wrong

YOU tell me>
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Old January 26 2009, 04:22 AM   #2
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Re: Why no eject or open/close button on universal remotes?

Why do you want to eject it if you aren't going to get up, walk over and pull it out of the machine anyway?

I know, I know, you want to hit the eject button so that when you walk over you have saved the .5 seconds it would have taken to do it in person. You are obviously just in the minority and the feature is considered redundant.

You could get a Nerf gun and fire a dart at the eject button from your chair. It would do the same thing as what you want from your remote and be that much more fun.
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Old January 26 2009, 04:44 AM   #3
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Re: Why no eject or open/close button on universal remotes?

LaxScrutiny wrote: View Post
Why do you want to eject it if you aren't going to get up, walk over and pull it out of the machine anyway?

I know, I know, you want to hit the eject button so that when you walk over you have saved the .5 seconds it would have taken to do it in person. You are obviously just in the minority and the feature is considered redundant.

You could get a Nerf gun and fire a dart at the eject button from your chair. It would do the same thing as what you want from your remote and be that much more fun.


Its actually more like 0.0000005th of a second for me to walk over & eject & remove the tapes &/or DVDs

I'll take your advice concerning the Nerf gun. That would be fun

Get 1 tomorrow at the 5&10 in fact
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Old January 26 2009, 04:56 AM   #4
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Re: Why no eject or open/close button on universal remotes?

My Xbox 360 Universal Remote has one.
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Old January 26 2009, 08:25 AM   #5
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Re: Why no eject or open/close button on universal remotes?

My Harmony 880 remote shows it on the screen when you're in the "Watch DVD" mode.
It's next to one of the 8 buttons on the sides of the screen.
A good remote, I recommend it.
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Old January 26 2009, 05:17 PM   #6
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Re: Why no eject or open/close button on universal remotes?

Hold the "Stop" button on the remote. I discovered that feature, by accident, with my Yamaha DVD player. For the naysayers, it's nice to have the DVD ejected by the time I walk to the player. Some people don't appreciate convenience.
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Old January 26 2009, 07:47 PM   #7
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Re: Why no eject or open/close button on universal remotes?

John Picard wrote: View Post
Hold the "Stop" button on the remote. I discovered that feature, by accident, with my Yamaha DVD player. For the naysayers, it's nice to have the DVD ejected by the time I walk to the player. Some people don't appreciate convenience.
Sometimes I put the disc int he dvd player and walk back to the couch, then have to press eject to load it because I am an idiot.
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