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Apartment foo-nishing

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by mafoofan, Jun 16, 2013.

  1. Douglas

    Douglas Stupid ass member

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    Remotes? Plural? For starters, you need a universal remote. That alone reduces clutter.

    We have one remote and it sits in a charging station on a built-in hutch. The fact that universals do require occasional charging does create some potential storage issues, though no different than cell phones or laptops.

    For everyday storage I am sure you could find an interesting box like an art obzhay to have out on your coffee table. Or your side table.

    We often leave ours on the mantel because our TV is mounted above a fireplace in the den.

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  2. SkinnyGoomba

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    Swapping two remotes for one that requires a charging device does not seem like a positive change.
     


  3. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    For me, there is no compromise. I only turn the TV on for the Masters.
     


  4. edmorel

    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    Are you dressed in housecoat and velvet slippers while having said conversations?

    For me, I don't mind TV's in living rooms (because that is where I have mine) and I'm not really a people person anyway so I try to have as little interaction with guests anyway. TV's in bedrooms though, that I find odd. Once we are done with the day's events, putting the kids to sleep, that is where the missus and I catch up on non-household discussions, read a book or the paper, give her the pleasure of my sexuality etc.
     


  5. aravenel

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    Completely agree on no TV in the bedroom. Nothing good comes of it. If you want to watch TV, go into the living room (or wherever you keep your TV...) and do it.
     


  6. Douglas

    Douglas Stupid ass member

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    I don't know how many remotes he has, but I would have four (TV, Cable, DVD/BluRay, Receiver). Also, teaching the wife/babysitter how to make it all work, what modes to be in, etc. would be brutal without it.

    And charging is not a big deal; it's just a cradle you put it in, not even a plug (though obvi the cradle must be plugged in). But I'm not as monastic in my pursuit of SF nirvana as some others.
     
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  7. LabelKing

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    What sort of drinks do hosts who "suggest" their guests take off their shoes serve?
     


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    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    http://barefootwine.com/
     


  9. LabelKing

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    You have no idea how many bottle of this stuff my father gets from customers every year for Christmas. Yep, I drink it. :nodding:
     


  11. LabelKing

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    Is it their "champagne"?
     


  12. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    Television is like Facebook or the internet as a whole. Whether more good or bad comes out of it may be debatable, but one cannot deny its centrality in our culture. I feel like I understand others better by watching television. Particularly for us eccentrics, some token commonality with society at large is a good thing.

    At any rate, I agree with Othermatt that disguising your TV as something else is worse than tasteless. It's feckless. Being ashamed of what you harmlessly enjoy is a special kind of low. That said, making your TV go away when not needed is a totally different project and would be a welcome solution. I'm not ashamed of my TV, but the room would look nicer and cleaner if it weren't there.
     
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  13. LabelKing

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    You should get a Brionvega TV.
     


  14. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    We are Facebook friends. You are not allowed to look down on TV watching.
     


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    I have a 17 inch MacBook with a Netflix.
     


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