The neatest tv accessory ev-ar is a working remote, preferably one that controls the DVD and the TV. Mine went on the fritz last night, after being held in a hot sweaty 8 year old hand for most of the day, and I was so frustrated I almost cried. Now, admittedly, they broke the actual dvd remote last week, and so I considered myself lucky to have found this remote AND the instructions, AND being able to program it. Let me just say, if you are watching episodes of a tv show on dvd??? All those fancy schmancy HDMI switches aren’t worth nearly as much as a remote so you can use the menu/fast forward. In fact, last week, we had to watch a movie here on the laptop, because the first item on the menu wasn’t play, so we couldn’t get it to play at all without a remote.

PS, my kids were shocked to find out tvs used to have dials on the front. Yeah.