Whether it's Brian Cox telling you how amazing everything is or the Go Compare guy wobbling around to the rehashed tune he sings, television is awash with codswallop that can easily become annoying. Many of us simply hit the mute button, or possibly even standby, should such irritations become too much to bear. However, one …
The ideal TV recorder
records programs I don't like and plays them back when I'm out.
Thanks to DNA.
I'm surprised some channels havn't banned annoying adverts
I flip radio stations when the annoying adverts come on. If I hit a station without annoying adverts I'll stay on it longer.
I stopped listening to radio for ages once
Due to a VERY annoying advert which started with a loud whistle.
VERY distracting while driving.
I think I went quiet for ages.
Can I get one of these fitted to my head please
This reminds me very much of my greasemonkey script that turns any article by Andrew Orlowski into nothing but "Blah blah blah blah blah blah"!
I have a Greasemonkey script that replaces every trollface/coolface/whatever-accompanied Reg comment with random porn. (I don't actually use it any more, though -- it eventually cycled around to "amputee" and now I'm scarred for life.)
Back up there...
I thought Andrew did that himself.
I'd like it
For the kids to block out news of murder and swear words, during the norwegian massacre even the kids tv shows like newsround were detailing it and mine are 5 & 7 years old, so it was a blanket ban on the tv, but a device like this could be handy.
Letters OR Digits
Swear words I can understand, but bad news?!?!
Isn't that being a little "over" protective?
Newsround is still a "news" show and if they are old enough to watch a news show, surely they are old enough to be be exposed to bad news....
A radio one would be good too
A small device that transmits white noise on the same frequency as LBC, so I don't need to listen to that irritating station as I tune the dial.
I don't know about over there, but...
...given the amount of brainless punditry on TV here in the Coloniies, our TV set would be muted pretty much all the time.
Now I just need a way to silence Americans on any media (inc Youtube) who insist on saying sodder and replace it with the correct pronunciation of soLder.
Dear US listen how the rest of the world says it: http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/solder#Pronunciation or you could try to out number us with your own mispronunciation... (PS saying three times doesn't make it right!)
my TV already has this
Its called an off button.
i mean come on if you don't like someone either change the channel or turn it off. there are plenty of things to do instead of gawp and the pretty pictures
Wait a minute, I know I have one here somewhere... Oh yes, behind the bookcase, covered in dust.
At least technically its a TV. We just ignore the tuner and call it "the spare monitor".
I'd plug it in again some day, but if you turn it on it lets the stupid into the house.
I like Brian Cox....
He's a D:Ream.
Brian Cox is pure plagiarism
If mute doesn't get the job done...
...the power OFF button will. This guy must have WAY too much time on his hands and watch WAY too much tele.
If only this guy had seen the 'Go-Compare' commercials he would have made this a long time ago and saves be a lot of button pressing time.
I fear this won't work in the UK since the demise of analogue TV. All the digiboxes produces the subtitles display internally and overlay it on to the video signal before it is sent to the TV. The TV has in fact become just a dumb monitor with a set of speakers.
Hey folks, ever thought of switching off the bloody telly altogether?
That's what I did. And you save some good money on the licence fee too...
The power OFF button would be simpler.
I can't believe no mentions of...
TV v Radio
Any chance of getting a block on any cowell / ant and/or dec TV programming?
Then, that advert box, to lower the volume by at least 50% so we don't have to hear that annoying Haribo advert with the annoying family with the "MINI" SUV singing about a bag of bloody sweets at higher volume than the programme it interrupts?
Also, for radio, can we have a device that blocks annoying breakfast DJs and cowell-pop and scans the airwaves for any station that is actually playing decent music?
grrr moan grumble monday morning
Ant and/or Dec
Am I the only person who thinks they should have their initials tattooed on their foreheads?
The tall one has plenty of room for an A or D
I don't watch them other people in the house do.
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