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bobbie22 | 14:09 Fri 21st May 2021 | Technology
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Had an accident with my other tv, I should not have tried to go behind it to dust the area. Anyway, it fell over and smashed. Bought a new one today, and luckily my friend came over and set it up for me. I was wondering how someone my age and with little knowledge of technology and computers is expected to do this. SO difficult. (It’s a smartTV. I think )

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I don't consider myself old but I really struggled with the sky remote.

Luckily I have a firestick with it's own remote.

I find setting up computers much easier.
bobbie, on and inside my TV cabinet I have a TV, a sound bar, a big box for the sound bar, a DVD player, a video recorder, and a Humax PVR. That's 5 things that need connecting to the TV and I don't have a clue how to connect them all and no idea who to ask for help. I've managed to connect the Humax through trial and error. Keep thinking I may ask on here how to connect them all.
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On your TV remote you have a button for input. Click on that and it lists your HDMI sockets which are on the back of your TV. These are numbered. Plug your DVD into HDMI 1, and then your other device boxes into the remaining sockets.
If you put a DVD into your device and press play, you press input on your TV remote, click on HDMI 1 and you will be able to view what is playing.
Just goes to show how dangerous dusting can be, I value my health so I don't do it!
i got the company i bought my smart tv from to set it up, it cost me 45 quid, but it was worth it, as i hadn't a clue how to get it working, they also set up the dvd player so they could all work -
i have the same problem, dust at the back of the tv, it hard to get at, so i have had to leave it collect.
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The place I bought the tv from did not do set up on this tv, and I have to pay the council to take it away. I too have lots of things connected to the tv. A humax A DV D. Player a CD player a sound bar and speakers for my CD player. You can imagine the jumble of wires and the dust. Lol
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Ooh forget, there’s an aerial cable too
thats a shame Bobbie i bought it from Curry's PC World I think i could have got them to cut down the price on the installation.
Once your device is connected to the TV, tie up the excess cable with plastic ties so that they don”t dangle or entangle with your other cables. It is also useful to label the, DVD, Skybox etc.
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Thanks for advice sunk. I will be a bit scared to go behind the tv again, but will ask my friend to do this. Marking the cables and plugs is a good idea I think
I sympathise. When we bought a new smart TV, the grandson set it up for us.
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Yes, the young people are clever . It seems that know much more than us about technology. I am scared of the internet, and only use it for minor things
i don't use my laptop to its true potential. its so much more complicated than the old one.
they were youngish guys who installed my tv and dvd, i suppose if they do it a lot, then they know the cables go. i wouldn't have a scooby doo.
I've just emailed a friend of mine who might be able to set all these devices up for me. The other problem I have is, because they are all on or inside a cabinet, it's too heavy for me to move to get to the back of it, but my friend is a fairly strong bloke so hopefully he can help me.
Dust? It's just a protective covering for furniture.
Someone once told me once the dust gets a good covering, it never looks any worse. I have a poem up in my kitchen which goes,
"Dust if you must but wouldn't it be better to paint a picture,or write a letter......(there are two more verses) and it finishes Dust if you must but bear in mind, old age will come and it's not kind, and when you go, as go you must, you,yourself will make more dust".
Please ensure that you avoid all dusting from now on....unless the queen is due to pop in for a cuppa......if in doubt I take my glasses off and revel in the lack of dust in my home! Lessons need to be learned from this accident!!!!
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Mallyj. Spot on. Lol

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