• Ryan

    Now someone needs to put it into a pen or over-sized sharpie. Less range, but increased stealth.

  • BdgBill

    I’ll ask again….Why is the TV-B-Gone device cool?

    The only use for this device is to facilitate being an a-hole.

  • pt

    @BdgBill – it’s up to each person to use a device responsibly – many people buy these to learn about IR, soldering, etc. i also know an arcade owner that uses these to turn off tvs all over his place at once (instead of using multiple remotes).

  • Nice

    BdgBill,
    You’re new here, aren’t you? That’s exactly why they think it’s cool.

  • mark

    It’s cool exactly because of the opposite of what Bill said.
    It doesn’t facilitate being an ass, but neutralising the affects of aholes who think its awesome to fill the world – particularly social spaces or others that would benefit from less ambient noise (like trains) with noisy, flickering and distracting televisions that no-one really wants to watch, only being there to chow up power and make conversation and concentration more difficult.

    So if they’re bothering you, and no-one else seems to be watching them either (the case with most of the TVs on my local commuter train), you can turn them off easily without causing a fuss trying to get up close and personal to them (unfortunately i found that the sound systems on the train are wired in seperately, so the noise continued).