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Dustyrose33

I recently switched programs with Dish TV and something weird is going on with my remote.  It doesn't happen 100% of the time but does 95%.   I switch channels during the day, depending on the time and what shows I want to see.   I've had other remote controls and this has never happened before.

I know what channel the tv is on when I turn it off at night, say 82.   Before I even turn on the tv the next morning I'm thinking I'll turn on the local news channel, which is 12.  Well when I turn on the tv, it's on 12!   Then after the news I turn it off, go do other things for a while.   Then before I turn it back on I'm thinking I'll turn on the game channel, 245, and it's already on 245!

I told my friend about it and she seems to think the remote is computerized and knows what channels I like, but how does it know exactly what channel I'm going to before turning on the tv?

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Desertrat56

Probably has something to do with the time of day and logs what your habits are.  I never had Dish or other satelite television service.

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Kaikou
8 minutes ago, Desertrat56 said:

Probably has something to do with the time of day and logs what your habits are.  I never had Dish or other satelite television service.

Can't say if this is the case or not, however a lot of things seem algorithm based these days.

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moonman

Whatever is going on it sure as hell isn't paranormal.

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diddyman68

Could be a ghost that likes the same stuff you like,whoooo :lol:

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Dustyrose33
Posted (edited)
2 hours ago, diddyman68 said:

Could be a ghost that likes the same stuff you like,whoooo :lol:

Well let me tell a little story.   I live in an apartment where there are elderly people and others not so elderly but have caregivers.  Still others are healthy and fine.  One day two summers ago on a hot day a caregiver for another woman near me helped me in with my groceries and said she used to take care of a woman that had lived in my apartment, and that the woman who was 59 had died of a heart attack.  She didn't say if the woman died in my apartment or in the hospital.

At the end of 0'18 through early 0'19 I had a stay in the hospital and then rehab for physical therapy due to a bad fall.   During that time a friend had to bring me some fresh clothing, and they said while they were in my apartment getting the clothes they could tell they were not alone.  I believed them because I've had a few minor things happen while I've lived here.   If it is that woman's spirit I don't think she wants to hurt me, just let me know she's here.

Something may have happened last night, not sure.  I have a large ceiling fan in my living room, with a chain each for the fan and the light.   At night when I turn the light switch off I like to pull the chain for the fan so it won't come on in the morning when I turn on the light switch.  I thought last night when I switched the light off I pulled the chain for the fan to not come on, but when I switched the light on the fan came on.   Either I forgot to pull the fan switch or something pulled it during the night.

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Well it happened again this evening.   The tv had been off a few hours, and was on 245 - the game show channel last.  Then I sat down, had not turned on the tv yet, was just holding the remote when I thought of going to channel 9 for the World News.   So when I turned on the tv, yes, it was on channel 9.   I had not even pushed the 9 to get there.

I'm going to do an experiment tomorrow and after the tv has been off a while think of a station I don't usually go to.  Then turn on the tv, and if it goes to th

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Posted (edited)

I agree with my friend and think they've got something in that remote that tracks me and is programmed to go to the stations I like.   First time I've ever had a remote like that.

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Desertrat56
12 hours ago, Dustyrose33 said:

Well it happened again this evening.   The tv had been off a few hours, and was on 245 - the game show channel last.  Then I sat down, had not turned on the tv yet, was just holding the remote when I thought of going to channel 9 for the World News.   So when I turned on the tv, yes, it was on channel 9.   I had not even pushed the 9 to get there.

I'm going to do an experiment tomorrow and after the tv has been off a while think of a station I don't usually go to.  Then turn on the tv, and if it goes to th

That is a good idea.  The experiment might prove that you are more a creature of habit than you think and the television is just following a program based on your habits.

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Posted (edited)
4 hours ago, Dustyrose33 said:

I agree with my friend and think they've got something in that remote that tracks me and is programmed to go to the stations I like.   First time I've ever had a remote like that.

Could be a friendly ghost helping you.

My lead theory is it is programmed to watch your selection patterns and times. 

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Jujo-jo
On 7/16/2020 at 4:31 PM, diddyman68 said:

Could be a ghost that likes the same stuff you like,whoooo :lol:

After I watch our local news, wrestling comes on and if I go do something and forget to turn it off or change the channel my ghost gets really angry, well one of them does anyway. 

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Jujo-jo
On 7/16/2020 at 10:56 PM, Dustyrose33 said:

Well it happened again this evening.   The tv had been off a few hours, and was on 245 - the game show channel last.  Then I sat down, had not turned on the tv yet, was just holding the remote when I thought of going to channel 9 for the World News.   So when I turned on the tv, yes, it was on channel 9.   I had not even pushed the 9 to get there.

I'm going to do an experiment tomorrow and after the tv has been off a while think of a station I don't usually go to.  Then turn on the tv, and if it goes to th

I had dish for awhile and I had a similar issue but it was only occasionally and only a few times that I did notice. 

I actually thought someone may have been here watching our t.v. while we were gone but security confirmed no one was here so then i wondered if somehow maybe one of our neighbors remotes interfered with ours.

I know that happens sometimes with garage door openers and also wireless security cameras.

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Dustyrose33
10 hours ago, Jujo-jo said:

I had dish for awhile and I had a similar issue but it was only occasionally and only a few times that I did notice. 

I actually thought someone may have been here watching our t.v. while we were gone but security confirmed no one was here so then i wondered if somehow maybe one of our neighbors remotes interfered with ours.

I know that happens sometimes with garage door openers and also wireless security cameras.

Well the strange thing about it is when I turned the tv off on channel 245, the game channel, then as I pressed the power button to turn it back on with say channel 9 in mind it turned on to channel 9.   It was if it "knew" where I wanted to go.

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Jujo-jo
4 hours ago, Dustyrose33 said:

Well the strange thing about it is when I turned the tv off on channel 245, the game channel, then as I pressed the power button to turn it back on with say channel 9 in mind it turned on to channel 9.   It was if it "knew" where I wanted to go.

Yes that's very strange, hope you keep us posted on this, it's very interesting.

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