Join Date: May 2002
Location: Toronto, Rogers, 9865 & 8300-eHDD, Panasonic TCP65S1, Denon AVR4310Ci; Sony KDL40W3000, 9865
Bad Industrial Design - Things that can really irk.
Thought I'd start a list of items that can really irk after you've bought some equipment and you thought "everything" would work in a certain manner, but the item you bought doesn't.
1. Some TVs allow you to "skip" inputs, or go directly to an input. Some TVs, however, have 7-8 inputs and you have to press the "source/input" button many times to get back to one of the items you've connected to the TV.
2. In the "Picture" menu on Panasonic Plasmas, the first item you come to is a "yes/no" setting, which is the default setting for a picture mode. If you've just done some calibration on the TV and changed the settings, but then hit this (the first item) by mistake, your calibration settings are all lost since the mode reverts to factory settings. I always write down settings, but this is a poor design.
Let's hear your poor design stories: