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Dear ZZ

Do you feel it will add value to the consumers if digital clock display is added to all the remote controls of products purchased viz TV, AC, DVD, CHANDELIER etc ?.

Thanks
Prashant

Answer
1.  Add value?  Little to none.
2.  Adds confusion.  Many consumer equipment owners complain about the complicated procedures for all kinds of consumer products.  The clock display may add to the users confusion and unnecessarily complicated usefulness.
3.  If the time is off it requires resetting; a procedure sure to bring more confusion to the user.
4.  It will add cost to the remote control unit.
5.  It will add complexity to the design and reduce reliability and dependability.
6.  It will increase the size of the handheld unit.

Those are my opinions.

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Electronics questions about AC, DC and digital theory.

Experience

Graduate electrical engineer with over 40 years in electronic design, manufacturing, project organization and patent review. Experience in fields of industrial and consumer electronics (audio, video, acoustics, etc.)

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IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers); Senior Life member AES (Audio Engineering Society), Fellow Life member

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BSEE University of North Dakota

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