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Pip1960
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Devices

Whos silly idea was it to change the devices menu so you can no longer delete a device or change the name of a device. It makes it very confusing because if you had 6 LG TVs you have no way to tell which ones which.

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RoyB
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Re: Devices

(Written 05/12/2021, but stuck Pending since then, until now)

 

@redchiz1 

 

The point is, I found you rather dismissive of @Pip1960 ‘s concerns, which I share.

 

And I am pleased to say that Now seem to share them also, and took the suggestion that these issue be remedied on board, so I hope that @Pip1960 will be heartened by this, and not disheartened by your response here.

 

All I have to say on this, really.


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redchiz1
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In what context does it really matter? 

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RoyB
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@redchiz1 

 

I am very firmly with @Pip1960 on this, and have already raised it within Now.


It’s my list, and I want the ability to manage it as I see fit.


So in any context I have, for a start.

 

In the context of unauthorised device use, for another.

 

In the context that Now TV, as it then was, saw fit to let us control our device names, so they must have seen some merit in it, merit which is not negated by the new dynamic device list management.

 

Need I go on?


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@RoyB Please do. Perhaps I should have asked "why does it matter?"

 

And unauthorised device use is a completely different issue regardless. 

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@redchiz1 

 

OK:-

 

One of the ways you used to be able to detect unauthorised use was by looking at your device list and finding the cuckoo in the nest.

 

This is much harder now you can no longer differentiate your own devices.

 

And once you have expelled the cuckoo, you very understandably might want to expel the device entry also; but you can’t, you have to wait for it to roll off. Assuming that you have, or can fake, six devices of your own in the first place.

 

So unauthorised use, in the context of your device list, is very far from a completely different issue.


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@RoyB In your area of concern can you not hazard a view based on the timestamp a device was last used? But if you have not seen another suitable topic I suggest you start your own then rather than hijacking this one, which is not about that at all. 

 

Otherwise, perhaps you could stick to the point? 

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Re: Devices

(Written 05/12/2021, but stuck Pending since then, until now)

 

@redchiz1 

 

The point is, I found you rather dismissive of @Pip1960 ‘s concerns, which I share.

 

And I am pleased to say that Now seem to share them also, and took the suggestion that these issue be remedied on board, so I hope that @Pip1960 will be heartened by this, and not disheartened by your response here.

 

All I have to say on this, really.


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redchiz1
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@RoyB I wasn't being dismissive at all, just a simple question which I then clarified. So you too have 6 LG TVs connected and are concerned that you cannot tell them apart in My Devices? 😉

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Pip1960
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Thanks for the information @RoyB that was very helpful hopefully Now will change the settings.

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