I have recently, and in a very modest way, wandered back into vinyl for the first time in over 30 years. As new vinyl is absurdly expensive and rather limited, I find myself buying used. One recurring problem, and one that brings me back to why I left vinyl in the first place, is that a lot of old vinyl has bad spots where the record sticks....you know, the same few lyrics repeated over and over and over. Very anoying at the best of times but a killer for enjoyment when I have to get up and down once or twice a side to reset the needle.
Here is an idea...why not a phono remote control that could lift the arm and move it past the obstruction? It sounds like a simple bit of engineering and would remove my primary problem with old vinyl. I listen to vinyl mostly from my computer location across the room and am tired of getting up to fix the glitch.