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The truth about universal remotes. Most of these remotes work great.However there are times when they do not. Depending on the brand of the t.v. there may not be a code for it.If there is a code for it chance are it may only control some of the features. That's how it is , there is no way around it. Unless you get an original remote from the manufacture. You may also try using a code search on the remote until you find one that works. However this may be very time consuming. So you either live with limited features or get a new t.v. i have found a few websites that have listings of codes that help however not all tv brands are listed as there are many out there. my suggestion is when buying a remote check with the manufactures website to make sure it will work with your t.v before you buy it. save the code book in a safe place as you may need to refer to it once in a while. Always spend a little more and get a brand name as they tend to to be more compatiable with all the device you are using. If you have a older t.v. you may run into issuses with code but if you find one that works and only some of the features work then thats how it is. Its more than likely thats the best you will get. Dont be afraid to ask questions when buying new devices to see if universal remotes will work with them. do your research first.

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Daewood was a great product. However, you might need to call and find out what generic is compatible. Be aware that sometimes the so calked generics do not properly work with universal. Some remotes which are universal tend to work with more known brands. They will tell you in the manual that yours works with a certain model. Don't trust that. One company said there is just enough difference that you will have problems. At best you will not get the same kind of performance as if your products were all 100 percent compatible. Please call before you damage the remote and end up out of a lot of money and still not have a properly working set up. Some universal set ups just DO NOT work with some brands. Save yourself some strife. Go into Radio Shack or Best Buy. Let the sales people - ones who know - tell you what the rate of compatibility is with your brand of universal remote and YOUR products. Sometimes you have to go with a different universal remote. Some care just not as good as others. The more you stick with known brands the better off you will fair.

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At wallmart they do have universal remotes. But after some time and losing my remote as well some manufacturers such as Sanyo has their own remote. Depending on what brand you have some may work.......or not. In the universal remote package there will be a pamphlet that describes what TV's it will work with. is your TV code is listed fallow instructions to enter your particular TV. If yours isnt listed....some other codes may work. Best buy has some fantastic universal remotes, but they are pricey. Thanx and I hope I helped!

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With your model number at hand, check the DirecTV website for a later code list. If you are the exception, you might find one.
Most all remotes have a 'search' function that lets you scan through all of the available code sets but this feature will, in most cases, provide only minimal functionality such as Power, Volume and Channel.
In truth, there isn't any such thing as a 'universal' remote, including the 'learning' remotes; I have one of those and it is unable to 'learn' from either of my later sets' remotes. At best, these should be called (honestly) 'multi-brand.'  

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And just for what it's worth... I have a Nexus 32" (Model # NX32031). Although the 10463 code DID NOT work, THE 10178 CODE WORKED GREAT!

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