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Sony remote control conflict

Sorry if this is duplicate post but I don't think I did it right first time.
I have two Sony TV's in a cabinet one above the other. One is a new Sony 42V4100 LCD and the other is a conventional CRT model about 8 years old. The remote is on the same frequency for both, so when I turn on one, they both go on. The sensors are about 30 inches apart. Any ideas?

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  • srm555 Sep 25, 2008

    Sorry about your rating. I thought this was a "help" site--I didn't realize it was a competition. My purpose in writing is that I wanted to make absolutely sure that there wasn't some 2nd frequency buried in the remote/tv/menu or some other remote "trick" that I was missing. I know I could build/buy a remote extender and put the sensor a few feet away at a different angle but I was hoping for a simpler solution. Also considered a three sided cover over over one TV sensor so the the IR would have to be bounced in via a mirror or even off the ceiling, but I don't have that much free time to experiment. I think my worst case situation now is that if I cover the sensor, I can use a digital converter (which I'll need next year anyhow) of a differnet brand to change channels, although I will have to turn the set on and off manually.


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As Sony has same remote frequency for its TVs so option is left to unplug that tv which you don't want to power up or put piece of paper tape on front of remote sensor in tv and make it blind for IR waves.
No way to set both tv on different remote frequencies.

Posted on Sep 24, 2008

  • Shahid Electronics
    Shahid Electronics Sep 24, 2008

    Your rating to my solution turn down my score at website :(

    What else I can do in remote problem?

  • Shahid Electronics
    Shahid Electronics Sep 25, 2008


    Thanks for understanding.

    Its help site and have sort of competition among experts, that is ranking.

    There is nothing hidden in remote tricks like second frequency etc. Sony have option remote-1 and 2 in VHS VCRs only.



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