I don't have the original remote and my universal won't let me do it. Is there a way to manually access the menus? I just got this television from a friend that moved and I have no idea how to change the settings. For some reason the SAP is stuck on and it's driving me crazy during the football games. :)
Make sure, that when any kind sole, gives you this nice Mitsubishi TV for free......that they cough up the remote. If they can't find it, offer to search their house for it. or You end up like me, having a nice TV, that will forever have the "Closed Caption" fxn on until you find that remote.
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Re: Access the menu
No Im so sorry my friend, there is no way to turn off any functions such as SAP unless you have an original remote control. This is a problem that has been in exsistance since they came out with sets like this!.. if you wanted to get an original replacement remote, you could easaly get one at http://www.remotes.com. If you know of a friend with a Mitsubiishi TV set, ask to borrow the remote for a short time, just to turn off the unwanted functions or to adjust the set. It will always pay though in the long run to get a remote used from E-bay or from a yard sale. Good Luck.
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You can follow the option of searching the internet for any of several suppliers of OEM replacement remotes. The problem with universal remotes is that not all functions of the OEM remote are replicated.
If you can access the Menu options with your present universal remote, get into it, and surf thorugh picture adjustment and PIP adjustment screen, and set the PIP option to OFF. If you can't access the Menu option with your present remote control, there is no other way to do this without its original remote control.
You usually need the original remote. The trouble with universal remotes is that they generally control only the basic functions of a TV (power, volume, channel) but not much else. Without the original, you often lose other functions. You can try the front panel buttons if yours has them. On some sets the on-screen menus allow you to access caption settings.
But are you sure the captions are coming from the TV? Sure, the TV is displaying them, but if you have a satellite receiver, cable box or digital set-top box, the captions may be coming from that device. This is likely to be true if the captions just mysteriously started and you don't have or aren't using the TV original remote. These devices often don't allow a TV's built-in caption decoder to work properly, so they provide captions themselves. You may have turned captions on using that device's remote. Check the menu for caption controls.
Unfortunately, TVs don't always work with universal remotes. The original remote probably had a button to control the captions, and there may not be any other way to access those settings. If you can't find caption control settings using the on-screen menu, you are out of luck. The only options then are to try another brand or model of universal remote that may have a button which will work, or to locate a replacement original remote control.
If you are referring to a parental block you are able to over ride that. It usually requires having the access code that came with your set and the original remote control. The universals won't normally allow access to the menus required.
I suspect that you may have the ability to do that from the front panel also. You will find that information in the owners manual... You will need to contact the manufacturer online to see if an owners manual is available online. Most of them are if the set is new enough. You will need the complete model number from the back of the set for that.
This is assuming that there is not a defect in the television itself that is always a possibility but less likely than it's a parental block situation and you will need the specific access code to override that.
Most universal or multi-brand remotes will control a TV's basic functions, but almost none will support advanced functions like menus. If the TV doesn't have a front panel menu button, the best solution is to buy a universal remote of the same brand as the TV. If you get a Zenith universal remote, it should have a menu button that will work with the TV.
The "H" model Zenith TVs are hotel/motel sets designed that
a roomer cannot access the menu feature. Your best bet would
be to purchase a name brand universal remote which has the
menu button feature or order an original Zenith master remote
which would not require programming. Once you have a workable
remote which will allow you to access the on-screen menus you
should be able to program the channels.
Hope this helps,
Our experience is that most "Universal" remotes do not support the menus used to adjust Akai product. I don't know who the US distributers of Akai are but if the original remote is still available this is usually the best way to access the menus & adjust the set. Some operating instructions may be available as PDF files online & it might be worth searching for them to get the best results.