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Cant get to input. front or back

My remote recently stopped changing my sanyo tv to front or rear input. i cannot use the channel up or down option to change to the input channels. this is frustrating because it was working perfectly a week ago. i thought it was my remote at first so i exhchanged it for the same type, that mind you was working properly before, after an annoying process of programming it i still failed to change to the inputs. this is most annoying and i would love some help with this problem. the remote is a rca universal remote if that helps any, but remember the old remote and new remote both will not change to input. this was working before. another oddity is that on the remote the input button seems to be the info button and the info button is useless as far as i can see, some of the other buttons are messed up as well. one of these remotes worked perfectly before and the problem started then the new one did the same exact thing.

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Add the device with your universal remote. if you are trying to view a dvd or vcr this will work. just enter the code for the device manufacturer as you would with your tv, but if you have a gaming console, getting to input is tricky, and often times does not work with most tv's

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A lot of universal remotes will not work some tv's. It sounds like you may have to replace the remote sensor within the tv.

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