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Tv remote won't change channels

Somehow after I had been messing with the vcr remote to do some recording, I can only change channels on the tv when the vcr is on and when I am using the vcr remote. It's like the vcr remote has taken over the channel button. When the vcr is off, the only thing that works on the tv remote is the the volume and input buttons. I've been messing with the split screen trying to get it it work...when I hit split screen on my Tv remote, I can get the Tv remote channels to work. But I don't want to have to watch in split screen. Does anybody know what sequence of buttons I need to press to get it back to normal? I've tried the video/tv button on the vcr remote.

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SOURCE: mintex 37 inch wide screen. remote is working however cannot change channel, input source or volum. only turns tv off. The buttone on tv doesnot work connot change input source or volume

Check if the remote is in TV position, that is, because most of the remote controllers have the feature that you can program them for use with another devices. Make shure that one button that says "TV" in pressed and released once before you try to change any function on the TV.

Posted on Nov 20, 2008

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SOURCE: Insignia IS-LCDTV32 32" Wont let me change channels or go to menu

there is a problwm wit hyour mainboard you can buy one on ebay for about $80 and to remove just take off back panel and unplug about 5 wires and remove 2-3 screws on the left side / the same side that your power ch+/- ect is on. and swap out.
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Posted on Feb 13, 2009

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SOURCE: Insignia TV is acting wierd

the problem lies in themain board in the tv. you can buy one from ebay for around $80 used. its not to bad to replace either. just remove the back panel the main board it the tin/ metal wit hthe ciruit board in it on the left side same side as the power botton just unplug the 5-7 wires and unscrew the 2-3 screws and carfully side that board out and replace with a new workign one and put back together and you should be good to go.
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Posted on Feb 13, 2009

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SOURCE: My Olevia TV will not change channels using the remote or buttons

First thing, check batteries in remote, next make sure there are no obstructions between your remote and your tv. i would then call olevia tech support and describe your problem. sounds like the remote sensor has failed. usually covered under warranty. check with olevia to see if they have a factory wide problem or issue with remotes. persistance pays off in this case so just keep on top of tech support. hope this helps, john.

Posted on Apr 09, 2009

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SOURCE: Panasonic remote and volume/channel buttons do not work

try unplugging while the TV is still on and plug it back after 5 mins and check. it should work.
Mine did. I know this may be a crude method, but it worked.

Posted on Sep 08, 2009

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SOURCE: no input selection availiable on sharp aquos lcd tv

You have to come back to EZ SETUP and complete the setup procedure. Press MENU>SETUP>EZ SETUP.

Posted on Dec 29, 2009

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Have a westinghouse lcd tv 50inch model ew50t5kw and would like to know before changing any parts or boards what causes a blue screen no sound or picture


  1. Frank: Verizon. com says try this: Change your VCR's Channel to 3 or 4. Most blue screen issues are caused by the VCR not being set to Channel 3 or 4. If changing the VCR's channel (using the channel buttons on the VCR or from the VCR remote control) did not change your TV screen, go to step 2.
  2. Make sure your TV is not in Video mode. There are three possible ways to change your TV's mode using your TV remote control: 1) Press a Mode button, toggle through the options and select TV, 2) Press a Video button to change your TV's mode from Video to TV or 3) Press Menu, locate Mode or Audio/Video setup and select TV from one of the options. If you are not sure how to change your TV's mode, see your TV's user guide for more information.
  3. Check to make sure your set-top box is plugged in and turned on.
  4. Check to see if other TVs (connected to different outlets) have a blue screen. If they do, contact the Verizon Fiber Solutions Center.

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I have a vcr/dvd combo. Can't record on it, was told that was because the cable here is digital. Is there some sort of adapter I can attach to enable my vcr to work again?


The only way to get your cable company's digital cable into the VCR is to provide a separate cable TV converter box for it.

This will be "an additional outlet" as far as the cable company is concerned - which means you'll pay extra for it. The other problem will be that you will have to locate the VCR cable converter away from the one used to send a program to the TV. This is because there is a very good chance that when you aim the remote to change the channel on the TV's cable converter - it will also try to change the VCR cable converter box.

If however, you have HD service on your TV you should not get an HD box for the VCR - unless there are stations that only exist on the HD converter box. This is because your VCR (like all the others in the world) are only capable of recording the old, analog "SD" or standard definition video signals. If you decide to go the route of an HD and an SD converter setup, you may not have a problem with one remote controlling both converters. Ask the installer (or test yourself) before setting it all up and merely assuming it will work as you expect.

If you end up with two identical converter boxes, you're going to need to either separate them so that the remote will not operate both at the same time. If this isn't doable, you might consider placing electrical tape or similar to block the remote signals from reaching the the VCR converter, and use the channel up / down controls on the converter box itself to tune instead. Since the VCR will only record what is sent to it - you'll have to make sure the converter box is not only on, but tuned to the correct channel before each time you want to record something. This brings up the last caveat, you'll need to set your VCR channel to match the output of the converter box (usually ch 3 or ch 4) and record only that channel. You could simply connect the converter audio and video output to the VCR's audio and video input instead. If you do this, make sure the VCR is programmed to record only the audio and video input ("A / V") instead of a channel.

This can sound a little complex - and it is to some people, but with a little work and some time, you'll be able to do this fairly easily. I wish there was an easier way to do this - but not yet with cable companies so far. The satellite providers are ahead on this with "multi-room viewing" service. Something to think about the next time your cable company announces a rate hike.

I hope this was helpful and good luck!

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Have just retuned digital terrestrial receiver Matsui DTR -2 for our area, how do I now record tv programmes with my Bush VCR925NSILXI? On analogue TV the recording channel was Channel 9


Recording, amazingly, has nothing to do with your TV, it only monitors the playback or recording input of your VCR or DVD recorder - the Channel 9 you mention.
They have their own tuners, indeed DVD recorders have Freeview (or DTV) tuners so no need for a separate box at all - given that your TV has a DTV tuner too and if a recent flat screen type it will.
If you can afford it, this is a good time to drop VHS and get a DVD recorder. You'll find plenty on Amazon Electronics for a start.
Your Bush VCR will be redundant the moment the analogue service goes off, they haven't made a VHS VCR with a DTV tuner.
Depending on your area this is a few months off, even for the last area to change over anyway, here in London there's just shy of nine months left.

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3- Set the TV to either channel 3 or 4- you need to check the VCR manual to see which channel you have to use. Some VCR's have a small switch labeled "channel select"- if so, set it and your TV to the same channel... your choice.

4- Leave your TV on the channel you set above all the time. You will now change your channels using your VCR. You will be able to record whatever you are watching.

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I have an Alba 32880hdf freeview tv. I cannot record freeview programmes to my panasonic NV-FJ 780 vcr which has 2 scart sockets. I have no problem recording the teresteral channels. Can you help pls


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You can't record the Freeview channels from the TV. It doesn't work that way. The reason you can still record terrestrial channels is because the VCR is still connected to your roof aerial with a co-axial cable and the VCR has its own built-in analogue tuner for recording terrestrial TV programmes.

To record the digital Freeview channels, you will either need to connect a separate Freeview set-top box to the VCR, or buy a VCR which has a built-in digital (DVB-T) tuner.

The VCR does not record programmes from the TV. It needs to be connected directly to the signal source, i.e. your aerial.

If you need any further assistance, please let me know.

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