Question about Philips HDR312 30-Hours Video Recorder

1 Answer

Having problems changing channels with philips HDR312

Unfortunately I just got new tv console and pulled all the wires out. all works except that I cannot change channel.

I called tivo and they said I am missing IR cable, some purple cable. can you help describe this?

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert who has answered 20 questions.


    An expert that has over 10 points.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 33 Answers

Hello, The IR cable has a purple color at the end of the connection.
On the back of the Tivo, It should be marked IR.
Looks like a headphone jack type.

Posted on Jul 05, 2010


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

I have a Philips DVD recorder/player HDR3700. Works fine except when recording comes on the TV channel being watched changes to the channel being recorded which means I have to switch back to the TV...

Its a bug. I have one too and it does the same thing. Try asking Philips support at:

Mar 01, 2015 | Philips Televison & Video

1 Answer

I have a EWC19T3 tv/vcr/dvd combo my ex-boyfriend threw the remote and shattered it. I have a philips/magnavox universal remote but I've tried all the codes listed for emerson (which is a lot) and none of...

Unfortunately, the remote you picked up may be incompatible with your current TV. (I found older universal remotes didn't work with my newest set that had a digital tuner. These were remotes that worked with ~20 year old tvs (analog only). Similarly a new remote might not work with an older TV. Then you get stuck with the result you have.) has a substitute remote that has all of the functions of the original remote:
This one will work.

Your TV has Select, volume and channel change buttons on the front of the TV. So a tedious way to deal with the problem is to move to the TV to change channels. The Volume controls are under the DVD tray. Select (toggle TV/VCR, DVD, and external input) is the first one on the left under the VCR cassette slot. The channel up/down is to the right of the Select.

I wish that I could be of more help.

Cindy Wells
(However, you might try the Philips Remote Code Finder: and select your country and click on the right arrow. Then find your remote model and see if you can get a single number for your TV. On the newer remotes I looked at, it only returned a code of 0917 for All Emerson devices.)

Jul 14, 2010 | Emerson EWC19T3 19 in. TV/VCR/DVD Combo

1 Answer

Philips Magnavox 2783 c101 - will not auto program tv channels

Ya what you got to do is Grab your tv, and throw it out your window. Garbage tv with built in problems made to be fixed. I had the same tv and i had many problems with it before. Just buy a new one boss.

Feb 17, 2010 | Philips Televison & Video

3 Answers

I have the same problem with my Samsung LE46A656 A1F Full HD


If it was doing it on your old console then its the TV not the PS3.

Causes: HDMI cable (Replace cable), HDMI socket on TV (Get it repaired), If it happens on all HDMI inputs then the video board maybe faulty, Interference - location of PS3 to other equipment.

The first thing to do is move everything else away from your TV except for the PS3, now factory reset the Samsung TV and make sure your firmware is up to date my records show that an update came out in May for your TV, also factory reset the PS3 and setup the HDMI video settings using the wizrad in the PS3, now connect the PS3 through all HDMI inputs to see if its one input or all, if all inputs are the same then the TV maybe faulty.

Let me know how you get on.


Sep 05, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

1 Answer

Philips HD tv has no picture

common fault this , normally the fuse has failed on y-main board due to shorted thick film unit

unfortunately its not a cheep repair job.

Aug 18, 2009 | Philips Magnavox 50ML8105D 50" HDTV DLP TV

1 Answer

My digital comcast remote will do everything except change the channel on my magnavox TV. Volume/power control is fine. How can I fix it?

your tv needs to stay on the same channel for the cable box to work with the tv and you change the channel on the cable box not directly on the tv

Jun 12, 2009 | Philips Magnavox 20MC4304 20 in....

1 Answer

Can not access setup

hit vol down on the tv and hold then with your universal remote puse 1. This will set the tv back to factory defaults and give u acess to all cable channels.

Jan 08, 2008 | Televison & Video

1 Answer

TV antenna problem

Hi peter9,

It is possible channel bad reception is come from the signal of the tv channel not on your antenna. Just forget channel 10.

Best regards,


Oct 24, 2007 | Televison & Video

Not finding what you are looking for?
Philips HDR312 30-Hours Video Recorder Logo

Related Topics:

64 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Philips Televison & Video Experts

The Knight
The Knight

Level 3 Expert

74999 Answers

matt martin
matt martin

Level 3 Expert

1213 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17130 Answers

Are you a Philips Televison and Video Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides