Just got a replacement remote for our Philips 30PW9100D, which is connected via a Scientific Atlanta 3250HD box. All remote functions work EXCEPT "guide" and channel selection. Is there programming or set up?? It does give a "weak signal" message, but that's normal here, and it worked great before losing the original remote. thanks
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That set has an aspect ratio of 4:3. The problem is that what you are sending to it is 16:9 So you are sending an hd signal to a non HD television. The tuner is NTSC which is not HD. Theres not much that you can do about this.
The only way to change the source for the 28PW8608/05 is to use the remote. On the original remote, just below and to the left of the power button is the button you need. The image on it is a square with an arrow going into the square from one side. The inputs should go TV, EXT1, EXT2, (EXT3 on some models), Front). Depending on the set top box, you may need to enter the setup menu and set the digital source for the input (Press together Fast Rewind and Stop > Setup > Digital Source) or the decorder (next option in Setup).
If you do not have the original remote, you will need universal remote with an input or source button and to find the code that matches the function. Some codes may only operate the basic functions. (The lowest end universal remotes often lack this feature.) A universal remote that can be programmed via a USB connection with a computer will be the fastest to set up.
That is a problem, the original remote is needed for all options, you could go to the nearest TV repair shop to see if they might have good used one for your model. Some tv tech's keep a large box of remotes for that purpose. The only other option is contact the company for a new remote if they are still available.
Unfortunately, you can't. You need a new remote which matches the function. A substitute remote is available here: http://www.remotes.com/remotes/servlet/rs?a=Search&o=c&uid=0&m=ST419E&uuid=12914397886630 . A programmable remote may be a good alternative (the ones programmed via a USB connection to a computer). Otherwise you'll have to check the replacement remotes carefully to find a game function and the correct code to make it work. (A code that only turns on and off the TV won't help you much.)
There are many companies on the net that make generic remote controls for TV,VCR etc and it may be possible to obtain an original. If you Google "Replacement remote controls" then I'm sure you'll find one. Don't be tempted by these cheap remotes where you get a code book with them, many of them will NOT operate certain functions of the TV, including tuning. Beware!
Your problem seems to be that you want to tune the Sky box into the TV via the RF output of the box. Why not connect it by scart socket? You'll get a much better picture and if your set is nicam, stereo sound too.
I wish you luck!
I am relentless when it comes to problems like this. I had the same problem with my TV being stuck in video mode. I found out that there is a reset button......It's on the @*&#^&^ original remote!!!!! So I tried programming my Time Warner Scientific Atlanta AT8550 remote for the TV to see if the "video source" button would work. IT WORKED!!!! You have to use code 1062. Instructions are:
1. Turn the TV on. 2. Press and hold select and the TV keys until the lights blink twice. 3. Enter 1062. All mode keys blink twice to indicate that the code was accepted. 4. Point the remote at the TV and press power to test the TV. 5. You can then successfully use the "Video Source" button on the bottom left of the remote to change the video mode. VOILA!!!
If you don't have a Scientific Atlanta AT8550 remote, I'm sure you know someone that does. They're everywhere!