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Remote not working properly

My TV is a 14 year-old Zenith, I am unable to use the remote that came with the RCA converter box. Since I have hooked and unhooked so many times I know that is correct. I go to channel 3 for setup and the remote that came with the box does not work at all. I use my remote but am still unable to search for dig channels. The remote does turn on the box but that's all. Any ideas? Pat

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  • Pat Terling Jan 22, 2009

    The 1st thing I did was check the batteries...you would think they would put a universal remote in the pkg since everyone does not have the same TV! Thanks anyway.

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Have you tried putting new batteries? Do that first if it still doesn't work. I would get a universal remote.

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