I have a 13 inch Orion tv/vcr combo but I don't have the remote that goes with it. Is there a way to program a universal remote to work both the tv and vcr? I have purchased a universal remote and can program it to operate the tv but can't get it programed for the vcr. Any help will be appreciated.
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I would recommend getting a universal remote control. They cost no more than ten bucks and you can program them to control the tv and the vcr. Just make sure that the brand of tv is listed on the back of the remote package.
Standard universal remotes rarely work well with combination devices. Try programming the TV part in the TV mode and the VCR functions in the VCR mode. If this doesn't work you may be out of luck unless you get a logitech harmony remote. You might be able to find one on ebay for about $50. Depending on the model the usually run $150 - $1000. These remotes need to be set up with a computer but the program is pretty strait forward. This is the only remote that I can guarentee will work.
We have a Sylvania 6313CB TV/VCR combo. I bought a universal remote and the code would not work when I tried to program it to the "TV" button using all those possible codes listed in the books. So, on the universal remote, there was a button named "VCR" and when I programmed in the code "0000" all worked. This was a $6.00 universal remote named "One For All" we bought at the Big Lots store.
Specifically, here is what I did:
Turned TV on
Pushed the "VCR" button and light blinked once
Pushed and held the "set" button until it blinked twice
Released the "set" button and entered the numbers "0000"
Pushed the on/off button and it worked including volume, channel up/down and channel change by entering the channel number.
Hope this works for you too.