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Have a new Phillips 42" lcd tv. my cable box remote has been working intermittently. However the white light near the remote sensor on the TV blinks whenever I use the cable remote. after changing bat

I have a new Phillips 42" lcd tv. my cable box remote has been working intermittently. However the white light near the remote sensor on the TV blinks whenever I use the cable remote. after changing batteries, etc, i had a cable tech out, and he says that the tv is actually interfering with the cable box remote signal, effectively blocking it from the cable box. I've never heard of such a thing????

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  • scklmiller May 23, 2009

    Thank you very much for your time...I think I understand all you're saying, but how does the TV prevent the cable remote signal from getting to the cable box? How does it cause the interference? And so if I do program the tv info into the cable remote, won't the problem still continue when I'm trying to signal the cable box?



    I haven't tried it yet, but I'm thinking of blocking the tv remote sensor with a piece of metal to block the signal from the cable remote and see if the interference stops.



    thanks again for your time...Steven. scklmiller@chartermi.net

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Your TV and, your cable box both "see" a series of invisible (infared) flashes of light like morse code these flases tell them what to do.one answer is to: buy a universal remote so that you can program a button for each device then when you want to control the cable box just push the "cable" button and, then volume etc. to turn your tv off push "tv" then "off" the service man was right but he should have explained this to you
also your cable remote may be programable to work with your tv like a universal remote check with your cable co.

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