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Trying to get channels above 42 to 99

As many others have, I bought a good cond. Phillips hotel TV. Turned it on, good picture and sound. I knew there was no remote so set up a universal remote.

What I didn't know was even though it is on my cable system, I can't get any channel above 42.

Any tricks ot ideas or solutions?


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I had the same problem the solution is you have to get institutional remote and reset the tv from commercial mode to consumer mode and then you will have access to the full menu. go to to get the directions. I actually asked a Hotel could I borrow their master remote used it and took it back and my tv works fine. Hope this helps.

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    In the above post the website is or just look up RC2573GR that is the institutional remotes model number.


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Many older sets have an upper channel limit = 42,46,54,64,etc.
If you can't dial direct ...4-3 enter, 4-4 enter,etc...........
If you CAN dial direct, then you would need a service remote
to program.............becuz it's a hotel TV.........

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