Question about Televison & Video
Hi I have a Celestial TV and a Tevion URC 1703 for which I cannot find a code. I have tried the manual search but it is heartbreakingly slow and have not had any luck to get the right buttons corrseponding, please help me Gen
You will not like this answer, but it is the truth. When it comes to using universal remotes or cable/satellite remotes that have the ability to control a TV, what you have to understand is the way they're set up to be able to work together. The "codes" you put into a universal remote for a certain brand of TV comes from the people that manufacture that particular universal or cable/satellite remote. The "codes" do not come from the TV manufacture. If you've used several different universal and cable/satellite remotes in your lifetime, then you've seen 3, 4, and sometimes 5 digit "codes" that need to be entered for them to function. When you look at the list of "codes" and under Sony, you see a large list of numbers, you will not see the same numbers under Sony if you were to purchase a different universal remote. This is because the "codes" didn't come from Sony. When a TV manufacture makes their remote, it sends an infrared (IR) frequency to the TV that is interpreted as a command. If that manufacture makes those frequencies available to the makers of a universal or cable/satellite remote, then they can create a "code" that will allow you to access the right frequency for your brand of TV. The problem is, not all TV manufacturers make their IR frequencies available to the creators of universal remotes. There are brands of TVs on the market that no universal remote has ever worked with such as COBY, Memorex, and Haier just to name a few. The point is, when you don't see a "code" in the book that comes with a remote, that means it doesn't exist. When a cable or satellite company tells a customer to call the manufacture of their TV to, "get the code" they're really sending the customer on a wild goose chase. The TV manufacture doesn't create the "codes" that you see in the manuals or books that come with various universal remotes. This is exemplified by the fact that different remotes have different size "codes" as I mentioned earlier.
The only way around this problem is to purchase what's called a learning or programmable remote. There are remotes on the market that can "learn" to control a device from the original remote that came with the device in question. These remotes range in price from $25 to over $1,000, but they work by capturing the IR frequency from the original remote one button or command at a time.
Like I said in the beginning, I know you won't like this answer, but it is the truth. I provide tech support for several TV manufacturers so I'm not talking about what I think. It's what I was taught by an actual engineer.
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