The power button the original remote for this TV has stopped working. I'm looking for a universal remote that can at least control the TV portion of this TV/VCR combo. Has anyone had any success with any Universal Remotes?
The last one I tried was Sony RM-V310 which didn't work.
I'm looking at the RCA RCR311ST next but I'd rather not have to do this guess and check method.
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The tv universal remotes are having very limited options in functions and tv universal remotes are only work correctly are like buttons power on/off volume up/down and channels up/down.Menu button and a Video setting option modes functions setting are another story all together.These two functions Menu button and Video setting modes funtions will not work correctly in any tv universal remotes.Because these Menu and Video setting modes are belong into the internal setting of the tv itself.It will only work correctly with the tv original remote only.Try website like Remotes.com to buy the tv original remote to use.
The problem with universal remotes is that they can not fully replace the original, for example, on my remote you may turn on txt but can not turn it off, the only way is to turn off TV, and turn it on. I was lucky :) You must find the original remote, or maybe some other universal in
which you may have this option, you will not know until you try. Universal remote only a part meets the
requirements, I have not had the opportunity to find a universal remote that
completely replaced the original.
Most universal or multi-brand remotes will control a TV's basic functions, but almost none will support advanced functions like menus. If the TV doesn't have a front panel menu button, the best solution is to buy a universal remote of the same brand as the TV. If you get a Zenith universal remote, it should have a menu button that will work with the TV.
Most universal remotes are not compatible for your set. I would suggest to order the original from Philips.
Universal remotes are only good for simple functions. Many of them cannot get in to the menus, and reliably work all the functions of the sets. This has to do with the complexity of all the many thousands of protocol codes that the universal manufacture has to impliment in to his low cost product!
I had the exact problem...tried a number of things that did not work. My dog "ate" my original remote. After reading your solution I took the universal remote that was programmed to work with the tv and tried holding down each button for a few seconds hoping that one would work like the display button on the original remote. It worked.
I have a GE universal remote and the menu/info button worked for me. Again, you need to hold it in for a couple of seconds. Thanks for the help and I hope my added solution helps other people. Claudia in Minnesota
On those particular Magnavox TV's you have to use the original type of remote to power it back on then un-lock the parental lock. It is a bummer that nothing else will work. Here is a link to purchase a replacement remote..
Your in the video mode so you have to change the input. On the original remote, its the button left of the power button. A universal may not work for this. If you need the original remote, Its available at http://www.remotes.com Good Luck