My husband accidentally touched the remote (universal) in some weird way, and now suddenly we only get about 20 channels instead of the 50 or so our cable package includes. We plugged in a different TV -- channels are all there. So it's not the cable. Is there a way to reset this TV to its original settings, even if we don't know what's gone wrong??? It's so weird. The few channels we do get are crowded into the first 20 channel numbers and all jumbled up (not on their usual numbers). The universal remote we are using, in case it matters, is called "One For All". I rest the remote to the factory specs and then re-assigned it to Sharp, but that didn't change the situation. Help. Thanks.
Re: Freak accident, won't show 75% of channels now!
I lost the manual to this set, but last night I found the Menu button on the remote. I pressed it and then clicked SetUp. There was an option for Quick SetUp of Cable/Satellite. I clicked that and it was then able to find all my cable channels again. I still do not know how we messed it up by bumping the remote -- especially when it was turned 90 degrees away from the screen -- but this has restored it. Thanks.
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Chances are that you changed the input setting by accidentally touching the input button on the remote. If you press the input button you should see a variety of inputs to select from, try AV1, etc or HDMI1, etc but not TV. When it shows the cable channel it was previously tuned to, press select and that should fix it
I think you succeeded in resetting the remote. However, no harm has been done, either you select SET and see if you can configure it to work with your gadget or better still you go back to where u purchased the remote and lodge your problem so to assit you. good luck.
I had a paper for a remote... think it is the phillips universal remote.
it said apex tv codes were as follows: 023 and 741
apex audio is: 068
apex dvd is as follows: 044 146 347 545 547 640 644 740 741 840
is the user's manual for a Phillips remote control. There is a list of
codes in it. They should be rather universal. There's also instructions
as to how to program it. I believe that there is a way to program it
without using the codes.
Programming with Code Search
1. Manually turn on the device (TV, VCR, etc.) to be controlled.
2. Press and hold Code Search button until the red indicator stays on. Release the Code Search button.
3. Press and release the desired mode button (TV, VCR, etc.). The red indicator blink, then stays lit.
Press the Channel Up button repeatedly (up to 300 times) until the
device could be controlled changes channel. The red indicator blinks,
then stays lit. If you accidentally overshoot the code required, press
the Channel Down button to backtrack through the library until the
device changes channel. Pressing Channel Up changes direction to
forward again. Press and release the Mute button to install the code.
Does anyone have an answer to this problem or do I just throw the tv and remote in the garbage, really annoying trying to watch the tv with the big number on the screen and cannot get it off using the universal remote, old remote used to take it off the screen but its now broke, thinging the new one would do it, but no.
I found the solution to this problem . If someone accidentally hits the recall button the display channel will show on the TV screen, To correct this problem hit the Info Button and the display channel will disapear. This works only if you have the standard cable box. I have another TV that uses a dual mode cable box, tried this procedure with analog RCA TV but it didn't work. Don't know if this procedure will work for all display problems, but it worked for me.