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I was given the tv for free but it has no remote and the volume/menu button is missing. It is only programmed for channels 8,10,12,16 and 23. I have cable but no way to access the other channels. Is there anything I can do?

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The only thing you can do is purchase a universal remote, but it will only give you partial access, it will give volume up and down, and channels up and down. But chances are you will not be able to get into the menu. I suggest checking out a tv repair shop, they usually have a collection of remotes, you might luck out with a used original.

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You can buy an universal remote at your local supermarket and you will be able to control and program the remaining channels. It will still be cheaper than getting a new TV.

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I have a Sharp TV model LC-32SB24U. I cannot access the menu screen because I lost the remote control. Is there another way I can change channels without a remote?


The Sharp LC-32SB24U has menu, input, volume up/down and channel up/down buttons on the top of the TV. When you access the Menu using the buttons on the TV, the Input button is the same as the Enter key. The volume up/down buttons map to the left and right arrows. The channel up/down buttons remain up and down. The Menu button is the closest to the power button (on the right). The volume buttons are the ones on the left.

Make sure that the input is set to TV to change channels. Then you need to program the available channels, access the Menu and navigate to Setup (left/right arrows). Press Input to enter this sub-menu. Then use the Up/Down arrows to select CH Setup. Press Input again to enter. Now you can set the channel source and let the TV scan for channels that have a strong enough OTA signal or are unencrypted cable channels. These are the top two options in the Channel Setup menu. The details are available in the manual which is available here: http://static.highspeedbackbone.net/pdf/Sharp_LC37SB24U_LC32SB24U_Manual.pdf . For OTA channels, you may need to check the signal strength under the Antenna Setup - Digital option in this Setup menu. OTA Digital signals will not be tuned in if the signal strength is low. It's an all-or-none tuning; amplifiers and external antennas may help. See tvfool.com for details of transmitters and the recommended antenna for your area. (Warning: damaged amplifiers can become filters and block the signal on some channels. Replace the amplifier if it is damaged.)

If you look to replace your original remote with a universal remote, you'll need one that was programmed more than 6 months after the TV was released. That may be 12/2005 based on the manual copyright date. Look for a remote that has a Menu and Input or Source button and check all of the codes to find one that matches all of the features on your original remote. Amazon has an OEM remote for the LC-32SB24U; remotes.com also has a replacement remote available that has been programmed for the TV. (On remotes.com, search for the LC32SB24U.)

I hope this helps.

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Upon first start you should be prompted. If not, you will find a series of buttons on the TV itself; power,channel up down, volume up/down, input and menu. Hit the menu button and the menu will pop up. Scroll up and down with channel button, select and controls are the volume. either that or you can get a Samsung phone that has an app built into it called watch on, which has a universal remote that works for virtually everything. Happy surfing.

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I am trying to program the RCA ColorTrak Plus TV to my satellite receiver and I get nothing but snow


You will need to get a "regular" Universal remote and program it for that particular model of TV. You will need to access the on screen setup menu for the TV and then have it scan the channels. Make sure your DTV box is on and connected with the coaxial cable. If the "TV Input" button on your DTV remote works and you can get it onto the Video Channel, You can connect your DTV receiver with the RCA Cables (Red, White and Yellow) and get your picture that way. If you access the on screen menu, you will need to scan for Analog and Digital channels as the receiver transmits in Analog. hope this helps.

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I have a philips I got from a hotel but i cant program the channel to 3 to hook up a dvd player even with a universal remote what do i do?


Channel 3 is probably locked out... here is how to fix it....

1) Press the Menu button on the remote or press both Volume buttons on the front of the TV to access the TV's internal menu's

2) Scroll to highlight INSTALL using down arrow on the remote or Channel - on the front of the TV.

3) Press the Right Arrow on the remote or Volume + on the front of the TV to access the INSTALL menu.

4) Scroll to highlight Channel Edit using down arrow on the remote or Channel - on the front of the TV.

5) Press the Right Arrow on the remote or Volume + on the front of the TV to access the Channel Edit menu.

6) Use the Left or Right Arrow on the remote or Volume + / - on the front of the TV until you get to Channel 3.

7) Use the Down Arrow on the remote or Channel - button on the front of the TV to select SKIPPED.

8) Press the Right Arrow on the remote or Volume + on the front of the TV to select OFF.

9) When finished press Exit on the remote or press the power button on the TV and then power the TV back on.

You should now be able to use channel 3.

Good Luck....

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If you are unable to access the TV menu using the buttons on the TV itself it is possible you can with the TV2 remote if it still controls the volume etc. for this TV. If it doe not you will need to find a code for your set in the manual for the receiver or you can go to the following link to find that info as well.http://tech.dishnetwork.com/departmental_content/TechPortal/content/tech/receiver/625.shtml
Assuming you have control of the volume still press the small TV button on the top left of the remote. Now press the menu button and you may be able to access the TV's menu. If so you need to run a channel scan/auto program the TV. You may need to use the buttons on the TV still to maneuver through the menu.
If you are still unable to access the menu you may need to purchase a universal to access the menu.

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I need to re tune my samsung tv but have no remote any ideas?


you can always use the button on your Tv itself.

ie menu = Menu
Channel up/down = take you up and down
volume = goes left and right.

follow these steps

Menu,
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press the volume button along
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press the volume button to Start the scan.

right now you have your telly tuned in. What you could do it get an old sky remote off a friend/ neighbour. or buy from argos etc ( a lot cheaper then getting a replacement samsung one)

press the following buttons on the sky remote to program it to work with your samsung tv.

TV,
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TV.
0060

try the volume if this works press SELECT to save this code if it doesnt press Tv then try the volume again. repeat this step until the volume works your telly. once it doest dont forget to press the SELECT button to save.

Now you will be able to change your volume use the number keys. if you also press the HELP button on the sky remote this will also change your AV / SOURCE I hope this post helps you out. When it does please leave a thumbs up for me Please

Cheers Little Dish Fitter

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