Question about Televison & Video
Check the make and model of your TV ... You should be able to order a new remote through the manufacturer (try going through the online customer service from that company and they should be able to help). It might also be cheaper to go to an electronic's store and buy a universal remote. If you are going to go for the universal remote, make sure to ask someone at the store for help finding a remote that you can set WITHOUT the old remote.
There are some universal remotes that you have to program using the old remote -- it senses which frequencies the remote uses, and mimics them. If you have lost the old remote, then buying one of this type of remote will not do you any good ... so please make sure that you know what you are getting before you pay for it :-)
There are other universal remotes that have a list of pre-programmed frequencies, and you just have to search through the list to find the right one. This usually means that you will have to sit in front of the TV for a while hitting the power button. As the remote tries to set it's program, it starts at the top of a list of frequencies used by TV manufacturers, and each time you hit the power button, the remote sends a "turn on/off" signal in the frequency range that it is on, and then switches to the next frequency. As you hit the power button, the remote scrolls through the list of options, until it actually turns your TV off or on and you stop hitting the button. Then the remote holds the frequency range in it's programming, and should work just like your old one.
Posted on May 24, 2011
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