Insignia 35 inch tv
not a flat screen
my remote wont turn on the tv. If I turn it on physically it only goes to ch. 5 and 55. Thats if I wave my hand across the sensor. None of the buttons work at all.
I went to Best Buy and found a remote but when I got it home you have to have a remote to turn it on with before you can program this thing.
Where can you buy a remote that will work for this tv that is not going to cost an arm and a leg? Or do they even make one??
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I assume you have analog cable TV service and no cable box. Press MENU button on your TV remote. Go over to CHANNEL SETUP. There are four arrow buttons and a button in the middle of the arrow buttons on the TV remote control. Use these arrow buttons to go up, down, left and right. Use the button in the center to select. TV On-screen menu has Video, then Audio, then Channel Setup.
Cable can be set to ON or OFF, you want to set it ON to get cable channels. Go down to AUTO PROGRAM and select it, press button in the center of arrow keys. A short delay while available channels are searched so be patient. After Auto Program finishes, press MENU to exit. You can perform Auto Program whenever required.
You can also add or skip channels manually. You will discover more options in the TVs menus.
The only work around you have without a remote is sloppy. If you are patient, give it a go: connect the box to the TV (cable/ant input), turn on the direct TV box, using the TV button panel (here comes the sloppy) fumble your way to the auto-program menu, start auto program. When the auto-program is done, you will have just CH 3 memorized, so the CH -/+ button will only go to that channel. Worst part will be figuring out the buttons on the TV... it can be frustrating. It may take a few tries, that's why I call it sloppy. I hope this was useful, best wishes.
It sounds like the electronic ciruitry tha fire the Blue Gun of your CRT is not working. It could be as simple as a cold solder joint in the circuit (very common) or a malfuntioned component. I wouldn't advise repair by yourself due to the High Voltage and the risk of CRT Implosion. Any reputable PC or TV Repair Shop should be able to repair pretty cheap.
You have to setup the tv with using the menu. The tv will need to ''autodetect'' the available channel before it can leave you access other channel. Otherwise you may generally ''force'' a channel by using the remote and entering the channel you wish to liste. (dont you lose the remote!!!) Then in case of major problem if you cant access and navigate in the menu without it, go buy the cheapest universal remote! Take the time and you'll find the trick!
Ok, I had the exact same problem last summer, and Kevellen told me of a problem that Insignia tv's have: the circuit that controls whether the tv is off or on is messed up, and it can be fixed, but its not cheap.
Anyway, if the t.v. is still under warranty, I would say return it to the store and see if you cant get a new one, and from what I researched online after this incident, I will not buy an Insignia aver again. hope this helps, -Steve