My Panasonic Omnivision TV won't change channels...
I have an old Panasonic Omnivision TV combination VCR, model PV-M1345/PV-M1355W. The remote stopped working the television is stuck on 1 channel and won't change channels. The tv timer light is blinking, but I can't access the menu or any thing on the remote. I can use the remote to turn the tv on and off, but that is all. I've tried changing batteries. I've tried a new remote and I programmed it. It will turn the tv on-and-off but won't change channels. Do you have any suggestions?
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Kindly mention the make and model of the remote to check whether that remote is programmable with you set or not. If yes, i could try to pull up the manual to provide you with the codes.If you have the user manual for the remote, you could see the code list to see, whether this set is programmable or not and if yes, you could get the code from there.
You will need to complete a channel scan from the tvs menu. I assume you have basic cable and that your cable company is still providing analog channels for you to be able to pick up any transmission on this telvision with the digital changeover and all.
Usually if you go into the setup menu, there is an option to allow you to either "scan" for a channel, or "input" a channel. In this case, select "input" and see if the TV will allow you to press the up and down channel buttons and go to a specific channel. If so, when you get to channel 4, press the "add this channel" option (or whatever the menu option says) and you should then be able to go to channel 4 using the buttons on the front without skipping over it.
The sensor for these Panasonic tvs along with certain Toshiba models tend to have the problem with the sets sensor going out. But if you are using a universal remote because you do not have the original, then most likely you will need to use the vcr control codes to program the tv. but if the original doesnt work either. your insticts are probably right. There is one last trick if you do have the original remote that u can try. I've had this work for me several times on service calls. With the batteries removed. Press every single button on the remote once. make sure you do this nice and slow making sure you are pressing the button down . if its a toggle button or rocker button like most volume or channel up down buttons(meanning that physically the is one button but depending on what part of button you press it does something differemt) well treat these as seperate buttons. Also if the remote has any switches on it. Like vcr/tv switch or vcr 1 vcr 2 etc. Then switch to other position and repeat the process of pressing all buttons once again. (remote does not have too be pointed at tv for obvious reasons) Now replace the batteries and have fingers crossed. Good luck.
I am afraid thatyou need the original remote to access tuning universal remotes will not give you this option. An original remote will probably be very expensive check with your local TV dealer.
However, I do have a suggestion. You can hook up a vcr to your tv, then put the tv on channel 3 or 4 (whichever the vcr is set for) and change the channels through your vcr. You have to have the cable go first to your vcr and then out to the tv.
The channel is almost always 3 or 4. Be sure you have the VCR connections correct. Just hook up the TV and VCR alone to start with and try both the VCR and DVD. Also the output of the VCR should show a blue screen.
Take your connector with the 3 colors red,white & yellow and plug into VCR OUT.The
other end (w/ 3 plugs) goes into the INPUT on the back of the TV. Next insert a
VHS Tape & search the TV for input or a channel below #2 for
Cable#1,2,3 or AUV Channel.
In this case; Channel AUX #1
Shows / Plays Video w/ clear sound & picture.