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Can only get 10 channels

I picked up my remote to turn of tv and the batteries had exploded my remote didn't work after that and since that i can only get 10 channels by manually pushing the buttons can't seem to find another remote is there any way to reset my tv through a dvd player?

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Might try a universal remote, I would try to get through the menu to autoprogram the channels though, might try for a replacement.

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