My living room television remote is missing and I need it to change the channel to local channels. Can I reset the television without the remote somehow?
Also my television up stairs is the same brand but the remote is not needed to change from video 1, video 2, and back to the local channels. How can I do this with the living room television
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Could be a tuner but a simple way to find out is DIRECT ENTER with the remote (numbers) a channel and hit enter---if it goes to missing channel you can manually in the menu with the remote ADD each missing channel one at a time--tedious but will rule the tuner out.
Almost every set made is able to add or delete channels one at a time.
Is it a multi-function remote? If it is, make sure you've punched the TV button before using it. Also, make sure none of the buttons on the remote or the TV have accidentally been pushed down and are stuck.
You did not specify the model or brand. Many televisions select the Video mode if you keep pushing Channel down even when you get to the Channel 1. You could always get a universal remote and program it for this television or look on eBay for a replacement if the original is missing.
If you have a dual tuner it is in sigle mode. Go to the front panel on the receiver and press the mode button. This may be behind a push open door based on the receiver you have. If this does not work let me know. Thanks for using Fix Ya.
The remotes for the TV and Direct TV box are universal remotes that can operate very basic functions for whatever else they are programmed to control. If you can program the TVs remote to operate the Direct TV box it will basically only control power and channel. Maybe something else, but not much. The same goes for the Direct TV remote. It will control basic functions on the TV; power, channel & volume. Best bet would be to purchase a universal remote that can learn functions from the original or just keep both remotes available by the TV.
PIP (Picture In Picture) - Your television should have the capability because it has two built in tuners. It can show two channels at the same time or show one channel and one video source (whatever is connected to the audio/video inputs). However, because you are using DTV (Direct TV) you are very limited because you are not using the built in tuners on your television. You should be able to see one picture from the DTV channel and one from lets say your DVD player. If your DTV box has two tuners built in then you should have the PIP capabilities from your DTV and not your television. I'm guessing your DTV is a single tuner (one satellite cable to your box). If you want to watch two different channels you'll need to either upgrade your box or attach another box to your television.
Option: you could also connect an antenna to your television this way you can use the PIP function. Obviously you'll only be able to view whatever local stations you can get with the antenna. Depending on where you live you might or might not have a lot of channels to choose from.