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Remote to an OLD Toshiba TV (model 37a33) is lost and I'd like to replace it OR possibly use cell phone for IR signal. Reason is I want to change video source but TV does not have button to allow it. Any ideas?

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If you wish to buy its original remote control, contact the authorized service center for Toshiba. If you wish to buy a universal remote control, check the code list to the remote control you do buy, have set-up codes to Toshiba TV. Setup codes to Toshiba are
1088 1077 1061
1070 1203 1423
1093 1466 1048
1213 1047 1141
1046 1231 1144
1276 1054
If you wish to get more details, check the sites linked here. It has setup code list and setup procedure to many popular brand remote controls. Check it, and find out which brand remote control have setup codes to your Toshiba TV, and buy that brand remote control according to availability. Brand name to a universal remote isn't a matter, but it should have setup codes to Toshiba.
Pull up previous posts by its left sidebar, or type in the brand name and model number to of your set, to its search box, and press 'Enter' or view it in Mosaic / Timeslide option.

Posted on Sep 05, 2013


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SOURCE: Lost functionality w/ Universal Remote

Now, it depends upoon the Universal Remote u purchased. If your remote has the neccesary buttons - AV/TV switching,Front - Rear Input Switching, Menu, etc, it should work! Since there are multiple codes for every brand, keep feeding the various codes one by one, and checking if the neccesary functions operate. If, finally, you are unsuccesful, then, folow techman's advice. Best of Luck.

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SOURCE: component input- no audio/video signal

copy protect circut may be going bad or the component cicut has now failed

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SOURCE: toshiba that uses CT-90040 remote

if this is a time warner cable remote. the toshiba code is 015. sometimes a tv has several codes but only one controls everything. dont understand tuning video into tv. sounds like u need to plug rca wire into input plugs on the front or rear and then move switch to video but dont know what wires u r using.

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SOURCE: How to get TV/video mode without remote

some tv do that changing the channels.

in the control panels in the tv where r the buttons for change channel there must be video button, push it and there you go.

Good Luck

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SOURCE: TV stuck on Video

I had this problem, I replaced the remote and it works now

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