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Change video input without remote

No longer have remote and need to change input source using buttons on front. Source button works, used channel button to move down to desired input, but don't know how to "enter".

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  • Catherine Tanner
    Catherine Tanner Jan 11, 2014

    I finally got it to change input. After using the channel down button to highlight the desired input, I pressed the volume + button and it worked. Just got it working a few minutes ago. Thanks for trying, though. This solution might work for others; you never know.

  • David Wu
    David Wu Nov 19, 2021

    thanks, this helped. I got it

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Normally you HAVE to use the remote. If it is on the television, there is normally a 4 arrow button and there is a button in the centre which is enter.

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SOURCE: Volume stuck in 100% flashing

Since this is a digital LCD TV, there is no question of any button being "stuck". It is most likely an issue with the circuitry. You can try a hard reset first, which is the basic step. Unplug everything, including cables and power supply, wait about 1/2 hour and replug everything. Should the hard reset work, well and good. If not, you will have to take the TV in for servicing. I do not recommend a DIY if you have no prior experience, as there are very sensitive parts within.

However, if you would like to try a DIY, you will first need to get your hands on a service manual. I recommend the following site:
http://servicemanuals.vstore.ca/
They also help you procure the needed parts and provide free diagnostics and help while you repair the set online (provided you buy the manual from them, of course)

Hope that helps! If there is anything further I can assist you with, please let me know. If you are satisfied with my response, kindly take a moment to "ACCEPT" my solution.

Cheers!
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SOURCE: hdmi receiver to hd plasma tv

1. You cannot get and HDMI and component on one cable. One is anaglod, and HDMI is digital. Use the component, the difference isnt. They are both HDTV compatible signals. S-Video is terrible, its really no better than the old-fashioned coaxial cable. After you connect the two, be sure you go into the settings on your home theater and set the output to component, progressive scan, and the the resolution your TV supports. The resolution is clearly stated in the user manual and on the box. It is probably 720p or 1080i. (Dont worry, most HD devices will revert back to the settings if they dont work. So if it goes blank or you see undesired picture, just wait up to 15 seconds and it will revert your settings. Once you are successful, the menu will ask you if you can see the picture, use the remote to select yes.)

2. The remote came possibly with an auto scanning feature, but at least has a code entry mode to program 
your brand of tv to work with your remote. Look at the list of codes based on category and brand in the documentation for the home theater system. Use all the codes available for your brand unil the tv responds to the code you entered. This is very brief but the manual has very specific instructions on what to press, step by step.

And the last question is absolutely yes, the picture is about 6x better than the regular tv standard which is 480i

480i is an interlaced picture, and its 320x480 dots of color to display your picture, interlacing is basically using one horizontal line to act as 2 by quicly alternating what it draws twice per frame. Thats why standard tv seems to "jiggle" in place
 Progressive Scan has a solid image, every time, that automatically doubles your quality. Definitely, you want your resolution to be as high as the tv supports and you will be satisfied.

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SOURCE: input source change on remote for tv

Are there not enough ports? You can buy port splitters to add more connections to your tv. Also, some surround sound receivers have port switchers too.

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How Do You Switch Video Sources? spacer.gif Depending on the model TV you have, there are up to four ways to change the video source:
  • Through the on-screen menu controlled by your remote
  • Through the on-screen menu accessed through the Menu button on your TV's front panel
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Your TV could provide any combination of these methods. Instructions for all the methods are below
Changing the Source Using the On-Screen Menu Controlled By Your Remote To use the on-screen menu of your TV controlled by your remote to change video sources, follow these steps:
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  2. Press the Menu button on your remote. The Main Menu appears.
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  5. Press the Up or Down arrow button on your remote to select the signal source, and then press the Enter button on your remote.
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Changing the Source Using the On-Screen Menu Accessed Through the Menu Button On The Front Of Your TV To use the on-screen menu of your TV accessed through the Menu button on the front of your TV to change video sources, follow these steps:
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  2. Press the TV/Video or Source button. The current source appears on the TV screen.
  3. Press the TV/Video or Source button repeatedly to cycle through the available sources. Stop when you reach the source you want.
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