If this is not the appropriate group, please direct me to a better.
My old RCA TV bit the dust this morning. I found a magnavox 27MS3404R on
sale and bought it. I got it home and hooked up ok, only to find that
the remote provided is for the TV only, and will not control the
satellite box or vcr or nothing else. I tried to reprogram the RCA
remote, but I can get only about 1/2 the functions to work. i.e. it will
turn the tv off, but not on, the setup menu will appear, but I can't
arrow to the options, etc. I've tried dozens of code numbers from every
website and documentation I can find. Only one code does anything, and
that is the limited functions described above.
I've decided I probably need to get a *GOOD* universal remote to control
these things, and I don't want to spend a lot of money. Any suggestions
apprectiated. Thank you.
I would suggest a new remote, no need to spend much. Keep the
packaging and return it if it does not cure the problem.
Since you still have both original remotes, just be sure to buy a
"learning" remote and you can always program any missing features (from
either the TV or sat tuner) into the new remote control. That is why I
recommended the Sony RM-VL700. I've got two of them and they have been
perfect for my use.
This one is available in silver or black, your choice: (note: I'm not
recommending this site, just showing you that it comes in both colors).
Hope this helps.
Get a fully programable with JP1 interface (Radioshack 8 in one is 1). This one
will clone any remote you have and allow you to store the codes on your PC for
when it crashes. This is a simple cable you can buy or make. Do a search on JP1
Steve IA wrote:
I bought a little Magnavox - Philips job. Cost about $30.00 it is an 7
or 8 way design and I love it. It has outlasted two original remotes and
has done everything I have wanted. It is not complex and it is well thought
out in design.
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