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Led TV Brands and Cable Remotes

by BeachStone / January 19, 2017 2:06 PM PST

I recently bought 2 new LED TV's, an Element and an LG. Both of these TV's require the use of 2 remotes! One to change the Channels, and One to adjust the Audio. I have Comcast Xfinity Cable and my last TV did everything from just one Remote! I'm wondering if there are any Brands of TV's, that will work with only the one cable Remote?

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My Xfinity X1 remote controls everything
by Pepe7 / January 19, 2017 2:27 PM PST

Which Comcast system & remote from them are you using exactly?

Bob is correct however- get a Harmony if you want the real deal.

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Led TV Brands and Cable Remotes
by BeachStone / January 19, 2017 2:35 PM PST

I have an Xfinity Cable top box Coxial type. LG TV and I'm using their XR2 Remote, and I also have the old Big Silver one with the Red OK Button

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The basic commands should be covered by the XR2
by Pepe7 / January 20, 2017 12:07 PM PST
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by BeachStone / January 20, 2017 1:52 PM PST

I have been asking a lot of people in Electronic stores like Best Buy and BrandsMart about this, and I am hearing that this is not such an unknown problem! ..Only certain TV's can apparently be programmed to work with only one remote, Samgsung is one of them but LG and Element can not do this! ...Even Elements support Line tech said it!

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Have yet to find such a remote.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 19, 2017 2:12 PM PST

While many offer on/off, volume control the move to smart TVs, apps and more mean the TVs have outstripped what cable box remotes offer or may offer.

To the cable co/box maker it makes no sense to make a Logitech Harmony type remote. And with more and more changes to streaming that may not require a cable box, the set top box is under siege.

Recap. No. Idea! Check out Logitech's Harmony Hub and remotes.

Post was last edited on January 19, 2017 2:43 PM PST

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