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Need help finding a universal remote

by abe-tolentino / January 23, 2008 7:29 AM PST

I hope someone can help me, because I have pretty much reached the end of my rope.

Last October I purchased my first LCD TV and I am quite happy with it. It is a 19 inch Proscan model 19LA20Q. So far, everything has been working perfectly fine, but I have found that the remote is somewhat substandard from a build point of view.

Seeing as I have kids who accidentally drop the remote on a regular basis, I decided to get a universal remote to act as a backup. The only problem is that no matter which remote I have purchased, they have all failed to register with the TV. Proscan is always listed as one of the supported brands and I have tried all the the codes (manufacturer and even clicking individually through all the available codes) without luck. I have tried Phillips, RCA, JVC, and GE universal remotes and had to return each and every one.

I suspect that the Logitech Harmony remote might be my best bet, but that is WAY more remote than I need, and it is out of my planned budget.

Has anyone had any trouble with getting a universal remote to work with Proscan LCD TVs? What finally worked?

I really want to avoid having the remote break and not have a backup available.

Thanks!

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Universal remote
by gabereyes / January 23, 2008 1:39 PM PST

I guessing that you input a code for you TV and only a few buttons work, like power, channels, and volume, but no menu or mute, etc.

have you tried a learning remote? sony makes one for about 20-25 dollars that will learn every button you like, no matter what type of TV it is.


good luck
gabe

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Not even that lucky
by abe-tolentino / January 23, 2008 10:18 PM PST
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I only wish that I could have gotten the remotes to work for power, channels, and volume.

I couldn't even get the remotes to turn the TV on or off.

I believe that I tried one learning remote and it didn't work worth a darn.

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by gabereyes / January 24, 2008 8:19 AM PST
In reply to: Not even that lucky

Well the problem is the TV is not made by proscan, they buy it from a second tier company, so it could be any code in the book.

You might try code's for Orien, RCA, or Hair, maybe phillips/magnavox.
if not these codes, youll will have to manual go through every code.

The code is in there you just have to find it.

sorry and good luck
gabe

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