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Problem with multiple TVs on the same wall.

by bshoover / August 14, 2006 6:51 AM PDT

I have 3 Samsung TVs, 2 LCDs and a Plasma, mounted together on the same wall. Unfortunately for me, they all can be operated with the same remote. I want to be able to turn just one of them on instead of all three at times but I don't know how. Any ideas of how to be able to have the TVs be on different frequencies?

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2 out of three?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 14, 2006 6:59 AM PDT

Sorry but I'll share my one trick. Polaroid filters. Depending on the rotation I can do TV 1 or 2. Sorry, but I don't have a 3 pony trick ready.


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2 TVs in the same area
by RockerGab / October 25, 2008 7:39 AM PDT
In reply to: 2 out of three?

What do you mean "Depending on the rotation I can do TV 1 or 2. "? I have the same problem with 2 Samsung TV LCD situated in communicating rooms. Can You detailing Your solution? Thanks from Italy.

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Sorry but ...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 25, 2008 10:46 PM PDT
In reply to: 2 TVs in the same area

The old polarizing filter trick is not a trick. It's the physics of light and polarizing filters. Here's a page about polarizing filters and how they work.

Now remove Polarizer 2 and you see how one signal is blocked. Pretend Polarizer 1 is on the remote. Now you see how you can select which TV gets the signal by the rotation of the remote.

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Thank You
by RockerGab / October 26, 2008 4:14 AM PDT
In reply to: Sorry but ...

Thank You Bob, now I've understood. I'll search for some filter to fix the problem.

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Remote controls
by sirroundsound / August 14, 2006 10:51 AM PDT

There are systems designed mainly for bars that allow the use of 1 remote to control a number of the same TV's. Not a cheap solution.

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