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Posted: 12/19/2003 10:06:15 AM EDT
like zeniths?
Link Posted: 12/19/2003 10:25:35 AM EDT
Find the exact model of the TV and the remote. See if the manufacturer of the remote has a website with product info (mine did) and check the site to see if its compatible or email the manufacturer. Most universal remotes have some sort of list of what they're compatible with so you can program it with a code for the model of TV or VCR it needs to work with.
Link Posted: 12/19/2003 10:27:46 AM EDT
Depends on how old the set is and what technology was used for the remote control. Some of the very old TV's used ultrasonic instead of infra-red to accomplish the remote, if this is the case then a universal probably won't work. If the set is IR remote then there is a very good chance that a universal controller will be able to "learn" the IR commands.
Link Posted: 12/19/2003 10:32:03 AM EDT
Check out [url]http://www.remotecentral.com[/url] for lots of good info.
Link Posted: 12/19/2003 10:36:44 AM EDT
Only for Zeniths w/ infrared remote. Those with ultrasonic remotes (I can't believe that any of those TV's still work) are S.O.L.!
Link Posted: 12/19/2003 10:39:46 AM EDT
Oh, and don't forget - it has to have had a remote build into it already - you aren't going to buy one of those universal remotes and get your old TV (whose remote was you telling your 7 year old "go change the channel") to now work remotely.
Link Posted: 12/19/2003 11:15:01 AM EDT
Only for Zeniths w/ infrared remote. Those with ultrasonic remotes (I can't believe that any of those TV's still work) are S.O.L.!
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LOL! Belive it or not I still have an old 19" RCA color TV that uses an ultrasonic remote, and it still working fine! I use it in my garage in front of my treadmill......
Link Posted: 12/19/2003 11:29:22 AM EDT
Is anyone aware of a universal remote that will work with TV/VCR combo units? All the ones I have seen specifically state that they will not work with such devices.
Link Posted: 12/19/2003 8:04:13 PM EDT
im using a cheap rca universal remote[b]purchased at the local radio shack[/b] on my 10+ year old hand me down zenith. works quite well.
Link Posted: 12/19/2003 8:38:38 PM EDT
Get one of these [url]http://www.yamahashoponline.com/product.asp?sku=2325353[/url], it works with anything IR. Touch screen fully programmable. Even has macros so you can turn on several devices with one click. I love mine. Only downside of it is it eats batteries, Nickel Metal Hydride rechareables highly recommended.
Link Posted: 12/19/2003 8:51:54 PM EDT
As long as it is IR it should work, trick is getting right code.
Link Posted: 12/19/2003 9:38:38 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/19/2003 9:39:36 PM EDT by Skibane]
Originally Posted By Nozzleman: Only for Zeniths w/ infrared remote. Those with ultrasonic remotes (I can't believe that any of those TV's still work) are S.O.L.!
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Aw, man, those ultrasonics are the best kind! No batteries to replace Ð And if you tinkle your car keys just right, the TV will change channels on its own...
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