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Dan, Broadcast Engineer
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Can I purchase a timer TV? JHold on, Haven't done anything.

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Can I purchase a timer for my TV?
JA: What's the make and model of your tv, and can you guesstimate how old it is?
Customer: JHold on
JA: What troubleshooting have you tried?
Customer: Haven't done anything. It is a Samsung purchased in 09
JA: The TV expert can solve this for you. Anything else you want him to know before I connect you two?
Customer: That's it. Thank you.
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Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: TV
Expert:  Dan replied 3 months ago.

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer, I look forward to assisting you today. What will you be using the timer for?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
While on vacation - to turn it on and the a few hours later to turn it off
Expert:  Dan replied 3 months ago.

Unless the on function is built into the TV, there is really no way to do it. Most have sleep timers as yours most likely has, but turning on one of the newer TV's with an external timer is just about impossible.

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
I will check to see if it has a sleep timer.
Expert:  Dan replied 3 months ago.

Can you give me the model number of your TV please?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Looking for it.
Expert:  Dan replied 3 months ago.


Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Expert:  Dan replied 3 months ago.

Okay, thank you.

Expert:  Dan replied 3 months ago.

It does appear your TV has this function available. I am checking further.

Expert:  Dan replied 3 months ago.

Check the setup menu. The timer function resides there. Make sure you have the TV clock set or the timer will not function.

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
ok I will try that . Thank you.
Expert:  Dan replied 3 months ago.

You’re very welcome. It was a pleasure working with you!

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Didn't know you folks existed. Will certainly use again.
Expert:  Dan replied 3 months ago.

Thanks! We have been around for awhile.

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
I was extremely pleased with your service until I checked my MC today and found out that I was charged $23. I was under the impression that it was only going to be $5. Not very happy about that at all. I can't afford to pay that amount.