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I lost my remote for my sanyo tv in a move. I have 4 days before

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I lost my remote for my sanyo tv in a move. I have 4 days before cable is installed. I have an antenna for reg tv and an RCA universal remote...but cannot make it work to scan for chennels. What can I do?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: TV
Expert:  woody463 replied 7 years ago.
are you trying to get it to work for the next four days until you get cable or after you get cable?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
I bought an reg antenna to get local free air channels until cable is installed on Thursday afternoon. But after connecting antenna with coaxle, can't get sanyo tv to let me scan to see what channels I can get with reg antenna
Expert:  woody463 replied 7 years ago.
do you have one of those new digital HD boxes that you now have to have?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
it is a digital hd tv. problem is that there is no menu button on the tv itself to allow me to scan with the antenna connected to see what channels it will pick up
Expert:  woody463 replied 7 years ago.
Do you have a Format or Guide button?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
on the universal remote...yes...on the tv
Expert:  woody463 replied 7 years ago.

try it on the remote and see what if anything it does?

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
what channel should i be on the tv? i tried onHDMI 1 and nothing
Expert:  woody463 replied 7 years ago.
Normaly 3
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
lightsare lit up on universal showing it is trying... but nothing on tv...I can choose cable 3 or digital cabel 3...and just snowy screen. can't get tv to move to "menu screen"