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can i program remote to use cable box

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can i program remote to use cable box

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p0llinate :

HI there sorry to hear you're having trouble,

p0llinate :

please tell me a bit more about what you are trying to do here:

p0llinate :

make/model of each device you want to control, and what remote you're wanting to use.

Customer:

its around a 36 inch flatscreen

Customer:

my dog ate the cable remote 11

p0llinate :

So you need a replacement cable box remote?

p0llinate :

Or you want to know if you can use the tv remote to control the cable box?

Customer:

i was wondering if the insignia remote could be used

p0llinate :

No, it cannot.

p0llinate :

The insignia remote is designed to control the tv only. It will not control any other device.

Customer:

ok thanks anyway

p0llinate :

Your best bet here would be to either contact the cable company and see if they will give (or sell) you a new remote,

p0llinate :

OR

p0llinate :

I can recommend some universal/programmable remotes that you could use for all your devices (ranging from $25-200, depending on capability)

Customer:

i have seen quite a few at walmart

p0llinate :

Yes, you can try those ones,

p0llinate :

insignia tv's can be difficult to program for though,

Customer:

ok thanks again

p0llinate :

certainly give a walmart one a try, if it doesn't work, you'd need one of the more advanced ones (programmed via your computer)

p0llinate :

Or again, get in touch with cable company for a new remote from them.

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Good luck!

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Thank you, XXXXX XXXXX a good day,



Nathan


Customer:

rock on 1111

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