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I'm at a hotel and I put my Amazon Fire TV stick and HDMI

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I'm at a hotel and I put my Amazon Fire TV stick and HDMI port and the remote they got for it is not the original remote for the RCA it's like a 38 inch flat screen but the input button to menu button the channels buttons and the bottom of button says blocked when you hit it but only button that works is the power button on the TV and on the aftermarket remote it doesn't have an input button how do I get the input unblock off the main TV instead of the remote
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: TV
Expert:  Nathan replied 1 year ago.

Hello, I’m Nathan, and I’ll be assisting you today. My livelihood depends on your positive feedback, so your satisfaction is my highest priority.

Sorry to hear you’re having trouble.

You are not likely to be able to change this.

Hotels purposely lock down the functionality of the tvs and convert them to be used only with their broadcast system.

To change that would require the use of a special engineers remote, it is not something that you can do yourself with the lodgenet (or similar) remote that they have in the room.

You can call the front desk and ask them if they would open up the input selection for you, but that is the only way that you would be able to access it, which again is by design and is a restriction that the hotel puts in place.

Best regards, ***** ***** for the news,



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Expert:  Nathan replied 1 year ago.

Do you need more help with this?

Expert:  Nathan replied 1 year ago.

It looks like your question has popped back up in the queue.

May I be of further assistance to you?