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Have several Panasonic Th-32LR11UK tv's. Need to program

Customer Question

have several Panasonic Th-32LR11UK tv's. Need to program with universal remote and be able to change the source default. Can you help?
JA: Just to clarify, what's the exact model of your Panasonic? And can you guesstimate how old it is?
Customer: TH-32LR11UK purchased in 2009
JA: How long has this been going on? What troubleshooting have you tried?
Customer: Just got new tv system requiring using their universal remote. Have tried many codes.
JA: Anything else you want the electronics expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: How to change the default source on the deep menu.
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: TV
Expert:  Steve G. replied 10 months ago.

Hello there and welcome to Just Answer. My name is ***** ***** I will be assisting you today. I am an engineer with over 30 years of electrical and electronic training, repair and installation experience. I will try and answer your question accurately and precisely so that we can get you on your way.

Can you tell me the make and model of the Universal Remote you plan to use please?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Directv HR71H
Expert:  Steve G. replied 10 months ago.

Are you sure it is "HR71H" I am not familiar with that model.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Sorry. RC71H
Expert:  Steve G. replied 10 months ago.

Ok. Give me a few minutes to look at this for you. I'll be back.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Ok.
Expert:  Steve G. replied 10 months ago.

Ok, you said that you had tried codes. Did you have any success at all? You stated that you specifically were trying to change Sources. Does that mean that the codes worked EXCEPT for changing the source?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
The codes we found work volume but do not turn the tv on or off. The source needs to be changed in the deep menu (permanently), not with the remote.
Expert:  Steve G. replied 10 months ago.

Ok, so you simply need the source changed once and then it will stay like that permanently?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
on the source. We still need code for remote to turn tv on and off also.
Expert:  Steve G. replied 10 months ago.

Ok, since I don't know which codes you have tried, can you let me know if you have tried any of these?

11291 11480 10250 10178 10156

Also, can't you just change the source from the buttons on the TV - especially if you only need to do it once.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
When we change on side of tv, every time the tv is turned off, it reverts to tv channels. It does not go to where it was last set. We'll try those codes now.
Expert:  Steve G. replied 10 months ago.

Ok. Let me know.

Here are the programming instructions:

Turn on the TV manually or using the original TV remote.

Press and hold the "Mute" button and the "Select" button at the same time until the green light on the top of the remote blinks twice.

Using the number key, enter the first digit of the code above. Wait for the green light on top of the remote to flash twice

Enter the remaining 4 digits of the code above.

Aim the remote at your TV and press the "OFF" key once. Your TV should turn off. If it does not turn off, repeat the steps above, trying each code until you find the correct code.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
We have the correct procedure. Trying your codes now.
Expert:  Steve G. replied 10 months ago.

Ok. Any luck?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Unfortunately, no.
Expert:  Steve G. replied 10 months ago.

Ok. which code works best, ***** ***** all?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
They all worked for volume only.
Expert:  Steve G. replied 10 months ago.

This TV appears to be a hotel-type TV. Is that correct?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Expert:  Steve G. replied 10 months ago.

Ok, that may have something to do with it. Hotels wouldn't want the occupant changing the source which would then probably generate a call to the front desk because now the occupant can't find regular channels.

Are you actually a hotel or so you just happen to have a few TVs in your home that you bought from a hotel?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
This is for the remaining 16 tv's in a hotel.
Expert:  Steve G. replied 10 months ago.

Ok. There is a Hotel Mode setup so you can set the initial source input. Would that help? Then it sounds like we just need to turn the TV on and off?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Do you directions for getting to source input?
Expert:  Steve G. replied 10 months ago.

Sure. It is shown here-----> https://www.manualslib.com/manual/118426/Panasonic-Th-32lrt12u.html?page=26#manual

I assume that you have one of the original remotes?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
We have all original and a master.
Expert:  Steve G. replied 10 months ago.

Ok, so that will set the source. Then we are just looking for something that will do power on/off and volume??

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
please
Expert:  Steve G. replied 10 months ago.

So ALL of those codes only do Volume? None turn the TV on or off?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
That is correct.
Expert:  Steve G. replied 10 months ago.

I don't see how to step through the codes like you can with most other remotes. Do all 16 TVs have this same RC71 remote?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
It is the one with the new Directv Residential Experience for Hotels (DRE).
Expert:  Steve G. replied 10 months ago.

Ok. I do not have an answer for you unfortunately.

I am going to opt out of this question which will allow other Panasonic TV experts to chime in.

I'm sorry.

Hold on please.