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I have a Toshiba 20hlv86 tv combo. My cleaning lady must…

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I have a Toshiba...

I have a Toshiba 20hlv86 tv combo. My cleaning lady must have changed some setting. Right now, with my remote control, I can power on/off tv but I can not switch channels when in the HDMI mode. Can you help?

Technician's Assistant: Are there buttons on the side, bottom, or back of your 20HLV86?

I have buttons on Top of the unit.

Technician's Assistant: What menu options can you access, if any?

Not any When I press Volume button RC, the STB button lights up.

Technician's Assistant: Anything else you want the TV Expert to know before I connect you?

Just that no problems prior to this. Accessing local cable service.

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TV Technician: Aric, Technician replied 4 months ago

I need to ask for some more info- first- is it a cable provider remote you're referring to (Comcast, Charter, etc.)? Also who is your cable provider?

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TV Technician: Aric, Technician replied 4 months ago

Please view my reply and send one back to proceed.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
The cable service is thru a local telco.
TV Technician: Aric, Technician replied 4 months ago

That's only part of what I'm asking. I'm asking if you have two remotes- a Cable provided remote, and the original Toshiba remote please?

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TV Technician: Aric, Technician replied 4 months ago

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TV Technician: Aric, Technician replied 4 months ago

Before we do that- I have two questions:

1) Is the screen displaying a channel at all right now?

2) Do you have the original Toshiba remote AS WELL AS a cable remote?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I use only the one Toshiba remote
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
there is a live channel on now
TV Technician: Aric, Technician replied 4 months ago

That doesn't make sense if you're in the HDMI mode. WHAT is on your screen right now?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
TBS cable channel
TV Technician: Aric, Technician replied 4 months ago

If you're in HDMI mode then there is absolutely no way you could change channels with your Toshiba remote. HDMI means a cable box is connected to the HDMI port on the TV and that a cable remote is used for changing channels. So some of the info doesn't line up....

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TV Technician: Aric, Technician replied 4 months ago

So, to confirm:

1) The TV is definitely in the HDMI mode right now?

2) There is NO cable box connected to the TV?

3) You do not have a cable remote anywhere?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
There is a modem connected to the TV. I am using only the one remote control now.
TV Technician: Aric, Technician replied 4 months ago

I'm sorry but you're not providing any of the info asked. I will opt out now.

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