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A friend gave me a huge philips magnavox tv, with no remote…

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A friend gave me...

A friend gave me a huge philips magnavox tv, with no remote or instructions. I bought a universal remote but none of the codes work. Can u pls help me

Technician's Assistant: What is the model of your TV?

TS3259 C101 - i also dont have cable, but i have a good quality antenna

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

Installation menu: lang, tuner, auto program, etc...this is a smartlock tv and i dont have an access code for it, either

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

My universal remote is GE

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Thank you - this is pretty frustrating!
TV Technician: Louie, Technician replied 3 months ago

Initially and IF "...none of the codes work...", THEN it would likely be a compatibility issue. Have you considered an original remote?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Can u help me with the universal? Otherwise, can u help me program the tv using only the buttons on the set
Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Hello?
TV Technician: Louie, Technician replied 3 months ago

Unfortunately, an original remote is needed.

Perhaps another member can provide an alternate approach / second opinion.

The question would be re-opened as I would be opting out.

Still, good luck with the TV.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
I have the same issue with a samsung tv - can u help me with that please?
Customer reply replied 3 months ago
I have the same issue with a samsung tv - can u help me program that?
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