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I have a RTV 4500 and I bought a inexpensive Sylvania 37" LCD TV. Probably my first mistake. Name brand tvs only!

The TV works fine but I have been unable to find a code for the RTV remote that will control it.

I tried all the Sylvania codes but this is a new TV and it seems the Sylvania brand is now owned by Funai. I found some Funai codes but none work.

Can anyone point me to a way to find a code that will work?
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You might try the Mitsubishi codes. It's a shot in the dark on my part, but some Sylvania TVs apparently use a Mitsubishi protocol. Also, if you have a 5000 series remote, you might try 0150.

If you have the 4500 series remote rather than the 5000, or don't want to go the JP1 route, you might just get a new learning remote and learn the TV codes to it and the Replay TV codes to it.
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You might try the Mitsubishi codes. It's a shot in the dark on my part, but some Sylvania TVs apparently use a Mitsubishi protocol. Also, if you have a 5000 series remote, you might try 0150.

If you have the 4500 series remote rather than the 5000, or don't want to go the JP1 route, you might just get a new learning remote and learn the TV codes to it and the Replay TV codes to it.

I'll try the mitsubishi codes. As to what remote, how do you tell the difference? I guess the 5000 remote lacks the button labeled channel advance, but it otherwise is identical I have one and use it with a 4500 and the channel advance button is labeled input, but it's channel advance for sure.
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I'll try the mitsubishi codes. As to what remote, how do you tell the difference? I guess the 5000 remote lacks the button labeled channel advance, but it otherwise is identical I have one and use it with a 4500 and the channel advance button is labeled input, but it's channel advance for sure.

The 4K remote has a Bypass button and a TV/DVR button, which the 5K remote does not. The 50xx remote DOES have the CA button, but the 55xx remote does not, but the Input button functions as you say. But, the 5K remote runs many more TVs than the 4K remote...

There are several unversal remote controls which can control modern TVs and the 4Ks. For example, the Philips SRU4208WM is a fairly modern universal remote which operates modern TVs with digital tuners (has the dash key) and also operates the 4K quite well. The PM-DVR8 is another Philips universal remote control which will fully operate the 4K, but may not have as modern of TV codes...

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The 5000 series remote has a six pin jumper in the battery compartment and accepts codes in a four digit format that cover more TVs than the 4000 2 digit format. So it is more likely it will work. But if you have to get a new remote you would be best off with a learning remote.
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The remote I have does have a commercial advance button, so I guess that makes it a 50XX remote, though I am using it with a showstopper. I just tried 0150 and all the other Mitsubishi codes, but none work.

Any other ideas?
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The remote I have does have a commercial advance button, so I guess that makes it a 50XX remote, though I am using it with a showstopper. I just tried 0150 and all the other Mitsubishi codes, but none work.

Any other ideas?

How new is this TV? Newer equipment is often manufactured by some foreign company that has nothing to do ith the company that used to use that name. You might have some success by finding out the "real" brand name of your TV.
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Sylvania/Philips/Magnavox/Funai
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Sylvania/Philips/Magnavox/Funai

Now I remember. It's a Funai. That's the name I had to use when setting up a remote.
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Now I remember. It's a Funai. That's the name I had to use when setting up a remote.

Right, Funai. I said that in the OP.

But Funai is 0180, 0171 and 0179 in the 5500 manual, none of those work.
My remote does have a commercial advance button, so it's probably a 50XX, actually.
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Steve, I know you said you tried the Sylvania codes, but just in case you want them again for reference they are:
0054, 0030, 0020,
0028, 0065, 0096, 0171, 0381

Especially try the 0171 again.
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Steve, I know you said you tried the Sylvania codes, but just in case you want them again for reference they are:
0054, 0030, 0020,
0028, 0065, 0096, 0171, 0381

Especially try the 0171 again.

I tried 0171 tonight. I just tried it again.
I think the *old* Sylvania stuff is probably way before FUNAI. When Sylvania was Sylvania, years ago. I did try them all some time ago.

Is there a code search method? There's not one in the book.
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I can't help with your specific question.
But I can say all of my remote issues have been solved with the JP1 forums.
It's a little 6 pin jumper header (JP1) under the battery compartment.
With a little digging and research, and a little adapter, I was able to reprogram the replay remote to control the Replay, TV power, and Stereo volume all separate, and I also made the mute button a video select (because pause > mute)

When I purchased a new tv recently, it took me some additional playing around, but I was able to use on of my universal remotes to find the right remote code, and then upload those into the replay remotes memory.

But at a minimum you may want to check out their site, as they may be able to help you get the right code for the tv. http://hifi-remote.com/jp1/
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I'm familiar with JP1 and I am sure I could get it working that way, it just didn't seem like it was worth the trouble.

I was just asking if anyone had resolved this particular problem without going that far. Maybe not.

This will teach me to buy an off brand TV, something I had decided years ago was a bad idea just for this reason. Oh well. I broke my own rule on Black Friday a few years ago. This TV is at a second home, so I am not using it daily. If I were I might feel it was worth the JP1 solution.
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I have now tried all the Funai codes, all the Emerson codes based on a post on highdefforum.com, and most of the sylvania codes.

I may be into JP1 territory after all, it may be none of the codes in the ReplayTV remote are appropriate for the Sylvania Funai 37" LCD HDTV.

Does anyone know of a code search function in that remote? It's not in the manual. But the remote is UEI, and their stuff is usually quite featured.
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I have failed to find any code that will work for this Sylvania Funai LCD tv.
But the funniest thing. I have an ancient Radio Shack universal remote, 15-2103. It is likely circa 2001. It lists three Funai codes, 0180, 0179, 0171. The 0180 and 0179 make the RS remote do tv volume on the Funai Sylvania. Neither do on/off, and I haven't found other functions that work but it's possible there are some.

The RS remote lists ReplayTV under VCrs, 0614, 0616. That works but there are plenty of missing buttons, as most universal remotes have with most DVRs.

I also have a philips remote, one of those walmart universal ones, SRU3004WM-17, none of the funai or sylvania listed codes work, and I did the whole code search, nothing.

Any more ideas?
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