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"Trey Bradshaw" wrote ...
> Thanks guys, I actually saw a couple of those online places, but.... man,
> $40 for the remote? I only paid $35 for the reciever! I guess maybe the
> thing to do is keep an eye on eBay or something.
It is usually good practice to reveal this information to avoid
exactly what happened. There are so many people that come
through these places that are too ignorant or too lazy to try the
obvious solution first.
> A nybody know if something like this would work?
> I don't know how much the communications stuff between remote vs reciever
> changed with each new model...
Looks promising to me. After buying a "universal" (but Sony brand)
remote for my $12 Goodwill TV, I discovered that while it had
dozens of buttons for VCRs, etc. NONE of the secondary functions
(brightness, contrast, color, etc.) were functional.
I had to go to one of the remote control specialty stores to get
a proper unit and yes, it cost more than the TV, but the combination
of both was still a great bargain. Sony had stopped making the remote,
but they (remotes.com IIRC) were selling the OEM unit that looked
exactly like the Sony, but without the name stamped on it. I was quite