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Topic # 243912 8-Jan-2019 16:39
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Our Samsung TV must be over 100 years old in human terms (it’s 7 years old). I detest buying TVs and 1 question that someone can help with may make the task a little easier.
I would like a remote that hopefully has the following marked buttons:
Sky
Apple TV
Camera (CCTV)
Nice n simple - instead of having to scroll through many options.
Yes I know - first world problem and don’t want a fancy universal remote either.
Any suggestions?!
Thanks




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  Reply # 2156521 8-Jan-2019 16:45
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Not going to happen I'm afraid.

 

A universal remote is your best option (a Logitech 650 would be the best bet here). Cheap, easy to use and setup.


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  Reply # 2156522 8-Jan-2019 16:49
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My new Samsung QLED TV has a simple remote and it recognises the sources plugged into it, In my case, Sky & Chromecast.  

 

The remote can also manage functions on the Sky... but I'm happy to carry on using my Sky remote

 

I probably don't need to use the Chromecast anymore as it has Lightbox built-in with Netflix and Amazon Prime, etc.


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 2156528 8-Jan-2019 16:56
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HDMI-CEC tends to solve this problem for most people, whereby a single TV remote can control multiple devices connected to the TV via HDMI.  


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  Reply # 2156533 8-Jan-2019 17:07
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The only way you're ever going to get dedicated buttons is with a universal / programmable remote.

 

 


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  Reply # 2156551 8-Jan-2019 17:15
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Or some sticky labels over the buttons 😁.
Or get a tv that has a voice assistant and just talk to your remote instead.

In my experience, Panasonic have the simplest remotes of the main manufacturers.




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  Reply # 2156624 8-Jan-2019 18:47
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stuffed: Our Samsung TV must be over 100 years old in human terms (it’s 7 years old). I detest buying TVs and 1 question that someone can help with may make the task a little easier.
I would like a remote that hopefully has the following marked buttons:
Sky
Apple TV
Camera (CCTV)
Nice n simple - instead of having to scroll through many options.
Yes I know - first world problem and don’t want a fancy universal remote either.
Any suggestions?!
Thanks


There might be an app for that...




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