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Topic # 126937 24-Jul-2013 14:20
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I sold my mums big old CRT on trademe (for $1 lol) but seem to have lost the remote during my recent house move. The people who took it were really nice and I feel bad so I said I'd mail it to them when I found it. I have not found it... I googled replacements and they cost dozens of times what the TV sold for so they are a no go.

Anyone had experience with the $5 universals on TM? Do they "just work"? TV was a Philips, so a well known brand at least

This one claims that it can "find" your TV

http://www.trademe.co.nz/electronics-photography/tvs/remotes/auction-616308729.htm


EDIT: added link

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  Reply # 865063 24-Jul-2013 14:22
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Most of the cheap ones work but may not last.  What model is it?  Maybe someone has a remote laying about :)



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  Reply # 865065 24-Jul-2013 14:22
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Or this? Seems to be a similar beast albeit even more $2 shopesque

http://www.trademe.co.nz/electronics-photography/tvs/remotes/auction-617136581.htm



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  Reply # 865066 24-Jul-2013 14:24
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ubergeeknz: Most of the cheap ones work but may not last.  What model is it?  Maybe someone has a remote laying about :)


OK cool. I just want to send them something but spend less than a tenner doing it :)

TV was a Philips 29PT469A

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  Reply # 865067 24-Jul-2013 14:24
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Asmodeus: Or this? Seems to be a similar beast albeit even more $2 shopesque

http://www.trademe.co.nz/electronics-photography/tvs/remotes/auction-617136581.htm


Chunghop are well known for their high-quality remote controls, can't go wrong with that one ...

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  Reply # 865069 24-Jul-2013 14:25
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Asmodeus:
ubergeeknz: Most of the cheap ones work but may not last.  What model is it?  Maybe someone has a remote laying about :)


OK cool. I just want to send them something but spend less than a tenner doing it :)

TV was a Philips 29PT469A


I just re-read your post and realised it'll be someone else's problem :) so yeah go the $2 trademe remote.



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  Reply # 865073 24-Jul-2013 14:30
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Cool, I will get the non-Chunghop remote me thinks. At least that first one looked half decent


I actually found the cheapest one on trademe too

http://www.trademe.co.nz/electronics-photography/tvs/remotes/auction-617822578.htm


"Model: unkown

This remote should operate many unknown tv and audio.

So cheap the price, it is worth to have a try with your tv or dvd"

lol

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  Reply # 865189 24-Jul-2013 16:12
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If you only got $1 for it then let them find a remote.
Otherwise would have been cheaper to dump it.

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  Reply # 865205 24-Jul-2013 16:47
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I found a Phillips remote the other day when cleaning up the office.
More than welcome to it.

I'll try and find the TV manual at home and see what the model was.

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  Reply # 865206 24-Jul-2013 16:49
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JonnyCam: I found a Phillips remote the other day when cleaning up the office.
More than welcome to it.

I'll try and find the TV manual at home and see what the model was.


It probably doesn't matter. Most manufacturers use a generic remote control command set for all their devices of same function.

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  Reply # 865240 24-Jul-2013 17:24
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Chunghop ones are pretty good. Worked for the two tv's I used them with and lasted about two years before I lost it in a move.

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  Reply # 865277 24-Jul-2013 18:14
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B1GGLZ: If you only got $1 for it then let them find a remote.
Otherwise would have been cheaper to dump it.


Not sure about your local refuse facility but it costs $$$ to dump TV's down here in ChCh... they dont accept any CRTs at the recycling place anymore and refer you to the main tip. 
edit: too many tv's post quake and they are only interested in working flat panels now.

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  Reply # 865305 24-Jul-2013 18:51
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Gooseybhai:

Not sure about your local refuse facility but it costs $$$ to dump TV's down here in ChCh... they dont accept any CRTs at the recycling place anymore and refer you to the main tip. 
edit: too many tv's post quake and they are only interested in working flat panels now.


We have several electronic recycling locations here in Auckland where several times a year you can dump useless electronics for free.

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