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Old 11-26-2019, 03:42 AM
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I thought the original remote was just dropped too many times, so I bought a new replacement. Same thing! I have gone through all the online advise and nothing fixes it. I am convinced it is a design flaw and am wondering if anyone else has this problem. It basically does not respond when you press a button. Then if you are trying to scroll through netflix titles, nothing will happen, then it will skip 2-3 ahead. Very annoying.
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Did you put the batteries in? 3 Vizios here all work after several years.
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Yup....I feel your pain....turning it off most times I just unplug it
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Some remotes require direct line of sight to sensor on TV.

It could also work fine when changing channels, but when used for built in apps or surfing, delay can be due to TV's processing capability, poor WiFi connection, etc. Since OP implies TV is older, likely the latter issues.
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Originally Posted by Gullpt View Post
Did you put the batteries in? 3 Vizios here all work after several years.
Did I put batteries in? 😂 😂

I understand how infrared works, it is not the typical problems, like I said, it just sucks!
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Originally Posted by TheRealMacGyver View Post
I thought the original remote was just dropped too many times, so I bought a new replacement. Same thing! I have gone through all the online advise and nothing fixes it. I am convinced it is a design flaw and am wondering if anyone else has this problem. It basically does not respond when you press a button. Then if you are trying to scroll through netflix titles, nothing will happen, then it will skip 2-3 ahead. Very annoying.
Mine eats batteries.
The will just cut off when batteries are too low. Its like it must have constant communication with the set.

I prob replace batteries once per month in winter less in summer as it's on less.
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So, your complaint isn't specific, but I work in this field. In my own home, for our main TV, I use a Logitech Harmony Hub, my 2nd Logitech. It controls everything from one remote and has an app on my mobile phone as a backup and troubleshooter. I bought it from Amazon during a deal and I have the cheaper remote for it without the color screen: https://www.logitech.com/en-us/product/harmony-hub

Also, there is the possibility that if you have other devices in the room, or plugs, lamp, etc. you are experiencing IR interference. Sometimes just the slightest move of these other devices can remove the interference. We previously wasted plenty of time trying to diagnose with a serial cable in the STBs and everything to capture the errors... Usually, that was all a time waste, it was interference in most cases.

The advantage of the Harmony is that it is RF (radio frequency) to the hub and the hub is a multidirectional IR emitter and comes with one IR extender and if needed, I think it has a port for a 2nd one. But the hub blasts IR out of it that bounces off objects, etc. NOTE: I sometimes have to reboot the Hub because it stops responding, but I am controlling turning on a Receiver, TV, STB and controlling them all with One Remote. It also controls my Roku for streaming viewing and can be configured to control the plethora of devices.


The remote you bought could also just be a piece of ship, they are all made in china, and usually cost us around $5 before tariffs and we don't buy in nearly the volume that Vizio does. So, if you want a better TV experience, as you probably pay $100 a month for TV, then invest $50-$200 in the remote control to control everything more effectively and stop being frustrated...

My 2 cents...
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Originally Posted by rickboat View Post
Some remotes require direct line of sight to sensor on TV.

It could also work fine when changing channels, but when used for built in apps or surfing, delay can be due to TV's processing capability, poor WiFi connection, etc. Since OP implies TV is older, likely the latter issues.
This...my last remote had issues like that (Vizio) and you had to have the tv up high or remote down low. Some recommended putting a piece of foil near the sensor on TV, but Vizio did have an update to make remote work with, either wifi or Bluetooth (something like that) where I never had to point at tv again.
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Had the same problem, got pissed, threw remote into tv screen - problem solved

Bought new cheep tlc, no more shitty remote and I think the tv has a better picture too
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They suck we have like 5 in living room.
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Get any of these, the work great and last forever...... https://www.logitech.com/en-us/harmo...lters=consumer
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Check the remote with your phone camera. I'd bet it's your tv not the remote. Point remote at camera and look for the light.

I have a samsung in the bedroom that had the remote bounce off the screen a few time for this same issue. TV has a red light in the corner that flashes when it recieved remote signal. It will flash but nothing happens the boom all of it catches up sometimes.
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