The aim of this site is to help the
many people who find they need to tune their TV, but no longer have the
User Guide or Instruction Manual. A common misconception is that buying a new remote control
will also bring with it a User Guide/ Operating Manual containing TV Tuning
and operating instructions.
Unfortunately this is not the case as the User Guide is for the TV not
the remote, and the same remote may be used on more than one model of
TV, with different operating instructions.
A lot of people also find that they
have purchased a universal remote control and then find that they are
unable to tune the set. This is because 99% of universals will only
provide the basic functions of channel and volume changing.
What is required is a Genuine or Direct Replacement remote control
and we recommend looking here.
A lot of the advice given on this site
may also be useful for those who need to tune their videos as well.
Although your specific model may not be
listed, do not give up hope, the tuning principles used are often common, even
between manufacturers and may provide you with clues on how to tune your set.
The following tuning points may prove
Tuning is often contained within
an INSTALL menu, separate to the Menu for all the other features
Tuning features are sometimes
accessed by holding down the coloured keys on the remote control for
5 seconds or so
other keys on the remote control
sometimes used to access TV Tuning are an open and closed diamond
(Philips TVs for example), a rectangle divided into 1/3 and 2/3 by a
vertical line, "F" function key, pressing and holding the menu key
and numerous others.
Storing and tuning
(a common procedure used by different makes)
1) Press Auto Store on the TV.
All the channels will be found but have the wrong number
2) Rename the channels by
pressing the store button on
the TV (red “store”will appear on screen)
pressing the page minus
button to create two dashes for channel number on the remote
type the channel number
using the remote control keypad
pressing “store” again
(green “store” will appear on the screen)
3) Don’t touch anything, when
the word “store disappears”, it is done.
Clear unwanted channels by
following the same procedure but using the clear button rather than
the store button.
Make sure that you also tune in
the VCR channel. Play a video so you can find and rename it.
Press the number of the channel
you want to tune on the remote control.
Press the fine tune + or –
button and let channels tune in and out until you get to the one
that matches what you have chosen on the remote control.
Press store. The word should
appear on the tv screen.
Type the channel number on the
remote, it should appear on the screen.
Press store again. Wait. When it
disappears from the screen, it’s done.
every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the tuning information
provided, no warranty either expressed or implied is given.
This site is updated
for any information we can obtain, but is not as complete as we would like it to be. If
you have any tuning information which may be useful to other people, please
NOT e-mail asking for specific TV tuning information as whatever we
have available will be posted on this site.
Please select your manufacturer from
the list on the left.