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Switching TV Input on the Ignite remote

We have an LG tv (model LH5700), and pairing of the Ignite remote to the TV worked great except for the TV input button. Pressing the button once brings up the input menu, and subsequent presses just scroll up and down the list. There is no way to dismiss the menu without changing to another input, and once on another input, the TV input button no longer brings up the menu. The only way to switch back is turning the TV off and back on.
We are using the correct pairing code for our model of TV (12731). Any other suggestions, apart from digging out the LG remote?

 

 

 

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Re: Switching TV Input on the Ignite remote

Hey @Morgan78!

 

Wanting one remote to rule them all makes total sense ^_^! Regarding your input button issue, I assume the "Exit" button doesn't remove the input change screen? Alternatively are you able to end the input change on the one in use to cancel it?

 

If not I'm wondering if this might be a TV specific concern. Perhaps some of our resident experts may be able to weigh in on this?

 

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Re: Switching TV Input on the Ignite remote

We have the same issue and have not been able to resolve it other than using our other remote, which defeats the purpose of having one remote do everything.

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Re: Switching TV Input on the Ignite remote

my workaround

 

Pressing the button once brings up the input menu, and subsequent presses just scroll up and down the list. Once you are on the desired Source... just tap the Volume button.

This will dismiss the menu

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Re: Switching TV Input on the Ignite remote

Hello, @magog1970

 

Welcome to the Rogers Community Forums and congrats on your first post!

 

I also have an LG TV and it has been a bit of struggle with the Ignite TV Voice Remote not being able to control the inputs. I also have two Samsung TV's and those units do not have any issues at all with the input commands from the Ignite TV Voice Remote.

 

I have attempted the workaround from @Pieboy314 and it did not work on my TV but once the correct input is selected turning the TV off and then back on again will dismiss the Input menu. I also have an LG TV Plus App downloaded on my Android device which adds a lot of functionality including a digital remote control for the LG TV you can control on your phone.

 

I hope this helps!

 

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Re: Switching TV Input on the Ignite remote

Just tap the volume button does not work
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Re: Switching TV Input on the Ignite remote

Hello, @Chuck13

 

Welcome to the Rogers Community Forums!

 

I ran into a similar issue on my LG Smart TV which required an additional button press to confirm the Input change which the Ignite TV Voice Remote was unable to process.

 

It depends on what type of TV you are using but if you just leave it on that screen for about 30 seconds eventually it will switch to the selected input. I was also successful in turning the TV off and then on and that also allowed it to switch over.

 

I know this is not ideal but it is a problem that may occur on certain brands of Smart TVs based on the OS the TV is running. I have not had this issue on Samsung TVs.

 

RogersTony

 

 

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Hello, not sure if you have figured this out yet? (just stumbled on this thread). I just installed ignite and also have an LG TV. I thought I had the same problem, but figured it out. Hit TV input button on Rogers remote to pull up menu on screen. Hit the input button again and a highlighted bar will come up. Keep hitting the input button to land on desired input you want. Once it's on the desired input, do nothing. It takes a few seconds, but the TV will then go to the input you highlighted.
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The issue I have is with selecting a different input on my TV from the Ignite Voice remote. When I press the input button it opens the menu on the TV and I can continue to press it to highlight the source I want. However, my TV doesn't automatically select the input when it's highlighted, I actually need to press OK. Is there a way to configure the remote to allow me to push OK and send that to the TV? 

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@Polish_Eagle wrote:

The issue I have is with selecting a different input on my TV from the Ignite Voice remote. When I press the input button it opens the menu on the TV and I can continue to press it to highlight the source I want. However, my TV doesn't automatically select the input when it's highlighted, I actually need to press OK. Is there a way to configure the remote to allow me to push OK and send that to the TV? 


Not that I know of.  The Ignite TV remote can only control some TV functions.  It does not have a "TV mode" where all buttons on the remote send only TV commands.

 

Have you tried pressing a Volume button to see if that will cause your TV to accept the Input selection?  If that does not work or if the TV will not switch inputs after waiting several seconds, you will have to use your TV's remote to change inputs.

 

If you find that you frequently need to change inputs on your TV or home theatre system, you may also want to consider investing in a programmable universal remote, such as one of the Logitech Harmony remotes.