The Best Way to Replace a Lost Remote


Philips remote control

Have you ever rushed into the living room hoping to catch your favorite show, only to realize that your remote is nowhere to be found and your fancy new TV doesn’t seem to have buttons anywhere on it? Chances are you searched the couch cushions, the garbage can, and the side tables with no luck. Without the original remote controls for your devices you might be stuck on the wrong channel, or the wrong input, and you might not be able to turn your device on at all.

You can go out and buy cheap replacement remotes for TV sets and other devices, but many of the generic TV remote replacements you can buy from office supply stores and other retailers won’t have the same functions as your original remote controls. Advanced commands like recording, channel favoriting, playback and menu commands might be much harder to get to, and in some cases, impossible.

So what’s the best way to replace a remote so you don’t lose any functionality? The answer is much simpler than you may think: just buy the original remote controls over again.

Too many people make the mistake of assuming that remotes only come with the devices. They don’t realize that plenty of third-party sellers can sell them the exact remote they lost.

Just get the model number on the back of the device that corresponds to your lost remote and type it into the search bar of any remote replacement service. You’ll be able to buy a brand new version of your vanished remote. It requires some remote programming, but once it’s programmed, you’ll have access to all of the features you did before you lost your remote.

Contact a remote seller today to see if a brand new remote like the one you lost is available. Chances are they’ll have it in stock.
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