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Tasuki

So I have come across a problem that I have not experienced before and hoping that some one can help.

Recent I reorganized my man cave to make alot more room. I have too Vizio flatscreen tvs in the room. I want to hook up my Xbox One, Switch and SNES mini to one the other on I want to hook up my SNES and Genesis HD clones to problem is both tvs respond to both remotes.

They are different model tvs (ones a 32 inch the other is a 19 inch) even the remotes are different looking however when I use either remote both tvs will turn on, if I adjust the volume both adjust at the same time etc etc. Now obviously you can see where this is a problem.

If for example I want to put a Netflix on one TV for example while I grind out some levels in ESO I wouldn't be able to adjust the volume on one without it effecting the other one. Or if say I get done with one TV I won't be able to shut it off without shutting of the other. Yes I can turn off the TV manually but what if I am in the middle of something and can't just get up.

So has anyone else experienced this problem and if so how do you get around it? I am thinking that if I get a universal remote that might solve it but I am not 100% sure that will solve it and don't want to get a remote just to test a theory.

I can understand if they were the same TV but two different models??

Let me know any suggestions or solutions you may have.

Thanks.

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andreoni79

Two TVs, same brand, and one universal remote to rule them all. IMO there's no way you can "connect" a remote to a single tv, unless one is way older than the other: in that case, they may have different channels.

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FullbringIchigo

turn off the TV you don't want to use don't just put it in standby, it has a power button for a reason 8jk

in all seriousness there really isn't much you can do if they are both operating on the same frequencies

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Ryall

A TV will only respond if the is direct line of sight between the infrared emitter on the zapper And the IR receiver on the TV. Is there a direction in which or a position from which only one TV can see the remote?

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Tasuki

@Ryall I literally pointed the remote at the one tv while the other one was of to the right side of me an the remote operated both.

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FullbringIchigo

@Ryall i dunno i can operate my TV while pointing the remote at the wall, i think the signals bounce

@Tasuki like i said i don't think there is anything you can do except completely turn off on TV, probably by unplugging it because the same thing strangely used happen to my when using my current TV the remote for my Sony Bravia would operate my CRT tv too (for my old systems), so i just keep it unplugged until i need it

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andreoni79

I'd try this cheap solution: put some insulating tape (I mean the black one that feel like rubber, don't know how it's called in english...) on the front of the remotes to cover that kind of bulb that send the signal to the tv. Then make a little hole with a needle: it will surely reduce the signal emitted by the remote. (sorry for my stupid english 😭)

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kyleforrester87

Not my solution but from what I can see is probably the only way to go, similar to what @andreoni79 suggested...

“This is not very elegant, but it works for me. See picture below.
I have 2 different Samsung TV's in the same room, one is used for my PC monitor and the other is a 40" Smart TV.
Every time I was trying to control one TV it was also affecting the other.
I put a little piece of plastic tube around the IR emitters of the 2 Samsung remotes to make the beam more directive. That solved my problem of interference. I'm sure Samsung can use this suggestion and solve this in a better way by building the plastic housing of the remote to narrow the angle of the IR beam.
In my case I will make an little extention with a hole on the tip of my remotes.”

Pic:

https://us.community.samsung.com/t5/4k-8k-and-Other-TVs/Two-S...

I’d probably trial it with tape and then superglue them on though lol

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NathanUC

My wife and I have this problem, but we figured out a way around it...

On her TV, we made sure to enable all that HDMI syncing stuff (Call Bravia sync on Sony's) and put some black electrical tape over the IR sensor on her TV.

When she turns her PS4 on, it turns her TV on too. We set the TV to auto turn off after like 10 minutes of inactivity, so when she's done, it also shuts off. The only thing we really lose is volume control, but we basically set it where it works best and haven't had the need to change it.

For audio, you could also buy a different brand sound bar or something. Just a cheap aftermarket home theater so that you could have a separate volume control there.

Otherwise.... you'll probably have to find a way to position the TV's so that they aren't always both in the line of sight of the IR remote. Maybe a bit of foil to block the direct path and then shoot the remote at the wall or something to bank it in?

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andreoni79

You can make a similar trick with everything: just make a little hole in something and hold it right next to the remote bulb. I played a bit with my remote and I noticed that using paper: same signal; with cardboard: signal angle reduced a bit; insulating tape: signal angle reduced a lot. But the real solution is aluminium foil! Now it works only if the remote is perfectly pointed to the tv!
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