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Registered: ‎10-29-2018

Hidden remote codes?

I have successfully paired my Sony universal remote with my Insignia NS-43D420NA18. It has all the functionality of the Insignia remote, but there is something I would like to be able to do. With the Insignia remote, turning the TV on is the same button as turning the TV off. Is there another code that always turns it on (or is ignored if it is already on)? I would like to program macros on my remote that will turn on the TV, turn on the receiver and turn on the cable box. Then, another macro to do the same, except turn on the Blueray. The problem is that when the TV is on, with the cable box and I want to switch to the blueray, the macro will turn the TV off, unless there's a separate code to specifically turn it on. A similar situation exists for the input. Is there a way to specifically set an input, without going to the menu and scrolling to the desired input, but rather a single code that can be sent to set an input? If not via the remote, are there commands I could send from my computer (also connected to an HDMI input) to control the TV via CEC?
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Re: Hidden remote codes?

Hello davewithheld,


Welcome to our community. 


Regrettably, what you hope to achieve is not generally possible with a basic remote control. Additionally, once you've found codes that control any functions of your TV, there is not a "better" code we can provide that will offer more functionality. The only remote guaranteed to work with your TV is the one that shipped with it in the box.


With that said, I wanted to achieve the same thing for my TV system at home and the only way I could find was to purchase a Logitech Harmony remote. It allowed me to control my devices the way I wanted, including having the TV remain on when I changed signal sources using the macros. 


I hope this helps. Thank you for writing to us.

John|Social Media Specialist | Best Buy® Corporate
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