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I have a really old circa 1990 27 inch SD Mitsubishi TV. I am using it with my HR 20-700(yes, I know that's an HD DVR) when I try to turn the TV and DVR off at the same time using the power off button on the upper right of my remote, RC64RF (backlit remote)it will turn off the DVR the first try but not the TV.

I tried all the listed Mitsubishi codes, none of which worked so I did a code search and found one that turned off the TV at first, but now I have to press the power off button at least twice to get the set to go off. The first three codes found for the Mitsu with code search will turn the set off but not control the volume or mute. The code I am currently using is 11284.

Or I have to set the slide switch for TV and turn it off that way. I'd really like to be able to turn off both TV and DVR with one button press.

Any help would be appreciated.
 

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New 26 to 32" lcd flat panels that are HD capable cost 499.99 and less if you look around. I'd get a new tv, because they will give you HD, and are probably going to take less power than your current old CRT, plus, if its been used a lot, the brightness and contrast are loosing steam, and it isn't what it used to be. 18 years is a good life for a crt tv... if not, the only other thing I can suggest is to try every code in the book.....

Your other option is to buy an inexpensive universal remote, taht will learn commands... then you can teach it from the original remotes if it isn't preprogramed...
 

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inkahauts said:
New 26 to 32" lcd flat panels that are HD capable cost 499.99 and less if you look around. I'd get a new tv, because they will give you HD, and are probably going to take less power than your current old CRT, plus, if its been used a lot, the brightness and contrast are loosing steam, and it isn't what it used to be. 18 years is a good life for a crt tv... if not, the only other thing I can suggest is to try every code in the book.....

Your other option is to buy an inexpensive universal remote, taht will learn commands... then you can teach it from the original remotes if it isn't preprogramed...
Thank you for taking the time to read my post and reply to it. I appreciate it. Unfortunately at this time a new TV isn't in my future, unless the economy suddenly turns around.

The TV is on every day 365 days a year roughly twelve hours a day/night so yes, it does get used a LOT. The picture is beginning to get a greenish cast to it and the set makes a loud buzzing noise constantly, which I have been told is a "high voltage" issue. Perhaps when/if this set ever gives up the ghost I'll be forced to get a small HDTV. Again, thank you.
 

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You mentioned waiting a while before you replace your tv. Well, I'm sure know this already, but time is on your side. Putting off your HD purchase will save you some$$$ when you decide to buy.

Prices for flat-panel LCD, plasma and for DLP HDTV sets are dropping like I've never seen. I have several HDs, which I've purchased over the past five years, and each time, when I've done my pre-purchase research, I've found that not only are the newer HDs better than previous models, they're cheaper than ever before.

I'm closing on a new house soon and I'll be replacing my 53" Panny RPTV with a 65" Mitsu DLP, the price of which has dropped from about $3k to well under $2k in little over a year. When I place the order in about 1-2 months, I don't expect to pay more than $1700!

Best of luck & I hope you are able to step up to HD soon. Have faith in the future, and get that HD TV to go with your HR20 when you're ready.

BTW, I couldn't help but notice your avatar. My gf has a black cat named 'Goldie', and a black mutt (female) she calls 'Bailey'.
 

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You mentioned waiting a while before you replace your tv. Well, I'm sure know this already, but time is on your side. Putting off your HD purchase will save you some$$$ when you decide to buy.

Prices for flat-panel LCD, plasma and for DLP HDTV sets are dropping like I've never seen. I have several HDs, which I've purchased over the past five years, and each time, when I've done my pre-purchase research, I've found that not only are the newer HDs better than previous models, they're cheaper than ever before.

I'm closing on a new house soon and I'll be replacing my 53" Panny RPTV with a 65" Mitsu DLP, the price of which has dropped from about $3k to well under $2k in little over a year. When I place the order in about 1-2 months, I don't expect to pay more than $1700!

Best of luck & I hope you are able to step up to HD soon. Have faith in the future, and get that HD TV to go with your HR20 when you're ready.

BTW, I couldn't help but notice your avatar. My gf has a black cat named 'Goldie', and a black mutt (female) she calls 'Bailey'.
Thank you very much for your input. I do appreciate it. I am hoping that prices will eventually go down. I would love to aim for a Sony Flat Panel, I am looking for the one that is the step above Bravia but I don't remember the exact name. My brother has one and really likes it.

Cats can make good companions. I have always thought black cats were so pretty, especially with green eyes. Guess I'm most partial to Seal Point Siamese, the old "traditional" Siamese. Well again, thank you. Good luck with your house.
 

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Just trying to keep this thread from getting buried. In case someone might know of a code for a 1990 27in SD Mitsu TV. Thanks.
 

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I just thought of one other thing you could do... Its a bit out there, but hey... Take your original remote into a couple tv stores, like bestbuy, Sears, and if you have any more specialized stores that carry more brands, and see if you can turn on and off any tv's in their showrooms... If you can, then you can use that brands codes... You never know. Someone else could have been designing that tv and software for mits when it was built....
 

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I just thought of one other thing you could do... Its a bit out there, but hey... Take your original remote into a couple tv stores, like bestbuy, Sears, and if you have any more specialized stores that carry more brands, and see if you can turn on and off any tv's in their showrooms... If you can, then you can use that brands codes... You never know. Someone else could have been designing that tv and software for mits when it was built....
Thank you for the suggestion, although I am unable to get out often that is something I hadn't thought to try. I appreciate the idea. Thank you. :)
 
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