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    Senior Member Driftwood's Avatar
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    Default Smart TV Remote

    Recently bought a LG 55SM8100PVA Smart TV.
    Quite happy with it but the remote doesn't suit me.
    I have fat, fumbling, unfeeling fingers.
    I need one that is rectangular & flat, like they use to be.
    So are looking for a suitable universal replacement.
    A google search comes up with many that may work, but the trick is find the most compatible one.

    Any ideas ?

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    Default Re: Smart TV Remote

    Something else to think about, try looking on the Google Playstore if you have an android ph or Tablet. Open the store and tap in Myrem

    There are several Apps some are general some are listed as LG.

    My Son hates using the Remote for the TV and prefers the App he put onto his Phone.

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    Thanks, I'll look into that.
    I do cast to it from my tablet.

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    Default Re: Smart TV Remote

    Quote Originally Posted by Driftwood View Post
    So are looking for a suitable universal replacement.
    They also tend to not work perfectly, we had one once, some things worked, others didn't, universal is a bit of a misnomer. I'd go with Wainuitechs suggestion instead.
    Ex-pctek

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    I tried a couple of apps last night.
    They also did some things but not all and neither would turn it back on.

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    Default Re: Smart TV Remote

    What Piroska posted is also very true, often "Universal" remotes wont do all the tasks the original does, had that with our old TV, the remote broke, and it wouldn't turn the TV on, you could change channels and volume that was about it.

    What was a pleasant surprise was the very old Windows Media Centre Remote ( Windows XP Media Center Edition ) works with the Media player Software I was trying -- Even SWMBO can operate it

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    I love logitech's harmony series, but they're killing them off

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