AVS Forum banner
1 - 11 of 11 Posts

·
Banned
Joined
·
5 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
we have tvs connected to cable line, is there a specific device that accept cable signal and output to whatever. Though when the TV turn off. and turned back on, The device will automatically put the TV on specific channel of our choice?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
9,938 Posts
Cable boxes have a "last channel" and a "specific channel" option.


I've never seen a remote with that, nor a TV that was directly hooked into cable. I don't think it exists.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,180 Posts
Yeah some programmable universal remotes support custom created macros that can be set to emulate several key presses plus delays - such as turn on power, delay a few seconds then send the numbers for a specific channel.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,909 Posts
So what you want to do is have the TV tune to a specific channel when it is turned on?


Why don't you just tune it there just before you turn it off, as long as you don't unplug it it will stay on that channel.
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
5 Posts
Discussion Starter · #8 ·

Quote:
Originally Posted by RCbridge /forum/post/20841215


So what you want to do is have the TV tune to a specific channel when it is turned on?


Why don't you just tune it there just before you turn it off, as long as you don't unplug it it will stay on that channel.


Its in a small hotel , and can't use those fancy boxes that restrict people to so much stuff. Just want it to tune to the welcome channel when turn on
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
9,938 Posts
You'd need a programmable remote, but I don't think you'd want to risk a guest walking out with or damaging a $50-$100 remote.


They don't make TVs or standalone devices that when turned on tune to a specific channel. Cable boxes can do it.


I understand wanting to tune to a welcome channel, but I don't think you have an easy solution. Honestly, I'd just put up a placard saying "Tune to channel X for such-and-such hotel's welcome program for information on this and that!" Or just have housekeeping change the channel back before the next guest arrives. I don't think most people would care one way or another.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
777 Posts
most tvs when powered for the first time after getting no power will tune to the particular channel, usually 2.


so for the hotel situation, have the welcome channel be on that channel 2 or whatever is the default powerup channel. then you can cycle power from central or whatever circuit/breaker and know the tv when next powered up will go to the welcome channel.


or housekeeping staff could turn a switch or unplug and replug to ensure welcome channel on next powerup.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,538 Posts
1 - 11 of 11 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top