Get remote controls under control

Hi Donner Bliss guests! Remote controls can be a challenge. So much for a universal remote...because you still need a couple of them to make everything work, from cable to logging into your Netflix or Chromecasting from your phone.


Here's the set-up for our TVs (stay tuned for the TV in the third bedroom):


Dining room

  • Use the Toshiba remote to turn the TV on.

  • Tip: Make sure the Input is set to HDMI3.

  • Use the universal remote for cable TV.

  • Click the CBL button at the top.

  • Tip: Clicking Power will turn only the cable box off. To fix, click Cable and turn the box back on.

  • Then use the Guide button to select channels.

  • To see your Netflix, Amazon Prime or other subscriptions, play them on your phone and Chromecast it to the Dining Room TV.

Primary bedroom TV

  • Use the Samsung TV remote to turn the TV on.

  • Tip: Make sure the Input is set to HDMI2/DVI

  • Use the universal remote for cable TV.

  • Tip: Clicking Power will turn only the cable box off. To fix, click Cable and turn the box back on.

  • Then use the Guide button to select channels.

  • On the Toshiba remote, click the colored square to select Netflix or Amazon Prime and log into your account.

Third bedroom

Stay tuned for more details for this one.