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Old 12-11-2014, 10:03 PM   #1  
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Default 3 TVs same remote solution

I am going to put 3 TVs on the same wall either Samsung or Vizio what can I do so I have one remote turn on/off the Main Tv and another turn on/off the other.

I would like for all TVs have the same bezel
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Take a look at the Harmony remote line, they are completely programmable to what ever way you want to control things.
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ok so how would the harmony remote only control one of the samsung
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Use three different (but the same size and spec's) TV sets, or in one place we used 4 different Dish Network receivers with each receiver having it's own remote address, the harmony can learn from the OEM remote.
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when setting up a harmony you link into their data base (w/CD provided) and you are walked through a set up procedure at which time you will input your tv's make and model # and harmony will download necessary data for that specific set. You can assign a button to acess each individual monitor.
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While the Harmony and other programmable remotes are very flexible, most of then do not have the ability to address multiple TV of the same brand individually.

Now as stated if the source is a receiver, say Dish, Directv, etc., then they can be set up to use an RF signal rather than IR. Since RF can go room to room they will have unique signal addresses for each receiver, thus allowing that setup to work as you desire for video and perhaps audio as well.

However, if you are going to use an antenna, Rokus or receivers that are IR only, then only the most expensive remote systems will allow you to do what you want, like those Crestron provides. In this case it will be much better to try to find three different brands of TVs, like Samsung, LG and Vizio for example. Then just about any programmable remote can be used. A second alternative if the antenna is to be used would be to use three different ATSC tuners like some of these: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_no...rds=atsc+tuner

The main point to convey is there needs to be some unique codes for each TV setup.

Also if the audio volume is to be controlled individually and you need to go the IR route, I would recommend using an audio receiver with three inputs to accommodate the three sources. Then a programmable remote can be set up to switch the audio between the sources as well. This will be required because while the separate TV brands or other methods to get three different IR setups will allow for switching the video sources, it won't allow for audio.

There could be additional issues that could come up, but without knowing the proposed equipment they are going to be hard to address.
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I have Samsung TVs. As for the recievers that is not the issue since they are RF.

I am just looking to turn on/off options. I would like the option to turn on the main tv only and then have another option to turn on the other 2.

I guess I could go with another Brand but Don't know if that would look good.
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Yeah, that's going to be tough. Here is one solution. You could use some X10 modules and a remote. I'd suggest the following:

1 - X10 TM751 Wireless Transceiver Module

1 - X10 AM466 Appliance Module, 3-Prong (You may want one for each TV)

1 - X10 HR12A PalmPad Remote Control

You can plug into the AM466 module, or modules, the two TVs you want to turn off and on independently. The TM751 could be used to supply the power to the main TV if it has a 2 prong plug, or get another AM466 if needed.

Now this won't integrate with your current remotes and you would need to first turn on the AM466 for the TV desired, then use the TV or receiver, remote to turn on the TV. Not a perfect solution, though.

Now they make a X10 learning remote as well, but I'm not familiar with it and thus I don't know if it would integrate the TV, receiver and X10 modules. If it would, then that may be the way to go. X10 Universal 5-in-1 Learning Remote (UR74A). At $9.99 it may be worth trying.
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