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Old 06-19-2019, 02:17 PM   #1  
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To put me to sleep in order to drown out the noise in my ear, I have tinnitus, I listen to our local public broadcasting radio OPB on my TV in my bedroom. (I don't have a radio and using the TV remote I can easily in the dark by feel set my TV to turn off using the sleep mode.)
Unfortunately, OPB likes to show bright pictures that light up my bedroom. I would like to find either a programmable remote or a TV the remote of which includes a button that in one touch can turn the screen on or off so I can listen without having to put up with the bright lights. The remote would also need to include sleep mode and the ability to program at least a couple of stations under one touch buttons.

My TV is a Sharp Aquos HDLCTV

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Old 06-20-2019, 08:18 AM   #3  
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To put me to sleep in order to drown out the noise in my ear, I have tinnitus, I listen to our local public broadcasting radio OPB on my TV in my bedroom. (I don't have a radio and using the TV remote I can easily in the dark by feel set my TV to turn off using the sleep mode.)
Unfortunately, OPB likes to show bright pictures that light up my bedroom. I would like to find either a programmable remote or a TV the remote of which includes a button that in one touch can turn the screen on or off so I can listen without having to put up with the bright lights. The remote would also need to include sleep mode and the ability to program at least a couple of stations under one touch buttons.

My TV is a Sharp Aquos HDLCTV

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Is it even possible to turn the screen off on your TV? For most, if not all, TVs it is not possible. So if you can't do it with your current remote, you won't be able to do it with a programmable remote.

If you are using an over the air antenna you could get a usb tuner for your PC to allow you to listen without the PC screen being turned on.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

If you use cable you could run your HDMI through a receiver so you could turn your TV off to listen. If you don't use a receiver for audio, this device will allow you to break out the audio which you could connect to an amplifier, stereo or boom box: https://WWW.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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You can also use an Amazon Echo Dot to program for background sound.

https://www.amazon.com/All-new-Echo-...s%2C719&sr=1-3
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We have 3 of these. One for each bedroom.
Grandkids like it too.

Sorry,.... I must have forgotten to "paste" the link.

https://www.amazon.com/Features-Natu...gateway&sr=8-3
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Robink, thanks for your response. Indeed my TV does no provide the ability to turn off the screen, hence I am abandoning my idea re programmable remotes. The other solutions offered herein would not work for me so I'm moving on to wifi IA radios with remote controls; I might have found the perfect solution.

I appreciate the help of all here.
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