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Old 08-11-2014, 02:27 PM
 
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I have a new Samsung TV and it has only one button on the set: power. This is because the maker assumes everybody uses the remote. However, if you can't find the remote or there's some emergency, you might have to press buttons on the set. Hence TVs should have Vol+/-, Channel+/-, Input and Power.

I've seen newer TVs with the most basic buttons on it. Are they gradually being not eliminated? They shouldn't make it so with no remote you can't use it at all. I know you can get a universal remote.
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Old 08-11-2014, 02:34 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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I think it's more of a "TV as a monitor" thing. We bought our latest TV about 2 years ago, and have never used a button on it. We have used the remote maybe 2-3 times only when we connected a phone or laptop to it to change the input source.
For many/most people all of the TV functions are controlled by the cable or dish remote. Even if that broke or got lost we can change channels from any of our smartphones.
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Old 08-11-2014, 03:52 PM
 
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Can't say I've ever had a TV emergency, how do those usually work?
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Old 08-11-2014, 09:14 PM
 
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Can't say I've ever had a TV emergency, how do those usually work?
I think that is when your pumps don't match your camo jacket.
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Old 08-11-2014, 09:36 PM
 
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OP have you checked down the sides of the TV for flush buttons.
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Old 08-11-2014, 09:42 PM
 
Location: Sarasota FL
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^^^^^ couldn't rep you again.
I'll bet there's a whole lot of people don't know there's flush buttons on the side of the bezel. You need a flashlight and a magnifying glass to use them.
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Old 08-11-2014, 09:55 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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I have a new Samsung TV and it has only one button on the set: power. This is because the maker assumes everybody uses the remote. However, if you can't find the remote or there's some emergency, you might have to press buttons on the set. Hence TVs should have Vol+/-, Channel+/-, Input and Power.

I've seen newer TVs with the most basic buttons on it. Are they gradually being not eliminated? They shouldn't make it so with no remote you can't use it at all. I know you can get a universal remote.

Read your manual. That one button is not only the power button, it moves back and forth to control the channel selection and volume.
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Old 08-11-2014, 10:10 PM
 
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Remote? I use my smartphone to control the TV & The cable box.
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Old 08-11-2014, 11:48 PM
 
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Jp you are right about the power button. Its in the quickstart guide but not the instruction sheet. samsung shouldnt make it like that, who is going to know it does that?
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Old 08-12-2014, 05:58 AM
 
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Jp you are right about the power button. Its in the quickstart guide but not the instruction sheet. samsung shouldnt make it like that, who is going to know it does that?
Anyone that reads the quick start guide?
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