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Hey,
I have a Phillips blu ray/home theater and an lg TV.  I have recently lost the remote for the TV.  So my question is, can i link the Phillips remote to run the lg TV?? And if so, how?

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You would have to consult the owner's manual for the Philips system, assuming the remote it included has such functionality (e.g. is a universal remote of sorts). From there you will have to locate the correct code (which is provided by the remote's manufacturer - that is, it will appear in the Philips documentation) for the TV.

If either the remote/documentation doesn't support this feature, or the remote does not provide sufficient control options, I would suggest a universal remote to control everything - Logitech Harmony would be my first suggestion, as they are very easy to program, and support a very large number of devices. If the cost is an issue, however, Sony's Remote Commander series of remotes are generally very good as well, if somewhat awkward to program.

-bob

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Questions regarding HTPC integration to home theaters, and general purchasing advice regarding home theater and audio systems, including headphones. Please no car audio or over the top PA systems.

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General enthusiast, ~10 years as an audio and electronics hobbyist

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Engineering student, various DIY experiences, personal hobby

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