Can I scan for channels without remote?


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Have forgotten to bring PVR9200T remote with me as I travel campervanning in UK: is there any way I can access menus such as scan for new channels, list recordings etc from the front panel?

If not can anyone recommend a cheap Universal remote that I can program?


Paddy in Woodstock today, Worthing tomorrow.


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Many years ago in the time before someone asked the same question on the now defunct They didn't get a suitable answer but they did report that they bought a remote for £1 from a pound shop which worked. That was probably back in back in about 2009.
If pound shops are still selling remotes with very old remote command modes you may get lucky.

Black Hole

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A quick skim of the relevant manual online indicates there are no menu navigation controls on the front panel.

With regard to universal remotes: the most sophisticated ones (eg Logitech) download configurations from an Internet server. The next level are referred to as "learning" - which means you can use an existing handset to program it with the codes. The cheap end have a large variety of code sets built in, and the user sets it up for a particular device by cycling through them (or a subset of them) until you find one that works (sometimes the handset can scan for itself, looking for an on/off code).

To find a potentially suitable universal remote, look at the packaging (or on-line information) and check it includes Humax in its compatibility or code list.
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Thanks both for advice, will beat a path to Poundland! I had hoped there might be a secret button combination...