Remotes & Accessories

Help with Roku remotes and accessories, including pairing a remote, setting up TV power & volume control, using voice commands, power adapters, cables, headphones, and wireless speaker accessories.
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Level 7

Unsupported TV brand

For reference, I have a Veltech TV and a Roku Streaming Stick+.

My Roku device doesn't seem to recognise the TV brand either automatically or manually. Are there any solutions to this so that I can use the volume and power buttons on my remote?

If I chose another brand would it likely work?
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Level 21

Re: Unsupported TV brand

I've never heard of that TV, so don't know the specifications. What you need is a TV with HDMI inputs that accept 720p, 1080p or 4K (2160p) resolution. Had another user yesterday that had the same issue. His TV only accepted 1080i, and didn't support 720 at all. 

Or are you simply referring to the power and volume buttons on the remote? Sorry if I misunderstood. But I believe there's a large number of codes that you can try to see if they work. I don't have any remote with such buttons, so not certain how to configure them. 

Dan
Roku Stick (3600), Ultra (4640), Ultra (4670), Premiere (3920), Insignia 720p Roku TV, Sharp 4K Roku TV, Nvidia Shield, Windows 10 Pro x64 running Serviio and Plex on a wired Gigabit network.
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Level 7

Re: Unsupported TV brand

Thanks for responding.

It's a full HD TV with HDMI inputs.

To be clear, the Roku itself works fine. The issue is the enhanced remote that came with the Roku, which hasn't been connected to the TV (so, I'm unable to use it as a universal remote, as I can't use the volume and power button on it to control the TV). When setting up the remote, it's unable to detect the brand of my TV and it's also not an option that I can put in manually.

I'm not sure what you mean by codes that I can put in.
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Level 21

Re: Unsupported TV brand

Since I don't have one of those remotes, I don't know exactly how they are programmed to control a TV. But I was under the impression there's a way to select a device code and test its functionality. Sorry I can't offer further direction. 

Dan
Roku Stick (3600), Ultra (4640), Ultra (4670), Premiere (3920), Insignia 720p Roku TV, Sharp 4K Roku TV, Nvidia Shield, Windows 10 Pro x64 running Serviio and Plex on a wired Gigabit network.
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Level 7

Re: Unsupported TV brand

I do have experience of picking up brand and getting it to work on some Saturn name TV. My success was on Hitachi brand.

So you should try it and there is high chance you will find brand-replacement for your TV from the Roku list with different name.

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Level 19

Re: Unsupported TV brand

I would search codes under these brands LG, Samsung, Sony, Toshiba.  Many other brands use their code sets.

Edmund
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Level 7

Re: Unsupported TV brand

After trying a few, Toshiba worked for out Veltech TV. Hope this helps 

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Level 7

Re: Unsupported TV brand

I was having the same problem with a “FANCO” TV, never heard of that brand before. But tried SONY, TOSHIBA, SAMSUNG and in the end LG was the match. Hope you were able to find a brand that worked for your TV.