Remotes

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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MaggieS
Level 7

Re: Remotes with numeric pad?

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I discovered a way to navigate around to my favorite channels in seconds - not minutes, instead of scrolling thru channels one by one on the antennae input (on-the-air) since there is no numerical pad that actually changes channels.  I don't know if anyone else has discovered this or not but it has definitely helped me.

In live tv I click on the left arrow to open the guide, including all my local stations.  Then I use the fast forward/fast backward buttons to fly thru the guide.  I can go from channel 2 to channel 450 in 3-4 seconds and then I can use the up and down arrows to 'fine tune' my channel selection.

Hope this helps someone else.  🙂

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Yes using the fast forward and fast backwards is a known way to scan through the guide.. but maybe not in 3-4 seconds! 🤣

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MaggieS
Level 7

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Yes, literally 3-4 seconds for me.  👍

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StevenCee
Level 12

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@MaggieS  I've complained often about the incredibly cumbersome navigation on the remotes, no numeric pad, and the voice function only works maybe half the time. Yet until tonight, not a single person has ever mentioned that using the fast forward & reverse buttons, does that function for scanning through the program guide!  Who'd have thought controls that usually only apply to viewing video, function also as navigational tools? Thank you very much!

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atc98092
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@StevenCee wrote:

Yet until tonight, not a single person has ever mentioned that using the fast forward & reverse buttons, does that function for scanning through the program guide!  


Well, I know I've mentioned it in previous threads. Doesn't mean it was easy to find, but it is buried here somewhere. 😄

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Chris68
Level 7

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   Just to give thanks and Kudos to motorcycle Cindy, the Insignia remote does give the option to input a station channel. 🤗 I had a different model (NS-RC02A-12) but very similar to hers. so I assume other Insignia models may work as well. All the other Roku options worked as well including a few extras. Unfortunately I wasn't able to build an (Insignia) favorite channel list that could be scrolled through with one button but it is an easier remote for my 89 year old mom to understand. Now if only I could find a FS remote with a working number pad she would understand I'd be sitting pretty.  😄😂

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Engineer001
Level 7

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 I bought a Roku TV set. I spent days searching for a STANDARD remote control, which must include numbers 0 through 9, that would function on a Roku TV set. I determined it's impossible to obtain one. The designers of Roku were not intelligent enough to allow numbers 0 through 9 to work on their products. I gave the TV set away for free because I considered it to be worthless. With 21 TV sets in my home ranging in quality from 8 to 9.9, there was simply no way I would allow a quality of 1.2 to be amongst the rest. I will not have such inferior products in my household and I will not subject myself to the torment of having a remote control with less than 40 buttons on it. Maybe if we force the Roku engineers to use car stereos with only 7 buttons on them, instead of over 40 buttons (including preset stations), they will come to understand the importance and the ease of use that goes along with having over 40 buttons on a remote control.

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andyross
Level 16

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As noted, Roku only controls the software. The manufacturers could include numbers, and I think a few do.

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