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Old 02-07-2019, 07:46 AM   #1
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TV remote issue in 2018 Classic

If you have a 2018 Classic or newer this question is directed to you. While sitting in my recliner on the curb side and turning on the remote for the TV on the wall above dinette, it turns on both TV's. This doesn't happen every time and it may depend on the angle in which I point the remote. I have to turn it on/off until just the one over dinette stays on. I'm thinking the remotes signal is bouncing off the overhead cabinets in the bedroom turning on/off the TV in the bedroom. Haven't done any experiments yet but I will get to that. Just wondering if anyone else with this setup has experienced this issue?
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Old 02-07-2019, 07:59 AM   #2
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Just wondering if anyone else with this setup has experienced this issue?
Yes, since mine has two of the same brand TV's, the two remotes are identical.
With all the shiny aluminum inside I think the signal bounces around and makes it to the other TV.
I hold the remote and shield it from the hallway with my other hand.
I suspect weak batteries would cure the problem, but I always use Lithiums because they never leak.
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Old 02-07-2019, 08:11 AM   #3
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FYI - not actually a new problem with twin television AS’s. Same thing happens in our 2014 25’ FC.

All the shiny aluminum bounces the signal from the remote.
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Old 02-07-2019, 08:45 AM   #4
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Same thing happens in my 2019.
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Old 02-07-2019, 09:28 AM   #5
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Same thing happens in my 2018 28' International. I spoke with the AS Support team at the factory - not much can be done about it. The one thing I did notice is the closer I got to the IR sensor on the TV, the less of a problem I had.
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Old 02-07-2019, 09:37 AM   #6
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If you have a 2018 Classic or newer this question is directed to you. While sitting in my recliner on the curb side and turning on the remote for the TV on the wall above dinette, it turns on both TV's. This doesn't happen every time and it may depend on the angle in which I point the remote. I have to turn it on/off until just the one over dinette stays on. I'm thinking the remotes signal is bouncing off the overhead cabinets in the bedroom turning on/off the TV in the bedroom. Haven't done any experiments yet but I will get to that. Just wondering if anyone else with this setup has experienced this issue?
I have a 2016 FC and this happens to me, too. It's the beam bouncing off the shiny surfaces. Sometimes, I want it to happen... other times I don't... 🤷

Years ago, I had a Sony TV 📺 that didn't need to have the remote pointed directly at it! Point to the wall, the ceiling, etc. it worked! Haha!
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We have a 2015 Flying Cloud 25FB that we purchased new in 2014. This Airstream came with two Samsung Televisions, one in the living area and one in the bedroom.

We had the same issue of either remote operating both televisions at the same time. We tried several fixes and nothing worked short of unplugging the television in the bedroom.

We finally got fed up with this situation, and replaced the living room television with a Vizio. Problem solved. We now use the Airstream's Samsung in the house.

Our son had the same issue when he built his new house. He has two living areas on the second floor. He had a Samsung Television in each, and had the same problem. He replaced one of the Samsungs with an LG. Problem solved.

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Old 02-07-2019, 09:55 AM   #8
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This is a common problem inside an aluminum trailer. The remote signal voices all around. Simple fix: close one of your privacy curtains to stop the signal.
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Old 02-07-2019, 10:36 AM   #9
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Easiest solution, unplug tv in bedroom. We took our befroom tv out completely.
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Old 02-07-2019, 11:21 AM   #10
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Easiest solution, unplug tv in bedroom. We took our befroom tv out completely.
We keep our bedroom TV unplugged for that reason. I'd remove it completely but it's a pretty handy place to hang some of my clothes overnight.
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Old 02-07-2019, 01:16 PM   #11
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Think of the television remote as a flashlight, however the “light” is a flood light, not a spot light.

When ever you light up the infrared light the entire area of you interior, for the most part, is bathed in infrared light.

The televisions “see” this light and respond.

So a simple solution is to blind the offending set just enough so it can not see enough of the distant remotes light to respond.

A piece of tape across the detector on the face of the set will do the trick. In this way the bed room set will still respond to commands with the remote pointed directly at it. The same is true with the galley set and it’s remote.

Look carefully at the front lower edge (depending on model) of the screen and you can faintly see a small rectangle underneath the surface. That’s the infrared detector.

This method works for us. The only problem now it finding something worth watching.
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Old 02-07-2019, 01:41 PM   #12
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Our 2019 GT almost always turns the bedroom TV on as you are tuning off the one in the lounge area. We've laughed about it "transferring" -but it can be a bother if you don't check carefully.

Seems much better if you are turning off the one in the bedroom -it just goes off and apparently the signal doesn't get back to the lounge.

But, the real bother is that the DVD can't seem to read its remote signal unless the cabinet door is opened when you are using it, and you have to carefully aim it at that.

Ah well, we don't use the TV that much when we are out and about anyway.
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Old 02-08-2019, 05:38 AM   #13
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Thanks to all for your informative responses. I did not know it was an old issue this is the first time it has happened to us after a year and a half of ownership.
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