how to change input on sanyo tv without remote

Asking how to change input on Sanyo TV without remote? It’s simple!

There’s an easy way to browse through the inputs on your Sanyo TV without using the assistance of a hardware remote.

In fact, there is more than one method to switch between the inputs without a remote and this is exactly what we’ll be discussing in this post.

To change the input on your Sanyo TV without using a remote, access the menu with the “Menu” button on the side panel. Navigate to the Source menu using the channel and volume buttons. Select the desired input and press the “Volume” button.

Let’s get familiar with both of the ways to change inputs on your Sanyo TV without the assistance of a hardware remote.

How To Change Input On Sanyo TV Without Remote?

change input on sanyo tv without remote

Generally, there are two methods of changing the inputs on your Sanyo TV.

One is through the side buttons, located on the TV’s panel and the second one is through the mobile remote operation, available for Sanyo televisions.

We will begin with changing the video input on your Sanyo TV using the in-built side panel buttons on your device.

1. Using Panel Buttons

use panel buttons

In the steps coming up, we’ve covered how to change the video input on your Sanyo TV using side panel buttons consecutively.

Step #1 Turn On Your TV

If your remote has gone faulty, we assume that you’re wondering how exactly to turn on your Sanyo TV.

Fortunately, among the side panel buttons that you will be used to change the input, there is also a power button that will let you turn on the TV when pressed once.

The buttons you will be using are located on the left-side panel of your Sanyo TV and are respectively Menu, Volume, Channel buttons along with the power one.

You will want to press the power in order for your Sanyo TV to boot successfully and become intractable.

You will be sent to the home screen, from where you will be able to later navigate into the source menu and change the video input. Once your TV is up and running, proceed with the next step.

Step #2 Navigate To The Input Settings

Once you got your TV turned on, you will want to navigate to the settings.

Here’s how to navigate using the side panel buttons on your Sanyo TV:

Menu Button:

Brings up the menu on your Sanyo TV when pressed once. Exit the menu by pressing the menu button twice in a row.

Volume Buttons:

The “Volume +” lets you make a selection. “Volume –” doesn’t let you do anything for now.

Channel Buttons:

With the channel + and the channel – buttons you can respectively go up and down in the menus of your Sanyo TV.

Here’s how to reach the input settings on your Sanyo TV:

  1. Press the Menu button once.
  2. In the settings, go to the station settings.
  3. Browse the stations.
Note: Before proceeding ensure that you have your device attached to the Sanyo TV with the respective cable and correct input is used.

Step #3 Change The Input

Now that you are at your TV settings, you need to search for the source label of the device you got plugged into your TV.

You can highlight it using the channel buttons and once highlighted, select the Volume + button.

Once the input is changed, your TV screen could flicker for a bit and you will be able to view the source broadcast of that input.

Be informed that if the screen is black on that input, the problem might not be with the TV or its inputs, instead, you could be facing a source issue.

Note: If you want to exit the menu once the input has been changed, press the menu button twice and the menu will disappear.

2. Use Mobile Application

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If using the buttons didn’t work out for you, there’s an alternative way of switching the input on your Sanyo TV.

There are plenty of possibilities for remote applications for Sanyo TV, but you will want to download the best-working application for your mobile app store platform.

Note: This method will also let you know how to change the input on old Sanyo TV without remote, since your smartphone will start transmitting signals, the same as with a remote.

Here’s how to use the mobile application to control your Sanyo TV:

Step #1 Download Sanyo Application

The first step is to download the Sanyo application on your smartphone to control the television.

You will want to search for an application named “Remote Control For Sanyo TV”, which is a proven application, available both on Google Play and App Store.

Here’s how to download the Sanyo remote TV application:

  1. Ensure that your phone is connected to the internet.
  2. Go over to the Google Play/App Store on your mobile device.
  3. Search “Remote Control For Sanyo TV” and search for the first result.
  4. Download the first application that pops up in the search result.
Pro Tip: Download the very first result of your search.

Step #2 Connect Sanyo Remote App To TV

Once the app is downloaded, you will have to connect it to your device. Here’s how to connect the Sanyo app to your television in easy steps:

  1. Open the Sanyo app that you’ve downloaded in the previous step.
  2. Press the Sanyo remote button and cycle through all available digital remotes.
  3. Select the digital remote that perfectly matches your hardware unit (the one you had).
  4. Point the remote towards the TV and press the power button on the digital remote.
  5. You will be prompted whether this did anything to your TV. If it did, press “Yes”.
Note: In case nothing happens, re-attempt step #2 or download a different application.

Step #3 Access Input Settings

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Once you’ve connected the application to your TV, it’s time to access the input settings.

Use the source button on the remote directly, without bothering to access the sources manually, through the settings.

Simply hit the “Source” button on your digital remote, which is labeled, and wait for the menu to load. Press the input you wish to stream on your TV and voila!

Note: You can always use the application on your smartphone to control your Sanyo TV, without actually needing the hardware unit that much and that often.

To change the input settings on your Sanyo TV without a remote, use the side panel buttons to access the input menu. You can also download the remote application and use the “Source” button to change the input.

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Bottom Line:

Now that you know how to change input on Sanyo TV without remote, we hope you were able to adjust the input on your TV.

After all, you can always acquire a universal remote unit to use with your Sanyo TV and have the ease of changing the input sources.

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Nicole B