how to program jvc tv without remote

You’re not quite sure how to program JVC TV without remote?

You’re not alone. Many people have experienced issues when the remote is not available and here’s why in this post we made sure to include everything in a step-by-step guide!

To set up your JVC TV without a remote you need to use the buttons on the back side of your television panel. The control buttons are located in the down-left corner and provide full functionality over ALL options on your TV.

Let’s now learn whether the initial JVC setup can be performed without a remote…

Can You Program JVC TV Without A Remote?

The short answer is Yes. The engineers behind the JVC software controls have included a way or a combination of buttons for the user to be able to select everything without a remote.

We understand that for some users the problem is identifying the OK button, which prevents proceeding further in the setup.

Here are ALL buttons that you’ll see on the back of your TV:

  • Power
  • Menu
  • Channel Up/Down
  • Volume Up/Down
  • INPUT button

The buttons in the bullet list are written in the way these buttons are positioned on a JVC TV.

Even though it’s hard to believe, these buttons are enough to configure every option and setting on your JVC television.

How To Press “OK” On JVC TV Without Remote?

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To select a highlighted tab on JVC without a remote you need to press the Volume and Menu buttons at the same time.

Test with both, using the Menu + Volume Up and Menu + Volume down combinations to check how to select without a remote.

Tip: Since there are a lot of JVC TV models, test other combinations to identify how to select.

How To Program JVC TV Without Remote Easily?

The best and most efficient way to program your JVC TV without a remote is by downloading an application to control the device.

There are many “universal-remote” applications and you should definitely test some of them.

Here is how:

On your mobile smartphone:

  1. Open the Google Play or AppStore
  2. Use the search bar to find “Universal TV Remote”.
  3. In the app, choose “JVC TV”.
  4. Use the Menu TV button to confirm.
  5. Start using your TV just like you’ve got a remote!

From there, you won’t have to press the back panel buttons on your JVC TV. You’ll be able to easily navigate the menus by using the digital remote on your smartphone.

The only limitation is that both devices have to be connected to the same WiFi so this way won’t work for a first-time setup. 

For a new TV or after a factory reset, follow the steps below to program a JVC TV without a remote.

How To Set Up JVC TV Without Remote?

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Learning how to select your JVC TV without a remote was the hard part. The programming part is what comes next and we’ll make sure that users can’t go wrong following the steps.

Step #1 Start The JVC TV

In case your JVC TV is turned OFF at the time of reading, you can turn the television ON by pressing the Power button once.

The LED on the TV will flash and the device will switch on.

For a JVC TV that has been set up yet, turning it on would mean displaying a source/channel or showing the “no connection” message.

Step #2 Select OK

When you’re at the First Time Installation screen, you’ll need to use the Channel Up and Channel Down buttons to confirm that you want to set up the JVC TV.

This way you will be able to change your selection to highlight OK and proceed.

To select the “OK” settings you need to press the Volume + Menu buttons at once!

Step #3 Provide Details

On this screen, you’ll notice that filling in information such as Country and Language requires control to move in all directions (left-right and up-down).

In the previous step, we learned that going up happens with the Channel UP button on your TV side panel.

To go left and right use the Volume Up and Down buttons, respectively.

  • Select a language
  • Select your country
  • Use the digital clock
  • Chose a text language

In the last part you only need to select whether you want to include Encryption for pay-per-view so using the side TV buttons choose Yes or No.

When you’re ready press the Volume + Menu buttons to confirm the settings and set up your TV.

Step #4 Connect JVC To WiFi

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To connect the JVC to the WiFi without a remote, again, you’ll need to use the back-panel TV buttons.

Here’s how:

  1. Press the Menu button.
  2. Use the Volume Up/Down buttons to choose WIRELESS DEVICE
  3. Press the Volume + Menu to scan for networks.
  4. Use the Channel Up/Down buttons to select your WiFi.
  5. On the “on-screen keyboard” you can move and select Channel/Volume.
  6. Type in your password (it takes time without a remote).
  7. When you’re ready press the Volume + Menu button to connect.
Tip: To exit the WiFi menu, press the Menu button on the TV back panel.

Step #5 Scan For Channels

Using the orientational buttons you’ll need to reach the Channel Listings. In there, use the Input/Enter button to switch between the input channels. 

To scan and discover new channels, you need to select “AUTO TUNING” or AUTO SCAN” by using the Volume + Menu button.

You’ll start receiving digital and antenna channels and you won’t need your JVC remote to perform everything that’s necessary.

Step #6 Customize Options

To access the menu, press the Menu button, which should open the Menu on your JVC TV.

Some of the settings that users often tweak after setting up the JVC TV are the Picture Mode, Brightness, and Aspect Ratio.

These options are located under Settings, which you can select by pressing the Volume + Menu buttons at once.

From there you can adjust your JVC TV screen without a remote.

Step #7 Choose A Source

Selecting a source on a JVC TV without a remote is easy. When you press the Menu button, you’ll be able to highlight the Settings with the Volume Up/Down buttons.

In there you’ll find the Source or Input menu where using the Channel Up/Down buttons will help you select.

How To Reprogram JVC TV Without A Remote?

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Now that we’ve learned how to program JVC TV without remote, it’s time to learn how to reprogram or factory reset the device.

Note: Be aware that the complete reprogramming erases everything from the TV such as data, settings, channels, and configurations.

  1. Unplug the JVC TV from the power outlet for 10 seconds.
  2. Plug the television back into power.
  3. Press and hold the Menu + Volume Down button for another 10 seconds.
  4. While holding, press the Power button.
  5. Release ALL buttons.

Your TV should be factory restored in a few minutes. All of this was possible without a remote!

Tip: You can use the steps above to carry out the initial setup without using a remote.

Quick Recap:

Thus, to set up your JVC TV without a remote you’ll need to use the Channel Up/Down buttons to move up and down and Volume Up/Down buttons to go left and right. When you highlight an option, you can select it by pressing the Volume + Menu buttons.

Read Next: JVC TV Won’t Change Input?

Last Thoughts:

Now we’ve learned how to program JVC TV without remote and how to acquire a digital remote on our smartphones.

The end of the line is that the remote is just an accessory which is not a big deal even when we lose them.

Nowadays there is an app to fix everything so it’s good to know how it’s done!

Nicole B