Two Samsung Smart TVs, two remotes

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Asteroid

Re: Two Samsung Smart TVs, two remotes

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Constellation

Re: Two Samsung Smart TVs, two remotes

I have the same problem!  I have the Samsung Monitor/SMART TV and a regular Samsung 32" SMART TV.  Both Samsung remotes and the "DISH" Universal remote works on both TVs.  With the Monitor right in front of me, I placed a piece of Black Electrical tape over a little more than half of the front of the remote.  Now, I have to hold that remote real close to the Monitor to turn it on and off.  It doesn't affect the other TV so far as I can tell.  Worth a try!

 

Constellation

Re: Two Samsung Smart TVs, two remotes

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I also used black electrical tape. But I heated an ice pick and used it to punch a hole in a 1 inch piece of tape. Placed the hole over the red light on the 51 inch set. Then on the 24 inch set, which has the receiver in a bump on the bottom, I covered the entire bump with the same tape except for a small hole at each end.

 

Requires more careful aiming of the remote, but they no longer pick up the bounced IR beam from all over the place.

 

EDIT: The ice pick hole proved to be too small. I had to replace it with a larger uncovered area around the light. You may need to experiment with it to get it right for your situation.

Constellation

Re: Two Samsung Smart TVs, two remotes

Had same problem with the smart remotes that came with my Q7 and Series 5 32" - using either remote turned on/off both TVs.  I contacted Samsung support - their only solution was to move one of the TVs so that it was further away (not an option due to location of aerial).  Solved the problem by putting duct tape over the end of each remote.  I am guessing that this reduced the signal enough that only the TV in the room  where the remote was being used responded to pushes of the power switch.  

 
     
Astronaut

Re: Two Samsung Smart TVs, two remotes

I have two of the same model Samsung SMART TV's. What doesn't make any sense to me is that the Power button from either remote will power on/off both sets, but that's the only function they share. Once powered on you have to use the remote that came with that specific TV to change channels, adjust volume, etc. Why are the remotes independent except for the Power button?? Makes no sense. Drives me crazy because the sets are in the same room and I have to walk up to each TV and hold the remote an inch away to turn on/off each set so I don't affect the other set six feet away!

Constellation

Re: Two Samsung Smart TVs, two remotes

Thank you!!!  I have a kids room separated down the middle and each has their own tv.  They were driving each other crazy turning the tvs on and off accidentally. The tape trick worked and was sooo much cheaper than buying harmony blaster things.  Appreciate it!

Astronaut

Re: Two Samsung Smart TVs, two remotes

I can´t believe there is no solution to this problem in the year 2018. So the official suggestion from Samsung is to buy different brands?

Astronaut

Re: Two Samsung Smart TVs, two remotes

The Tape trick worked! You will have to experiment with the placement of the tape and the size of the hole.

Astronaut

Re: Two Samsung Smart TVs, two remotes

I also have the same problem in my basement 

so what I’m gathering is just take tape and cover up a laser on the remote and cut a small hole in the tape??

thanks 

Constellation

Re: Two Samsung Smart TVs, two remotes

If you have a new Samsung QLED TV the remote is Bluetooth so I don't think tape will help, you don't have to point the remote anywhere.

I have a slightly different problem. I have one TV and two remotes that I would like to use at the same time. One for me and one for the Wife to save us tossing it back and forth. So far no luck with this. If I pair mine then her's stops working unless she pairs hers, then mine stops. O the problems of 21st living!