Using The Remotes

Here are a few tips to help you in using the TVs and DVD players in the house.

Each remote control is paired to a specific TV. The label on the side of the remote should match the name on the Blu-ray DVD player label.

The TV remote can be used to control the cable box and the DVD player as well.

The Great Room

Turning On/Off The TV

Point the remote at the bottom of the TV & press the power button on the upper right of the remote. It takes a couple of seconds to turn on. If turning off press and hold the power button for about a second.

Changing The Input

The input (cable, DVD, Game) is changed using the TV remote. To change the input point the remote at the bottom of the TV and press the input button on the upper left of the remote to bring up the input menu on the screen. Press the input button again to change the input selected.

The smaller power button that is right next to the input button will allow you to turn on/off the selected input device.

When Blu-ray is the input selected the TV remote will also be able to control the Blu-ray DVD player.

TV Input Menu
Using The Remote Control

Watch Cable

To watch cable the cable box inside the TV console needs to be on. To do that first turn on the TV, then on the TV change the input to cable. You can also use the cable box remote to turn it on.

Using Internet Apps (Netflix, Pandora)

Point the remote at the bottom of the TV and press the Vizio button on the remote control. That will bring up the menu where you can select the internet app you’d like to use.

Pairing Your Bluetooth Device

The surround sound system in the Family room has bluetooth giving you the ability to connect your mobile phone or tablet to play your favorite tunes.

Here are the steps needed to pair your device to the surround sound:

  • Enable Bluetooth on your mobile device
  • Press the Menu button on the surround remote
  • Press the Play/Pause Button
  • Scan for new devices on your mobile device
  • Select Vizio S4251w and connect

 

 

Pair Your Device Using Bluetooth

Unpairing Bluetooth And Returning To TV Audio

Once you’re finished listening to your favorite tunes from your device you can unpair it by doing this:

  • Press input on the surround remote until Optical 4 is displayed

 

 

 

Unpair Your Device Using Bluetooth

The Bedrooms

Turning The TV On/Off

Point the remote at the bottom of the TV & press the power button on the upper right of the remote. It takes a couple of seconds to turn on. If turning off press and hold the power button for about a second.

 

Changing The Input

The input (cable, DVD, Game) is changed using the TV remote. To change the input, point the remote at the bottom of the TV and press the input button on the upper left of the remote to bring up the input menu on the screen. Press the input button again to change the selected input.

The smaller power button that is right next to the input button will allow you to turn on/off the selected input device.

When Blu-ray is the input selected the TV remote will also be able to control the Blu-ray DVD player.

When cable is the selected input the TV remote will also be able to control the cable box.

 

Watch Cable

To watch cable the little black box on top of the DVD player needs to be on (green light). If it’s not green then you’ll need to turn it on. To do that, first turn on the TV, then on the TV change the input to cable.

Once the input selected is cable you will be able to turn on the cable box using the TV remote. Point the TV remote at the cable box and press the power button right next to the INPUT button on the top left of the TV remote. That will turn on the cable box, it may take a minute for the cable box to initialize but it will indicate that on the screen if it does.

 

Using Internet Apps (Netflix, Pandora)

Point the remote at the bottom of the TV and press the Vizio button on the remote control. That will bring up the menu where you can select the internet app you’d like to use.

Tips

The Remote Is Not Working

Although all the TVs are the same brand the remotes are not interchangeable. Make sure the remote you’re using is for the correct TV by matching up the label on the side of the remote with the label on the room’s DVD player.

The Power buttons on the remote require you to press and hold it for a second or two for the TV to listen. When the power lights up on the TV you’re good to go, the TV will be on in a few seconds.

We’ve seen it where the remote control needed a “reboot”, take the batteries out of the remote and put them back in. That may do the trick.

On rare occasions the digital cable box (the little black box that sits on top of the DVD players in all the bedrooms) were unresponsive and needed to be rebooted for them to reset and work again.

On one occasion we weren’t able to change the volume on the TV and unplugging the TV and plugging it back in did the trick.

Maybe the batteries are at a low charge or dead altogether. Swap them out and that will do the trick.

 

 

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