Having multiple TVs has become normalized nowadays. While using two TVs from the same brand, people often face an issue that a single remote is controlling both TV at the same time.
This issue is more common among Vizio TV users. It doesn’t matter which models you are using, the remote will control them at the same time. Are you one of those who is having this frustrating issue? If yes then you are at the very right place.
In this article, we have covered a few solutions that you can follow to prevent the remote from controlling both Vizio TVs. Let’s begin then.
How to Prevent Vizio Remote to Control 2 Vizio TV at the Same Time?
The Vizio remotes are programmed to be used on any model of Vizio TV. And that’s why when you are trying to control one TV, it starts controlling both. Initially, you can unplug the TV that is not in use and use the one you want. By this, the remote won’t be able to control both TVs.
However, there are other solutions too. Here are the ways that you can follow to get your job done.
Way 1: Place the TVs on Different Corner or Side of the Room
Keeping both TVs apart from each other can solve this issue. When they are being kept side by side, the remote can contact the infrared emitter of the remote can contact the sensor of both TVs.
So, keep the TVs in different corners or sides of the room to solve this issue.
Way 2: Cover Up the Infrared Sensor of the One Vizio TV
Another way is covering up the infrared sensor of the TV that is not in use. Covering the sensor will act like putting an obstacle in front of the remote’s infrared emitter and for this, the remote won’t be able to establish a connection and won’t be able to control two TVs at the same time.
So, take a black tape, and cover the sensor of the TV. And when you need that TV, just simply remove the tape and start using it. Easy peasy!
Way 3: Use a Universal Remote
Using a universal remote is the most effective way to get rid of controlling two TVs with a single remote issue. When you are using a universal remote, you will need to configure the remote first for your particular TV. Each TV comes with a unique code and that code is used to configure the remote.
Unless you are not using the same model of Vizio TV then both TVs will have a different code. Suppose, you are using X, Y TV and now willing to use X TV. Configure your universal remote with X TV’s code and start using the remote to control only the X TV in your room.
Controlling two TVs with a single remote can be fun but most of the time it will irritate you. Follow the ways as instructed above to solve the issue. Also, you can use a container with a hole and point the remote to the Vizio TV that you want to turn on or control. By using the container, the other TV won’t receive the signal, and the remote will fail to control it. That’s all for now. For any further queries, reach us via the comment box below.
People Also Asked – PAA
Can I use a Bluetooth remote to control my Vizio TV?
If your Vizio TV supports Bluetooth then yes, you can use a Bluetooth remote. Using the Bluetooth connection will prevent the remote from controlling another TV as the remote is connected to a single TV.
Can a virtual remote control two Vizio TVs simultaneously?
No, a virtual remote can’t control two Vizio TVs simultaneously. But there is a catch, if the model numbers are the same then it can control both of them simultaneously. Otherwise, it can’t.