Cheap source for official Sony TV remotes??

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  1. Camp

    Camp Cinematographer

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    I destroyed the remote for my Sony 36" XBR 400 (it doesn't take well to liquid spills). I've spent the last few days drying it out but it doesn't want to recover. [​IMG]

    I want a new "official" Sony TV remote but I know Sony would charge upwards of $70. Is there a cheaper way to get a real Sony remote? I don't want a pre-programmed universal remote...I want the real deal.

    Just curious if you video experts know of a route I should investigate.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Grant B

    Grant B Producer

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    keep checking ebay till one comes up

    if you buy a sony directv receiver, the remote is much like the tv remote, actually I like them better
     
  3. SeanA

    SeanA Second Unit

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    You may want to consider Sony's programmable/learning remote, model RM-AV3000. It can be hand for about $100 at eCost.com. I am not sure if this falls into what you termed a "pre-programmed universal remote".
     
  4. Steve Berger

    Steve Berger Supporting Actor

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    I don't know what you did to dry out the remote but if you remove the batteries before the electronics short out then remotes can survive liquid spills. You need to take the unit apart however so that any residue can be removed from the boards and from under the rubber pads. Most organic contaminents are best removed with water or isopropyl alchohol and a Q-tip. Dried residues can sometimes be brushed off with an old toothbrush. It's too bad you're not a little closer, my shop is about 4 hours away from you.

    I haven't seen OEM remotes showing up cheap for several years and only then if someone dumps overstocks.
     
  5. Camp

    Camp Cinematographer

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  6. Bill Will

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    I should have added that they will fix any broken remotes for $23 or $33 depending on what kind of a remote it is.
     

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