IR blaster is a feature of LG smart TV and this brand has added this feature in very few models. LG is one of the biggest tech companies in the world. By the time LG has started to manufacture smart TVs. Usually, there is huge competition in the global market so, the top leading tech companies add some special features to their products.
LG TV IR Blaster: Setup Process
According to that LG has also added many different features in their products like smart TV. The IR blaster is one of those features and it’s a cool feature although most LG TV users don’t use this feature. But, they can use IR blasters for LG TVs whenever they want.
Basically, a user applies an IR blaster on LG TV to increase the controlling system. If you have an LG TV and you are interested in using it then here you will know how to use the IR blaster on LG TV.
Step 1: Attach the IR blaster To the TV:
First of all, you need to connect the IR blaster with the TV through the port. You need to identify the IR blaster port which is normally situated at the back side of your TV.
You will find a small port and it seems like a headphone port. You have to attach the IR blaster cable in the port. Ensure that the cable is attached properly and then ahead to the next step.
Step 2: Set the IR blaster near the remote sensor
After attaching the IR blaster with the TV you have to place it near to the sensor of the TV so that you may control the TV with the remote. You can set the IR blaster in front of your TV or on top of the TV.
At this, the IR blaster will receive the signal from your remote faster. As a result, you will be able to control the LG TV with the help of an IR blaster.
On the other hand, you may use this IR blaster to control other devices which can be controlled by remote and you will be able to control the device with the remote of your LG TV if you attach the LG TV IR blaster to the device properly.
Check if the IR blaster is working or not
The last step is to check if your IR blaster is working as expected or not. You need to follow the steps in below to check that-
- First of all, you need to press the ‘Home’ button on your remote.
- Then go to the ‘Settings’ where you will find many options for your TV settings.
- You need to select the ‘General’ option.
- Select the ‘External Device Manager’ option from the next page.
- Then you will have to choose the ‘Device Connector’ option.
- Now select the ‘Set-Top Box’ option.
- At last, you have to select the ‘Test Remote control ‘ option.
After completing these steps you can test if the remote is working properly or not. In most of the cases the users can control the device with the remote.
LG TV IR Blaster Pros & Cons:
|Control many devices with one remote||Need compatible TV and IR blaster|
|Control devices from far or hidden||Need a clear line of sight for IR signals|
|Enjoy smart features with TV||May face interference from light sources|
LG TV Models that support IR Blaster:
- LG NanoCell NANO90 Series (2020)
- LG UHD UN7300 Series (2020)
- LG OLED CX Series (2020)
- LG OLED G1 Series (2021)
- LG OLED C2 Series (2022)