How to use Zenith DTT901 remote controller to turn on/off your TV set

To use my old TV Sets to receive the Over-the-Air digital TV programs, I had to purchase a digital converter box. Combined a $40 coupon from the government, the zenith dtt901 was a very great deal. And it was very easy to set up this small box.

And I like these extra features come with this box, like tune volume, closed caption button, etc. Especially the TV Power button which can turn on/off your TV with the same digital converter box.

Unfortunately I just changed another TV to hook up this box after I moved. And I could not find the manual for the instruction on how to program this DTT901 box remote controller.

I did a lot of Google search, but could not find any information except a lot of reviews. On the Zenith (GE) support site, I could not find the download manual either. As usual, I had to resolve this problem by my own again.

Anyhow, I finally figured it out. SO I posted here for the future reference.

Steps:
1), With the dTT 901 remote controller on your hand, you should stand in front of the TV and point it towards your TV set.
2), Press and hold the “TV Power” button on the DTT 901 remote control.
3), With that “TV Power” button still held done, now press the channel Up or Down button continuously.
4), If your TV turns on or off, then your remote control found the TV Set code. And you are done.

Good Luck!

50 thoughts on “How to use Zenith DTT901 remote controller to turn on/off your TV set

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  3. Digital Tv Converters

    Hello Expert, I am glad I pressed harder enough until I found digital tv converters, because this post on use Zenith DTT901 remote controller to turn on/off your TV set | WebGuru’s Blog about Digital Life was extremely helpful. Just last Sunday I was pondering on this quite a bit.

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    No cable replied on October 31st, 2010:

    I thought our on/off button on the Zenith remote was broken after about a year of constant use. But after I came across your blog I followed your steps and I got the on/off button for the TV working again! I figured when my Dad hit the on/off button, he must have pressed another button on the remote at the same time and decoded it.

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    Robert Tuggy replied on August 16th, 2011:

    @Digital Tv Converters, Thanks for the information. My experence with this problem of using the Zenith DTT901 is about the same. However when I tried this procerdure on a older model Panasonic TV it did not work. There must be something incompatible between this TV and the DTT901 remote. The procedure did work with a Magnavox TV. I have been able to transfer remote codes from the Panasonic remote to a Realistic universal remote control. I will simply have continue to use the Panasonic TV remote to turn power off and on the Panasonic TV.

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  4. BIGMO

    Thanks dude. I lost my manual to, and the info here worked. Although you should note if you press the ch(page) up/down button to fast the remote will not programm right. Obviously you dont want to sit around 1hour on this shit.

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  5. Jaydogg

    Thank you for having to not break my head over this because i also googled this as well. This work for a Soyo lcd.But still having a problem with insignia tube flat screen,I will keep trying.

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  6. Ballast Boy

    Sweet! Had it working in the beginning, but it ‘lost’ the command. Glad to have the feature working again. Appreciate the post.

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  7. Jae C.

    Just another thank you for valuable information not easily found on Zenith’s support site. It’s a shame manufacturers do not make these commonly searched for solutions more accessible! Kudos!

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  8. katie

    I changed the battery in my original remote and none of the buttons work anymore. I’ve tried holding the power button for the converter box (not the tv power button as suggeted above) and pressing the channel up and down buttons…but no luck. I can’t find the manual online or any other helpful information.

    Any suggestions are welcomed! Thanks!

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    Didz replied on January 28th, 2010:

    @katie,

    Hold TV power button then CH+ or CH-. Worked on my Sanyo!

    Didz

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  9. Sunil

    Thanks you much; I was able to program the Zenith remote to control my Vizio LCD TV.
    An additional tip: The TV does not turn-off immediately; there is a slight delay. By the time you notice the TV has turned off, you may still have your finger on either the CH+ or CH- button. Oops, the controller now has a different code, and you will not be able to turn the TV on.
    Don’t panic, with the TV off, step thru the code by pressing the CH-, if you had your finger on CH+ when the TV turned off or vice-versa. Be patient, you’ll get to the correct code, and your TV will turn on. Now your remote is programmed correctly.

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    buru replied on June 5th, 2011:

    In my lcd viore , i have to turn on or off the converter first and then the tv turn off or on thank you

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  10. motomark650

    Thanks a bunch. The geniuses at Zenith only uploaded the covers (front and back) of the dtt901 user’s booklet on their website. We should give them a bonus.

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  11. Erin

    Thank you soo much for this my toddler some how deprogramed our tv so we could not turn the power on or off. Thanks so much for the info!

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  12. e c edwards

    my unit will do everything but turn the tv on and off…worked previously but does not power the tv on or off now…tried your solution and has not worked to this point.

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  13. e c edwards

    hello again…this process does work…i was holding the channel up or down button down continuously instead of clicking off one channel up or down separately…many thanks for this site and link for the cure!

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  14. Lindsay

    Thank you so much for posting those instructions for the DTT901. I too looked everywhere for them as I also lost my manual for the converter box. Very much appreciated!

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  15. Richard

    This also worked on my MAGNAVOX TV (Model No. 27MT5405/17). I followed your instructions: held down the TV POWER button and pressed CH UP. It took 5 pushes to the channel UP to program my TV. It was I believe 5… but anyhow you’ll be able to program it really quick if you have this TV model or brand. Now all the buttons in this control have something to do! I also programed an older SONY TV and it took like 3 to 5 pushes of the CH UP button. I appreciate you posting these instructions – Thanks.

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  16. Mike

    Apparently there are a lot of codes to cycle through, as I think I had to push the channel button more than 20 times to get this to work.

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  17. Judy Easterly

    THANK YOU! I searched just as you did, and I am so grateful that my search finally found your advice! Now I remember doing this way back when I set up the remotes. With no manual as a reminder, this is invaluable. Zenith needs you on their support staff!

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  18. DRiX

    YES – Yes – yes! Thank you so0Oo much. Just twenty clicks with the channel key and pow – TV goes off and on.
    I have been wishing that TV POWER button would work for almost a year. Wish granted via this website page!

    THANK YOU for not only Learning it, but for Posting it here to be discovered and enjoyed by all of us and more.

    Your actions here really reinforce the power of working together to solve problems by sharing answers on the net.

    Bravo!

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  19. Jerry

    I just bought a new TV and couldn’t find any of my old paper work for the converter box. As others have stated there was scant info on any web site. I found your posting and just wanted to say Thank You

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  20. Scott

    Rescued. Been a year or more since I set up the unit. Like the rest, couldn’t find the manual and tried all sorts of button combinations except the right one. Thanks for the info.

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  21. Dee

    thanks for this tip! just like someone said above, the TV remote feature used to work but it hadn’t lately so this is great.

    unfortunately i’ve just hooked up the zenith dtt901 to a different tv and all i get is a blue screen no matter which button on the dtt901 remote i click. with no instructions manual i am sol. any hints or suggestions on getting this thing working again would be greatly appreciated!!

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  22. Dee

    it took me awhile but i finally found the operating guide after learning that the converter is actually manufactured by LG, not zenith.

    for anyone wanting to download the guide go to LG’s website at the below link, then click on the ‘manuals and documents’ tab where the guide is in .pdf format.

    http://newchocolate.lge.com/us/support/product/support-product-profile.jsp?customerModelCode=DTT901&matchedModelCode=NOT_MATCHED&searchEngineModelCode=DTT901&initialTab=documents&targetPage=support-product-profile

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    wink replied on February 17th, 2011:

    @Dee, Many thanks for the link to operating manual!!!

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    Dee replied on February 17th, 2011:

    @wink, i’m glad to be of help! 🙂

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  24. joe

    i read some talk about it getting programed? do they mean so they just press the tv power button and it goes off… i got a jvc and i have to press the CH up constantly to get it to go off and on…. anyways it actually gets programed… am just being impaient!

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  25. Cindy Linnick

    My boyfriend wants to get a Sony led 40″ but my friends tell me we should get a Samsung. Can you guys tell me which one is better? thnx Cindy

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  26. StinaNina

    I loved this post….worked like a charm. And then had a laugh that it turned off my VCR with the “TV power” button. 🙂

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  27. mrk

    Wow! Brother gave me his ‘old’ Sony CRT unit with Zenith converter, but alas no owner’s manual with ‘codes’.

    Followed directions: Now I’m fully ‘remoted’!
    Thanks, and a tip o the hat!

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