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Emily33 November 9th, 2014 11:58pm

The TV in the other room keeps turning on by itself. No one else is home and my cat is laying next to me (so he isn't accidentally sitting on the remote). Is there any reasonable explanation for why this keeps happening?

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FATSHADOW Cyborg Gorilla
11/10/14 5:45 am

Asshole neighbor with a universal remote

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knh85 ...
11/10/14 2:52 am

We had one that did that. Even without batteries in the remote. Had to unplug it from the wall. Scared the hell out of me!

gamerguy217
11/09/14 9:47 pm

Check the battery in the remote.

MannIsMe Did You Assume My Party
11/09/14 9:41 pm

Nearby remotes using the same frequency. I can turn on my TV with a model helicopter's remote control.

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TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
11/09/14 9:43 pm

⬆️⬆️⬆️Here's your answer!

kougrakub
11/09/14 9:18 pm

Your mind is likely making things up.

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TopsQueen Oregon Coast
11/09/14 9:07 pm

Would freak me out.

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voc I am...what I am
11/09/14 8:44 pm

The Blackhawks are doing it because they don't want you to see how bad they suck.

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chickencookie It really is
11/09/14 8:35 pm

WHYYYYY do I come across these questions 10:30 at night‼️‼️

< =: -O

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bnnt Los Angeles
11/09/14 8:35 pm

It's the cat

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ThinkAboutIt Staten Island, NY
11/09/14 8:33 pm

Probably on a timer. A friends TV does the same and the cable box doesn't turn on so the screen is fuzzy.

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jvc1133 61535
11/09/14 8:29 pm

Call ghostbusters.

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catpillow Florida West Coast
11/09/14 8:22 pm

You can buy devices just to mess with other people's televisions. Here's a link to one.

www.thinkgeek.com/product/ed42/?srp=19

moonpiejim
11/09/14 7:37 pm

A prankster neighbor with a universal remote.

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mrdudemanpants
11/09/14 7:21 pm

There are other possibilities of course, but let's not exclude the paranormal.

tclark tussle me
11/09/14 7:17 pm

I never had a remote for the TV in my room, but a long while ago I took my dad's remote and tried it and it actually worked! So the most likely thing causing that is someone else having a remote that works on that TV.

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MBachmann John 3.16
11/09/14 7:00 pm

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pietsch Another Adoring Fan
11/09/14 6:58 pm

We used to have a TV and a lamp that did this. And this was when the televisions didn't have remotes -- they had rotary dials. It doesn't happen anymore. Never had an explanation. Spooky.

Spartacus AUSTIN
11/09/14 6:54 pm

more than likely someone close has a similar TV with matching codes and you're picking up their signals.

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Liberty 4,032,064
11/09/14 6:15 pm

Maybe someone else with the same remote frequency, or your own remote is going bad or the TV itself.

Liberty 4,032,064
11/09/14 6:16 pm

Or, of course, you're domicile is haunted.

Emily33 North Carolina
11/09/14 6:23 pm

It might be the TV. The vizio logo on the TV lights up. It was blinking and now it won't even come on.

Liberty 4,032,064
11/09/14 6:25 pm

It may be a problem with the power source. Try using a different power cord and see it that does everything. If not, look it up on the Internet. It may be time for a replacement.

alynn Somewhere wonderful
11/09/14 6:00 pm

I came in to say what others have...it's a neighbor. My friend's home was built at the same time as her neighbor's so same appliances and gadgets. Her fans would turn on and off. Her TV would too, and all the shows she DVR'd were deleted and

alynn Somewhere wonderful
11/09/14 6:00 pm

replaced with horse racing! She thought she was going insane. :)

SugarShaq
11/09/14 5:44 pm

Ours does that. We think a neighbor has the same control.

Zod Above Pugetropolis
11/09/14 5:39 pm

A power anomaly, or more likely, a remote with batteries running low, or stray infrared light from some other source. Try removing the batteries from the remote in the other room. If it still does it, cover the sensor on the TV with electrical tape.

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TierasPet
11/09/14 5:22 pm

All I can say is, watch your wine closely or better yet, drink it and forget about the tv. :)

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Emily33 North Carolina
11/09/14 5:24 pm

I have at least a dozen bottles. I can't drink it all that quickly :)

TierasPet
11/09/14 6:52 pm

Darn. Let's hope your guest leaves your good stuff alone. :)

stickman46 NJ
11/09/14 5:14 pm

Neighbor with the same remote frequency.

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sentiment Texas
11/09/14 5:39 pm

I had the same issue when I lived at the appartment ... moved the TV and problem was solved

susanr Colorado
11/09/14 5:04 pm

I had a friend who was convinced her cat was doing that. Then she discovered that the bank of fluorescent lights over her bonsai collection was misbehaving somehow. It might have been just the timer, or something about the lights themselves.

susanr Colorado
11/09/14 5:05 pm

So maybe there's something electrical that's on the same circuit? Or maybe there's something else electronic that has another way of affecting the TV tuning.

ButchBrewBaker Pennsyltuckey
11/09/14 5:03 pm

It's clearly a poltergeist. You need to have priest come to your house to release the spirit.

AbandonedAccnt Not here.
11/09/14 5:03 pm

Neighbor's remote?

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Emily33 North Carolina
11/09/14 5:16 pm

Maybe. But this has never happened before this weekend.

AbandonedAccnt Not here.
11/09/14 5:19 pm

You may not be living in an apartment, but many of these explanations are still possibilities. www.apartmenttherapy.com/why-does-my-tv-turn-on-by-itse-147969

dale41 Lets play two
11/09/14 5:03 pm

Someone's hiding in your place.

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ButchBrewBaker Pennsyltuckey
11/09/14 5:04 pm

That's worse than a ghost.

Emily33 North Carolina
11/09/14 5:04 pm

Is that why all my wine keeps disappearing?

Emily33 North Carolina
11/09/14 5:15 pm

He better keep his hands off my cabernet :)

DerekWills Lone Star Gun Rights
11/09/14 5:02 pm

I have a ghost in my house too.... Fun times! :-)

Emily33 North Carolina
11/09/14 5:06 pm

Not fun times. It was creeping me out. I finally just unplugged the TV.

DerekWills Lone Star Gun Rights
11/09/14 5:09 pm

We had to lock our bedroom door every night to keep our ghost from opening it.

Emily33 North Carolina
11/09/14 5:14 pm

Is yours at least a friendly ghost?

DerekWills Lone Star Gun Rights
11/09/14 5:16 pm

So far, yeah. She hasn't done anything horrible yet. We did get a picture of her, but that's it.

dawl adulting
11/09/14 6:22 pm

Dude not just any ghost-- Harriet Tubman is in your house.

bs75758 Michigan
11/09/14 5:00 pm

Probably a short in the power cord.