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Whilst away I noticed that travelodge (here in the U.K) have upgraded all their old philips T.V's to nice new flat panels with loads of inputs, including VGA... however all the inputs have been locked out , as have the menu's , so after a quick look on the net I found that on LG T.V's holding menu on the remote whilst holding menu on the tv for a few seconds brings up a secret menu but after an accidental press of the menu I found it brings up the 'HOTEL TV SETUP'so...

PRESS MENU ON REMOTE AND MENU ON SIDE OF TV , HOLD BOTH UNTIL A MENU APPEARS ON THE LEFT HAND SIDE OF THE TV. RELEASE BOTH BUTTONS NOW PRESS 1 OF THE MENU'S AGAIN IT DOESN'T MATTER WHICH , JUST PRESS IT ONCE QUICKLY A SECOND MENU WILL APPEAR IN THE MIDDLE OF THE SCREEN PRESS OK ON 'LG HOTEL MODE SETUP'

TURN INPUT SOURCE CHANGE TO 'YES'

CHANGE 'AV SETTING' TO 'YES'

CHANGE MENU DISPLAY TO 'YES'

CHANGE SETUP MENU DISPLAY TO 'YES'

CHANGE THESE SETTINGS BACK WHEN FINISHED...

this will allow it to act as a nice monitor for your pc, watch nice divx's on the TV or even play you console on the tv. There was also a DTV menu(these TV's over here are only set up for analog and have a terrible signal) which could come in handy maybe a homebrew dipole will get you a few channels too :)

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Whilst away I noticed that travelodge (here in the U.K) have upgraded all their old philips T.V's to nice new flat panels with loads of inputs, including VGA... however all the inputs have been locked out , as have the menu's , so after a quick look on the net I found that on LG T.V's holding menu on the remote whilst holding menu on the tv for a few seconds brings up a secret menu but after an accidental press of the menu I found it brings up the 'HOTEL TV SETUP'so...

PRESS MENU ON REMOTE AND MENU ON SIDE OF TV , HOLD BOTH UNTIL A MENU APPEARS ON THE LEFT HAND SIDE OF THE TV. RELEASE BOTH BUTTONS NOW PRESS 1 OF THE MENU'S AGAIN IT DOESN'T MATTER WHICH , JUST PRESS IT ONCE QUICKLY A SECOND MENU WILL APPEAR IN THE MIDDLE OF THE SCREEN PRESS OK ON 'LG HOTEL MODE SETUP'

TURN INPUT SOURCE CHANGE TO 'YES'

CHANGE 'AV SETTING' TO 'YES'

CHANGE MENU DISPLAY TO 'YES'

CHANGE SETUP MENU DISPLAY TO 'YES'

CHANGE THESE SETTINGS BACK WHEN FINISHED...

this will allow it to act as a nice monitor for your pc, watch nice divx's on the TV or even play you console on the tv. There was also a DTV menu(these TV's over here are only set up for analog and have a terrible signal) which could come in handy maybe a homebrew dipole will get you a few channels too :)

Nice, tip. I'll have to try it next time out of town. Although, so far the flat panels I've found have all the inputs turned on. Yep, it's nice to be in Japan and VPN back home to watch Hulu on the big screen from my laptop or movies on the hard drive.

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  • 4 years later...

This didnt work on the tv in my hotel. Alternate that worked for me:

hold both menu buttons as above

menu didnt come up, but channel info did

when this appears, press "ok" button on tv

this brings up menu where hotel settings can be altered.

hope this works for anyone that couldnt get other methods to work.

EDIT: have to do the unlock thing first: hold menu for 5 sec then "1105" there is no notification that this has worked but without doing it first, the menu access above does not work.

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  • 2 weeks later...

Since it was bumped...

Typically, you can unplug the box from the back of the set; from there, the INPUT and such buttons are no longer disabled.

Since that also frequently disables the in-room remote control, you can take it one step further by getting a universal and programming it to that television. Easy if you tend to stay at the same chain - I run into a lot of LGs, for instance - but you'll want to bring along a code reference if you're seeing multiple vendors' televisions.

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  • 9 months later...

Several years ago I was staying in a hotel. One of the TV channels was suffering from poor reception so I undertook a channel tune. To my surprise I discovered that I was able to view the pay porn channel.

Apparently the pay channel was activated via an access box.

I suppose that these type of systems are now longer in use as digital tv has been introduced.

Anyway what do you stand to lose if you do a system scan.

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