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Sharp GJ221-U LCD 4K TV Remote Control
Sharp GJ221-U LCD 4K TV Remote Control

1.0 out of 5 stars an excellent TV, and this total crap remote came with ..., April 24, 2016
I bought the Sharp TV LC-55UB30U 55 inch TV, an excellent TV, and this total crap remote came with it. I debated taking the TV back, but after reading reviews at various places I discovered that there are inexpensive alternate remotes available that will work for my TV, so I kept the TV. Remote model GB118WJSA was indicated by some people as a good alternative for less than $25. I ordered one of this model, but it was subbed for with a GB105WJSA. I returned that model (because it came with no instructions) , generally it seemed to work, except for the arrow keys and center button, when used with Netflix, kind of an important deficiency. It was only later I realized that you have to press the 'TV' button to be sure that all of the functionality of the TV is operative. Because other home theater components can supposedly be used with this remote, you have to be sure to press the TV button before trying to control the TV (this was confusing because all of the other buttons worked fine for the TV even when the TV button was not the active one). So model GB105WJSA will also work. I then noticed that remote model GB005WJSA will indicated as a compatible model for the GB105WJSA. So any of those should work.

How do you program the replacement remote since it comes with no instructions? Obviously the only remote your manual explains how to use is the GJ221-U. What you do is go to the Sharp site and download one of the pdf files for one of the TV models that the particular remote you order is indicated as working with. Then you have instructions for operating the remote. Obviously some of the buttons are going to be useless, like the 3D button if your TV has no 3D capability, but this is an acceptable engineering work around to this horrible remote if you really want to keep your Sharp TV. If I could, I would give Sharp a negative 5 for this remote problem. Users shouldn't have to go to this much trouble to be happy with the TV operation. Whoever the management dork was that made the decision to put this cheap deficient tinker-toy remote with my TV, to save a couple of bucks, deserves the Ignoble award of the year.

At any rate, I hope this review helps those of you who, like me, have generally found Sharp TV's to be a good value, to achieve a state of enjoyment with the TV's that ship with this horrible remote. Perhaps if enough people complain to Sharp about this remote, Sharp will come to their senses and supply a better remote in the future (or maybe even ship out a better remote to those owners who have registered their TVs. You never know. ;^)


New Sharp GB005WJSA GB105WJSA Replace Remote Control fit for SHARP LC-60LE745U LC-60C8470U LC-70C8470U LC-60LE847U LC-60LE845U LC-60C7450U LC-90LE745U LC-70LE847U LC-80LE844U RRMCGB005WJSA TV
New Sharp GB005WJSA GB105WJSA Replace Remote Control fit for SHARP LC-60LE745U LC-60C8470U LC-70C8470U LC-60LE847U LC-60LE845U LC-60C7450U LC-90LE745U LC-70LE847U LC-80LE844U RRMCGB005WJSA TV
Offered by Parts-Outlet
Price: $11.98
3 used & new from $11.98

4.0 out of 5 stars Good replacement for a bad OEM remote, April 20, 2016
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Works fine with my Sharp 55 inch TV LC-55UB30U. The Sharp supplied remote, GJ221-U , with this otherwise excellent TV, is a real piece of crap, that uses a watch battery instead of standard AAA or AA batteries.
I would give this after market remote five stars, but it seems that some of the buttons require a rather deep hard press to activate their function. Might be considered a plus by some people. Not a deal breaker, still significantly better than the OEM supplied remote.
One thing I like about this remote is that the Netflix button does not dominate the remote, so you don't accidentally go in to Netflix when you are trying to do something else.
Small complaint, the menu button and the up arrow button cannot be felt to be different from each other, some small tactile nubs (as on the 5 button) or similar would be nice on the menu button. And if the mute button could be orange, and the display button white, and perhaps another color for the Sharp Central button, that would be excellent. The reason I mention the button color is that one of the reasons I picked this over other suitable remote replacements was the blue and green buttons used for the VOL and CH buttons. Discriminating buttons in half light while watching a movie is always difficult and annoying when all of the buttons are black, if the remote isn't a back lighted variety. Speaking of back light, I like the way the TV button flashes red when you push a button, this does make up a little for the hard press required to initiate some buttons, since the flashing tells you the button was activated.
I was not able to get my other devices, Sony DVD Blu-ray,or Sony VCR, to work with this unit - not much concern there for me; using the original remotes is fine with me (when they aren't crap).
Note: I did not hear any loose plastic noise with my remote as some people had indicated with this unit. Uses two AAA batteries.


New Nuun Energy: Hydrating Electrolyte Tablets, Cherry Limeade, Box of 8 Tubes
New Nuun Energy: Hydrating Electrolyte Tablets, Cherry Limeade, Box of 8 Tubes
Price: $40.49
14 used & new from $40.49

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Flavor change?, April 20, 2016
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Formula has apparently been changed, these don't taste exactly like they use to
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AmazonBasics Digital Optical Audio Toslink Cable - 6 Feet (1.8 Meters)
AmazonBasics Digital Optical Audio Toslink Cable - 6 Feet (1.8 Meters)
Price: $5.49

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Works fine. Comes with no instructions, April 20, 2016
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Works fine. Comes with no instructions, I guess everyone is supposed to magically know how to use these. Its not as obvious as they think. My receiver and TV both have covers on the ports (to keep out dust I'm sure). At first I imagined that you had to remove these covers, but I didn't want to assume that and break something removing them, since they appeared to have no obvious grab point. So I went to YouTube to see if someone was shown opening the ports. After about 5 videos I saw a Toslink actually being installed close up. The doors on the ports retract inside when you press on them with the tip of the Toslink, and snap audibly when properly in place. No problem once you know. The other issue is that these come with soft transparent covers over the tips (again to prevent dust), but these are soft vinyl and clear, and look like part of the jack, to the uninitiated. I noticed on Monoprice that these covers are attached to the Toslink in such a way as to not be lost, (a very good idea) which also makes it obvious they are covers, here you are sure to lose them. To the uninitiated these tips easily appear to be part of the insert-able end, which they are not, and may end up jamming your port. These should instead be red, orange, or yellow, and have a pull on them of some sort to make it obvious they should be removed before insertion.


Goldengulf New Model Super Bright Water proof Cree LED Diving Torch Flashlight
Goldengulf New Model Super Bright Water proof Cree LED Diving Torch Flashlight
Offered by new goldengulf
Price: $35.50
2 used & new from $30.88

3.0 out of 5 stars Too complex and easily ruined, April 9, 2016
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Wife could never quite get the hang of this with all the lighting options. She just needed one that goes on and off. Finally this one met its demise when she twisted the front of the light, while trying to find and turn the switch ring, and managed to flood the unit. Now it doesn't work at all. No surprise. Bought her one of the yellow plastic cheap ones to replace it. That was all she needed anyway. This also took a lot of turns to fully secure the back of the light after installing the battery. I had a feeling this ones life would be short. The front of the light needs to have some sort of lock to prevent turning it inadvertently, and the switch ring needs to be a different color than black. It would also be helpful if the joint where the back of the flashlight screws in was yellow so that when it is not completely turned down it will be obvious. I also found the tiny hole for the lanyard to be a likely way to lose the light, so before she even used it the first time I enlarged it, made one on the opposite side and ran a stainless steel bike spoke through them to make a proper hook for a nylon lanyard. Might be a good light with some design changes.


SE CC4580 Military Lensatic Sighting Compass with Pouch
SE CC4580 Military Lensatic Sighting Compass with Pouch
Price: $8.18
58 used & new from $2.00

3.0 out of 5 stars $10, oh well., April 9, 2016
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I guess for $10 you can't expect much, and that's what you get. Doesn't work very well. Might be a fun toy for a young boy.


Moen SR2201CH Shower Ring, Chrome
Moen SR2201CH Shower Ring, Chrome
Price: Click here to see our price
14 used & new from $8.52

5.0 out of 5 stars Works great, April 9, 2016
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Works great, a little noise when slid on a stainless steel pole, but not a big deal


Doctor Who SPINNING 3D TARDIS Police Box Pendant NECKLACE w/ 30" Chain
Doctor Who SPINNING 3D TARDIS Police Box Pendant NECKLACE w/ 30" Chain
Offered by Ishopper
Price: $2.53
15 used & new from $2.53

5.0 out of 5 stars Good for a Whovian, April 9, 2016
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Wife loves it, can't beat the price. Did have the bend the metal a little after the Tardis fell out once, to tighten it up.


Dataproducts DPC98P Remanufactured Toner Cartridge Replacement for HP 92298A
Dataproducts DPC98P Remanufactured Toner Cartridge Replacement for HP 92298A
Price: $30.38
11 used & new from $20.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Good as any other I've ordered in the past, April 9, 2016
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Works just fine, no issues


Nature's Bakery Stone Ground Whole Wheat Fig Bar-36, 2 OZ Twin Packs, variety pack
Nature's Bakery Stone Ground Whole Wheat Fig Bar-36, 2 OZ Twin Packs, variety pack
Offered by Common Cents Distributors
Price: $19.57
15 used & new from $14.44

5.0 out of 5 stars Really good and cheap, April 9, 2016
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These are really good, and very cheap by bike snack standards. I do find that regardless of what flavor I get they all taste like FIG. The claimed flavor addition disappears by overwhelming fig flavor. No big deal because I love figs. Anyway, given that the only flavor tasted is fig, get the cheapest of their bars you can find (unless you have a much more sensitive set of taste buds than me).
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