I bought an "Emerson" 20" LCD and then was told by the factory that a 'Direct satellite" remote won't work with an Emerson. Wal-mart says "sorry", even though I had an extended warranty.
I'm told by a t.v. repairman that several t.v.s are manufactured by Korean, Chinese and Malysian companies with the same chassis and then "Emerson" or one of several other names may be given to the same product. Ask me if I will buy an "Emerson" again.
They used to be a good company and turned out a good product--not now.