Don't like the ok button... can it be inactivated? - DirecTV

I have a TV that can be programmed to turn on and off at scheduled times and I want it to turn on to a certain channel each morning. I used to use this like an alarm and it was part of my morning routine. But with uverse, I'm not sure how to do this because the TV can come on at the scheduled time but it can't push the ok button on its own and turn to the correct channel. Is there a way to set it up where it doesn't need me to push the ok button on the welcome screen and then will go to the correct channel when it automatically turns on?

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