Programming the RCA RCR312W Remote Control
Your universal remote can operate a variety of brands of components. In order for your universal remote to control your components, you need to program the remote with the codes that match the components (See Code Lists enclosed). These codes enable the remote to communicate with your components. Each brand and each component has its own “language,” and, by programming the correct codes into your remote, you tell the remote to “speak the same language” as your components.
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The online interactive code finder at www.rca.com/codefinder makes it easier to find exactly the right codes for your components. The code finder takes you right to the best code(s) for your component—no need to go through long code lists!
There are four methods you can use to program your remote control to operate your components:
- Brand Code Search and Entry
- Direct Code Entry
- Manual Code Search and Entry
- Auto Code Search and Entry
Most components can be programmed in one of these four ways. Try them in the order listed. In order to control combo units, like TV/VCRs or TV/DVDs, you must program the individual corresponding component keys to control each part of the combo unit. Once programmed successfully, the TV key controls the TV functions on your unit, and the VCR•DVD key controls the VCR or DVD functions, respectively. There is a specific section in the Code Lists for combo units. The codes in this section should be tried first, using Direct Code Entry on the TV and VCR•DVD keys. If this is unsuccessful, follow the normal programming methods for both the TV and the VCR•DVD keys.
Brand Code Search and Entry
If your brand is listed in the Brand Code List (See Code Lists enclosed), you may be able to program your universal remote by searching through only the Code Lists for that specific manufacturer. Brand Code Search and Entry can be the quickest method to program your remote, if your component (TV, VCR and/or DVD, satellite receiver and/or cable box) is one of those brands listed. If your brand is not listed in the Brand Code List, use one of the other programming methods: Direct Code Entry, Manual Code Search and Entry or Auto Code Search and Entry.
Follow these instructions to program your remote using the Brand Code Search and Entry method.
Tip: To exit without saving at any point in the Brand Code Search, press and release the GO BACK key.
- Manually turn on the component you want the remote to control (TV, VCR, DVD, satellite receiver or cable box).
- Locate the Brand Codes in the Code Lists and keep it handy.
Note: If you press an invalid key during the Brand Code Search, the remote does not respond and the search times out after two minutes. When the search times out, the illuminated ON•OFF key blinks four times and turns off. The last programmed code under that component key is retained.
- If you are programming the remote to control your TV, satellite receiver or cable box, go directly to step 5.
- To program the remote to control a VCR or DVD: The VCR•DVD key can control only one component, either your VCR or your DVD. To program your remote to control either your DVD or your VCR, you must first put the remote in the proper programming mode. Follow these directions before proceeding to step 5.
a. Press and hold the VCR•DVD key. The illuminated ON•OFF key turns on.
b. While holding down the VCR•DVD key, press and release the number 2 key on the keypad to control a VCR or the number 3 key to control a DVD. The illuminated ON