Program your Remote
To use this universal remote with your home entertainment system, first you need to program it to control your devices. There are two ways you can program the universal remote to operate your devices:
- The Brand Code Search searches through the codes for select brands of devices.
- The Direct Code Entry lets you enter a code from the accompanying code list for your brand of device.
Brand Code Search
The Brand Code Search goes through only the codes for one of the select brands listed in the accompanying code list. If your brand of device is listed, this search can be very quick and easy.
IMPORTANT: The Brand Code Search works for TVs, satellite receivers and cable boxes. The Brand Code Search does not work for programming this remote to control digital converter boxes and streaming players. Use direct code entry for these kinds of devices.
TIPS: Each device key is associated with a type of device—the TV is preset to search for TVs, SAT•CBL•STREAM for satellite receivers, digital TV converters, cable boxes, or streaming players. If the original remote control that came with your device has separate ON and OFF keys (instead of a single POWER key), the Brand Code Search might not work with that device. Try the Direct Code Entry method described later in this manual. To exit without saving a new code at any point in the Brand Code Search, press EXIT•BACK key.
- Manually turn on the device you want to control.
- Find your device’s brand in the Brand Code list section of the accompanying code list. Circle the number for your brand and keep the list handy.
- Press and hold the device key you want to program (the POWER key illuminates). While you're holding down the device key, use your other hand to press and hold the remote’s POWER key at the same time (the POWER key turns off).
- Wait until the POWER key comes on and stays on. Then release both keys.
- Look at the numbers you circled for your device’s brand code. Press those numbers on the remote keypad.
Note: For single-digit brand codes, press the 0 key first (for example, 0-5 for 5)
- Point the remote directly at the front panel of the device you want to control. Press GUIDE on the remote and wait 2 seconds. The remote is sending a single code for your device’s brand. Did your device turn off?
YES: Press the POWER key to turn your device back on. Then test the following keys to make sure they work: VOL+ (for TVs), CH+, and the 0 digit. If these keys work, press OK/ENTER to save this code. You've finished programming this key.
NO: Press GUIDE again. The remote sends the next code for your brand. Keep pressing GUIDE every 2 seconds until your device turns off. When it does, follow the “YES” instructions above.
Notes: Throughout the programming of each key, be sure to keep the remote pointed at the IR sensor of the device you are currently programming the remote to control. Test the remote with the device to make sure the device key is programmed with the correct code for maximum functionality. If some features don't work, try a different code. See the “Testing the Code for Maximum Functionality” section below for more information. During the Brand Code Search, the remote ignores keypresses that aren't part of the search. Search keys are VOL+,CH+,POWER, and 0. The search times out after two minutes (the POWER key blinks four times and the last programmed code under that device key is retained). The POWER key blinks four times when the remote has gone through all the codes. The remote exits the Brand Code Search. If your device hasn't turned off yet, try direct code entry..
Testing the Code for Maximum Functionality:
- Try a variety of the device’s functions with the remote. If some device features don't work, go to the next step to try a different code.
- Repeat the Brand Code Search from the beginning. When the device turns off for the first time, don't press the OK/ENTER key, which would store the same code. Instead, with the unit now off, continue to press the GUIDE key repeatedly until the unit turns back on.
- Once the unit turns back on, you have found another code that operates the device. Press the OK/ENTER key.
- Test the key’s functionality again by attempting to control a variety of the device’s functions. If the code that has been stored controls the majority of the device’s functions, programming is complete. If the code stored does not give maximum functionality, try another code.
Direct Code Entry
Direct Code Entry lets you enter a code from the accompanying code list for your brand of device.
TIPS: Each device key is associated with a type of device—the TV is preset to search for TVs, SAT•CBL•STREAM for satellite receivers, digital TV converters, cable boxes, or streaming players.
- Manually turn on the device you want to control.
- Find the Code List that came with the remote. Locate the section for the type of device you're trying to program, and find your brand in that section. Circle the codes for your brand and keep them handy.
- Press and hold the device key you want to program (the POWER key comes on). While you're holding down the device key, use your other hand to enter the first five-digit code for your brand in the code list (the POWER key goes off after the first digit).
- When you've finished entering the five-digit code, keep holding down the device key and look at the POWER key.
Is the POWER key illuminated?
YES: You're done! You've programmed this device key.
NO, it blinked four times and turned off: You have either entered a code number that is not in the code lists or missed a step in the code entry procedure. Try step 3 again.
- Now test the device with your TV on. Try the VOL+, CH+ and the digit “0”. If these work correctly, then you have the correct code . If not go to step 3 and try the next code in the list.
Notes : Test the remote with the device to make sure the device key is programmed with the correct code for maximum functionality. If some features don't work, try a different code in the list. Remember to enter the code for future reference in the box provided in the Code Retrieval section of this manual. If you release the device key any time during the Direct Code Entry procedure, the POWER key blinks four times and the process is exited. The last programmed code under the device key is retained.
Program Your Preset Channels
This remote control gives you access to up to 10 of your favorite satellite or cable and TV channels instantly, using the Preset Keys. For example, if one of your favorite channels is ESPN, you can set up this remote to take you directly to that channel when you press the P key followed by the 1 key.
To use the Preset Channels feature, first you must program the channel you'd like to use for each Preset key. Before you start, use the following table to gather information about your favorite channels. You can set up 10 favorites for each channel source: 10 for SAT/CBL/STREAM and 10 for TV.
To program your Preset Channels:
- Press and hold the P key. The Power key illuminates. Continue to hold for three seconds until you see a blink of the Power key LED. The light remains illuminated and now you can release the P key.
- Press the 1 key to program your first preset channel. The POWER key flashes once and stays on.
Notes: Preset channels can be set up for satellite receivers, cable boxes, and digital TV converters (if you've programmed the SAT•CBL•STREAM key to operate that kind of device). Streaming players do not have preset channel capability. Set up all satellite, cable, or digital converter box preset channels first. Then set up your TV channels. Jumping back and forth between them might get confusing.
- Press the device key for this channel.
Note: The device key you press in this step must be programmed to control your device in order for this preset channel to work. See the Programming the Remote section for information on programming these keys to control your devices.
- Enter the channel number you wrote down for preset channel number 1 in the table above. In the example, you would press 2, then 0, then 2. The POWER key flashes after each keypress.
- When you've finished entering the channel number, press the P key to save your preset channel. The POWER key light turns off.
NOTE: If you're programming a digital sub-channel (like 59.2), you need to press the —/INPUT key between the regular channel and the sub-channel (for example: 5, then 9, then –/INPUT, then 2).
If you're finished programming your Preset Channels: Start using the remote normally.
If you want to program more Preset Channels: Repeat steps 1 to 5 for the next Preset Channel.
Preset Programming Notes:
- To quit programming preset channels at any time, press the EXIT•BACK key. The POWER key flashes 4 times. No changes to the Preset keys are made.
- When you're programming presets, the remote gives you a maximum of 15 seconds between keypresses before it leaves programming mode and goes back to normal operation. The POWER key flashes 4 times (this means the remote has not saved your presets, and you'll have to start again).
- During preset channel programming, the remote accepts only certain keypresses: the P key, the number keys, and the device keys. If you press any other key on the remote during preset programming, the remote exits preset programming without saving your changes. The POWER key flashes 4 times. You will have to start programming again.
Using your Preset Channels
- Press the TV or SAT/CBL/STREAM key.
- Press the P key. The POWER key lights up and stays on.
- Press the number key for the preset channel you want to access. For example, if you want to go to the channel you programmed as , press 3.
While the POWER key is illuminated, the remote is in preset mode. This means you can go straight to your preset channels—you don't have to press the P key again. Preset mode lasts for 2 minutes after the last keypress. Here’s how to use the remote in preset mode.
- To go to another preset: Press the number for that preset channel.
- To go to a channel that’s not a preset: Press the P key to exit preset mode. The illuminated POWER key turns off. Then enter the channel number directly. (You can also use the CH up and down keys.)
- To exit preset mode at any time: Press the P key.
Master Power: Each time you press the POWER key, this remote automatically turns on and off the devices you've programmed it to operate. This feature, called “Master Power”, is enabled by default.
To disable Master Power:
- Press and hold the P key for 3 seconds, The Power key comes on.
- Press VOL- to disable Master Power.
- Press the P key to confirm. The POWER key now turns on or off only the device you're controlling.
To enable Master Power again:
- Press and hold the P key until the POWER key lights up and stays lit.
- Press VOL+ to enable Master Power again.
- Press the P key to confirm.
Channel Lock: Channel lock automatically sends channel commands, like the CH, GO BACK, and 0–9 number keys, to your satellite receiver, cable box, or digital TV converter when you're in TV mode. This can save you key presses if you use a device other than your TV to change channels.
To turn channel lock on:
- Press and hold the SAT/CBL/STREAM key. While you're holding down this key, use your other hand to press and hold the remote’s CH+ key at the same time.
- Wait until the remote’s POWER key comes on and stays on. Then release both keys.
- Press OK/ENTER to lock channel commands to this device.
To turn channel lock off:
- Press and hold the TV or SAT/CBL/DTC key. While you're holding down this key, use your other hand to press and hold the remote’s CH- key at the same time.
- Wait until the remote’s POWER key comes on and stays on. Then release both keys.
- Press OK/ENTER to confirm you want to unlock channel lock.
NOTE: The Preset Channel feature works independently of Channel Lock feature. When using Preset Channel feature please follow the “ Using Your Preset Channels” section of this user guide.
Once you've programmed the remote to control your devices, you may want to record the codes for future reference. If you used the Direct Code Entry method, this is easy. Just find the codes you entered and make a note of them in the boxes below. If you used one of the Code Search methods to program your remote or if you used the Direct Entry method but don't remember the code, you will need to retrieve each device’s five-digit code. Retrieving the actual code and writing it down will save you time if you ever need to program the remote again. If the codes are recorded, you can use the Direct Entry method to reprogram your remote to control your devices, which is quick and easy.
- All TV codes start with the number 1 and all satellite receiver, cable box, streaming players, and digital TV converters, the number 5.
- To exit the Code Retrieval Mode at any time, press the EXIT•BACK key.
- If you press an invalid key during the Code Retrieval process, the remote will not respond.
- If you do not press a valid Code Retrieval key (TV, SAT•CBL•STREAM, EXIT•BACK), Code Retrieval times out after 15 seconds. The POWER key blinks four times, and then turns off.
To retrieve your code(s):
- Press and hold the device key (TV or SAT•CBL•STREAM) whose code you wish to retrieve. The POWER key illuminates. Keep pressing the device key.
- While holding the device key down, press and hold the PRESET key. The POWER key illuminates and then turns off. After holding down both keys for three seconds, it turns back on.
- Release both keys. The POWER key remains illuminated.
- Starting with the number 1 key, press and release each number key on the keypad in the following order: 1-9, then 0. The number that causes the POWER key to blink is the first number of the code. As you find each number of the code, write it down for future reference. Then start with the number 1 key again.
- Repeat step 4 until you have retrieved all five numbers in the code. After the fifth number is retrieved, the POWER key blinks briefly, then turns off.