Programming the RCA RCR3273N 3-Component Remote Control
To use this universal remote with your home entertainment system, first you need to program it to control your devices. There are four ways you can program the universal remote to operate your devices:
- The Auto Code Search goes automatically through all the codes for the device you're trying to control. It’s the easiest method, but it can sometimes take longer than some of the other programming methods.
- The Brand Code Search searches through the codes for select brands of devices. It’s not as easy as the auto code search, but it can be faster.
- The Direct Code Entry lets you enter a code from the accompanying code list for your brand of device. It’s not as easy as the other methods, but it’s potentially the fastest method.
- The Manual Code Search lets you manually go through all the codes for the device you're trying to control.
- 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 Searches, the remote ignores keypresses that aren't part of the search.
- The search times out after two minutes (the indicator blinks four times and turns off, and the last programmed code under that device key is retained).
- The indicator blinks four times and turns off when the remote has gone through all the codes. The remote exits the Search. If your device hasn't turned off yet, try a different search method.
- Each device key is associated with a type of device—the TV is preset to search for TVs, SAT•CBL•DTC for satellite receivers, cable boxes or digital TV converters (DTC), and DVD•VCR for DVD players. To program a device key for a different type of device (for example, to program the DVD•VCR key to control a PVR or VCR), see the Reassigning the DVD•VCR Key to Control a VCR section.
- To exit without saving a new code at any point in the Auto Code Search, press the CLEAR key.
Auto Code Search: The Auto Code Search goes automatically through all the codes for the device you're trying to control. When you find the one that operates your device, you can stop the search and store that code.
- Manually turn on the device you want to control.
- Press and hold the device key you want to program. 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.
- Wait until the remote’s indicator comes on and stays on. Then release both keys.
- Point the remote directly at the front panel of the device you want to control. Press PLAY on the remote and wait 5 seconds. The remote is testing a batch of 10 codes on your device.
Did your device turn off?
YES: Go to step 5.
NO: Press PLAY again. The remote tests the next batch of 10 codes. Keep pressing PLAY every 5 seconds until your device turns off.
- When your device turns off, press the REVERSE key on the remote and wait at least 2 seconds. Th