Programming the RCA RCR412SI Universal 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). 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.
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, and 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, TV/DVD's or TV/VCR/DVD's, 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 DVD or VCR·AUX key controls the DVD or VCR 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 DVD or VCR·AUX keys. If this is unsuccessful, follow the normal programming methods for both the TV and the DVD or VCR·AUX keys.
Important: The VCR·AUX key defaults to program a VCR. If you want the VCR·AUX key to control a component other than a VCR
(an additional TV or DVD, for example), it is necessary for you to preprogram the VCR·AUX key. See the section entitled “Programming the VCR·AUX Key.
Brand Code Search and Entry
If your brand is listed in the Brand Code List (See Code Lists), 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, DVD, VCR and satellite receiver 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 that follow.
Follow these instructions to program your remote using the Brand Code Search and Entry method.
Direct Code Entry
To program your universal remote to control your components using the Direct Code Entry Method, follow the steps below.
Programming the VCR·AUX Key To Control a Component Other Than a VCR
The VCR·AUX key defaults to control a VCR. If you want the VCR·AUX key to control a different component (an additional TV, DVD, satellite or cable box, for example), it is necessary for you to preprogram the VCR·AUX key.
1. Press and hold the VCR·AUX key. The illuminated ON·OFF key turns on.
2. While holding down the VCR·AUX key, press and release the number key on the keypad for the component you wish to control. (See the chart below.) The illuminated ON·OFF key turns off.
VCR-AUX Key Controls
Additional TV - press 1
VCR - press 2
Additional DVD - press 3
Additional satellite or cable box - press 5
Manual Code Search and Entry
If your component’s brand isn't listed in the Code Lists, or if you have tried all of the codes for your brand and the remote does not operate your component, try one of the Code Search methods below-Manual Code Search or Auto Code Search. Both Code Search methods cycle through all of the codes in the Code Lists in the event that your component’s code is listed under another brand.
The Manual Code Search method may take a long time because the remote searches through all of the codes in its memory for the code that operates your component. Therefore, if your brand is listed in the Brand Codes or the Code Lists, first try the Brand Code Search or the Direct Code Entry method.
Note: If you press an invalid key during Manual 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.
Auto Code Search and Entry
The Auto Code Search and Entry Method enables the remote to automatically search through all the codes in the Code Lists for the
one that operates your component.
Note: The Auto Code Search method may take a long time because the remote searches through all of the codes in its memory for the code that operates your component. Therefore, if your brand is listed in the Brand Codes or the Code Lists, first try the Brand Code Search or the Direct Code Entry method described on pages 4-6.
Once you've programmed the remote to control your components, 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 programmed in 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 component’s four-digit code. Retrieving the actual code and writing it down will save you time if you ever need to program the remote again (e.g., if programming is lost when you change the batteries). If the codes are recorded, you can use the Direct Entry method to reprogram your remote to control your components, which is quick and easy.
1. Press and hold the component key (TV, DVD, VCR·AUX, SAT·CBL) whose code you wish to retrieve. The illuminated ON·OFF key turns on.
2. While holding the component key down, press and hold the INFO key. The illuminated ON·OFF key turns off.
3. After holding down both keys for three seconds, the illuminated ON·OFF key turns back on.
4. Release both keys. The illuminated ON·OFF key remains on.
5. 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 illuminated ON·OFF key to blink is the first number of the code. As you find each number of the code, write them down for future reference.
Note: All TV codes begin with the number 1; all VCR codes begin with the number 2; all DVDs, the number 3; and all satellite receivers and cable boxes, the number 5.
6. Repeat step 5 until you have retrieved all four numbers in the code.
7. After the fourth number is retrieved, the illuminated ON·OFF key blinks briefly, then turns off.
- If you cannot locate your owners manual you can view the codes online and download a manual below however if the code is not listed for your specific component we will NOT be able to provide additional codes
- If your remote is over four years old, it might not be able to operate some newer components, or it may be able to operate some functions but not others.