In most cases, the keys on this remote perform the same functions as the keys on your original remotes once you've programmed this remote to operate your components. Many keys on this remote have other functions as well.
- Illuminated POWER key serves as an indicator light to provide feedback.
- Device keys (TV, SAT•CBL•STREAM, DVD•VCR) put the remote in the right mode to control your device.
- LIGHT key ( ) turns backlighting on/off.
- GUIDE/HOME and MENU access the same features as the keys on your original remotes.
- Arrow keys act as navigation keys for streaming media players as well as in menu and guide systems for other devices.
- CHAN and VOL keys act as channel and volume controllers. The CHAN keys also provide skip forward and skip back control for DVD players and DVRs that support this functionality.
- GO BACK exits remote programming; it also performs the same functions as on your original remotes.
- The INPUT and — (dash) key has three functions: (1) it toggles through all the video sources connected to your TV; (2) when the remote is in VCR mode, this button toggles between VCR and the TV input; (3) when you're entering digital channel numbers directly, this button lets you separate the main channel number from the sub-channel number (such as 59.1).
Backlight illumination helps you see the remote control keys better in the dark. You can turn backlight illumination on or off by pressing the LIGHT key ( ). Backlighting stays on as long as keys are being pressed and turns off six seconds after the last keypress. Once the backlight time has timed out, any keypress will reactivate it. If the backlight illumination is on, and you press the backlight key, the backlight turns off.
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 (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 devices, which is quick and easy.
- Press and hold the device key (TV, SAT•CBL•STREAM, DVD•VCR) whose code you wish to retrieve. The POWER key turns on. Keep pressing the device key.
- While holding the device key down, press and hold the INFO-OPTIONS key. The POWER key turns off. After holding down both keys for three seconds, the POWER key turns back on.
- Release both keys. The POWER key remains on.
- 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. Note: All TV codes begin with the number 1; all VCR and DVR codes begin with the number 2; all DVDs, the number 3; and all satellite receivers, cable boxes, streaming players, and DTV converters, the number 5.
- Repeat step 4 until you have retrieved all five numbers in the code. After the fifth number is retrieved, the POWER key blinks briefly y, then turns off. TIP: To exit the Code Retrieval Mode at any time, press the GO BACK key.
Note: 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, DVD•VCR, INFO-OPTIONS, GO BACK), Code Retrieval times out after 15 seconds. The POWER key blinks four times, and then turns off.