Universal Remote Control
SAVE THIS MANUAL AND THE CODE LISTS!
Remote controls can sometimes lose their programming
when you change the batteries. Make sure you keep the
manual and code lists in a safe place so that you can
reprogram the remote if you need to.
Tip: This remote is already programmed to operate
most RCA-branded TVs, VCRs, DVD players and satellite
receivers. Just press the corresponding key—DVD•VCR
for a DVD player, TV for a television, SAT•CBL•DTC for a
satellite receiver, cable box or DTV converter, DVR•AUX
for a DVR/PVR.
Step 1: Install your batteries
Your universal remote requires two AAA alkaline batteries (not
To install the batteries:
Press and push the battery
compartment cover to remove it.
Insert the batteries, matching
the batteries to the (+) and
(–) marks inside the battery
Push the battery cover back into
• Do not mix old and new batteries.
• Do not mix alkaline, standard (carbon-zinc) or
rechargeable (nickel-cadmium) batteries.
• Always remove old, weak or worn-out batteries promptly
and recycle or dispose of them in accordance with Local
and National Regulations.
Your universal remote control saves battery power by
automatically turning off if any key is pressed for more than
60 seconds. This saves your battery life should your remote
get stuck in a place where the keys remain depressed, such as
between sofa cushions.
DTC is a Digital TV Converter Box
Step 2: 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 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
The Manual Code Search lets you manually go through
all the codes for the device you're trying to control.
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.
TIPS: 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 DTV converters, DVD•VCR for
DVD players, and DVR•AUX for DVR/PVRs. To program a
device key for a different type of device, see the Changing
a Key's Device Type section.
To exit without saving a new code at any point in the Auto
Code Search, press the CLEAR key.
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
Wait until the remote's indicator
light 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
Keep pressing PLAY every 5 seconds until your device turns
When your device turns off, press
the REVERSE key on the remote
and wait at least 2 seconds.
The remote tries the last of the
previous ten codes.
Did your device turn on?
YES: Press the STOP key. You're
done! You've programmed this
NO: Press REVERSE again. The remote tests the next
code in the batch.
Keep pressing REVERSE every 2 seconds until your device
turns back on. When it does, press STOP .
Note: If you accidentally press the REVERSE key after your
device turns on, press the FORWARD key. Then, wait two
seconds to see if your device turns off again.
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 Auto Code Search, the remote ignores
keypresses that aren't part of the search.
The search times out after two minutes (the Indicator light
blinks four times and turns off, and the last programmed
code under that device key is retained).
The Indicator light blinks four times and turns off when the
remote has gone through all the codes. The remote exits the
Auto Code Search. If your device hasn't turned off yet, try a
different search method.
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.
2. Repeat the Auto Code Search Method from the beginning.
When your device turns off, do not stop searching.
Instead, with the unit now off, continue to press the PLAY
key every 5 seconds until the unit turns back on.
3. Once the unit turns back on, press the REVERSE key on the
remote every 2 seconds until your device turns off again.
When your device turns off again, press the STOP key.
4. 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.