How Do I Program My Hughes HRMC-15 Remote Control?

By Leonardo R. Grabkowski

The Hughes HRMC-15 remote control is designed for Direct TV satellite receivers; however, you can program the remote to your television or VCR (or all three). With some remotes, locating the manufacturer's code is required for programming. Fortunately, this is not an issue with the HRMC-15. The system has a code searching feature, allowing you to easily test multiple codes, until the correct code is recognized.

Step 1

Point the remote control at the device you want to program (keep it pointed directly at the device throughout the procedure). Press and hold the corresponding button on the remote (TV, VCR or SAT, depending on which device you want to program the remote to).

Step 2

Press and hold the "Mute" button for two seconds, then release it and the device button at the same time. The device button should illuminate; if it doesn't, repeat the process.

Step 3

Tap the channel "Up" arrow repeatedly (at about one second intervals), until the device you are attempting to program turns off. During the programming procedure, the remote is testing manufacturer's codes. When the correct code is found, the device you want to program will turn off.

Step 4

Stop pressing "Up" when the device turns off. Press the "Power" button to turn the device back on. Press the device button (TV, VCR or SAT) to save the code and program the remote to the device.

Step 5

Repeat the procedure for each device you want to program the remote to.

Tips & Warnings

  • You cannot program your Hughes HRMC-15 to a DVD player; it can only be programmed to a VCR (The HRMC-11 and 12 can be programmed to a DVD player).
  • Your Hughes HRMC-15 uses two AAA batteries; if the remote will not enter programming mode, try replacing the batteries (rear cover).

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