How to Program a Philips Universal Remote Control

By Techwalla Electronics Editor

There are so many of our electronic devices like TVs, VCRs, DVDs, stereos and satellite dishes that are driven by remote, that keeping all the remotes straight is becoming a nightmare. Using a Universal Remote can save you the hassles. Use one remote to replace all the other remotes that you have.

Step 1

Collect together the manuals or model numbers of all the items you want the universal remote to control. You will need to know manufacturer's name and the model number of the product. You will also need the owner's manual for the Universal Remote.

Step 2

Find the codes for the devices that you want to operate. The codes are located in the Owner's manual for your remote. Be sure to match the codes up with the exact model number of the item that you are trying to operate. Each item must be set up and programmed into the remote individually.

Step 3

Program the devices by this guideline for the process. These will be different with each model of remote chosen but this is the general procedure, so you know what to expect. To program a TV into the remote perform the following: Press and hold the code button on the remote until it stops flashing. Press and release the Code button and select the device this is for, and enter the three digit code for the manufacturer and model number of your device. With the device on, press the Channel UP key and see if the channel changes. You are done with that device if the channel changes. Repeat the process for each of the other devices.