How to Program a Samsung Remote for a Motorola Cable Box

Some Samsung TVs come with universal remote controls, which you can use to program various video and audio devices. If a Samsung remote control is equipped with a “Mode” and “Set” button -- or separated mode buttons labeled “Cable,” “DVD,” “STB” and “VCR” -- then it’s a universal remote and can be programmed to work with a Motorola cable box.

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Turn off the Motorola cable box.

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Press the “Cable” mode key. The mode keys are the row of buttons located at the top of the Samsung remote control generally labeled “Cable,” “DVD,” “STB” and “VCR.” If you’re using a Samsung remote control which does not feature separate mode keys, continually press the “Mode” button located at the top of the remote control to switch the remote control to the “Cable” setting.

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Place the Samsung remote control in programming mode by pressing the “Set” button. The “Set” button on some Samsung remote controls is located inside of a small hole. Use a stretch out paperclip, or some other thin wire, to press the “Set” button if it’s located inside of a hole.

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Enter the following 3-digit device code Samsung assigns to Motorola set top boxes: 064.

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Aim the Samsung remote at the IR sensor on the Motorola cable box and press the “Power” button. If the Motorola cable box turns on it means the remote is properly programmed to work with the Motorola cable box.