How to Program a Universal One-for-All Remote

Rather than juggle several remote controls for your various home-entertainment devices, consider purchasing a universal remote and reprogramming your television and other audio/video equipment into the all-in-one device. The programming process is straightforward and simple.

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Universal remote controls are capable of controlling most audio/video devices.

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Look up your product code in the universal remote's provided programming guide.

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Power on the device you want to program manually.

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Push down and hold the "Code Search" button, then push the device button at the top of the remote that represents your electronic device (such as TV, DVD or cable).

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Type in the programming code for the device you looked up, then release the "Code Search" button.

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Push "Channel Up," and the television now changes stations. If you programmed a DVD player or other device that does not use channels, press "Power" to turn off the device and complete the programming.