How to Set Up a Philips Universal Remote

The Philips universal remote allows you to to program up to four different devices, including TVs, DVD or VCR players, and satellite or cable boxes. There are two ways to set up your Philips universal remote. The remote includes a Simple Setup feature that automatically detects the device and programs it into the remote. If the remote doesn't detect the device, you can program the remote manually using the device code.

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Simple Setup

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Turn on your device, such as your television, and set it to channel 1.

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Press the button corresponding to the device. For a television, press the TV button. The appropriate indicator light on the remote should turn on.

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Test the remote by pressing random command buttons. If the device responds, the remote is properly set up.

Manual Programming

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Turn on your device, such as your television, and set it to channel 1.

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Press the corresponding device key and hold it for five seconds. The appropriate indicator light will turn on.

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Locate the four-digit code for your device (see Resources). Enter it using the number pad. The indicator light should remain on when the proper code is entered. If the wrong code is entered, the light will shut off. If this happens, repeat the process with the next code on the list.

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Press and hold the power button until the device turns off. This can take up to one minute.

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Press the power button to turn on the device and test the other remote commands to confirm the remote is programmed correctly.