Many devices frequently means many remotes. Figuring out which remote does what quickly becomes less functional and more of a game of musical chairs. Thankfully, Comcast subscribers have the option of programming multiple devices on one remote. If your coffeetable is cluttered with remotes, programming your Comcast remote to control your Samsung television as well as your cable box will help clean up the mess.
Manually Entering Device Codes
Search for the television's programming code in the user's manual or online. Taken from the Comcast Custom DVR 3-Device universal remote manual, the codes for Samsung LCD televisions are 10812, 10766 and 10814. The codes for all other Samsung televisions are 10060, 10812, 10702, 10179, 10030, 10766, 10814, 11060 and 11903.
Turn on your television. The power button on Samsung TVs can be located in a variety of areas, though typically it is on the front panel.
Press the "TV" button on the remote control.
Hold down the "Setup" button until the "TV" button blinks twice.
Enter the first five-digit code on the numerical keypad on the remote. The "TV" button will blink twice.
Point the remote at the television and press the "Power" button on the remote. The device should turn off. If it doesn't, repeat the above steps using the next television code until it works.
Press other buttons on the remote to make sure all available functions are working. Take note, only basic functions will work with the Comcast universal remote. If the basic controls don't work, repeat the above steps using another code.
Auto Searching for Device Codes
Turn on your television.
Press the "TV" button on the remote control then press and hold down the "Setup" key until the "TV" button blinks twice.
Enter "9-9-1" on the numerical keypad on the remote. The "TV" button will blink twice
Press the "1" button on the numerical keypad on the remote.
Press the "Power" button on the remote and press the "CH +" button. Repeat until the power on the TV turns off. Press the "Setup" key to save the code.
These setup instructions are specifically for the Comcast Custom DVR 3-Device universal remote and may not work with other remotes provided by Comcast, however, instruction manuals for all remotes used by Comcast can be found on the customer support page at comcast.com. In rare cases, the universal remote may not work with a television at all.