The world at your fingertips - that is the promise of a universal remote. But this kind of power does not come easy. As many users would tell the RCA Universal Remote does impart a sense of control, but unlocking the remote to wield its power is no easy task.
It is for this reason that we have created a guide to facilitate you at overcoming all the hurdles obstructing your path towards gaining charge of your entertainment. Just complement with AT&T internet connection and stream to your heart's content.
- Programming RCA Universal Remote using a Code Search Button
- Programming RCA Universal Remote Without a Code Search Button
Programming the RCA Universal Remote Using a Code Search Button
If you have the RCA Universal Remote with a Code Search button, the easiest way you can pair the device is simply by entering the device code. To do this, just follow the steps below:
- First and foremost, you must find the device code for the equipment you wish to control. Grab the manual you received with the device and flip through the pages to find the code. Or, you can use the RCA remote control finder available online.
- Next, power in the device you want to pair with the remote.
- Then press and hold the Code Search button on the remote
- At the same time, press the button on your universal remote that corresponds to the device you want to pair. For example, if you want to pair the remote with a new smart TV, press the key for TV. At this point, the light on the remote should blink once and then become steady.
- You should then enter the device code that you found, and the light on the remote should turn off.
- That’s it, test it out. Try different buttons on the remote to ascertain if the remote is working properly. If it is, you’re in luck, just lean back and enjoy. If not, hold still and follow the next set of instructions we’ve got for you.
If the universal remote code did not unlock the trove of entertainment, or you were unsuccessful at finding the device code, you can use the Code Search option. This life-saving feature gives you a list of possible remote codes to run until you find the one that works for you.
- Power in the device you want to pair with the remote.
- Next, press and hold the Code Search button on the remote till the light turns on.
- At the same time, press the button on your universal remote that corresponds to the device you want to pair. At this point, the light on the remote should blink once and then become steady.
- Press the power button on your universal remote. This sends the next potential code to the device you wish to pair. Repeat this step till the device turns off signaling the code you entered is the right one. When you press the power button and the light blinks four times, that means you’ve gone through all the potential remote codes available and your remote is most likely not compatible with the equipment.
- When the device successfully turns off, press Enter on the remote to save the code.
- Test different functions on the remote to make sure everything is working as it should. If that’s the case, you’re good to go. If not, you will need to repeat the process.
Programming the RCA Universal Remote Without a Code Search Button
If you own one of those RCA Universal remotes that don’t have the Code Search button, the above-mentioned process will not work. The programming for the RCA
- To begin, power on the device you wish to control
- Next, press and hold the button on your universal remote that corresponds to the device you want to pair. For example, if it’s a DVR, press the button for DVRs. At this point, the light on the remote should blink once and then become steady.
- At the same time, press and hold the power button on the remote till the light turns off and then comes on again. This should take three seconds.
- Then let go of the power and device buttons. The power button light should remain on indicating the pairing process is underway. If that’s not the case, repeat steps 2 and 3.
- Next, press the power button on the remote once again to scan through the remote codes available. The second your device turns off, Bingo! You’ve found the remote code you were looking for. If on the other hand, when you press the power button and the light blinks four times, that means you’ve gone through all the potential remote codes available and your remote is most likely not compatible with the equipment.
- If you’ve found the right code, press the Stop button and save the code.
- Next, test all the functions on the remote to ensure everything is working correctly.
That’s it. Your quest is complete, and the remote has been paired with the device. As you read through the instructions you might find the process long and grueling but rest assured it’s not that bad. Once you’ve paired the first device you can repeat the process for all other devices until the entire home system is connected.
What to Do When the Power Button Responds, but Others Don’t?
There’s a reason we recommend that you test all the functions of your remote. Just because the power button is responding doesn’t mean the rest will. If that is indeed the case, there are two possibilities
- The remote code you used was wrong. In this case, you can repeat the process using a different code.
- The device you want to pair the remote with is not compatible with the universal remote. This occurs when a device has the capability to execute multiple specialized functions. In this case, the only thing you can do is pick a different universal remote and program that.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Where can I purchase the RCA universal remote control?
- You can buy the RCA Universal Remote at any store that sells electronics. The best part is, in less than $10 you’ll have a remote you can use to control up to four devices with.
- Where can I find the RCA Universal Remote codebook?
- Finding the list of all the codes to try is not that difficult. It is all available online. One of the sites we’d recommend is rcaaudiovideo.com.
- What are some common mistakes you might be making while programming the RCA remote?
- If you don’t press the buttons correctly, it’s possible that you will mess up the synching process between your remote and the device.