How To Program A Remote To A TV

Programming a remote to a TV requires a clear path to receive the signal the Universal remote lets out during the programming process. Universal remotes use 4-digit codes to sync to different TVs, but not all listed codes will work. If the first try doesn’t work, you must complete a process using other codes.

How To Program A Universal Remote To A TV

Step 1

Firstly, press and hold the program button on the remote control for 3 seconds. If not written in full text, this button might be label on the remote as “PRG.” Once done this, the LED light on the remote control will turn on, usually Red. The Red light will remain on for the remainder of the programming until the process is completed.

Step 2

Secondly, Tap the “TV” button on the remote control to let the remote know it will be receiving a connection with a TV. Universal remotes have various device buttons that allow you to connect other devices, such as the VCR, Smart Fan, DVD player, and Set-top box, to the remote. Having the TV programmed correctly in the “TV” button makes it easier to change back and onward from another connected device to the TV.

Step 3

Lastly, search for the correct codes for the TV you are programming. You will see a link with a list of TV codes in the Resources section below. Enter the 4-digit code into the remote and tap “Enter” .If the code is correct, the Red light will turn off, and the TV will turn on once pressing the “Power” button. Note that, if the Red light remains on, move closer to the TV and remove any objects blocking the connection from the Universal remote to the TV, then start the programming process from Step 1 and continue down the list of codes until it works.


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