Locating Remote Control Programming Codes

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If you already tried the standard TiVo setup described in How to Program a Remote to Control a TV /Stereo and were unable to find working remote control codes, use the following procedures to search the complete list of codes stored in your TiVo remote control.

Search for a code to control TV Power and Volume

  1. Cover the end of the TiVo remote control with your hand.
  2. Hold down the TiVo and TV Power buttons simultaneously until the red (or amber) light on the remote control remains on.
  3. Remove your hand from the end of the TiVo remote control.
  4. Enter code 0999.
  5. After you enter the code, the red (or amber) light will flash three times and then remain on.
  6. Press Channel Up once every two seconds. This will test hundreds of codes, one by one.

IMPORTANT: Do not go any faster than this or you may skip over a code that works.

If you press Channel Up and your TV turns off, press Enter to select the code. Press the TV Power button to test the code. If your TV turns on, you have successfully programmed the remote.

If you cycle through all the codes, the red LED will go off, indicating that you have tried all the codes. If this happens, or if you selected a code but the TV does not respond to the test, try again to make sure you did not skip over your code by going too fast.

If you can't find a code that works, your current remote may not be pre-programmed with the code for your TV. If you have a Premiere XL, TiVo HD XL, or Series3 HD DVR, you have a learning remote that can easily be "taught" to control your TV. For instructions, go to Using the Learning Feature of TiVo Learning Remotes.

If your DVR did not include a learning remote, you can purchase a Slide Pro or Glo Premium learning remote at the TiVo Store.

Search for a code to control the TV Input function

  1. Cover the end of the TiVo remote control with your hand.
  2. Hold down the TiVo and TV Input buttons simultaneously until the red (or amber) light on the remote control remains on.
  3. Remove your hand from the end of the TiVo remote control.
  4. Enter code 0999.
  5. After you enter the code, the red (or amber) light will flash three times and then remain on.
  6. Press Channel Up once every two seconds. This will test hundreds of codes, one by one.

IMPORTANT: Do not go any faster than this or you may skip over a code that works.

If you press Channel Up and your TV switches inputs, press Enter to select the code. Press the TV Input button to test the code. If your TV switches inputs again, you have successfully programmed the remote.

If you cycle through all the codes, the red LED will go off, indicating that you have tried all the codes. If this happens, or if you selected a code but the TV does not respond to the test, try again to make sure you did not skip over your code by going too fast.

If you can't find a code that works, your current remote may not be pre-programmed with the code for your TV. If you have a Premiere XL, TiVo HD XL, or Series3 HD DVR, you have a learning remote that can easily be "taught" to control your TV. For instructions, go to Using the Learning Feature of TiVo Learning Remotes.

If your DVR did not include a learning remote, you can purchase a Slide Pro or Glo Premium learning remote at the TiVo Store.

Search for a code to control the volume on your AV/Stereo receiver

  1. Cover the end of the TiVo remote control with your hand.
  2. Hold down the TiVo and Mute buttons simultaneously until the red (or amber) light on the remote control remains on.
  3. Remove your hand from the end of the TiVo remote control.
  4. Enter code 1999.
  5. After you enter the code, the red (or amber) light will flash three times and then remain on.
  6. Press Channel Up once every two seconds. This will test hundreds of codes, one by one.

IMPORTANT: Do not go any faster than this or you may skip over a code that works.

If you press Channel Up and the volume on your AV/Stereo receiver becomes muted, press Enter to select the code. Press Volume Up and then Volume Down to test the code. If the volume changes, you have successfully programmed the remote.

If you cycle through all the codes, the red LED will go off, indicating that you have tried all the codes. If this happens, or if you selected a code but the AV/Stereo receiver does not respond to the test, try again to make sure you did not skip over your code by going too fast.

If you can't find a code that works, your current remote may not be pre-programmed with the code for your TV. If you have a Premiere XL, TiVo HD XL, or Series3 HD DVR, you have a learning remote that can easily be "taught" to control your TV. For instructions, go to Using the Learning Feature of TiVo Learning Remotes.

If your DVR did not include a learning remote, you can purchase a Slide Pro or Glo Premium learning remote at the TiVo Store.

 

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