How to Program a Remote to Control a TV/Stereo

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Your TiVo remote will automatically be able to change channels on your TV and display all the TiVo menus, because these functions are done through the DVR. The following sections describe how to program the remote to control your particular brand of TV (and optionally, your A/V receiver). You can use these instructions with all remotes, including learning remotes such as the TiVo Slide Pro, Glo Premium, and Slide remotes.


Programming TV power, volume, and mute

You can program your TiVo remote to turn your TV on and off, control the volume, and cycle through the TV input settings, so you only have to use one remote to control your TV.

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  1. From TiVo Central, select Settings & Messages (or Messages & Settings) > Settings > Remote, CableCARD, & Devices > Remote Control Setup.
  2. Highlight Part 1: TV power, volume, and mute and press SELECT. The DVR displays a list of television brands. Use the UP ARROW and DOWN ARROW buttons and the CHAN DOWN and CHAN UP buttons on the TiVo remote to highlight your TV brand and then press SELECT. The TV Remote Codes screen appears.
  3. Follow the instructions on this screen to enter a code into your remote control. If the first code does not work, repeat the instructions to enter the second remote control code, and so forth, until you find a code that works.

Programming A/V volume and mute

If you connected an A/V receiver to your DVR to provide audio through your sound system, you can program the TiVo remote to control the volume and mute functions on the A/V receiver instead of on your TV.

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  1. If you just finished programming the TV power, volume and mute, press SELECT in response to the prompts until you reach the Remote Control Setup screen. Or from TiVo Central select Settings & Messages (or Messages & Settings) > Settings > Remote, CableCARD, & Devices > Remote Control Setup.)
  2. Highlight Part 2:A/V volume, and mute and press SELECT. Use the UP ARROW and DOWN ARROW buttons and the CHAN DOWN and CHAN UP buttons on the TiVo remote to highlight your A/V receiver brand and then press SELECT. The A/V Remote Codes screen appears.
  3. Follow the instructions on the A/V Remote Codes screen to enter a code into your remote control. If the first code does not work, repeat the instructions to enter the second code, and so forth, until you find a code that works.
  4. Use the TV remote control (not the TiVo remote) to turn down or mute the sound on your TV; once you choose an A/V receiver code, the TiVo remote will control the power on your TV, but not the TV volume or mute functions.

Programming the TV input function

You may also want to program the TiVo remote to cycle through the video input settings on your TV. For example, if you have the TiVo DVR connected to HDMI port 1 on the TV, and a game system connected to HDMI port 2, you will be able to switch between watching shows on your DVR and playing games by pressing the TV INPUT button on the TiVo remote.

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  1. If you just finished programming the TV power, volume and mute or A/V receiver volume, press SELECT in response to the prompts until you reach the Remote Control Setup screen. (Or from TiVo Central select Settings & Messages (or Messages & Settings) > Settings > Remote, CableCARD, & Devices > Remote Control.)
  2. Highlight Part 3: TV input and press SELECT. Use the UP ARROW and DOWN ARROW buttons and the CHAN DOWN and CHAN UP buttons on the TiVo remote to highlight your TV brand and then press SELECT. The TV Remote Codes screen appears.
  3. Follow the instructions on this screen to enter a code into your remote control. If the first remote control does not work, repeat the instructions to enter the second remote control code, and so forth, until you find a code that works.

What to do if you can’t find a working code

The procedures above are used to select codes that are already programmed into the remote. The TV Remote Codes screen, for example, displays a list of the most common codes for your TV brand, but your remote may be programmed with many other codes.


Advance and Replay buttons

If you just finished programming the TV power, volume and mute or A/V receiver volume, press SELECT in response to the prompts until you reach the Remote Control Setup screen. (Or from TiVo Central select Settings & Messages (or Messages & Settings) > Settings > Remote, CableCARD, & Devices > Remote Control.) Choose Advance and Replay buttons.

Use this screen to switch the function of your Advance and Replay options. The available options are:

  • ADVANCE scans forward 30 seconds
  • ADVANCE skips to tick

Follow the on-screen instructions to read more about what each selection does.

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