Step 2: Program your remote
RCRN03BR
Universal Remote Control
Owner’s Manual
To use this universal remote with your home entertainment
system, first you need to program it to control your devices.
There are four ways you can program the universal remote to
operate your devices:
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The Auto Code Search goes automatically through all the
codes for the device you’re trying to control. It’s the easiest
method, but it can sometimes take longer than some of the
other programming methods.
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Manual del Propietario (parte posterior)
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SAVE THIS MANUAL AND THE CODE LISTS!
Remote controls can sometimes lose their programming
when you change the batteries. Make sure you keep the
manual and code lists in a safe place so that you can
reprogram the remote if you need to.
Tip: This remote is already programmed to operate most
RCA-branded TVs, DVD players, and satellite receivers.
Just press the corresponding key—DVD•VCR for a DVD
player, TV for a television, SAT•CBL•DTC for a satellite
receiver.
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The Brand Code Search searches through the codes for
select brands of devices. It’s not as easy as the auto code
search, but it can be faster.
The Direct Code Entry lets you enter a code from the
accompanying code list for your brand of device. It’s not as
easy as the other methods, but it’s potentially the fastest
method.
The Manual Code Search lets you manually go through
all the codes for the device you’re trying to control.
Auto Code Search
The Auto Code Search goes automatically through all the
codes for the device you’re trying to control. When you find
the one that operates your device, you can stop the search and
store that code.
TIPS: Each device key is associated with a type of
device—the TV is preset to search for TVs, SAT•CBL•DTC
for satellite receivers, cable boxes or digital TV converters,
and DVD•VCR for DVD players. To program the DVD•VCR
key to control a PVR or VCR, see the Reassigning the
DVD•VCR Key to Control a VCR section.
Step 1: Install your batteries
Your universal remote requires two AAA alkaline batteries (not
included).
To install the batteries:
To exit without saving a new code at any point in the Auto
Code Search, press the EXIT key.
1. Remove the battery
compartment cover.
2.
Insert the batteries, matching
the batteries to the (+) and
(–) marks inside the battery
compartment.
3. Push the battery cover back into
place.
Battery Precautions:
• Do not mix old and new batteries.
• Do not mix alkaline, standard (carbon-zinc) or
rechargeable (nickel-cadmium) batteries.
• Always remove old, weak or worn-out batteries promptly
and recycle or dispose of them in accordance with Local
and National Regulations.
1. Manually turn on the device you
want to control.
2. Press and hold the device key you want to program. The
Did your device turn off?
Brand Code Search
YES: Go to step 5.
NO: Press PLAY again. The remote tests the next batch of
10 codes.
The Brand Code Search goes through only the codes for one of
the select brands listed in the accompanying code list. If your
brand of device is listed, this search can be very quick and easy.
Keep pressing PLAY every 5 seconds until your device turns
off.
While you’re holding down the device key, use your other
hand to press and hold the remote’s POWER key at the
same time. The POWER key turns off.
the REVERSE key on the remote
and wait at least 2 seconds.
The remote tries the last of the
previous ten codes.
Did your device turn on?
YES: Press the STOP key. You’re
done! You’ve programmed this
device key.
NO: Press REVERSE again. The remote tests the next
code in the batch.
Keep pressing REVERSE every 2 seconds until your device
turns back on. When it does, press STOP.
Note: If you accidentally press the REVERSE key after your
device turns on, press the FORWARD key. Then, wait two
seconds to see if your device turns off again.
on and stays on. Then release
both keys.
4. Point the remote directly at the
front panel of the device you
want to control. Press PLAY on
the remote and wait 5 seconds.
The remote is testing a batch of
10 codes on your device.
To exit without saving a new code at any point in the Brand
Code Search, press the EXIT key.
1. Manually turn on the device you
Throughout the programming of each key, be sure to keep
the remote pointed at the IR sensor of the device you are
currently programming the remote to control.
Test the remote with the device to make sure the
device key is programmed with the correct code for
maximum functionality. If some features don’t work, try
a different code. See the “Testing the Code for Maximum
Functionality” section below for more information.
2. Find your device’s brand in the
Brand Code list section of the
accompanying code list. Circle
the number for your brand and
keep the list handy.
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3. Press and hold the device key you want to program. The
POWER key illuminates.
While you’re holding down the device key, use your other
hand to press and hold the remote’s POWER key at the
same time. The POWER key turns off.
The search times out after two minutes (the POWER key
blinks four times and turns off, and the last programmed
code under that device key is retained).
Throughout the programming of each key, be sure to keep
the remote pointed at the IR sensor of the device you are
currently programming the remote to control.
POWER key illuminates).
Test the remote with the device to make sure the device
key is programmed with the correct code for maximum
functionality. If some features don’t work, try a different
code. See the “Testing the Code for Maximum Functionality”
section below for more information.
While you’re holding down the device key, use your other
hand enter the first five-digit code for your brand in the
code list (the POWER key turns off after the first digit).
During the Brand Code Search, the remote ignores
keypresses that aren’t part of the search.
The search times out after two minutes (the POWER key
blinks four times and turns off, and the last programmed
code under that device key is retained).
Testing the Code for Maximum Functionality
1. Try a variety of the device’s functions with the remote. If
some device features don’t work, go to the next step to try
a different code.
2. Repeat the Brand Code Search from the beginning. When
the device turns off for the first time, don’t press the STOP
key, which would store the same code. Instead, with the
unit now off, continue to press the POWER key repeatedly
until the unit turns back on.
3. Once the unit turns back on, you have found another code
that operates the device. Press the STOP key.
4. Test the key’s functionality again by attempting to control
a variety of the device’s functions. If the code that has
been stored controls the majority of the device’s functions,
programming is complete. If the code stored does not give
maximum functionality, try another code.
and stays on. Then release both keys.
5. Look at the numbers you circled for
your device’s brand code number.
Press those numbers on the remote
keypad.
Note: For single-digit brand codes,
press the 0 key first (for example, 0-5
for 5).
1. Try a variety of the device’s functions with the remote. If
some device features don’t work, go to the next step to try
a different code.
Direct Code Entry
Direct Code Entry lets you enter a code from the accompanying
code list for your brand of device. It’s not as easy as the other
methods, but it’s potentially the fastest method.
TIP: Each device key is associated with a type of device—
the TV is preset to search for TVs, SAT•CBL•DTC for
satellite receivers, cable boxes or digital TV converters, and
DVD•VCR for DVD players. To program the DVD•VCR key
to control a PVR or VCR, see the Reassigning the DVD•VCR
Key to Control a VCR section.
6. Point the remote directly at the
front panel of the device you want
to control. Press POWER on the
remote and wait 2 seconds. The
remote is testing a single code for
your device’s brand.
3. Once the unit turns back on, press the REVERSE key on the
remote every 2 seconds until your device turns off again.
When your device turns off again, press the STOP key.
Did your device turn off?
YES: Press the STOP key to store the code. You’re done!
You’ve programmed this device key.
NO: Press POWER again. The remote tests the next code
for your brand.
Keep pressing POWER every 2 seconds until your device
turns off. When it does, press STOP.
the five-digit code, keep holding
down the device key and look at
the POWER key.
Is the POWER key
illuminated?
YES: You’re done! You’ve programmed this device key.
NO, it blinked four times and turned off: You have
either entered a code number that is not in the code lists
or missed a step in the code entry procedure. Try step 3
again.
NOTES
Test the remote with the device to make sure the device
key is programmed with the correct code for maximum
functionality. If some features don’t work, try a different code
in the list.
Remember to enter the code for future reference in the box
provided in the Code Retrieval section of this manual.
If your brand isn’t listed in the code list, use one of the Code
Search methods to program the remote control. (Refer to the
Auto and Manual Code Search methods.)
4. Wait until the POWER key comes on
Testing the Code for Maximum Functionality
4. Test the key’s functionality again by attempting to control
a variety of the device’s functions. If the code that has
been stored controls the majority of the device’s functions,
programming is complete. If the code stored does not give
maximum functionality, try another code.
3. Press and hold the device key you want to program (the
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During the Auto Code Search, the remote ignores
keypresses that aren’t part of the search.
The POWER key blinks four times and turns off when the
remote has gone through all the codes. The remote exits
the Auto Code Search. If your device hasn’t turned off yet,
try a different search method.
NOTES
The POWER key blinks four times and turns off when the
remote has gone through all the codes. The remote exits the
Brand Code Search. If your device hasn’t turned off yet, try a
different search method.
want to control.
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2. Repeat the Auto Code Search Method from the beginning.
When your device turns off, do not stop searching.
Instead, with the unit now off, continue to press the PLAY
key every 5 seconds until the unit turns back on.
3. Wait until the POWER key comes
TIPS: Each device key is associated with a type of
device—the TV is preset to search for TVs, SAT•CBL•DTC for
satellite receivers, cable boxes or digital TV converters, and
DVD•VCR for DVD players. To program the DVD•VCR key
to control a PVR or VCR, see the Reassigning the DVD•VCR
Key to Control a VCR section.
5. When your device turns off, press
POWER key illuminates.
Battery Saver
Your universal remote control saves battery power by
automatically turning off if any key is pressed for more than
60 seconds. This saves your battery life should your remote
get stuck in a place where the keys remain depressed, such as
between sofa cushions.
1. Manually turn on the device you
the remote. Locate the section for
the type of device you’re trying to
program, and find your brand in
that section. Circle the codes for
your brand and keep them handy.
Manual Code Search
The Manual Code Search lets you go one-by-one through all the
codes for the device you’re trying to control. When you find the
one that operates your device, you can stop the search and store
that code.
TIPS: The Manual Code Search method may take a long time
because the remote searches through all of the codes in
its memory one-by-one. If your brand is listed in the Brand
Codes or the Code Lists, first try the Brand Code Search or
the Direct Code Entry method.
want to control.
2. Find the Code List that came with
If you release the device key any time during the Direct Code
Entry procedure, the POWER key blinks four times, and the
process is exited. The last programmed code under the
device key is retained.
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Each device key is associated with a type of device—the TV is
preset to search for TVs, SAT•CBL•DTC for satellite receivers,
cable boxes or digital TV converters, and DVD•VCR for DVD
players. To program the DVD•VCR key to control a PVR or
VCR, see the Reassigning the DVD•VCR Key to Control a VCR
section.
To exit without saving a new code at any point in the Manual
Code Search, press the EXIT key.
1. Manually turn on the device you
want to control.
2. Press and hold the device key you want to program. The
POWER key illuminates
While you’re holding down the device key, use your other
hand to press and hold the remote’s POWER key at the
same time. The POWER key turns off.
Tour of the Remote
Reassigning the DVD•VCR Key to Control
a VCR
In most cases, the keys on
this remote perform the same
functions as the keys on your
original remotes once you’ve
programmed this remote to
operate your components.
Many keys on this remote
have other functions as well.
The DVD•VCR key defaults to control a DVD player. If you want
the DVD•VCR key to control a VCR, you must reassign it.
1. Press and hold the DVD•VCR key. The POWER key
illuminates. Keep holding down the DVD•VCR key.
2. While holding down the DVD•VCR key, press and release
the number 2 key on the keypad. The POWER key turns off.
Illuminated POWER key
serves as an indicator light to
provide feedback.
3. Wait until the remote’s POWER key
comes on and stays on. Then release
both keys.
4. Point the remote directly at the front panel of the device you
want to control. Press POWER on the remote and wait 2
seconds. The remote is testing a single code for your device.
Did your device turn off?
YES: Press the STOP key to store
the code. You’re done! You’ve
programmed this device key.
NO: Press POWER again. The
remote tests the next code for
your device.
Keep pressing POWER every 2
seconds until your device turns off.
When it does, press STOP.
TIP: Because there are so many codes, you may have to press
the POWER key many times—possibly hundreds of times.
NOTES
Throughout the programming of each key, keep the remote
pointed at the IR sensor of the device you are programming
the remote to control.
Test the remote with the device to make sure the device
key is programmed with the correct code for maximum
functionality. If some features don’t work, try a different
code. See the “Testing the Code for Maximum Functionality”
section below for more information.
During the Manual Code Search, the remote ignores
keypresses that aren’t part of the search.
Device keys (TV,
SAT•CBL•DTC, DVD•VCR) put
the remote in the right mode
to control your device.
3. Once the unit turns back on, you have found another code
that operates the device. Press the STOP key.
4. Test the key’s functionality again by trying a variety of
functions. If the code controls the majority of the device’s
functions, programming is complete. If the code stored
does not give maximum functionality, try another code.
1. Press and hold the device key
(TV, SAT•CBL•DTC, DVD•VCR)
whose code you wish to retrieve.
The POWER key illuminates.
Keep pressing the device key.
Volume Punch-Through
Volume punch-through allows the VOL and MUTE keys, when
pressed in SAT•CBL•DTC or DVD•VCR modes, to “punch
through” to TV. Volume punch-through occurs automatically
and allows you to control the volume without exiting the
current mode.
EXIT exits remote
programming; it also
performs the same functions
as on your original remotes.
Note: Volume punch-through does not occur in cases where
the component code has its own volume/mute controls, such
as some satellite receivers.
Arrow keys act as navigation
keys in device guides and
menu systems.
Transport key punch-through allows the transport keys (REVERSE,
PLAY, FORWARD, RECORD, STOP, PAUSE, SKIP BACK, SLOW,
and SKIP FWD), when pressed in TV or SAT•CBL•DTC modes,
to “punch through” to DVD•VCR mode. Transport key punchthrough occurs automatically and allows you to use the transport
keys without exiting the current mode. For example, if the
transport keys were last used in DVD mode and accessed again
after pressing the TV key, they will punch through to the DVD.
Transport Key Punch-Through
The INPUT•DIGITAL and
— (dash) key has three
functions: (1) it toggles
through all the video sources
connected to your TV; (2)
when the remote is in VCR
mode, this button toggles
between VCR and the TV
input; (3) when you’re
entering digital channel
numbers directly, this button
lets you separate the main
channel number from the
sub-channel number (such
as 59.1).
Note: Transport key punch-through does not occur in cases
where the device code has its own transport key data, such as
a satellite receiver with a built-in DVR.
Channel Lock
Channel lock automatically sends channel commands, like the
CH, GO BACK, and 0–9 number keys, to your satellite receiver,
cable box, or digital TV converter when you’re in TV mode.
This can save you keypresses if you use a device other than
your TV to change channels.
Actual model may vary from
illustration
2. While holding the device key down, press and hold the
INFO key. The POWER key turns off. After holding down
both keys for three seconds, the POWER key turns back on.
3. Release both keys. The POWER key remains on.
4. Starting with the number 1 key, press and release each
number key on the keypad in the following order: 1-9, then
0. The number that causes the POWER key to blink is the
first number of the code. As you find each number of the
code, write it down for future reference.
Note: All TV codes begin with the number 1; all VCR and DVR
codes begin with the number 2; all DVDs, the number 3; and
all satellite receivers, cable boxes and DTV converters, the
number 5.
5. Repeat step 4 until you have retrieved all five numbers in
the code. After the fifth number is retrieved, the POWER
key blinks briefly, then turns off.
TIP: To exit the Code Retrieval Mode at any time, press the
EXIT key.
Note: If you press an invalid key during the Code Retrieval
process, the remote will not respond. If you do not press a
valid Code Retrieval key (TV, SAT•CBL•DTC, DVD•VCR, INFO,
EXIT), Code Retrieval times out after 15 seconds. The POWER
key blinks four times, and then turns off.
TV Code
To turn channel lock on:
1. Press and hold the device key for the device you use to
change channels. While you’re holding down this device
key, use your other hand to press and hold the remote’s
CH up key at the same time.
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3. Press ENTER to lock channel commands to this device.
To turn channel lock off:
IMPORTANT
Because this remote controls more than one device, you
must first “tell” the remote which device you wish to
operate. That means, if you wish to operate your TV, you
must first press the TV key to put the remote in the TV
Mode. The remote stays in that device mode until you press
a different device key. For example, if your remote is in TV
Mode and you want to operate the DVD player, you must
press the DVD•VCR key to change device modes.
1. Press and hold the TV key. While you’re holding down the
TV key, use your other hand to press and hold the remote’s
CH down key at the same time.
2. Wait until the remote’s POWER key comes on and stays on.
Then release both keys.
3. Press ENTER to start changing channels with your TV.
Troubleshooting
Problem: The remote does not operate your device.
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Make sure the remote is in the correct mode by pressing the
corresponding device key (TV, SAT•CBL•DTC, DVD•VCR). This
tells the remote which device to operate.
•
Remove any obstacles between the remote and the device. Make
sure you’re aiming the remote at the device’s IR sensor.
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Make sure the batteries are fresh and are properly installed.
Replace the batteries with two new AAA batteries, if necessary
(see the Battery Installation section).
Problem: The remote can’t be programmed to operate your
device.
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If you are testing the remote while programming it, you may be
too far away from the device or at a wrong angle. There must be
an unobstructed path between the remote and the IR sensor on
the device. Move closer and make sure you point the remote at the
device you’re trying to control.
•
If you’re using the Direct Entry programming method to enter
the codes for your brand and the unit is still not functioning
properly, try the auto, brand, or manual search method.
•
To control combo units, like TV/VCRs or TV/DVDs, you must
program the individual corresponding device keys to control
each part of the combo unit. Once programmed successfully, the
TV key controls the TV functions, and the DVD•VCR key controls
the VCR or DVD functions.
•
Make sure the batteries are fresh and are properly installed.
Problem: The remote doesn’t perform commands properly.
•
Make sure the remote is in the correct mode by pressing the
corresponding device key (TV, SAT•CBL•DTC, DVD•VCR). This
tells the remote which device to operate.
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Make sure device is ready (for example, the DVD player has a
disc loaded).
•
You may have pressed an invalid key for the mode the remote is in.
•
If you’re trying to enter a channel number directly, try pressing
the ENTER key after entering the channel number as this is a
requirement of certain models and brands.
•
There is a possibility that a programmed code may only be
able to control some of your device features (for example, only
turns a device on and off). To confirm that the device key is
programmed with the correct code for maximum functionality,
test the device. Attempt to control a variety of the device’s
functions with the remote. If some of the features of your
devices don’t work, try programming the remote with a different
code in the list using the Direct Code Entry Method, until you
find the code that allows the remote to control the majority of
your device’s functions. Different codes can provide different
levels of functionality.
SAT•CBL•DTC Code
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2. Wait until the remote’s POWER key comes on and stays on.
Then release both keys.
The POWER key blinks four times and turns off when the
remote has gone through all the codes. The remote exits the
Brand Code Search. If your device hasn’t turned off yet, try a
different search method.
2. Repeat the Manual Code Search and Entry Method from
the beginning. When the device turns off for the first time,
don’t press the STOP key, which would store the same
code. Instead, with the unit now off, continue to press the
POWER key repeatedly until the unit turns back on.
Once you’ve programmed the remote to control your devices,
you may want to record the codes for future reference. If you
used the Direct Code Entry method, this is easy. Just find
the codes you entered and make a note of them in the boxes
below. If you used one of the Code Search methods to program
your remote or if you used the Direct Entry method but don’t
remember the code, you will need to retrieve each device’s
five-digit code. Retrieving the actual code and writing it down
will save you time if you ever need to program the remote
again. If the codes are recorded, you can use the Direct Entry
method to reprogram your remote to control your devices,
which is quick and easy.
4. Follow the directions in the auto, brand, direct entry, or manual
code search to program the DVD•VCR key for your VCR.
GUIDE and MENU put the
remote in menu/guide mode;
they also access the same
features as the keys on your
original remotes.
Backlight key ( ) turns
backlighting on/off.
Code Retrieval
3. Release the DVD•VCR key. The POWER key blinks four times
and then turns off. The DVD•VCR key is now set to control a
VCR.
The search times out after two minutes (the POWER key
blinks four times and turns off, and the last programmed
code under that device key is retained).
Testing the Code for Maximum Functionality
1. Try a variety of the device’s functions with the remote. If
some features of your devices don’t work, go to the next
step to try a different code.
Advanced Functions
Problem: The POWER key does not light when you press a key.
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•
You may have pressed an invalid key for the mode the remote is in.
•
Make sure the remote is in the correct mode by pressing the
corresponding device key (TV, SAT•CBL•DTC, DVD•VCR). This
tells the remote which device to operate.
•
Make sure the batteries are fresh and are properly installed.
Replace the batteries with two new AAA batteries, if necessary
(see the Battery Installation section).
Problem: The remote will not change channels on device.
•
Make sure the remote is in the correct mode by pressing the
corresponding device key (TV, SAT•CBL•DTC, DVD•VCR). This
tells the remote which device to operate.
•
Press the ENTER key after you enter a channel number.
•
Remove any obstacles between the remote and the device. Make
sure to aim the remote at the IR sensor on the device.
Problem: The device’s menu does not appear on the TV screen.
•
Make sure you have connected the device to your TV properly and
selected the correct input. (See your devices’ Owner’s Manuals for
proper connection procedures.)
•
Make sure the remote is in the correct mode by pressing the
corresponding device key (TV, SAT•CBL•DTC, DVD•VCR). This
tells the remote which device to operate.
•
Menu access isn’t supported for all brands. You may need to use
your original remote control to access menu functions for some
devices.
For more information, please visit www rcaaccessories.com
Consumer Help Line: 1-800-420-7968
Care and Maintenance
• Keep the remote dry. If it gets wet, wipe it dry immediately.
• Use and store the remote only in normal temperature environments.
• Handle the remote gently and carefully. Don’t drop it.
• Keep the remote away from dust and dirt.
• Wipe the remote with a damp cloth occasionally to keep it looking new.
• Modifying or tampering with the remote’s internal devices can cause
malfunction and invalidate its warranty.
Limited Lifetime Warranty
Audiovox Electronics Corporation (the “Company”) warrants to you the
original retail purchaser of this product that should it, under normal use
and conditions, be proven defective in material or workmanship during
its lifetime while you own it, such defect(s) will be repaired or replaced
(at the Company’s option) without charge for parts and repair labor. To
obtain repair or replacement within the terms of this Warranty, the product
is to be delivered with proof of warranty coverage (e.g. dated bill of sale),
specification of defect(s), transportation prepaid, to the Company at the
address shown below.
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not extend to costs incurred for installation, removal or reinstallation of
the product. This Warranty does not apply if in the Company’s opinion,
the product has been damaged through alteration, improper installation,
mishandling, misuse, neglect, accident, or the simultaneous use of different
battery types (e.g. alkaline, standard or rechargeable).
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