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RCA RCU800MS User's Manual
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U N I V E R S A L
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Table of Contents
Product Diagram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Battery Information and Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Key Descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Primary Key Descriptions for VIDEO Operations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Secondary Key Descriptions for AUDIO Operations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Program for TV—Direct Entry Method . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Program for VCR 1 and VCR 2—Direct Entry Method . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Program for DVD/CD Systems—Direct Entry Method . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6–7
Program for SATELLITE—Direct Entry Method . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Program for CABLE Box—Direct Entry Method . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Program for AUDIO Systems—Direct Entry Method . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8–9
Operating AUDIO System Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Program for AUX—Direct Entry Method . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Code Search Methods . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Manual Code Search . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Auto Code Search . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Code Retrieval . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Sleep Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Programming the Sleep Timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Canceling the Sleep Timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
On-screen Menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Accessing a Menu System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Highlighting and Selecting Menu Items . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Exiting a Menu System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14–15
Limited 90-Day Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Indicator Light
CHAN and
VOL keys
Component Keys
(TV, VCR1, VCR2,
DVD, DBS·SAT,
CABLE, AUDIO,
AUX)
Dedicated
MENU key for
DVD disc menus,
some TVs and
satellite receivers.
SELECT
key chooses
highlighted
choice.
ENTER key
Use with Manual
or Auto Code Search
to accept code.
BACKLIGHT key
2
Actual model may vary from picture shown.
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8 Component
Universal Remote
Congratulations on your purchase of the eight-component universal remote by RCA. This universal
remote controls up to eight electronic components and makes juggling remote controls a thing of the
past. You can program this RCA universal remote to operate most models of most brands of infrared,
remote-controlled components manufactured after 1990. (See enclosed Code List for a complete list
of brands.) The eight-component universal remote is easy to use, easy to program and gives you control
at the touch of your fingertips.
Note: The eight-component universal remote is already programmed to operate most RCA, GE
and PROSCAN branded TVs, VCRs, DVD players and SATELLITE receivers (DBS). Just press
the corresponding component key—TV, VCR1, VCR2, DVD, DBS•SAT, CABLE, AUDIO, AUX—and
your eight-component universal remote is ready to go!
Battery Information and Installation
Your universal remote requires two new AA alkaline batteries (batteries may
or may not be included, depending on the model). To install the batteries:
1. Remove the battery compartment cover.
2. Insert the batteries, matching the batteries to
the (+) and (-) marks inside the battery case.
3. Replace the battery cover.
Note: Reprogramming may be required after
batteries are replaced.
Key Descriptions
Indicator Light—flashes when a valid key is pressed to indicate
the remote is working. Status of this light is important when
you are programming the remote.
Component Keys (TV, VCR1, VCR2, DVD, DBS•SAT, CABLE, AUDIO,
AUX)— selects the component you want the remote to operate.
For example, after you’ve programmed the remote to operate
your TV, you must press the TV key first to put the remote in
TV Mode. While in TV Mode, the CHAN keys change the channel
on the TV, the VOL keys adjust the TV’s volume, etc.
Transport Keys—REVERSE, PLAY, FORWARD, STOP, PAUSE,
RECORD—operate the same as your original VCR or DVD remote
control, although key labels may vary (REWIND, FAST FORWARD).
Backlight Key (select models only)—turns backlighting on and off.
Backlighting remains on for approximately eight seconds after the
last keypress to conserve battery life.
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Primary Key Descriptions For VIDEO Operations
Other Keys (Listed Alphabetically)
Certain keys on the eight-component universal remote
have dual functions. Primary functions are printed in
black. Secondary key functions are printed in blue on
the remote and are used for AUDIO operations.
0-9 (Number Keys): operate the same as number keys
on your original remote and are used to enter component
codes when programming the remote control with
Direct Entry method.
ANTENNA: in TV Mode, switches between the signal
coming from a satellite receiver or cable box and an
off-air antenna. In VCR Mode, switches between the
signal coming from a VCR and a TV.
CH+ and CH- (CHANNEL UP and CHANNEL DOWN):
goes to the next highest or lowest channel number in
the component channel list, respectively, except for
DVDs. In DVDs, the CH+ and CH- keys refers to the
NEXT/PREVIOUS chapter.
CLEAR: removes the on-screen display to return
to normal viewing.
CODE SEARCH: use to program the remote.
ENTER: use with Manual or Automatic Code Search
method to accept code (See Code Lists enclosed). Also, some
brands require you to press the ENTER key after you enter
a channel number. In some menu systems, you must press
the ENTER key to select a highlighted item.
GO BACK: switches back to previous channel– operates the
same as PREV CH, LAST CHANNEL or RECALL keys found
on some brands of remote controls.
GUIDE: brings up the on-screen TV program guide,
if your TV is equipped with that feature.
INFO: shows program information, if your component
is equipped with this feature. Functions the same as a
DISPLAY key.
INPUT: selects the video inputs of your TV, if equipped
with this feature.
MENU•PROG: accesses DVD disc menus when playing
a DVD disc. Accesses menu systems of some TVs, a few RCA
brand VCRs and satellite receivers. (For more information,
refer to the On-screen Menus section on page 13).
MUTE: lowers the TV’s volume to its minimum level.
NAVIGATION KEYS & SELECT: used to move through
on-screen menus and guides. Use the NAVIGATION keys
to move the highlighted choice up, down, left or right.
ON•OFF: turns component on and off.
Note: Some RCA, GE and PROSCAN models require that
you press the component key to turn the component on
and the ON•OFF key to turn the component off.
PIP: (Picture-in-Picture) and SWAP operate your TV’s Picture-in-Picture,
if your TV is equipped with this feature.
RECORD: use with VCR to record programming. You must press the
RECORD key twice to start recording.
SLEEP: allows you to set a time to turn off your TV automatically.
VOL: increases or decreases the TV or AUDIO system’s volume level.
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Secondary Key Descriptions For AUDIO Operations
Certain keys on the eight-component universal remote have dual functions. Secondary key functions
are printed in blue on the remote and are used for AUDIO operations. Not all functions work for all
brands. Experiment with your AUDIO system to determine which functions work with your
components. See the enclosed AUDIO Code List to operate your brand of equipment.
Press the AUDIO key to enable the Audio Mode.
AM•FM: allows you to select the AM•FM band on your AUDIO receiver.
CD, TAPE, TUNER, TV, VIDEO 1, VIDEO 2: For some AUDIO systems, these keys will select the
corresponding component input.
DELAY -, ON, DELAY +: increases or decreases the delay between the surround and main speakers
when the receiver is in the Surround Sound Mode.
DSP ON•OFF: enables the receiver’s Digital Signal Processing Mode.
DSP MODE: When the DSP mode is enabled, pressing this key allows the user to cycle through
the various DSP Modes.
FRONT, CENTER, REAR, TEST: adjusts the levels of the front, center, and rear speakers used
with LEVEL +/ LEVEL -. The test tone must be enabled first by pressing the TEST key.
FUNCTION: selects the different AUDIO input components. The number keys also select the
function labeled below the keys when in Audio Mode.
LEVEL+/LEVEL-: sets the level of the speakers during Test Tone Mode.
PRESET: cycles through preset channels while the Tuner input on your AUDIO system is active.
Program for TV—Direct Entry Method
In order for the eight-component universal remote to control your TV, you must program it with the
TV code that matches your TV. These instructions explain the preferred method of programming the
remote—the Direct Entry method. To program your remote to control your TV, follow these steps:
1. Manually turn on the TV.
2. Locate the enclosed TV Code List. Find your brand of TV.
Note: If your brand is not listed, use one of the Code Search
CODE INDICATOR
LIGHT
SEARCH
methods to program this remote control. (See section on
Code Search.)
3. Press and hold the CODE SEARCH key until the indicator
light illuminates. Then release the CODE SEARCH key.
TV
(BLINK)
4. Press and release the TV key. The indicator light blinks
and then remains lit.
5. Use the number keys to enter the first code listed for your
brand. After you enter a valid three-digit code, the indicator
light turns off.
Note: If you enter an invalid code, the LED flashes rapidly
(OFF)
for two seconds. Start over at step 3.
6. Aim the remote at your TV and press the ON•OFF key.
If your TV turns off, you have found the correct code.
7. Enter the code in the box provided on this page for
future reference.
ON•OFF
8. If your TV doesn’t turn off, repeat steps 3-6 above, entering
the next code for your brand.
If none of the codes work or your brand is not listed, use
one of the Code Search methods to program this remote.
(See Code Search section on page 11.)
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TV CODE
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Program for VCR1 and VCR2—Direct Entry Method
In order for the eight-component universal remote to control your VCR, you must program it with
the code that matches your VCR. If you have two VCR's, the second VCR can be programmed using
the VCR2 key. To program your remote to control your VCR, follow these steps:
1. Manually turn on the VCR.
2. Locate the enclosed VCR Code List. Find your brand
in the VCR Codes.
CODE INDICATOR
LIGHT
SEARCH
Note: If your brand isn’t listed, use one of the Code Search
methods to program this remote control. (See section on
Code Search on page 11).
VCR1
VCR2
(BLINK)
3. Press and hold the CODE SEARCH key until the indicator
light illuminates. Then release the CODE SEARCH key.
4. Press and release the VCR1 or VCR2 key. The indicator light
blinks and then remains lit.
(OFF)
5. Use the number keys on the remote to enter the first code
listed for your brand. After you enter a valid three-digit code,
the indicator light turns off.
Note: If you enter an invalid code, the LED flashes rapidly
ON•OFF
for two seconds. Start over at step 3.
6. Aim the remote at your VCR. Press the ON•OFF key.
If your VCR turns off, you have found the correct code.
7. Enter the code in the box provided on this page for
future reference.
VCR1 CODE
8. If your VCR does not turn off, repeat steps 3-6 above,
entering the next code for your brand.
If none of the codes work or your brand is not listed, use
one of the Code Search methods to program this remote.
(See Code Search section on page 11).
VCR2 CODE
Program for DVD/CD Systems—Direct Entry Method
In order for the eight-component universal remote to control your DVD or CD systems, you must
program it with the code that matches your component. To program your remote to control your
DVD/CD system, follow these steps:
1. Manually turn on the DVD/CD system.
2. Locate the enclosed DVD or CD Code List.
Find your brand in the DVD or CD Codes.
Note: If your brand isn’t listed, use one of the
Code Search methods to program this remote control.
(See section on Code Search on page 11).
CODE INDICATOR
LIGHT
SEARCH
DVD
(BLINK)
3. Press and hold the CODE SEARCH key until the indicator
light illuminates. Then release the CODE SEARCH key.
4. Press and release the DVD key. The indicator light blinks
and then remains lit.
5. Use the number keys on the remote to enter the first code
listed for your brand. After you enter a valid three-digit
code, the indicator light turns off.
Note: If you enter an invalid code, the LED flashes rapidly
for two seconds. Start over at step 3.
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(OFF)
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6. Aim the remote at the component. Press the ON•OFF key.
If your DVD/CD system turns off, you have found the
correct code.
ON•OFF
7. Enter the code in the box provided on this page
for future reference.
8. If your DVD/CD system does not turn off, repeat steps
3-6 above, entering the next code for your brand.
DVD OR CD CODE
If none of the codes work or your brand is not listed,
use one of the Code Search methods to program this
remote. (See Code Search section on page 11).
Program for SATELLITE—Direct Entry Method
In order for the eight-component universal remote to control your DBS system, you must program
it with the code that matches your SATELLITE receiver. To program your remote to control your DBS
system, follow these steps:
1. Manually turn on the satellite receiver.
2. Locate the enclosed SATELLITE Code List. Find your
brand in the SATELLITE Codes.
CODE INDICATOR
LIGHT
SEARCH
Note: If your brand isn’t listed, use one of the Code Search
methods to program this remote control. (See section on Code
Search on page 11).
DBS•SAT
(BLINK)
3. Press and hold the CODE SEARCH key until the indicator
light illuminates. Then release the CODE SEARCH key.
4. Press and release the DBS•SAT key. The indicator light
blinks and then remains lit.
5. Use the number keys on the remote to enter the first code
listed for your brand. After you enter a valid three-digit code,
the indicator light turns off.
(OFF)
Note: If you enter an invalid code, the LED flashes rapidly
for two seconds. Start over at step 3.
6. Aim the remote at the SATELLITE receiver. Press the ON•OFF
key. If your SATELLITE receiver turns off, you have found
the correct code.
ON•OFF
7. Enter the code in the box provided on this page
for future reference.
8. If your SATELLITE receiver does not turn off, repeat
steps 3-6 above, entering the next code for your brand.
DBS (SATELLITE) CODE
If none of the codes work or your brand is not listed,
use one of the Code Search methods to program this
remote. (See Code Search section on page 11).
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Program for CABLE Box—Direct Entry Method
In order for the eight-component universal remote to control your CABLE box, you must program
it with the code that matches your CABLE box. To program your remote to control your CABLE box,
follow these steps:
1. Manually turn on the CABLE box.
CODE INDICATOR
LIGHT
SEARCH
2. Locate the enclosed CABLE box Code List. Find your brand
in the CABLE box Codes.
Note: If your brand isn’t listed, use one of the Code Search
methods to program this remote control. (See section on Code
Search on page 11).
CABLE
(BLINK)
3. Press and hold the CODE SEARCH key until the indicator
light illuminates. Then release the CODE SEARCH key.
4. Press and release the CABLE key. The indicator light blinks
and then remains lit.
5. Use the number keys on the remote to enter the first code
listed for your brand. After you enter a valid three-digit code,
the indicator light turns off.
(OFF)
Note: If you enter an invalid code, the LED flashes rapidly
for two seconds. Start over at step 3.
ON•OFF
6. Aim the remote at the CABLE box. Press the ON•OFF key.
If your CABLE box turns off, you have found the correct code.
7. Enter the code in the box provided on this page for
future reference.
8. If your CABLE box does not turn off, repeat steps 3-6 above,
entering the next code for your brand.
CABLE BOX CODE
If none of the codes work or your brand is not listed, use
one of the Code Search methods to program this remote.
(See Code Search section on page 11).
Program for AUDIO Systems—Direct Entry Method
This remote control will operate many features found in AUDIO systems.
To program your remote to control your audio component, follow these steps:
Note: CD systems need to be programmed using the
DVD component key.
1. Manually turn on the AUDIO component you wish to control.
2. Locate the enclosed AUDIO system Code List.
Find your brand in the AUDIO Codes.
Note: If your brand isn’t listed, use one of the Code Search
methods to program this remote control. (See section on
Code Search on page 11).
CODE INDICATOR
LIGHT
SEARCH
AUDIO
(BLINK)
3. Press and hold the CODE SEARCH key until the indicator
light illuminates. Then release the CODE SEARCH key.
4. Press and release the AUDIO key. The indicator light blinks
and then remains lit.
5. Use the number keys on the remote to enter the first code
listed for your brand. After you enter a valid three-digit code,
the indicator light turns off.
(OFF)
Note: If you enter an invalid code, the LED flashes rapidly
for two seconds. Start over at step 3.
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6. Aim the remote at the AUDIO component. Press the ON•OFF
key. If your AUDIO component turns off, you have found the
correct code. If your AUDIO component does not turn off,
repeat steps 3-6 above, entering the next code for your brand.
7. With your AUDIO component on, press the VOL+
(VOLUME UP) key. If the AUDIO component responds,
no further programming is required.
ON•OFF
VOL+
8. Enter the code in the box provided on this page for
future reference.
9. If none of the codes work or your brand is not listed,
use one of the Code Search methods to program this remote.
(See Code Search section on page 11).
AUDIO SYSTEM CODE
Operating AUDIO System Functions
The following is a list of instructions for operating Audio functions. Not all functions work for all
brands. Experiment with your AUDIO system to determine which functions work with your
components. See the enclosed AUDIO Code List to operate your brand of equipment.
TURNING ON THE RECEIVER
OR MINI-SYSTEM
Point the remote control at the receiver and press
the AUDIO key and then the ON•OFF key to turn
the system on.
OPERATING THE AM·FM TUNER
1. Press the AUDIO key and then the ON•OFF
key to turn the system on.
SELECTING A COMPONENT INPUT
Component inputs such as a DVD player or VCR
may be selected depending on the features of your
receiver or mini-system. Input selection may be
made either by pressing the labeled number key
or pressing the FUNCTION key to toggle through
the inputs available on your system.
4. Use the Preset (CH+/CH-) keys to move up
and down channel presets.
Note: You may need to experiment with your
system since manufacturers’ products do not
all work in the same manner.
USING THE NUMBER KEYS TO
CHANGE AUDIO INPUTS
To select a component, press the number key
(1-6) that corresponds with the component
you want to operate (CD, TAPE, TUNER, TV,
VIDEO 1, or VIDEO 2).
USING THE FUNCTION KEY TO
CHANGE AUDIO INPUTS
To select a component, press the FUNCTION key
until the input you want to operate appears on
your system.
2. Press the TUNER (3) key.
3. Press the AM·FM key to toggle between AM
and FM.
OPERATING A HOME THEATER
SURROUND SOUND SYSTEM
1. Turn the TV on.
2. Press the AUDIO key and then the ON•OFF
key to turn the system on.
3. Select the AUDIO input either by using the
labeled number keys or the FUNCTION key.
4. Press the VOL+ or VOL- keys to control
volume.
Note: The VOLUME keys may operate both
TV and receiver volume at the same time.
If this presents a problem, it may be resolved
by entering the TV menu and disabling the
TV speakers.
CONTROLLING THE
SURROUND SOUND FEATURE
Press the DELAY+ or DELAY- key to achieve
the desired delay effect.
Press the DSP ON•OFF key to turn DSP
(Digital Signal Processing) on or off.
Press the DSP MODE key until the desired
effect is achieved.
Press the TEST key to listen to speaker levels.
Press FRONT, CENTER, or REAR keys to
select speakers.
Press the LEVEL+ or LEVEL- keys to adjust
the speaker levels.
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Program for AUX—Direct Entry Method
The AUX key can be used to control any of the following components:
TV, VCR, DVD/CD, Satellite Receiver, Cable Box, or an Audio component.
1. Manually turn on the component you wish to control.
Locate the enclosed component list. Find your component
brand under the corresponding component list.
2. Press and hold the CODE SEARCH key until
the INDICATOR LIGHT illuminates, then release the
CODE SEARCH key.
INDICATOR
LIGHT
3. Press and release the AUX key (The INDICATOR LIGHT
will blink then remain lit). Then press the key for the
component you want to program (TV, VCR, DVD, DBS•SAT,
CABLE, AUDIO). Press the DVD key to program the AUX key
for a CD player.
4. Use the number keys on the remote to enter the first code
listed for your brand. After you enter a valid three-digit
code, the indicator light turns off.
(BLINK)
Note: If you enter an invalid code, the LED flashes rapidly
for two seconds. Start over at step 2.
5. Aim the remote at the component you wish to control and
press the ON•OFF key. If your component turns off, you
have found the correct code.
6. Enter the code in the box provided on this page for
future reference.
(OFF)
ON•OFF
AUX CODE
TV
VCR
CD
AUDIO
CABLE
DBS
LD
DVD
✓
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Code Search Methods
If your component’s brand is not listed in the Code List or you have tried all the codes for your
brand and the remote does not operate your component, use one of the Code Search methods below—
Manual Code Search or Auto Code Search. Both Code Search methods search all of the codes since
your component’s code may be listed under another brand in the Code List.
Note: The Code Search method may take a long time because the remote searches all of the codes in
its memory for the code that operates your component. Therefore, if your brand is listed in the
Code List, use the Direct Entry method described on pages 5-9.
CODE INDICATOR
LIGHT
SEARCH
Manual Code Search
1. Manually turn on the component you want the remote
to operate.
2. Press and hold the CODE SEARCH key until the indicator
light illuminates. Then release the CODE SEARCH key.
(BLINK)
ON•OFF
3. Press and release the component key that corresponds to the
component you want the remote to operate (TV, VCR, DVD,
DBS•SAT, CABLE, AUDIO). For an auxiliary component,
press the AUX key, then the corresponding component key. For
CD, press the AUX key, then the DVD key. The indicator light
blinks once and then remains lit.
4. Aim the remote at the component. Press the ON•OFF key
continuously until the component turns off.
Important: Because there are so many codes, you may have to
press the ON•OFF key many times—possibly up to 200 times.
5. When the component turns off, press the ENTER key
to store the code.
ENTER
(OFF)
6. Use the Code Retrieval section on the next page to identify
the code for your component for future reference.
Auto Code Search
CODE INDICATOR
LIGHT
SEARCH
1. Turn on the component you want the remote to operate.
2. Press and hold the CODE SEARCH key until the indicator
light illuminates. Then release the CODE SEARCH key.
(BLINK)
ON•OFF
ENTER
(OFF)
3. Press and release the component key that corresponds to
the component you want the remote to operate (TV, VCR,
DVD, DBS·SAT, CABLE, AUDIO). For an auxiliary component,
press the AUX key, then the corresponding component key. For
CD, press the AUX key, then the DVD key. The indicator light
blinks once and remains lit.
4. Aim the remote at the component and press the ON•OFF
key once. The remote automatically sends every code for
the specified component one at a time, with the three-second
delay between each code. Keep the remote aimed at the
component throughout this process.
5. As soon as the component turns off, you must press the
ENTER key immediately so the remote stores the correct
code. If you do not press the ENTER key within three seconds,
the remote sends the next code in the list, and you will have
to start over from step 2.
6. Use Code Retrieval section on the next page to identify
the code for your component for future reference.
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Code Retrieval
If you used one of the Code Search methods to program your remote, follow the steps below to find
out which code is compatible with your component. Finding the actual code and writing it down will
save you time if you ever need to program the remote again (e.g., if programming is lost when you
change the batteries).
1. Press and hold the CODE SEARCH key until the indicator
light illuminates. Then release the CODE SEARCH key.
CODE INDICATOR
LIGHT
SEARCH
2. Press and release the component key that matches the
component’s code you are retrieving (TV, VCR, DVD,
DBS•SAT, CABLE, AUDIO). For an auxiliary component,
press the AUX key, then the corresponding component key.
For CD, press the AUX key, then the DVD key. The indicator
light blinks once and then remains lit.
(BLINK)
3. Press and release the CODE SEARCH key. The indicator
light turns off.
4. Starting with 0 on the keypad, press the number keys
in order (0-9) until the indicator light blinks.
5. The number that causes the indicator light to blink
is the first digit of your code.
CODE
SEARCH
(OFF)
6. Repeat step 4 until you have retrieved all three numbers
of the code.
7. Refer to the code box to write down the code for your
component within the Direct Entry section (page 5-10)
for the component just programmed.
Sleep Feature
The Sleep feature turns off your TV automatically at a duration you choose from 1 to 99 minutes.
To program your remote to control the Sleep feature, follow these steps:
Programming the Sleep Timer
1. Press and hold the SLEEP key until the indicator light
illuminates. Release the SLEEP key.
SLEEP
INDICATOR
LIGHT
2. Enter time in minutes using the numerical keypad. The
indicator light should turn off. (Minute 1 thru 9: press 0
before the actual number. Maximum: 99 minutes).
3. Leave remote aimed at television. (IMPORTANT: The Sleep
feature will not work unless remote is left aimed at television.)
Canceling the Sleep Timer
The Sleep Timer program can be cancelled and reset to zero
by either of the following:
1. Press and hold the SLEEP key until the indicator light blinks.
OR
2. Press the ON•OFF key, turning the TV off.
ON•OFF
SLEEP
(BLINK)
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On-screen Menus
This remote cannot access every menu system of all models and brands of consumer electronics
components. However, if you’ve successfully programmed the DVD•AUX key to operate a DVD player,
you can access DVD disc menus with the MENU key.
The MENU key will access TV menu systems for most RCA, GE and PROSCAN TVs, as well as some
other popular brands. In addition, some RCA VCR menus are supported by this remote’s MENU key.
This remote also supports select SATELLITE receiver menus.
If this remote’s MENU key doesn’t access the menu system for your component, you’ll need to use the
original remote to change menu settings.
Note: This remote’s MENU key doesn’t support CABLE box menu systems and some VCR menu systems.
Accessing a Menu System
To access a menu system, follow these steps:
1. Make sure your components are turned on and your
TV is set to the component’s input.
2. Press the component key on the remote (TV, DVD,
DBS•SAT) for the desired menu screen.
MENU•PROG
3. Press the MENU key.
4. The menu for the component you have chosen should
be visible on your television.
Highlighting and Selecting Menu Items
MENU•PROG
SELECT
ENTER
To navigate on-screen menus, use the ARROW keys.
Note: For RCA, GE or PROSCAN TVs, press the MENU
key to select the highlighted item. If menu items have
numbers next to them, you can use the number keys to
select an item. Additionally, the SELECT key can be used
to select menu choices.
• For users of RCA, GE and PROSCAN DBS products, older
DBS models require that the INFO or MENU key on this
remote be used to make program selections. Use the
SELECT key for making program selections on newer
RCA, GE and PROSCAN DBS models.
• For Sony products, pressing the ENTER key while
in Menu Mode returns you to the previous menu.
• In some menu systems, you must press the ENTER
key to select the highlighted item.
• All functions in competitive models and brands of
products may not be fully supported.
• Because of the wide variety of menu formats,
some experimenting may be required.
This is an example of a DVD disc on-screen menu.
English is the menu choice highlighted. Using this
remote control, you would press the SELECT key
to choose English.
To highlight another language, press the DOWN
ARROW key. (In the example above, the highlight
would move to Español.)
CLEAR
Exiting a Menu System
To exit the Menu Mode, press the CLEAR key. The remote
reverts back to its normal operation.
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Troubleshooting
Problem: The remote can’t be programmed to operate your component.
• You may be too far away from the component or at a wrong angle. This remote uses IR (infrared)
technology to communicate with components. The remote sends the code and the component’s
IR sensor reads the code.
Therefore, there must be an unobstructed path between the remote and the IR sensor on the
component. Move closer and make sure you point the remote at the component (VCR when
programming the VCR1 or VCR2 key; DVD/CD when programming the DVD key; TV when
programming the TV key; CABLE box when programming the CABLE key; SATELLITE receiver
when programming the DBS•SAT key).
• If you’ve entered all of the codes for your brand that are in the enclosed Code Lists and
followed the instructions, try one of the Code Search methods (See Code Search on page 11).
• You must put the remote in the correct mode by pressing the corresponding component key
(TV, VCR1 or VCR2, DVD, DBS•SAT, CABLE, AUDIO, AUX) so the remote knows which
component you want to operate.
• To program the eight-component universal remote to operate a combination unit (TV/VCR or
TV/DVD), first try the VCR or DVD codes for your brand. Some units, however, require that you
program both the TV key (using the TV codes) and the VCR or DVD key (using the VCR or DVD
codes) for full operation.
• To program the eight-component universal remote to operate a combination unit (VCR/DVD),
program the VCR key using the VCR codes and then program the DVD key using the DVD codes.
Problem: The indicator light does not light when you press a key.
• You must put the remote in the correct mode by pressing the corresponding component key
(TV, VCR1 or VCR2, DVD, DBS•SAT, CABLE, AUDIO, AUX) so the remote knows which
component you want to operate.
• You may have pressed an invalid key for the mode the remote is in (e.g., the RECORD key
only works in VCR Mode).
• Make sure the batteries are properly installed. (See Battery Installation on page 3).
• Replace the batteries with two new AA batteries. Reprogramming may be required.
Problem: The remote does not operate your component.
• You must put the remote in the correct mode by pressing the corresponding component key
(TV, VCR1 or VCR2, DVD, DBS•SAT, CABLE, AUDIO, AUX) so the remote knows which
component you want to operate.
• Remove any obstacles between the remote and the component. Make sure to aim the remote
at the IR sensor on the component.
• Make sure the batteries are properly installed. (See Battery Installation on page 3).
• Replace the batteries with two new AA batteries. Reprogramming may be required.
• Reset the remote. Remove the batteries. Then press and hold the number 1 key on the remote
for several seconds to reset the microprocessor inside the remote. Release the number 1 key,
reinstall the batteries, and try the remote again. Reprogramming will be required.
Problem: The remote is not performing commands properly.
• You must put the remote in the correct mode by pressing the corresponding component
key (TV, VCR1 or VCR2, DVD, DBS•SAT, CABLE, AUDIO, AUX) so the remote knows
which component you want to operate.
• Make sure the component is “ready” (e.g., DVD player has disc loaded;
VCR has tape loaded, etc.).
• You may have pressed an invalid key for the mode the remote is in (e.g., the RECORD key
only works in VCR Mode).
• If you are trying to turn on an RCA, GE or PROSCAN component, press the component
key (TV, VCR1 or VCR2, DVD, DBS•SAT, CABLE, AUDIO, AUX) instead of the ON•OFF key.
• If operating a VCR to record, you must press the RECORD key twice.
• If you’re trying to change channels, 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
component features (e.g., only turns a component on and off). Follow the steps provided for
programming the remote (See Programming sections on pages 5-9). If the component can be
turned on and off, make sure you press the CH+/CH- key to see if the component responds.
If not, try the next code from the list.
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Problem: The VCR won’t record.
• As a safety feature, you must press the RECORD key twice to begin recording.
• Make sure the tape is properly loaded in the VCR.
• Make sure the tape is not write-protected. If the safety tab is removed, the tape is write-protected
and you cannot record onto that tape.
Problem: The remote will not change channels.
• You must put the remote in the correct mode by pressing the corresponding component key
(TV, VCR1 or VCR2, DVD, DBS•SAT, CABLE, AUDIO, AUX) so the remote knows which component
you want to operate.
• Press the ENTER key after you enter a channel number.
Problem: The component’s menu doesn’t appear on the TV screen.
• The TV must be tuned to the Video Input that matches the manner in which you connected
the component to the TV.
For example, if you connected your DVD player to your TV by connecting audio/video cables
(usually color-coded yellow, red and white) to the TV’s Input 1 jack, you must tune the TV to its
Video 1 Input channel. Remember, different manufacturers label these jacks differently. Consult the
instruction manual that came with the TV for more information.
• You must put the remote in the correct mode by pressing the corresponding component key
(TV, VCR1 or VCR2, DVD, DBS•SAT, CABLE, AUDIO, AUX) so the remote knows which component
you want to operate.
• Menu access isn’t supported for all brands. If that’s the case, you need to use your original
remote control to access menu functions for these components.
If you have further questions, please visit www.rca.com.
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