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Programming Universal Remote Controls

There seems to be a great deal of confusion about programming universal remotes. The facts are as follows:

The code MUST come from the manual that came with the remote. The manufacturer of you tv or other electronic device has no idea what the remote control maker used for codes. They have no way of knowing.

If your code or brand is not in that book, and the remote has no search or learn mode, forget it. It will never work. That is why you should go with a good name brand, like Sony, etc.

If you lose the manual, they are almost always available on the manufacturer's website.

If you can't get it to work, return it for a refund and call the manufacturer for the original remote. It will cost you more, but eliminate a lot of headaches.

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What is the universal code for a TOSHIBA TV?

Since using a universal remote their should be a code book that comes with it. You need to refer to that book, if you can't find it you will need a new universal remote and save that little booklet with all the codes for various different manufacturers and models. Usually there are several listed for a single model TV you have to try them all.

Follow the directions in that booklet (they seem confusing until you figure it out) to program it for your particular TV.

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Universal Remote Control Simple Setup

* Point it at a TV set and press the Mute/Power button. (Mute button if TV is already on, or Power button if the TV hasnt already been turned on)

* Keep pointing it at the TV until the TV turns on or muted, most TVs respond in about 5 seconds, the most is up to 20 seconds. (Other universal television remote you find in stores take minutes to program and enter long confusing codes)

* Once the TV is muted or turns on, simply let go of button and you have total control. You can use the remote as if you had the original remote, and responds instantly. ENJOY YOUR FREEDOM of choices with our remote!
Most remote controls require minutes of programming a universal remote code into each television while you read the confusing instruction manual.

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can not program my rca remote model rcr311w.

If you go to rca.com they have a full list of manuals. Just select your model and follow the directions. Have a great day..

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Hitachi 50sv810 Remote

Hi, sorry I confused things on my first post, I understood now that you need a remote to operate the HR 20 , as TV has his own remote.

If you have original remotes for TV and HR20, you should be able to do the job, and that would be best solution.

If instead you want to use an universal remote, the only way out is using auto programming on universal remote, as HR20 codes are not available.

Auto find or auto programming mode is a feature of all universal remotes, you need to check universal remote manual, and follow the procedure, untill this operates your hr20.

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