Question about Yamaha RX-V3800 Receiver

1 Answer

Remote for the 3800

Having a hell of a time programming this remote. I've followed there directions over and over and works intermittently. I now have the cd player working , but there's still a problem. i can scan through a disc with fast forward or rewind, but am unable to skip songs. if anyone has the scoop on programming this thing, i'd appreciate it. A.J.

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 2 Answers
Re: remote for the 3800

I assume you were just entering manufacture codes. Some times this won't give you all the features you're looking for (like skipping tracks). Try going through the manual to assign buttons a particular function. It's a learning remote so it can learn from your other remotes by putting the two facing one another and going through the necessary button sequence laid out in the yamaha manual (page 104 in the RX-V1800 manual, it's in the advanced operation section)

CAUTION: All buttons are reprogrammable so make sure you have your source slider (on the right side of the remote) set to Source and not AMP or you'll overwrite the Amp functions and you'll have to reset the remote to factory settings and start over.

Posted on Aug 10, 2008

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

My remote control doesn't work and hasn't for a long time. I purchased a new remote which worked for 2 days then that quit as well. I'm thinking it's the infrared on the receiver itself. ...


The problem of your first remote could have been the following:

1. battery - maybe the batteries are already used up and needs to be recharged in case it is rechargeable.

2. factory defect - since your second remote just worked for two days, it could be that the culprit is the factory defect. It's a defect out from the negligence of the manufacturer.

Here's what you've got to do: Since you have already used two remote controls, contact your service provider and tell them about your problem. They will definitely be willing to help you solve it.

Your problem is solved. Thanks...

Jul 06, 2011 | Kenwood VR-407 Receiver

1 Answer

I need the RCA Blue Ray rtb1203 Remote Control code for a Direct tv Remote

You don't need a code when programming a Direct TV remote. Try following these steps. The process take a few minutes but it works -
  • Turn on your Blue-Ray and put in a disk.
  • Switch the mode to which ever input the Blue-Ray is using.
  • Hold down the "mute" and "select" button at the same time until the green light begins to flash then release.
  • On the keypad enter the numbers 9-9-1 followed by Satellite, TV, VCR/DVD, Aux,
  • Press the power button or which ever function you wish to use for you Blue_Ray such as play for the VCR.
  • Point the remote at you Blue-Ray and slowly press the "channel" and "key" button together until the remote turns off. Do this slow enough so as not to pass up the right code.
  • Once the remote turns off then you have found the correct code.
  • Press and release the select key to lock that code in.

Please note that if you cycle through all the codes and your remote does not turn off and the red light flashes three times then the code you need for your Blue-Ray is not available with that remote. At that point another remote would need to be used.
Regards, Tony

Apr 23, 2011 | Audio & Video Receivers

2 Answers

I would like to control my Yamaha RX V563 amplifier with my dish remote control.

You should be able to find remote codes and instructions for programing them on the dish network or direct tv websites

Apr 18, 2010 | Yamaha RX-V663 Receiver

1 Answer

Intermittent Remote control

get a universal controller with a learning feature .

Apr 30, 2009 | Audio & Video Receivers

2 Answers

Program Time Warner Remote RT-U62CP-1.17 to work ONKYO TX-SR575

i bot a new tv i don't have the book for the time warner remote so i don't know how to program it to work the tv it only works cable box
where can i find how to program remote that comes with time warner cable

Dec 26, 2008 | Onkyo TX-SR573 Receiver

2 Answers

Remote works intermittently


Unfortuntately, you and many others have this problem. I will point you in the direction of two "fixes" I have found.

Fix 1 is from Kenwood themselves, per the following quote:first try replacing the batteries if you haven't already. If that doesn't help, try resetting the receiver. Simply unplug the receiver, then press and hold the power button on the receiver while you plug it back in. Turn the unit on, and the display should say 87.50 to confirm the reset. If the remote still does not work, use a digital camera as an eye, face it towards the IR of the remote control. Depress any of the remotes buttons; you should see IR flash each time a button is pressed. If not then the problem is with the remote. If the remote works fine, then the problem is with the receiver. In order to determine the cause of the problem, I suggest you take the defective unit to a Kenwood authorized service center for evaluation. You can find information for authorized service centers in your area by visiting our website at

The second fix involves some very simple soldering, and has been endorsed by many as the solution:

I hope this helps. Good luck and please let me know if this solves your problem!


Oct 09, 2008 | Kenwood VR-407 Receiver

2 Answers

I lost my codes and directions on how to program my universal rca remote

Hi ,
I have given the following links which have the step by step process for programming universal rca remote

Thank you!!

Jul 22, 2008 | RCA Audio & Video Receivers

2 Answers

Remote problem

It sounds like an intermittant Infared sensor problem or there is an intermittant solder connection between the sensor and the controler chip. Good Luck

Apr 08, 2007 | Kenwood VR-407 Receiver

1 Answer

Volume not working on remote

Just get a universal remote like i did but i also had another technics remote from another unit.

Feb 23, 2007 | Technics SA-AX730 Receiver

Not finding what you are looking for?
Yamaha RX-V3800 Receiver Logo

117 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Yamaha Audio & Video Receivers Experts

Steven Wander
Steven Wander

Level 3 Expert

574 Answers

Larry Stiles
Larry Stiles

Level 2 Expert

286 Answers

Are you a Yamaha Audio and Video Receiver Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides