How to Set a Universal Remote Control
Learning how to set a universal remote control to work with multiple devices is difficult initially, but the joy of no longer needing multiple remote controls for all the electronics around your house makes the effort worthwhile. Setting up a universal remote often requires some trial and error, so keep at it if the remote does not work the first time!
First: Synchronize the remote
Power on the device that you are programming, and synchronize the remote and the device. Press and hold the code search button on the remote until you see the light that indicates the remote is in programming mode. Some devices have their own button for synchronizing a universal remote. If this is the case with your device, push the button and wait until the device indicates that it is synchronized with the remote and ready for programming.
Second: Program and test the remote
Programming a universal remote is accomplished by entering a code, and the length and composition of the code varies by device. Once you synchronize the device as described in the previous step, just enter the code. If you successfully enter the code, your device usually indicates that it understands and accepts the code. If your device does not overtly accept the code, test the remote's functionality by turning the power off and on.
Third: Troubleshoot any problems
Many times, the first code you try does not work. There are many remote and television websites that provide help to verify that you are using the correct code. If there does not appear to be a code for your exact device, try variants of the codes for similar devices.