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WHAT ARE THE CODES TO PROGRAM MY REMOTE FOR MY RECIEVER

WHAT ARE THE CODES TO PROGRAM MY REMOTE FOR MY RECIEVER This is a new remote, I need to program so it will operate my directv receiver, I know how to program for tv operation after that.
Paul asked this question 2 years ago
  • DIRECTV • 3629 answers • 91% helpful

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    Latest codes are on www.directv.com/remotecodes. Instructions there also
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    • DIRECTV • 3629 answers • 91% helpful

      Also through remote : Menu - Settings & Help - Settings - Remote Control - Program Remote
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      Paul
      It is a new remote and I need to program it to my reciever. What is the code to do that?
    • DIRECTV • 3629 answers • 91% helpful

      Okay, no problem. With the switch all the way on the left (under DTV logo) hold the select and mute buttons at the same time (mute is under volume) until green light on remote flashes twice. Code is probably 00001. If, for some reason, that fails continue with 00002 up to 00006. One of them will do the trick. I'm surprised it doesn't work as most are pre-programmed to operate our boxes. Anyway, you should be set. Sorry for the hassles.
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      Paul
      the 5 digit codes dont work for us, need the 3 digit code
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      Paul
      it is something like 981 or so
    • DIRECTV • 3629 answers • 91% helpful

      981 is the only 3 digit code ever used, but it's a reset code rather than a programming code. Try pressing the mute & select until that light flashes twice and enter 981 (light will flash again). Try remote and see if it works for receiver. If not, you need to try the 00001 (and so on) as I said before.
  • DIRECTV • 4385 answers • 90% helpful

    Remote Control Code Lookup
    This handy online tool gives you the code you need to set up your remote to control the devices connected to your TV.
    Get your code: http://www.directv.com/DTVAPP/content/remote_codes
    How to program your DIRECTV remote control:
    • Press MENU on remote.
    • Select "Parental, Favs and Setup".
    • Select "System Setup".
    • Select "Remote".
    • Select "Program Remote".
    While aiming remote at device, follow onscreen instructions to program remote to TV, DVD, or other device.


    How to program the white DIRECTV remote to your TV
    • Look up the control codes for your DIRECTV remote control.
    • Make sure your TV is turned on.
    • Slide the mode switch at top of remote to "TV".
    • Press and hold the MUTE button. This is located above the number 1 button.
    • While still holding down MUTE, press and hold the SELECT button until the green light at the top of the remote flashes twice.
    • Enter the first TV code you have. The green light on remote should flash twice.
    • Aim remote at TV and press PWR button once. The TV should power off.
    • Once the TV is able to power off/on and control the volume, slide the mode switch at the top of the remote back to the left (DIRECTV). Your remote is now programmed.
    If the TV does not power off, repeat steps 4, 5, 6, and 7, using the next code for your TV brand.
    If remote control fails to program using all available codes, try scanning for the code.


    How to scan for TV codes on your DIRECTV remote
    • Make sure your TV is turned on.
    • Slide the mode switch at top of remote to "TV".
    • Press and hold the MUTE button. This is located above the number 1 button.
    • While still holding down MUTE, press and hold the SELECT button until green light at the top of the remote flashes twice.
    • Then enter 9911, the green light on remote should flash twice.
    • Point remote at TV and press CHANNEL UP button. Tap the CHANNEL UP button repeatedly until the TV powers off.
    • When the TV powers off, press and release the SELECT button.
    Note: If the green light flashes three times before TV responds, then all codes have been cycled through.
    Our remote controls are guaranteed to program to your DIRECTV receiver, however your TV may not be compatible with our remote control.
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      Paul
      It is a new remote, I need to program the remote to operate my directv reciever. I know how to program for the tv once i get the remote to acknowledge my receiver.
    • DIRECTV • 4385 answers • 90% helpful

      How to program your DIRECTV remote control:
      • Press MENU on remote.
      • Select "Parental, Favs and Setup".
      • Select "System Setup".
      • Select "Remote".
      • Select "Program Remote".
      While aiming remote at device, follow onscreen instructions to program remote to TV, DVD, or other device.

  • DIRECTV • 4174 answers • 92% helpful

    Menu, settings, remote control. Follow those prompts/buttons on your directv receiver
  • DIRECTV • 15710 answers • 95% helpful

    Press the menu button on ur directv remote. 1). Select parental, fav's & setup. 2). Select system setup. 3). Select remote control. Let me know if u need more help. Thank u.
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    • DIRECTV • 15710 answers • 95% helpful

      Sorry I miss read ur question. Very sorry. If I can help just let me know. I was doing a install the same time I was answering ur question. Again sorry.