How to Program a Direct TV Remote Control?

How to Program a Direct TV Remote Control?

Thu, Feb 15, 2024 11:19 PM

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Do you scratch your head while using your new DIRECTV remote? To help you get it matched and ready to go, we've made a step-by-step guide.

 

Resetting your DIRECTV Remote

 

A quick reboot will fix the problem if your DIRECTV remote has stopped working. Here's how to reset your remote control via DIRECTV.

1. Locate the button for reset. This is a small red button located on the side of the receiver inside the access card door, or, on some models. With no button? Proceed to step 3.

2. Press the button. Wait 15 seconds. Go to step 4

3. Remove the receiver from the wall outlet. Wait 15 sec., then plug it back in.

4. Try now.

 

It doesn't work

 

1. Shift something that could prevent the infrared light of your remote from reaching the sensor of the recipient. Even your entertainment center's glass door will cause interference.

2. Wipe away any greasy fingerprints or nacho cheese streaks from your remote's emitter and the receiver's sensor using a microfiber or other lint-free rag.

3. Keep your receiver and remote out of direct sunlight. Try to turn down the brightness on your TV as well. Bright light will interfere with the signal given by your remote.

 

How To Program Your DIRECTV Remote

 

Programming your DIRECTV Universal Remote

 

1. Up to four computers, including DVD/Blu-ray players, DVRs, game consoles, soundbars, and TVs, will monitor your DIRECTV universal remote control. Here's how to configure the remote for both SD and HD receivers and how to adjust the input source for your TV.

 

For HD DVR or HD Receiver

 

1. Hit the Menu on your DIRECTV remote.

2. Choose Parental Favs & Setup > System Setup > Remote or Remote Control > Program Remote.

3. Pick the gadget you want the remote to control (DVD/Blu-ray player, DVR, gaming console, soundbar, TV, etc.). Enter a DIRECTV remote code if your computer isn't identified. 

4. Follow the prompts on your screen to complete.

 

Standard DVR or SD Receiver

Fantastic stuff! You may use the precise steps above to program an SD receiver with your DIRECTV universal remote control.

Sharing your TV's input source with DIRECTV Universal Remote

1. Slide the mode switch

2. Press down the Mute and Select buttons simultaneously. Let go if you see the green light blink twice.

3. Press 960, the green light should blink twice again.

4. Slide the mode switch to the DIRECTV logo.

 

 

How To Program Your DIRECTV Remote

Programming a DIRECTV Genie Remote for HDTV or Audio Device

 

These instructions will automatically help you program your DIRECTV Genie remote.

1. On your Genie HD DVR, Genie Mini, or Wireless Genie Mini, point to the Genie remote.

2. Keep down the Mute and Enter buttons as you continue to aim the remote at your screen. Let go, the green light from the remote blinks twice.

3. The TV should show "Applying IR/RF Setup." This means you're in RF mode—the time it's to program the remote.

4. Turn on the computer that you pair with your remote.

5. Hit the Menu on the remote.

6. Choose Settings & Help - Settings - Remote Control - Program Remote

7. Complete the pairing process by following the on-screen instruction.

 

Programming a DIRECTV Genie Remote manually

 

1. On your Genie HD DVR, Genie Mini, or Wireless Genie Mini, point to the Genie remote.

2. Keep down the Mute and Pick buttons when pointing the remote at your screen. If the remote's green light blinks twice, let go.

3. Press 961

4. Click the Channel Up button.

5. Click Enter

6. Pick OK when you see "Your remote is set up for RF now" on your TV screen.

7. Turn on the device. You want to pair.

8. Click Menu

9. Choose Settings & Help - Settings - Remote Control - Program Remote.

10. Choose the device you want to pair and follow the instructions on the screen to complete.

11. Now, the remote should be completely paid and ready.

 

Programming a Genie Remote with a DIRECTV Ready TV

 

A DIRECTV Ready TV lets you watch DIRECTV without an extra Genie or Genie Mini when linked to a Genie DVR. Here's how to pair your Genie remote with a DIRECTV Ready TV:

1.Point the remote at your Genie DVR.

2. Click and hold Mute and Enter. Once you see the green light blink twice, you can let go.

3. A display message should appear on your screen "Applying IR/RF Setup"

4. Power on your DIRECTV Ready TV.

5. Press down Mute and Select together. It should blink twice then let go.

6. For your DIRECTV Ready TV, enter the manufacturer's code. Here are TV codes for Samsung, Sony, and Toshiba:

7. It should be ready to go!

 

You are ready to set this guide aside and enjoy your DIRECTV service, with your remote paired and devices active.

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