Control multiple devices with a Comcast universal remote

Updated 4/8/2014 9:06:20 PM by Comcast Expert
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Introduction

Your Comcast Universal Remote Control is a powerful tool – it can be used to control not only your cable box, but two extra peripherals as well. Many Business customers typically set up the universal remote to control the TV and one additional device, such as a DVD player or surround sound system.

Universal Remote programming basics

Before programming your remote, locate the correct manufacturer’s programming code that corresponds to your device. The codes can be located on page 2 of your Comcast Universal Remote Control user guide. If your brand is not listed in the user guide, see Programming Your TV Using the Code Search Function or Programming Your Auxiliary Accessory using the Code Search Function below.

Many of the remote controls sold in retail stores will work with Comcast equipment. However, to ensure that your remote works properly with your Comcast cable box, use the remote control included with your digital video subscription.

Note:The Digital Transport Adapter remote control is not a multi-device remote control and only controls the digital adapter and a TV.

Programming a Comcast Universal Remote to work with your TV

Step 1:

Locate the correct manufacturer's programming code that corresponds to your specific TV. Write the codes down in the order they appear on a separate piece of paper, or have them highlighted and readily available for reference. Your unique code(s) can be found on Page 2 of your Comcast Universal Remote Control user guide.


Step 2:

Turn on the TV and tune to a station that has both picture and sound.

Please read septs 3 to 6 completely before proceeding. Have the list of codes available for reference before moving on to step 3.


Step 3:

On the remote control, press the TV key once.


Step 4:

Press and hold Setup until the TV key blinks twice, then release Setup.


Step 5:

Enter the first five-digit code for your device. If you perform this procedure correctly and the code is valid, the TV key will blink twice. If you enter an invalid code, the TV key will display one long blink and exit the programming mode. Repeat steps 3 to 5 with a valid code.


Step 6:

Aim the remote control at the TV and press the Power key. The TV should turn off. If it does not respond, repeat steps 3 to 6, trying each code listed for your brand until you find one that works. If it still does not work, try Searching for Your Code to Program your TV.

Make sure that the selected code can control all functions of the remote, including power, volume control and input selection. Some codes may allow for volume control, but not power and input selection and vice versa.


Step 7:

Once you have found a code that controls all of the functions you would like to control, write the device code down in a secure location for future reference.


Programming a Comcast Universal Remote to work with your DVD player, surround sound system, or other accessory

Step 1:

Locate the correct manufacturer's programming code that corresponds to your specific auxillary device. Write the codes down in the order they appear on a separate piece of paper, or have them highlighted and readily available for reference. Your unique code(s) can be found on Page 2 of your Comcast Universal Remote Control user guide.


Step 2:

Turn on the device and insert media if applicable so that there is video and/or sound.

Please read septs 3 to 6 completely before proceeding. Have the list of codes available for reference before moving on to step 3.


Step 3:

On the remote control, press the AUX key once.


Step 4:

Press and hold Setup until the AUX key blinks twice, then release Setup.


Step 5:

Enter the first five-digit code for your device. If you perform this procedure correctly and the code is valid, the AUX key will blink twice. If you enter an invalid code, the AUX key will display one long blink and exit the programming mode. Repeat steps 3 to 5 with a valid code.


Step 6:

Aim the remote control at the deivce and press the Power key. The device should turn off. If it does not respond, repeat steps 3 to 6, trying each code listed for your brand until you find one that works. If it still does not work, try Searching for Your Code to Program your TV.

Make sure that the selected code can control all functions of the remote, including power, volume control and play/pause functionality if applicable. Some codes may allow for volume control, but not power and play/pause functionality and vice versa.


Step 7:

Once you have found a code that controls all of the functions you would like to control, write the device code down in a secure location for future reference.


Programming a Comcast Universal Remote to work with your TV using the code search function

If your TV does not respond to the remote control after trying all the codes listed for your brand, or your brand is not listed at all, try searching for your code using the built in code search function.

Search mode will send IR codes from the on board library to the selected device, starting with the most popular code first.

Step 1:

Turn on your TV.


Step 2:

On the remote control, press TV once. Then press and hold Setup until the TV key blinks twice, then release Setup.


Step 3:

Enter 9-9-1. The TV key will blink twice.


Step 4:

Press and release the digit 1. The TV key will blink twice.


Step 5:

Press Powerand aim the remote control at the TV and press CH + one or more times until the TV turns off.


Step 6:

Press Setup once to lock in the code. The TV key will blink twice. The code search function is now complete and your remote will control your TV.


If you would like to find out which five-digit code if operating your equipment, perform a Code Check.

Programming a Comcast Universal Remote to work with your DVD player, surround sound system or other accesory using the code search function

If your auxillary does not respond to the remote control after trying all the codes listed for your brand, or your brand is not listed at all, try searching for your code using the built in code search function.

Search mode will send IR codes from the on board library to the selected device, starting with the most popular code first.

Step 1:

Turn on your auxillary device.


Step 2:

On the remote control, press AUX once. Then press and hold Setup until the AUX key blinks twice, then release Setup.


Step 3:

Enter 9-9-1. The AUX key will blink twice.


Step 4:

Press and release the digit 2 if you are searching for a DVD player or VCR. Press and release the digit 3 if you are searching for an audio device. The AUX key will blink twice.


Step 5:

Press Powerand aim the remote control at the auxillary device and press CH + one or more times until the device turns off.


Step 6:

Press Setup once to lock in the code. The AUX key will blink twice. The code search function is now complete and your remote will control your auxillary device.


If you would like to find out which five-digit code if operating your equipment, perform a Code Check.

Performing a code check after using the code search function

If you have set up the remote control using the code search function, you may need to find out which five-digit code is operating your equipment. Performing a code check will allow you to find out which code is operating your selected device.

Performing a code check for a TV

 

Step 1:

Turn on your TV.


Step 2:

On the remote control, press TV once. Then press and hold Setup until the TV key blinks twice, then release Setup.


Step 3:

Enter 9-9-0. The TV key will blink twice.


Step 4:

To view the code for the first digit, press 1 once. Wait 3 seconds and count the number of times the TV key blinks and write down the number. The amount of blinks is equal to the value of the first digit of the code. If a code digit is "0," the selected mode key will not blink


Step 5:

Repeat step 4 four more times for the remaining digits. Use 2 for the second digit, 3 for the third digit, 4 for the fourth digit and 5 for the fifth digit. Finish writing down the code in sequential order and store it in a safe place for future reference.


Performing a code check for an auxillary deivce

 

Step 1:

Turn on your auxillary device.


Step 2:

On the remote control, press AUX once. Then press and hold Setup until the AUX key blinks twice, then release Setup.


Step 3:

Enter 9-9-0. The AUX key will blink twice.


Step 4:

To view the code for the first digit, press 1 once. Wait 3 seconds and count the number of times the AUX key blinks and write down the number. The amount of blinks is equal to the value of the first digit of the code. If a code digit is "0," the selected mode key will not blink


Step 5:

Repeat step 4 four more times for the remaining digits. Use 2 for the second digit, 3 for the third digit, 4 for the fourth digit and 5 for the fifth digit. Finish writing down the code in sequential order and store it in a safe place for future reference.

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