Programming a Remote ControlWritten by Kate Ivy and Gary Davis
Programming Remote Control By Kate Ivy and Gary Davis
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Are you struggling with that multi-button remote control? Can’t quite figure out which button does what? Not to fret. We’ve put together a simple little guide to get your programming project started.
First things first, different satellite units come with different remote controls, each with their own special list of features. Ultimately however, all of these unique remotes are designed to do same thing – control your satellite unit. So while buttons may not be in same place, there are still some one-size-fits-all basics for programming your remote.
Most remotes can control multiple devices, in addition to device it was made for. A DISH Network remote for example, can typically control up to four devices: your satellite receiver, your television, a VCR and one additional unit such as a second television, VCR or stereo receiver.
To program a particular device, turn it on and press corresponding button on your remote until appropriate light begins to flash:
The SAT button controls satellite unit.
The TV button controls your television set.
The VCR button controls your VCR.
The AUX button controls additional unit you want to add.