How To Use the RCA Universal Remote

The invention of the remote control changed the way you enjoy your home entertainment - from your TV, VCR or DVD player, and stereo. All you have to do is rely on your remote control and presto, you get to operate your home entertainment appliance effortlessly. By pressing a button, you can turn an appliance on and off and adjust its settings. Essentially, your remote control permits you to manage your entertainment system even if you are just sitting on your couch.

One of the highly respected remote control manufactures introduced a universal remote control. RCA thought of one remote control to operate several entertainment devices, regardless of brand or make. Once you have programmed your RCA universal remote control, you don’t need to worry much about handling your entertainment system. Here are some pointers on how you can use your RCA universal remote control:

  • Decide on the entertainment device that you wish to program using your RCA universal remote control. Then, turn it on.
  • Hold your RCA universal remote control and position it towards your entertainment device. Then, press its “On/Off” button. Hold the button until it begins to illuminate. Continue to hold on so that the light stays on.
  • Note that while you are holding on the “On/Off” button of your remote control, the light will soon disappear. Keep pressing on it until the light turns on again. By that time, you should be ready to enter the brand code of your entertainment device.
  • You can get the brand code of your entertainment device from the manual accompanying your RCA universal remote control. If you can’t find the corresponding brand code of your entertainment device from the list, you can go on-line to access it. Visit You can readily download from there the updated code list. Once you have gotten hold of the code, punch it into your RCA universal remote control. Then, you can press and hold on the “On/Off” button again.
  • Just keep on pressing and holding the “On/Off” button. Wait until your entertainment device turns off. That confirms the acceptance of the code. That also validates that your RCA universal remote control has been successfully programmed. You can save the device code by pressing and holding the “Stop” button on your remote control.
  • When you are ready to use your entertainment device and you want to control it with your RCA universal remote, look for the button that corresponds to it. After pressing that button, your remote control is automatically linked to your entertainment device. When you need to switch to your other entertainment device, press the assigned button device. Again, your remote control is ready to access the other entertainment device. You can use it as you wish.

Take good care of your RCA universal remote control. You want to use it for a longer time. If you have children at home, teach them how to properly use it. Don’t allow them to play with it. Settings may be changed when they start pressing buttons randomly.


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