How to program a Philips Universal Remote control? | Setup guide

If you just bought a Philips Universal remote control and searching for how to sync it with the device, you have come to the right place. With the Philips universal remote, you can program it and use it to control different gadgets at once. So instead of switching between multiple remotes when you want to switch the volume on your TV and DVD player, you can use your universal remote to do so.

Thankfully, like most universal remotes out there, the Philips remote comes with the ‘Code Search’ option. Also, the process of how to program a Philips universal remote is easy. A newbie can get it done in minutes by following the steps listed below.



How to program a Philips Universal Remote with setup button

Step 1. Ensure you turn on the device you want to sync with the universal remote.

Step 2. Hold your Philips remote to face the device you want to program.

Step 3. Find the power-up button on the remote and press to suit the device you want to sync. For instance, if you want to sync a TV, Press the ‘TV’ key. For a DVD, press the ‘DVD’ option.

Step 4. You will find the ‘Setup’ button at the top of the remote control. Hold down the button for several seconds until the tiny LED light on the remote blinks three times. After that, you release the ‘SETUP’ button.

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Step 5. Press 9-9-1. If you get this right, the tiny LED light on top of the remote control will blink twice.

Step 6. After that, press the ‘1’ button if you want to program the remote to a TV. Press the ‘0’ if you want to program the remote to a satellite/Cable. Finally, if you want to program the remote to an Audio/VCR device, enter ‘2’.

Step 7. Find and press the ‘Power’ button on top of the remote. After that press, the ‘CHAN+’ on the remote a couple of times until the device you want to program turns off.

Step 8. Finally, press the ‘SETUP’ button again and hold it until the tiny LED light blinks twice again.

Voila. You have successfully programmed your Philips universal remote.

How to Program a Philips CL 019 Universal Remote Control

If your Philips universal remote is the CL 019 remote control, then you need to use the tutorial to program it. This is because the process of syncing a CL 019 Philips remote is slightly different from that of the general Philips universal remote control.

You can sync and program your CL 019 Philips remote control to your Cable Box, TV, DVD player and VCR. With it, you won’t need to keep difference remotes for each device. Also, the CL 019 Philips remote has the ‘Code Search’ key which makes it easy to sync with any device.

Step 1. Turn on the device you want to sync with your universal remote.

Step 2. Hold your CL 019 Philips to face the device.

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Step 3. Press and Hold the ‘Cold Search’. The tiny LED light will turn on.

Step 4. Press ‘Play’ if you want to Sync with a DVD player or VCR and Press Channel Up to program a TV. Continue to press the button and ensure your remote is facing the device. The remote will search through a database of remote codes from manufacturers until it gets the right one for your device.

Step 5. Once the correct code is found, your device will go off. Press the ‘Mute’ button once your device turns off. Viola, your device has been synced to the universal remote.

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