A Universal remote is a device that controls almost all kinds of electronic appliances and equipments with ease. This means you do not have to have your living room filled with different remote controls that operate different electronic devices like the DVD Player, Stereo, Home Theater System, Air Conditioner, Television, Cable box etc. A universal remote, no matter how easy it is to operate, is always a concern for people when it comes to programming it correctly.
Following technique will give you an insight into a the right way to program your universal remote control Firstly you will have to turn on the specific device you want to program. For example if you want to program your Television set, you will have to turn it on with its existing remote. The next step will be for you to find the specific code of the television. Every model of television set manufactured by a particular company is given certain special device codes which you can find in the manual which is usually available with every electronic appliance you buy. If unable to find the code, you can always check for them on the company website online or call their customer care for the same. After acquiring the code, you will have to carefully feed the code on the keypad of the universal remote, which will notify the remote that you are programming that particular device into the remote. By doing this all the required functions related to the device (which in this case is a television) will be automatically programmed into the remote. Now will be the final step which is testing if you have done the job appropriately.
Switch off your television and now try switching it back on by pressing the ‘Power” button on your universal remote. If your television successfully switches on then it means that you have correctly programmed the device into the universal remote and now you can go to following the next step, but if it is showing some kind of a possible error than you will have to go back and check if you had put the special device code properly or not. Most of the time , the major reason of a universal remote not being able to operate an electronic appliance is due to improper insertion of the device code. Hence you will have to double check if you have found the exact code of the brand and specific model number of the electronic appliance that needs to be operated by a universal remote.
The same steps will have to be undertaken for all the appliances that need to be operated by your universal remote. But before buying one, just make sure that you have acquired the special device codes of all the electronic appliances you own because it plays a very crucial part in their programming into a universal remote. You do not want to invest a huge sum of money into purchasing a universal remote and how to program a universal remote are not being able to use it simple due to unavailability of these codes.