Hello Forum Members....looking for Guidance Please - Direct TV remote (large white Universal)

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  1. jimmie57

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    I have to go for about an hour. I have a handicapped son and I need to give him his pills and food.
    Others might help while I am gone and that will be fine.
     
  2. Deane

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    Jimmie,
    Great Video.....Will try it as soon as I get home.. Thank You !!!
     
  3. jimmie57

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    Here is another one for after you get the receiver out of RF mode.
    You can program the remote for your TV using onscreen information, no codes to enter.
    youtube solid signal remote - Bing video
     
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    Menu>Settings>Remote Control>Reset Remote. That should take you to IR.

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  5. jimmie57

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    I gave him a video that shows changing the receiver to RF and then he tell what to do to get it out.
    Same thing except press Select where it now says RF and arrow down to IR and press Select again using the buttons on the receiver.
     
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  6. Deane

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    cant get there .....No access to any of the keys on the remote.....receiver cant read them
     
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    The only keys that work are the power and volume.....The remote will not react to any buttons.....Thanks for the effort Rich :)
     
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    OK, let's reset the remote (if I can remember how). Make sure the slider on top of the remote is on the Death Star. Press the Mute button and the Select button at the same time and hold until the green light at the top of the remote flashes two times. Once you see that hit 981 on the keyboard. That should reset the remote in IR. IIRC. Haven't done this in ages.

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    Rich is talking about using the buttons on the front of the receiver.

    From your description you never completed the change to RF. You changed the receiver and then stopped and did not change the remote.
     
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    The highlighted above activates a code search for a code that will operate your TV. The slider switch needs to be on the TV spot before starting this.
    When it turned off is a sign that it thought this would work for your TV and one code did and that was to turn it off. Sometimes there are several codes that will operate part of the TV but not all of what you want.
     
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    I do not know if this remote will operate the Apple TV ??

    new remote from Direct TV and after some back and fourth I was rewarded with one free of charge yesterday. I was tired of using the TV, Apple TV and Direct TV remotes and want to use just one.
     
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    This is another reason I think the Receiver is in RF mode and it needs to be changed first using the buttons on the front of the receiver.
    After changing it, see if the old remote works.
    If it does, then reset the new remote like Rich lined out.
    Then you can program it for your TV.
    Then the Input button if needed.
     
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  13. Deane

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    Guys
    just got home ….left early to apply the knowledge you have all provided.....stand buy
     
  14. Deane

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    turned tv on with Westinghouse remote......direct tv screen saver is bouncing across screen....
     
  15. Deane

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    and receiver is on.....
     
  16. Deane

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    WE ARE IN BUSINES FELLOW FORUM FRIENDS !!!!
    Cant thank all of you Enough !!!!
    Beers are on Me :) Thank You ……………...
     
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    Yeah, that was what I was thinking, use the front panel. Should have said that, my bad.

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