If you’re sick of fumbling around trying to local the different remotes for every piece of gear in your A/V arsenal, RCA’s universal remotesare perfect for reducing the number of remotes you need to work the various components, as well as the clutter on your coffee table. For this how-to, we’ll be using the automatic code search method, which allows you to pair devices in a relatively quick and painless manner. We will warn you that it does occasionally take some trial and error, so just be patient.
First, grab your new remote and make sure the components you want to be synced are all hooked up. If not, plug everything in just how you want it. There’s nothing worse than trying to set up a universal remote only to realize your TV and receiver — or another component — simply aren’t connected.
Now that everything is hooked up, get ready to program your remote control. Here’s a step-by-step guide to programming everything into that single RCA device:
If you don’t press the buttons correctly, you might mess up the syncing process. This is the main reason why it might take some trial and error to get the remoteset up.
RCA’s remotes are great if you’re looking for something simple and functional, but sometimes you’re looking for something more — something that can act as the total command center for your living room. If that sounds more your speed, be sure to check out our list of the best universal remotes available.