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How do I program my DIRECTV Universal Remote Control?

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You can see an easy step-by-step guide to programming your remote right on your TV screen:
ImagePress MENU on your remote control
ImageSelect Settings & Help
ImageSelect Settings
ImageSelect Remote Control
ImageSelect Program Remote and follow the on-screen prompts
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You can also use the manual method below:
ImageMake sure your TV and your receiver are both on.
ImageUse this tool to look up the 5-digit code for your TV. There could be more than one code for your brand of TV.
ImageSlide the MODE switch on your remote control to the TV position.
ImagePress and hold the MUTE and SELECT buttons at the same time until the green light at the top of your remote flashes twice, then release both buttons.
ImageUsing the number buttons, enter the 5 digit code for your brand of TV. The green light under the TV should flash twice.
ImageAim the remote at your TV and press the VOLUME UP button. If the volume doesn't increase, repeat Steps 3-5, trying a different 5-digit code for your TV. If your remote control fails to program using all available codes, try scanning for additional codes. If one of the codes worked, proceed to the next step.
ImagePress and hold MUTE and SELECT buttons until the green light at the top of your remote control flashes twice.
ImageEnter 9-6-0 using the keypad on the remote control. The green light should flash twice again.
ImageSlide the MODE switch on your remote control to the DIRECTV position.
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Follow these steps to scan for additional TV codes using your DIRECTV remote:
ImageSlide the MODE switch on your remote control all the way to the right to the TV position.
ImagePress and hold the MUTE and SELECT buttons at the same time until the green light at the top of your remote flashes twice, then release both buttons.
ImageUsing the number buttons, enter 9-9-1. The green light on your remote should flash twice.
ImageAim the remote at your TV and press CHAN/PAGE UP button. Tap the CHAN/PAGE UP button repeatedly until the TV powers off.
ImageWhen the TV powers off, press and release the SELECT button.
Note: If the green light flashes three times before your TV responds, then all codes have been cycled through. Our remote controls are guaranteed to program to your DIRECTV receiver, but your TV may not be compatible with our remote control.
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