None of the codes for my TV/stereo manufacturer work when I do a code search.

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Remotes and Cables » Troubleshooting Information

Please note: Only follow the instructions below if you've already tried programming your remote control using the TiVo media device setup and couldn't find the correct remote control code.

To find a code, try the following:

Step 1
Cover the end of the TiVo remote control with your hand, blocking the transmission to your TiVo media device.

Step 2
Do one of the following:

  • To search for a code to control TV power and volume: hold down the remote's TiVo and TV POWER buttons simultaneously until the red light on the remote control stays on.
  • To search for a code to control the "Input" button on your TV: hold down the TiVo and TV INPUT buttons simultaneously until the red light on the remote control stays on.
  • To search for a code to control A/V stereo volume: hold down the TiVo and MUTE buttons simultaneously until the red light on the remote control stays on.

Please note: The red light on your remote will illuminate until the code search is complete.

Step 3
Remove your hand from the end of the TiVo remote control.

Step 4
Enter one of the following codes:

  • To search TV power and volume codes: enter code 0999.
  • To search TV input codes: enter code 0999.
  • To search A/V stereo codes: enter code 1999.

Please note: After you enter the code, the red light will flash once and then remain on.

Step 5
Press CHANNEL UP once every two seconds. This will test hundreds of codes, one by one.
Please note: Do not go any faster than this or you may skip over a code that works.

Step 6
Do one or more of the following:

  • TV power and volume: if you press CHANNEL UP and your TV turns off, press ENTER to select the code.
  • TV input: if you press CHANNEL UP and your TV switches inputs, press ENTER to select the code.
  • A/V stereo: if you press CHANNEL UP and the volume on your stereo is muted, press ENTER to select the code.

Step 7
To test whether the codes work properly, try the following:

  • TV power and volume: press the TV POWER button on the remote control to test the code.
  • TV input: press the TV INPUT button on the remote control to test the code.
  • A/V stereo: press the VOLUME UP and then the VOLUME DOWN buttons on the remote control to test the code.

Step 8
If you cycle through all the codes, the red light on the remote will go off, confirming you have tried all the codes.

Please note: If you went through this process and you do not find your code the first time, you might want to try the process a couple of times to make sure you did not skip over your code by going too fast. If you cannot find a code that will work, your brand of TV or stereo may not currently be supported.

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