How to Program a GE Universal Remote to a Vizio TV Without Codes?

How to Program a GE Universal Remote to a Vizio TV Without Codes?

How to Program Your GE Universal Remote:

Are you tired of having a million remotes for all your devices? TVs, cable boxes, DVD players – it’s so confusing! That’s where the GE Universal Remote comes in. With just one remote, you can control everything! Let me show you how to set it up.

What is a GE Universal Remote?

A universal remote is a remote control that can operate multiple devices. The GE Universal Remote lets you control your TV, cable box, DVD player, and more with one simple remote. No more searching through many remotes trying to find the right one!

The universal remote uses codes to “speak” the language of each device. The remote can communicate with and control that device by programming the correct codes. Pretty cool, huh?

Getting Your Remote Ready:

Before we can program the GE remote, we need to get it ready:

  1. Open up the battery compartment and remove the batteries.
  2. Look inside for a sticker that shows the model version (V1, V2, etc). If there’s no version listed, it’s a V1.
  3. Put the batteries back in.

Now, we’re all set to start programming!

Programming Method 1: Manual Code Entry

This first method is for when you know the code for your device. It may be listed in the manual or found online.

  1. Press the “Setup” button until the light stays on.
  2. Press the button for the device you want to program (TV, DVD, etc).
  3. Use the number buttons to enter the code for that device.
  4. The light will blink and stay on if the code works.
  5. Try the “Power” button – success if your device turns off!

If it didn’t work, you may have entered the wrong code. Try again with a different code.

Programming Method 2: Automatic Code Search

Need to know the code? No problem! The remote can search through codes automatically.

  1. Turn on the device you want to control.
  2. Point the remote at it and press and hold “Setup” until the light stays on.
  3. Press the button for that device (TV, DVD, etc). The light will blink once.
  4. Repeatedly press “Channel Up” until the device turns off.
  5. When it turns off, press “Mute” to save that code.

The remote will cycle through codes, sending a signal to your device until it finds the right one!

Programming Method 3: No Code Needed

You can program the GE remote without any codes. It’s easy:

  1. Turn on your device.
  2. Press and hold “Setup” until the light stays on.
  3. Press the device button you want to program.
  4. Repeatedly press “Channel Up” until the device turns off.
  5. Press “Mute” to lock in that control setting.

The remote will eventually find the proper signal for your device. It’s as simple as that!

Common Device Codes:

While the automatic methods work great, try entering codes manually. Here are some standard codes for different devices:


Samsung: 0060, 0032

LG: 0050, 0022

Sony: 0002, 0071

Cable Boxes: 

Motorola: 0003, 0004

Cisco: 0187, 0267

DVD Players:

Sony: 31033

LG: 20591

Panasonic: 20703

Always check the code list for your remote’s model, but those are some frequently used options.

Finding Codes for Your Devices:

Need the code handy? No need to panic! There are a few ways to find codes for programming your GE remote:

– Check the device’s manual or look for a sticker with the code

– Search the brand’s website for a code list

– Use the GE remote control support site to look up codes by brand

– Try the auto code search to scan for the correct setting

With a bit of searching, you should be able to find the codes to program your remote manually.


Sometimes, the remote wants to avoid cooperating. But don’t give up! Here are some troubleshooting tips:

– Replace the batteries and try reprogramming

– Make sure you are pointing the remote at the device

– Double-check that you entered the correct code

– Retry the auto code search a few times

– Look for updated codes online for your devices

If you still have issues after trying those tips, the remote may need to be replaced. But usually, it’s just a simple setting that needs to be adjusted.


There you have it—now you know how to program your GE Universal Remote to control all your devices with a straightforward controller. No more fumbling with multiple remotes! The setup process is easy using codes or the auto-program features.

Having a universal remote will make your life so much easier. You can relax and enjoy your TV, movies, and music hassle-free. So please pick up a GE Universal Remote and get it programmed. Your couch time just got a significant upgrade!