How to Program Philips Universal Remote Codes?

How to Program Philips Universal Remote Codes?

Philips universal remotes are cool. They can control almost any TV, DVD player, Blu-ray player, cable box, or set-top box. Setting up your remote is a little different for each type of remote. But the main idea is pretty much the same for all of them. Using the auto-code search makes it a lot easier and takes out a lot of the guesswork. This article will show you how to program your Philips universal remote step by step.

Important Things to Keep in Mind:

– The best way to connect your Philips universal remote to your devices is by using the Direct Code Entry method. This means you need to find a special code for your device.

– You can also try using the auto-search method. But this might take a few tries before your remote finds the right code for your device.

– If your remote doesn’t have a “Setup” button, you should use the Direct Code Entry method instead.

Method 1: Direct Code Entry:

Step 1: Find the Code for Your Device

– Look in the instruction book that came with your remote. In the back, there will be a list of different brands and codes.

– Find your brand on the list. Then look for your specific model and write down the special code next to it.

– If you have a common brand like Samsung or LG, there might be 20 or 30 different codes. Make sure you find the right one for your specific device.

– Newer remotes and TVs might show the list of codes on your TV screen when you start setting up the remote.

– Older devices usually have 4-digit codes, while newer ones tend to have 5-digit codes.

– If you don’t have the instruction book anymore, you can also look online for the code. Just search for your remote’s model number, which is usually on the back of the remote.

Tip: If the first code you try doesn’t work, don’t give up! Try some of the other codes for your brand. Sometimes updates to the device can change which codes work.

Step 2: Turn on Your Device

– Make sure the device you want to control with the remote is turned on. 

Step 3: Press and Hold the Device Button

– On your remote, find the button at the top for the type of device you’re setting up (TV, DVD, DVR, etc.).

– Press and hold that button for about 5 seconds until the red light at the top of the remote turns on. Then let go of the button.

– On older remotes, the light might blink instead of staying on. That’s okay, just hold the button for 5 seconds even if you don’t see the light.

Step 4: Enter the Code

– Using the number buttons on your remote, type in the code you found for your device.

– If you entered the code correctly, the red light should turn off. 

– If it was a bad code, the red light might flash and stay on. If that happens, you can try entering a different code.

Method 2: Using Auto Code Search:

Step 1: Check if Your Device Will Work With the Remote

– Most major brands of TVs, DVD players, Blu-ray players, and cable boxes will work with Philips universal remotes.

– But there are a few brands that might not be compatible. 

– Check the instruction book or look online to make sure your device is supported.

– Keep in mind that most universal remotes can only control up to 3 devices before they lose all the programming. If you have more than 3 things to control, consider getting a second remote.

Step 2: Turn on Your Device

– Make sure the device you want to set up is plugged in and turned on.

Step 3: Press and Hold the “Setup” Button

– Look for a button labeled “Setup” on your Philips remote. 

– Press and hold the “Setup” button for about 5 seconds until the red light comes on.

– If you don’t have a button that says “Setup”, your remote might not be a Philips universal remote. In that case, this method won’t work and you should try the Direct Code Entry method instead.

Step 4: Press and Hold the Device Button

– While pointing the remote at your device, press and hold the button for the type of device you’re programming (TV, DVD, etc.).

– When the red light blinks once, let go of the button.

– On some older remotes, the light might not blink. That’s okay, just hold the button for about 5 seconds.

Step 5: Press the Power Button

– Point the remote at your device and press the power button.

– The remote will send a series of codes to try to turn off your device.

– Keep pressing the power button until your device turns off. 

– This might take a while because the remote sends codes in batches of 10. You might have to press the power button many times.

– The light on the remote will flash each time a code is sent and will stay on after a batch of 10 codes.

Step 6: Lock in the Code

– Once your device turns off, press the same device button you pressed in step 4.

– This locks in the code for that device and completes the setup.

Tips for Philips SRP5004 Model Remote:

If you have an older Philips SRP5004 remote, the setup process is a little different. Here’s how to program it with or without codes:

With Code

  1. Turn on your device
  2. Press and hold the button for your device type (TV, DVD, etc.) for 5 seconds until the red light comes on
  3. Find your device code and enter it using the number buttons

   – If the light turns off after entering the code, that means it was incorrect

  1. Point the remote at your device and press the power button until the device turns off
  2. Press the device button again to lock in the code

Without Code

  1. Follow steps 1-2 from above
  2. Instead of entering a code, enter “9999”
  3. The remote will start cycling through all possible codes
  4. Keep pressing the power button until your device turns off
  5. When it turns off, press the device button to lock in the code

Conclusion:

Programming your Philips universal remote doesn’t have to be hard. By following these steps, you can set it up to control all your devices without needing a different remote for each one. The Direct Code Entry method is usually the fastest way, as long as you have the right code for your device. If you don’t have the code, the Auto Code Search can find it for you. It just might take a bit longer. With a little patience, you’ll have your remote working in no time!