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Remote Codes and Programming Instructions

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Universal Remote Control
IMPORTANT: The information provided here is only for Sony remote controls. If you need help with a non-Sony remote, please contact that remote manufacturer.

Programming Codes

Select the brand name from the drop down list for each device for which you want to see codes.

Note: If your device brand is not listed, try the codes listed for other brands.



Code Choices

AV Receiver  
Cable Box  
CD Player  
Digital Satellite receiver  
Digital Video Recorder  
Dream System  
DVD Player  
DVD Recorder  
Hard Drive/DVD Combo  
Laser Disc Player  
Lighting System  
MD Deck  
Tape Deck  

Programming Instructions

Follow these steps to program the remote control.

  1. On the remote control, press and hold the COMMANDER OFF button.
  2. While holding the COMMANDER OFF button, press the MUTING button.
  3. Release the COMMANDER OFF button.
  4. On the LCD, touch PRESET.
  5. Touch the component name for the desired component.
  6. Using the number display on the LCD, enter the component's manufacturer code. Note: If more than one code number is listed for the manufacturer, enter one code at a time until you find one that works.
  7. Press the OK button.
  8. Press and hold the COMMANDER OFF button for more than two seconds, or until the remote turns off.


  • If more than one code number is listed for your device brand, enter one code at a time until you find one that works.
  • If none of the codes listed for your device brand worked, try codes listed for other brands or perform a search for the correct code (available only on certain models). Check the manual for information about the search option.
  • The previously entered code number will be erased when you enter a new code on the remote.
  • You may need to reprogram the remote after replacing the batteries.
  • If programming fails, you may need to reset the remote control: Remove the batteries, press each button twice, and then put the batteries back in.
  • The operation of a combination deck of any kind is not guaranteed.
  • Some functions of a device may not be controllable by the remote. Please refer to the device manual for details.
  • You may not be able to operate your non-Sony equipment with this remote control. This occurs when the device uses codes not provided for this remote. In this case, please use the device's original remote control or purchase a universal remote control that has a learning function.

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