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Program Remote to TV or Other Device

The following article will show you how to program your remote to control your TV or another device like a DVD player or audio system. This article is most helpful for customers where one of the following scenarios applies:

  • The volume on your remote is not working, but everything else is
  • You recently bought a new TV
  • You recently bought or received a new remote

Related Article: If the Power and Volume buttons are the only working functions on your remote or you recently upgraded or replaced your receiver, check out our other article, How to Program Remote to Receiver.

Select Your Remote Type

Please select your remote to view remote-specific support steps.

20.0, 20.1, 21.0, 21.1 Remotes

Select a remote, product type, and manufacturer below to see the currently-known remote codes you should try.



  1. While at the device location, point the remote at the device.

    If programming to a TV, press and hold the TV button on the remote until all four mode buttons light up. If programming to any other device type, use the AUX or DVD buttons.
    Menu - Remote
  2. Enter the three-digit remote control code. The mode button you selected will light up.

    If you are programming a code into AUX Mode, you must do the following before entering the device code:
    • Press 0 for a TV (if TV code is 500, enter 0500)
    • Press 1 for a VCR/DVD (if DVD code is 617, enter 1617)
    • Press 2 for any other device (if device code is 639, enter 2639)
  3. Press the POUND (#) button

    The mode button you are programming will flash three times
  4. Press the POWER button

    The device will turn off

40.0/50.0/52.0/54.0 Remote

Hi, I’m Ryan. If you want your remote to control functions like volume on your TV or another device, then this video is for you! The process is easy.

From your Hopper’s Menu, select “Settings.”

Select “Remote Control.”

Arrow to and select the desired device.

From there, select the pairing wizard.

Select your device brand, and then select “Next.”

Your Hopper will begin testing a pairing code for your device brand.

To test the code, press the Volume Up button on your remote. If you are programming to a device other than your TV, press the power button.

If the remote works, select “Finished.”

If the remote does not work, select “Try Next Code.”

Repeat to test additional codes until you find the correct one for your device.

Thanks for watching, and I’ll see you guys next time.

  1. Press the HOME button twice or the MENU button once, depending on your remote
    Menu button on 40.0 remote (first button in the second row of buttons)Home button on 50.0 remote (first button in the top row of four buttons.)Home button on 52.0 remote (first button in the top row of four buttons.)Home button on 54.0 remote (second button in the top row of three buttons)
  2. Select Settings
    Settings menu option (use the remote to move through the grid of menu options)
  3. Select Remote Control
    Remote Control menu option (use the remote to move through the grid of menu options)
  4. Arrow to and select the device code you want to learn
    list of available devices (use the remote to move up and down through the list of options)
  5. Select the appropriate Pairing Wizard for the device
    selecting Pairing Wizard (use the remote to move up and down through the list of options)
  6. Arrow to and select the brand of the device
    selecting device brand (use the remote to move up and down through the list of options)
  7. Select Next
    Next button (arrow right to select it)
  8. Press the VOLUME UP button to test the remote (if other than TV, press power button)
    Volume up button on 50.0 remote (vertical rocker button near the bottom left of the remote)
  9. If the remote works, select Finished
    Finished button (scroll left or right to select it)
  10. If the remote does not work, select Try Next Code
    Try Next Code button (scroll left or right to select it)
  11. Repeat steps 8-10 until a working code is found