Programming Common Cox Cable Remotes

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Programming Cox Cable Remotes can be easy, as long as you follow some basic steps. We walk you through programming two of the most common remotes.

We have remote controls for everything in our entertainment library, which makes it annoying when all you want to do is curl up and watch a good movie with your family. You pick up one remote to turn on the TV, another remote for the cable box, then yet another for the sound system. That’s a lot of remotes that you don’t really need to have.

Did you know that you can easily stash the extra remotes and just use the remote that came with your Cox Cable box? It just takes a few minutes and you can program it to run your basic entertainment equipment.

URC 8820 Quick Programming

Cox remote - URC8820You can program three devices on this remote, it comes with a button for the TV, DVD, and one called AUX that can be used for a stereo or any other component of your entertainment system. The DVD button can be used for your DVD, Blu-Ray Player or VHS, and if you have multiples, you can use the auxiliary button to program them, while the primary one remains on the DVD button.

To program the TV

  1. Turn on the TV
  2. Hold the Mute and Select buttons until the device button blinks twice and then release the buttons
  3. Press and release the TV button
  4. Aim the remote at the Cable box and Press number from below that corresponds to your TV brand;
  • Vizio — 0
  • Insignia — 1
  • LG — 2
  • Mitsubishi — 3
  • Panasonic — 4
  • Phillips/Magnavox — 5
  • Samsung — 6
  • Sharp — 7
  • Sony — 8
  • Toshiba — 9

To Program the DVD/VHS

  1. Turn on the Device you want to program
  2. Hold the Mute and Select buttons until the device button blinks twice and then release the buttons
  3. Press and release the DVD button
  4. Aim the remote at the Cable box and Press number from below that corresponds to your DVD or VCR brand;
  • Toshiba — 0
  • LG — 1
  • Memorex — 2
  • Panasonic — 3
  • Philips/Magnavox — 4
  • RCA — 5
  • Samsung — 6
  • Sharp — 7
  • Sony — 8
  • Sylvania — 9

Programming the AUX button is similar. However, you will need to refer to the remote control user’s guide to find the correct code. Also, refer to the guide if you cannot find your device listed in the quick lists above.

Quick Programming

Cox remote - M7820This remote allows programming for three devices, it has TV, DVD and AUX buttons. DVD can be programmed for a DVD, Blu-Ray, PVR, or VCR. While the AUX is typically used for stereo equipment, it can also be used for additional devices such as your recorders and players.

To Program the TV

  1. Look at the list of codes to find the one that corresponds with your television brand and write it all of them down.
  2. Turn on the television
  3. Press the TV button on the remote
  4. Press and hold the Setup button, until the TV button blinks twice
  5. Using the keypad on your Cox Cable remote, enter the first code for your device. If the TV button blinks twice, the code was accepted. If the TV button has one long blink then attempt steps 4 and 5 again with the next code in line and work through until you find the one that works.

To Program DVD or AUX buttons follow the same procedure as the TV, using the corresponding device buttons.

Manual Code Search

If none of the codes work for your device, or you can’t find your manufacturer then you need to make the remote search for the correct code.

  1. Turn on the device you want to program into the remote
  2. Push the corresponding device button
  3. Press and hold the Setup button, until the device button blinks twice
  4. Using the keypad on your Cox Cable remote, enter the code 9-9-1, the device button should blink twice.
  5. Aim at the item you are programming and hit Power
  6. Press CH+ while aiming at the device, continue pushing the CH+ with a one second pause between each press. When the device turns off, you have found the correct code.
  7. Press the Setup button to lock the code in.

If you have a different Cox Cable remote, you can try the manual code search, as most remotes operate in a similar fashion. If not, then you can check out the Cox Cable website and download the manual for your remote.

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