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Philips Universal Remote Codes: Control Your Devices with Ease

There are tons of different devices in your home theater. A universal remote can control most of your consumer electronics in a home theater, from your TV to a DVD player, even a VCR. But if you’ve ever tried to pair one of these, you know that finding the right code is the first, perhaps stressful step in the process. Programming these remotes is easy though.

Most TVs can be programmed using the auto-code-search feature, triggered on the Philips Universal Remote directly by holding ‘setup’ or ‘code search’ for 10 seconds until the light blinks, and then testing codes as you cycle through them. Philips also has an online code-lookup tool.

Philips is one of the leading brands in the market, and their universal remotes are highly popular among users. In this article, we’ll provide you with all the information you need to program your Philips universal remote, and after that we’ll look at some of the ways these remotes can enhance your home theater experience. Let’s dive in!

Here Are The Philips Universal Remote Codes You Probably Need

A Philips Universal Remote in front of a TV displaying Netflix

Finding the right remote codes for your Philips universal remote (example on Amazon) is the first step in this process, and it’s also probably the most annoying step! That’s why we’ve compiled a list of the most commonly used codes to help you get started below. (And note that we have other resources if you have an RCA, Onn, or a Vizio remote, or you’re connecting to a TCL, Toshiba, Sharp, Insignia, or Hisense TV.) These are the top 10 most popular TV brands and their codes, with a note below on how to find your code if it’s not on this list:

TV BrandPhilips Universal Remote Code(s)
Samsung0112, 0309, 0209, 0512, 0302, 0502, 0002, 0102, 0110, 0818, 0895, 0437, 0802, 0103, 0609, 0012, 0212
LG0002, 0606, 0502, 0102, 0324, 0435, 0802, 0307, 0609, 0217
Sony0414, 0902, 0801, 0708, 0639
Panasonic0718, 0416, 0007, 0618, 0807, 0039, 0739, 0345, 0696, 0901, 0608
TCL6171, 5961, 6031, 6201, 5771, 2891, 1741
Hisense0908, 0819, 0223
Philips0807, 0022, 0020, 0422, 0122, 0222, 0322, 0002, 0520, 0919, 0521, 0621, 0430, 0247, 0901, 0402, 0408, 0109, 0210, 0310, 0715
Toshiba0517, 0419, 0512, 0613, 0719, 0112, 0506, 0111, 0618, 0627, 0437, 0041, 0094, 0802, 0111, 0313, 0715
Sharp0509, 0913, 0907, 0603, 0002, 0502, 0224, 0228, 0202, 0111, 0813
For all other brands, use Philip’s Code-Finder toolPhilips Universal Remote Code-Finder Tool
Top 10 TV Brands And Their Philips Universal Remote Codes

And you should note that codes change sometimes. Or rather, the TV models change, so, your newer TV is probably going to use a later code within the manufacturer’s product line. That’s why the Code-Finder tool linked above may be crucial.

Also, have a look at our dedicated guides for programming different TV brands:

How To Program Your Philips Universal Remote (Step-By-Step)

Now that you’ve found the correct code for your device, it’s time to program your Philips universal remote. Follow these simple steps to get started:

  1. Turn on the device you want to program. Ensure that your device is powered on and ready to go.
  2. Press and hold the “Setup” button until the red indicator light on your remote turns on.
  3. Enter the four-digit code for your device using the number pad on your remote. If you entered the correct code, the red indicator light on your remote should turn off.
  4. Test your remote to ensure that it’s working properly. Point your remote at the device you just programmed and press a few buttons to make sure everything is working as it should.
  5. If your device doesn’t respond to the remote, try programming it again using a different code from the list. You may need to try several codes before finding the right one.
  6. If you still can’t get your remote to work with your device, consult the user manual for your Philips universal remote or contact Philips customer support for assistance.

Remember, programming your Philips universal remote can take a bit of trial and error, but with a little patience, you’ll be able to get it working perfectly in no time. If you’re not getting results, go ahead and try the auto-code-search functionality below.

How To Program Your Philips Universal Remote (Using Auto-Code Search)

To use the Philips code lookup/search feature, first power on your TV. Then, look for the “Setup” or “Code Search” buttons on your remote.

Hold this button down for at least 10 seconds, until the lights start to blink. Click the “TV” button to tell the remote which codes to cycle through.

Now, you are in auto-code-search mode. Point the remote at the TV and click the power button. If it doesn’t work, click the channel up key on the remote to change codes. Try the power button again. Do this until the TV responds, giving it about a second each time you change codes to make sure you’re testing it properly.

Programming Your Philips Remote For Other Devices (Not TVs)

If you own a Philips Universal Remote, you can use it to control other devices besides your TV. Here are the steps to program your remote for other devices. For all of these types of devices, the setup and pairing processes are the same – you can use manual codes or auto-code search, and consider connecting up your:

  • DVD Players
  • Cable Boxes and Streaming Devices like Roku or Fire Stick
  • Audio/Receivers

Troubleshooting Philips Universal Remote Codes

If you are having trouble with your Philips universal remote codes, don’t worry, we have some troubleshooting tips for you. Here are some common issues and solutions:

Remote Not Responding to Programmed Codes

If your remote is not responding to the programmed codes, try the following:

  • Check the batteries: Make sure the batteries are fresh and installed correctly.
  • Reset the remote: Remove the batteries and press each button on the remote once. Then, reinsert the batteries and try programming the remote again.
  • Try a different code: If the first code you tried doesn’t work, try another code for the same device.

Remote Not Working with Specific Devices

If your remote is not working with specific devices, try the following:

  • Check compatibility: Make sure the device you are trying to control is compatible with your universal remote.
  • Check for interference: Make sure there are no obstructions between the remote and the device, and that there is no interference from other devices in the room.
  • Try a different code: If the first code you tried doesn’t work, try another code for the same device.
  • Make sure your remote supports more devices: models like the one linked above only support 4, so you may simply be at the max.

Overall, programming a universal remote can be a bit tricky, but don’t give up! With a little patience and persistence, you can get your remote working with all of your devices.

Advanced Home Theater Features of Philips Universal Remotes

When it comes to home theater systems, having a universal remote that can control all of your devices is essential. The Philips Universal Remote is an excellent choice for those who want a high-quality remote that can do more than just turn on and off their TV. Here are some of the advanced features of the Philips Universal Remote that make it stand out from the competition.

First, the Philips Universal Remote has a learning mode that allows it to learn the commands of your existing remotes. This means that you can use one remote to control all of your devices, even if they are from different manufacturers. The learning mode is easy to use and can save you a lot of time and hassle.

Second, most Philips Universal Remotes have a macro function that allows you to program a sequence of commands with a single button press. For example, you can program a macro to turn on your TV, switch to your cable box, and set the volume to a specific level. This can be a real time-saver and is perfect for those who want to simplify their home theater experience.

Last, the Philips Universal Remote has a backlight feature that makes it easy to use in low-light conditions. The backlight is adjustable, so you can set it to your preferred brightness level. This feature is especially useful for those who like to watch movies in a dark room.

Overall, the Philips Universal Remote is an excellent choice for those who want a high-quality remote that can do more than just turn on and off their TV. With its learning mode, macro function, and backlight feature, it is a versatile and convenient remote that can enhance your home theater experience.

Is Your Philips Universal Remote Paired Yet?

A Philips universal remote is a great addition to any home theater setup. With the ability to control multiple devices, including streaming sticks like Roku, all through a single remote, it makes managing your entertainment system a breeze. Plus, with the option to program your own custom settings, you can create a personalized experience that suits your needs. If you’re finally past this code problem, then congratulations: time to get back to enjoying your home theater experience!