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Universal Remote Codes For Hisense TVs + Quick Setup Steps [2023]

Universal remotes have become a crucial aspect for many home theater enthusiasts, as they allow seamless integration between various remote control devices including Hisense TVs. The hassle-free setup, though, comes at the cost of a little bit of hassle to set up the devices.

To pair your Universal Remote with your Hisense TV, first try the remote auto-code-search functionality. Then, try the most common codes: 0073, 0223, 1237, and 0004. Next, try more remote-brand-specific codes and then working the the remote’s code library one at a time.

In this article, we will explore various Hisense TV universal remote codes and provide you with the necessary information on how to program them into your remote control. Whether you have a three-digit, four-digit, or five-digit universal remote, we’ve got you covered with a comprehensive list of codes and programming instructions to ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience. After that, we’ll talk about a few tips and tricks for getting the most out of a universal remote in your home theater setup.

The Most Common Hisense TV Universal Remote Codes

Hisense Codes Different Universal Remotes

If you’ve replaced your Hisense remote with a universal one, we’re excited for you! While there are numerous universal remote codes available for Hisense TVs, we’ll start with a simple quick-reference table you can use if you just need your code right now. If you find yourself needing direction for another model, like TCL TVs (our guide on comparing the two is available here), or you want a remote-brand specific article for RCA, Philips, Onn, DirectTV, or Vizio universal remotes, check our our related guides.

These codes cater to various remote control brands, which makes setting up your universal remote a seamless process if you know what code you need. And they’re specific to Hisense TVs. We’ll cover how to set up the remote and use the code in the next section.

Also, some users won’t have a classic, dedicated universal remote. Instead, you may be working with cable or satellite TV box remote that has universal functionality, so, we’ll include some of the most common options for that below and their coes as well.

Universal Remote BrandPairing Codes for Hisense TVs
GE & One-For-All Universal Remotes0073, 0182, 0216
Phillips Universal Remotes0223, 0819, 0908
RCA Universal Remotes1237
Westinghouse Universal Remotes0004, 0073, 0077, 0182, 0216, 1016, 1173, 1176, 2060, 2463, 2464, 2503, 3537
DIRECTV Remotes0178, 10178, 10019, 10748, 11314, 11660, 11710, 11780, 12049, 10171,
11204, 11326, 11517, 11564, 11641, 11963, 12002, 12183
Time Warner Cable Remotes386, 0178, 10178, 400, 450, 461, 456, 0748, 1463, 0463,
Comcast Remotes0178, 10178, 10463, 11463, 10748, 11314, 11660, 10171, 11204, 11326,
11517, 11641, 11780, 11785, 11892, 11963, 12002
Dish Network Remotes505, 627, 538, 720, 659
Cox Communications Remotes0178, 10178, 1326, 1463
Other Common Hisense Remote Codes759, 0009, 0145, 0156, 0208, 0227, 0508, 0696, 0748, 0753, 0780, 0821, 0848, 1170, 10748, 11758, 12183
Most Common Hisense TV Universal Remote Codes

Before manually programming your remote, it’s important to know the correct code, and if you are unable to find the appropriate code for your remote, you can conduct an auto-code search on your Hisense TV, which we’ll also cover below.

Pro-Tip: Want to save some time and sidestep codes? Before you to anything else: try the auto-code search functionality of your Universal Remote to pair it with your TV auto-magically!

How To find Your Hisense Universal Remote Code (From Scratch)

So, if you’ve used our table above, and our code-entry method below, and nothing’s working, you should know how to find this code yourself. Don’t spend time on this before you try to simply pair the remote with the auto-search function and direct code entry, because it’s a little more time consuming.

Step 1: Check the manuals The first place to look for the remote code is in your universal remote’s manual or the Hisense TV manual itself. Most manuals will provide a list of codes compatible with various TV brands and models.

Step 2: Search online If you can’t find the correct code in the manuals, try searching online by typing “{your remote brand} code for Hisense TV” into a search engine. This method may provide you with the needed code, but it’s essential to verify the information’s accuracy.

Step 3: Enter the code using the direct entry instructions we have below.

The Best Simple Universal Remote We Recommend

Before we go too much further, let’s talk about the universal remote we recommend for most people. If you already have one, that’s great, but if you need a new universal remote or you just want to upgrade for more functionality, we recommend the Phillips 6-Device universal remote (on Amazon).

When selecting a universal remote for your Hisense TV, it’s important to keep in mind the ease of programming and compatibility with your specific TV model. And then you have to ask yourself–what else in my home theater can I control with this? Your stereo system, a projector, all of it can be bundled into one remote for a seamless home theater setup.

Universal remotes seem intimidating to some users (forum) because they used to require a lot more work to actually get set up and maintain over time, and even then there were tons of compatibility issues. Nowadays, though, we promise they are a much simpler and easier option!

And don’t forget about smartphone apps too. If you don’t want to use a universal remote, or you simply see the value of having a bonus remote on your phone, have a look at our article on how to use a smartphone to control any TV.

Three Ways To Program Your Universal Remote

Smart TV With Remote

Now that you have the code, or think you do anyhow, you’re ready to use it. You have two options available, and we’ll start with the easiest one:

Automatic Code Search

The easiest method to program your universal remote is through the automatic code search function. The code search feature simplifies this process by searching through the available codes until it finds the right one for your TV. To perform an automatic code search, follow these steps:

  1. Turn on the Hisense TV.

  2. Press and hold the device button on your universal remote (e.g., the TV button).

  3. While holding down the device button, press and hold the power button until the LED indicator on the remote turns on.

  4. Release both buttons and point the remote towards the TV.

  5. Press the power button repeatedly until the TV turns off.

When your TV turns off, it indicates that the correct keycode has been found. Press the device button again to save the code, and your universal remote will be programmed for your Hisense TV.

And you should note that these are generic universal remote auto-search instructions. While most universal remotes, including the Phillips one we recommend, follow this path, you might need to consult the manual for your unique make/model universal remote to figure out just how to trigger the auto code search.

Direct Code Entry

If you know the pairing for your Hisense TV, you can use the direct code entry method to program your universal remote by putting in the code and trying it directly. This process is quick and easy, even if it’s not quite as easy as the automated option. To program your remote using direct code entry, follow these steps:

  1. Turn on the Hisense TV.
  2. Press and hold the device button on your universal remote.
  3. Enter the numerical keycode associated with your TV model using the remote’s keypad.
  4. Point the remote towards the TV and press the power button. If the TV turns off, it means that the correct keycode has been entered.

Once the TV turns off using the programmed remote, press the device button again to save the code. Your universal remote is now programmed and ready for use with your Hisense TV. If the code didn’t work, do it all over again and try another one!

And, again, remember these are generic universal remote instructions. If this doesn’t work for you, or the remote doesn’t behave as you expect, double-check the universal remote’s manual to confirm how to do the direct code entry for that model.

Direct Code Search / Step Through Codes

The last, and probably most time consuming option, is to manually try codes from the remote. You don’t need to know any codes to do this, but it can take some time.

  1. Turn on your Hisense TV.
  2. On your universal remote, press and hold the “Setup” button until the light indicator stays on.
  3. Enter “9-1-1” on the remote.
  4. Press and hold the power button while pointing the remote at the TV.
  5. Continuously press the “Channel Up” button until the TV turns off.
  6. Once the TV turns off, press the “Power” button again, and the TV should turn back on.
  7. If the TV turns on, press the “Setup” button once more to save the code.

And note again that these are steps for a general universal remote – your unique model may have a slightly different path here, so, consult the manual if these steps don’t work.

Troubleshooting Your Hisense/Universal Remote Connection

If nothing above is working, it’s time to do a little troubleshooting.

Sometimes, the remote may stop working due to battery issues. In this case, simply replace the remote batteries and try using the remote again. If it still doesn’t work, consider rebooting the TV by unplugging it, waiting a minute, and then plugging it back in. Turn the TV on and try using the remote again.

Next, if you still can’t get the remote to pair, check for any compatibility issues between the universal remote and the Hisense TV model. Some universal remotes might not work well with certain models or may require specific programming steps.

The best way to figure this part out is to head to the product page for your universal remote to confirm it can control TVs (it almost certainly can), before heading directly to the support page for your remote’s manufacturer to try and get some direct support.

Your Hisense TV: Controlled

Managing multiple devices can be a hassle, especially when you have to juggle different remote controls. Thankfully, universal remotes come to the rescue by allowing you to control multiple devices, including your Hisense TV, with just a single remote. This means you can quickly switch channels, turn off your devices, or perform any other action that your TV remote would normally do.

If you don’t go with the Phillips option we suggest here, just make sure whatever universal remote you get can control multiple devices, and we recommend that it can control 5, 6 or more to support your growing home theater. A 3-device universal remote is useful, but a 6-device one can be future proof!