How to Program VIZIO Remote: The Easy Method

How to Program VIZIO Remote: The Easy Method

How to Program VIZIO Remote: The Easy Method

I have been keen on having a single remote controller for all devices in my main TV room and chose to program my VIZIO remote controller as my primary controller.

During the process of transition, I realized not a lot of folks realize they can also do the same and switch to a more convenient one-controller setup for most devices. For instance, you can configure your DVD player, supported TVs, Cable and satellite set-top boxes, etc. all to a single remote controller aka your VIZIO TV controller.

So this indulged me to write this in-depth setup guide on how to configure your VIZIO controller to do the same.

To program a VIZIO remote controller to other devices, you can use universal remote control codes. Simply enable the programming mode of the device and input the associated universal code to pair the remote with the device.

This article will explore the prerequisites to program a VIZIO remote controller and step-by-step instructions on how to program VIZIO remote controller using universal remote control codes.

Prerequisites to Programming VIZIO Remote Controller Using Universal Remote Control Codes

Prerequisites to Programming Vizio Remote Controller Using Universal Remote Control Codes

The VIZIO remote controller is programmed using Universal Remote Control Codes and follows the same protocols.

This is the key technology that can enable your VIZIO TV to control other devices that support the Universal Remote Control Codes.

Configuring the VIZIO remote controller is very similar to how you set up your VIZIO remote controller for your VIZIO TV for the first time.

But there are a few prerequisites that need to be taken care of before moving on to programming the codes onto your VIZIO remote controller.

These are just namesake prerequisites, but ensuring these will go a long way in making sure you get the best optimal experience with your devices.

Check the Model Number of the Remote Controller

Most VIZIO TV remotes are universal remote controllers that can be used to custom program the universal codes.

But there have been reports of some select remote controller models from VIZIO that has issues with the universal programming.

This might be a case of the functionality simply not working, or it can also be that VIZIO remote controller models are manufactured and programmed differently.

In the latter case, it might be a hardware lock that unfortunately cannot be bypassed.

But there are select models of the VIZIO TV lineup that are certain to not have this hard lock and therefore can be programmed by the user.

The remote controllers of VIZIO TV models that are certain to support programming in universal remote control codes are the VIZIO P, E, and M series.

So if you have the VIZIO TV models mentioned above, you are eligible to re-program your VIZIO remote controller with universal remote control codes.

If not, you can still try and check if the method works for you.

Power Cycle the Devices and VIZIO Remote Controller

A power cycle basically ensures that the device will work as intended without any hardware faults when executing commands.

A power cycle is basically a reboot for the hardware components of the device and remote controller and helps in balancing the internal charges.

There can be cases where the charge inside the system doesn't deplete completely, causing certain internal components to malfunction.

Power cycling can ensure that this misbehaving charge can completely deplete and the device charges up properly and evenly as intended for best results.

This can help in troubleshooting a lot of common issues faced with VIZIO devices too, like the infamous VIZIO TV not turning off and VIZIO TV cutting off edges bugs.

In order to perform a power cycle on your devices, do the following:

  • Unplug the device from the power socket.
  • Let the device sit idle powered off for a minute.
  • During the minute wait, long press the buttons for a few seconds on the device to ensure the charges are entirely depleted.
  • Plug the device back into the power socket.
  • Let the device sit idle powered on for a minute.

This safe power cycles your devices.

In order to perform a power cycle on your VIZIO remote controller, do the following:

  • Remove the batteries of the remote controller.
  • Let the remote controller sit idle powered off for a minute.
  • During the minute wait, long-press the buttons on the remote for a few seconds to ensure the charges are completely depleted.
  • Check if the batteries have enough charge to power the remote controller. If note, replace and put the batteries into the remote controller.
  • Let the remote controller sit idle powered on for a minute.

This safe power cycles your VIZIO remote controller.

How to Program VIZIO Remote Controller Using Universal Remote Control Codes

How to Program VIZIO Remote Controller Using Universal Remote Control Codes?

Now that we have got the prerequisites out of the way, we can move on to the meat and potatoes of the main question at hand.

VIZIO remote controllers, just like any other remote controller that supports universal remote control codes follow the same procedure for reprogramming.

Necessary Universal Remote Control Codes

Before initiating the programming process, it is imperative to keep the required universal remote control codes nearby so as to input them when required.

These codes are unique to every device brand, with some even having multiple lines of code.

The codes extend to a plethora of brands, so you might need to carefully look at the list and jot down the required codes to input.

The universal remote control codes of some of the more popular brands of TVs are listed below:

TV BrandUniversal Remote Control Codes
ACER1163
ACME0016
ADVENTURA0174
AKAI0105 0002 007701137 1138 0254 1105 1113 1139
BENQ0081 0083 0101 1150
CENTURION0009
CITIZEN0004 0009 0053 0105 0109 0189 0135 0001 0008 0042 0058
CONCIERGE0121
DAEWOO0130 0004 0009 0100 0005 0138 0043 0140 0039 0444 0080 0042 0058 0017 0010 0126 0018 0127 0019
DELL0209 0028 0132
DISNEY0158 0135
EMERSON1172 0004 0009 0044 0135 0049 0051 0189 0053 0147 0039 0130 0210 0227 0233 0254 0265 0266 0310 0325 0456 0040 0041 0042 0021 0023 0024 0179 0045 0025 0027 0030 0032 0034 0035 0037
FUJITSU1178 0197 0051 1006
GE0031 0107 0164 0004 0009 0044 0054 0000 0342 0003 0125 0015 0022 0052 0087
HAIER0081 0216 0217 0157 1147 0935
HWQLETT PACKARD/HP1015 1004
HISENSE1176 0073 0182 0216 1016
HITACHI0088 0059 0142 0060 0072 0004 0009 0091 1002 0001 0012 0061 0137 0139 0141 0179 0227
HYUNDAI1134
INFINITY0062 0288
INSIGNIA1181 1180 1175 1171 0103 0189 0217 0135 0133 0116 0167 1148 0456 0029 0905 1406 1407 1408
INTEQ0181
JBL0062
JC PENNEY0031 0004 0005 0009 0105 0107 0109 0054 0000 0087 0008 0012 0015 0022 0030 0052
JCB0002
JVC0060 0026 0197 0069 0160 0247 0923 0012 0065 0067 0141
KAWASAKI0945
KENWOOD0004 0009
LG0134 0004 0050 0009 0005 0155 0132 0227 0338 0012 0057 0080 0156
MAGNAVOX1174 0062 0004 0009 0183 1133 0226 0288 0456 0008 0068 0075 0141
MEMOREX0004 0009 0049 0051 0135 0031 0000 1007 0268 0310 0001 0394 1025
MITSUBISHI0005 0151 0051 0004 0009 0254 0022 0141 0180
MOTOROLA0020 0003
PANASONIC1182 0171 0148 0054 0170 0062 0374 0381 0437 0950 0003 0070
PHILIPS0154 1174 0062 0204 0184 0208 0205 0206 0207 0004 0189 0183 0199 0200 0081 1149 1154 0288 0456 0003 0008 0068 0075 0086 0087 0141
PIONEER0185 0181 0072 0004 0009 0090 0179
POLAROID1177 1162 1025 0182 0173 0133 1019 1136 0029
RADIO SHACK0031 0004 0048 0049 0053 0170 0009 0227 0342 0000 0012 0041 0042 0095
RCA0031 0004 0048 0054 0094 0100 0102 0107 0129 0191 0005 0009 0000 0162 0163 0342 0003 0015 0022 0096 0113 0125 0179 0187 0188
SAMSUNG0105 0077 0076 0109 0007 0009 0004 0005 0085 0172 0942 0358 0012 0015 0080 0104 0106
SANSUI0135 0310 0394
SHARP0079 0123 0063 0020 0004 0009 0226 0266 0006 0095 0122
SANYO0049 0097 0110 0004 0268 0012 0108 0180
SONY0128 0013 0002 0071 0380 0152
TEKNIKA0031 0004 0005 0009 0051 0053 0105 0109 0170 0000 0174 0001 0008 0012 0042
TOSHIBA0159 0178 0109 0120 0181 0105 0049 0095 0170 0260 0358 0394 0924 0012 0095 0117 0141
UNIVERSAL0052 0087
VIDEOCON1166
VIEWSONIC1179 0046 0072 1014 1144
VIZIO1169 1168 0081 0112 0143 1011 0050 1000 1222 1322 1189 0218 0219 0220 0221 0222
WARDS0031 0062 0004 0005 0009 0051 0000 0068 0075 0087 0095 0119 0052 0001 0008 0024
YAMAHA0170 0004 0005 0009
ZENITH0121 0009 0050 0078 0091 0138 0059 0131 0038 0111 0134 0153 0064 0004 0135 0226 0227 0247 0266 0288 0310 0338 0358 0023 0039 0001 0058
TV BrandUniversal Remote Control Code

The universal remote control codes of some of the more popular brands of set-top boxes are listed below:

Set-Top Box BrandUniversal Remote Control Codes
HITACHI 61HDX98B0632
LG HTL-HD 06070632 0641
LG LSS-3200A0607 0632 0641
MITSUBISHI SRHD400 06320632
MITSUBISHI SRHD500 06320632
MITSUBISHI SR-HD5 06320632
MOTOROLA HDT1000618
PHILIPS DSHD800R0632
PIONEER SH-D5050604
SAMSUNG SIR-T1650583
SAMSUNG SIR-T3510583
SAMSUNG SIR-TS1600619
SAMSUNG SIR-TS3600619
SONY SATHD2000623
SONY SATHD3000623
SONY SATHD1000623
TOSHIBA DST31000607 0641
TOSHIBA DW65X910607 0641
TOSHIBA DST30000607 0641
Set-Top Box BrandUniversal Remote Control Codes

If the above lists don't have your device brand, or you want to program it to other devices such as a VCR, you can simply check out VIZIO's universal codes documents.

Programming the Universal Remote Control Codes

In order to program your VIZIO remote controller using universal remote control codes, follow the steps given below:

  • Identify and turn on the device to control.
  • Long press the power button on your device till the LEDs flash twice and stay lit.
  • Using the number pad on your VIZIO remote, input the universal codes according to the device model.
  • The LEDs should flash once each time you enter a digit, and once the system successfully recognizes the inputted code, the LED should flash twice and turn off.
  • Simply point the remote at the device and try turning it off.
  • If the device turns off, the programming process is a success.
  • If the device does not turn off, use another code from the codes table and try again.

This programs your VIZIO remote with your peripheral devices.

Final Thoughts

Final Thoughts

If you still cant reprogram your VIZIO remote controller after following the above steps, it might be that your controller is incompatible.

Alternatively, you can also try contacting VIZIO customer support and seek help in a VIZIO remote controller replacement with universal control code support.

I hope my setup guide on how to program your VIZIO TV Remote to control various devices has been a great read and has aided you with the same.

Have a good day!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Will a universal remote work with any TV?

A universal remote controller can be programmed to work with any TV, irrespective of the brand as long as it has an IR sensor to read inputs.

Does VIZIO ECO mode affect connection speeds with a universal remote?

VIZIO ECO mode is used to reduce power consumption by primarily controlling the features on the software side that might use a lot more power.

The basic functionalities, such as controlling the device with an IR or Universal remote are not affected by the ECO mode.

How many devices can be programmed to a VIZIO universal remote controller?

VIZIO universal remote controller can be programmed to control up to 3 devices at once, depending on the model of the controller.

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Hey! I'm Doug, My passion for tech started by fixing phones and computers for my friends and family. I worked in several technology companies and startups in the bay area after graduating from Santa Clara University. I currently work as a consultant for startups and tech companies.

I started Blinqblinq to give reliable tech advice to anyone who needs it, for free! If you have questions on anything tech-related, feel free to contact me.

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