How to re-program a DIRECTV rf remote control

Modified on Fri, 14 Mar 2014 at 12:16 PM

Please follow these steps to re-program your RF remote if it looses communication with the DIRECTV receiver or if you have to replace it with a new one.

With the buttons on the front panel of the DIRECTV receiver:

  1. Push the menu button, scroll down to "Settings & Help", push select.
  2. Arrow to the right and highlight the "Settings" logo , push select.
  3. Arrow down to "Remote" , push select.
  4. Arrow down to "Advanced",  push select .
  5. Arrow down to "IR/RF Setup", push select
  6. The screen will read "Remote Type" "IR or RF". If it currently reads "RF", change it to read "IR", arrow over,  push select on "Continue". 
  7. Follow the directions on this page, then exit.
  8. Repeat steps 1-5. Now change "Remote Type" "IR or RF" to "RF", arrow over,  push select on "Continue"
  9. Follow the directions on this page. Once you have the remote communicating again, you can hit exit so the menu will go away.
  10. Your remote should now be programmed to operate only the DIRECTV receiver that the process was performed. 

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