Out of 4 Ratings

Owner's of the RCA Universal Remote RCR461 gave it a score of 4.3 out of 5. Here's how the scores stacked up:
  • Reliability

    4.33 out of 5
  • Durability

    4.75 out of 5
  • Maintenance

    4.0 out of 5
  • Performance

    4.67 out of 5
  • Ease of Use

    3.75 out of 5
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Battery Installation and Information
Your universal remote requires two AA Alkaline batteries (batteries
may or may not be included, depending on model).
To install the batteries:
Universal Remote Control
Owner’s Manual
Manual del Propietario (parte posterior)
1. Remove the battery compartment
2. Insert the batteries, matching the
batteries to the (+) and (-) marks
inside the battery compartment.
3. Press and push the battery cover
back into place.
Note: Reprogramming may be required after batteries are replaced.
Battery Precautions:
• Do not mix old and new batteries.
• Do not mix alkaline, standard (carbon-zinc) or rechargeable (nickel-
cadmium) batteries.
• Always remove old, weak or worn-out batteries promptly and recycle or
dispose of them in accordance with Local and National Regulations.
Battery Saver
Your universal remote control saves battery power by automatically
turning off if any key is pressed for more than 60 seconds. This saves
your batteries should your remote get stuck in a place where the keys
remain depressed, such as between sofa cushions.
NaviLight Illumination Path
The RCR461 uses a NaviLight
illumination path to light up the
names of keys you need to operate
each component. For example,
when you are in SAT Mode, only
the words above these keys light
up: ON/OFF, SAT·CBL, UP navigation arrow, LEFT navigation
arrow, RIGHT navigation arrow, DOWN navigation arrow, GUIDE,
arrow, VOL/CHAN DOWN arrow, MUTE, GO BACK and ENTER.
Every key that has a function in the mode you are in lights up.
The NaviLight illumination path remains lit for three seconds from
the last keypress. You can toggle the NaviLight illumination path
on and off at any time by pressing the LIGHT key or the desired
component key.
Component keys.
keys have dual
functions. They
act as navigation
keys (UP, DN, RT,
LT ARROW keys) in
menu systems.
The INPUT and
— (dash) key has
three functions:
(1) it toggles
through all the
video sources
connected to your
TV; (2) when the
remote is in VCR
mode, this button
toggles between
VCR and the TV
input; (3) when
you’re entering
digital channel
numbers directly,
this button lets
you separate the
main channel
number from the
subchannel number
Dedicated MENU
key for DVD disc
menus, satellite
receivers and
some TVs.
SLEEP key – Allows
you to set a time
to turn off your TV
INFO key
– Displays
pertaining to
the component
you are currently
Actual model
may vary from
picture shown.
Transport keys –
and PAUSE keys.
Care and Maintenance
• Keep the remote dry. If it gets wet, wipe it dry immediately.
• Use and store the remote only in normal temperature environments.
• Handle the remote gently and carefully. Don’t drop it.
• Keep the remote away from dust and dirt.
• Wipe the remote with a damp cloth occasionally to keep it looking
• Modifying or tampering with the remote’s internal components can
cause malfunction and invalidate its warranty.
4-Component Universal Remote
Congratulations on your purchase of this four-component universal
remote. This universal remote controls up to four electronic
components and makes juggling remote controls a thing of the past.
And, this unique remote is incredibly easy to use because, once you
press the key for the component you wish to control, only the key
names needed to control that component light up.
You can program your RCA brand universal remote to operate
models of all brands of infrared, remote-controlled components
manufactured after 1990. (See the enclosed Code Lists for a
complete list of brands.) This remote is unusually versatile because
it has a VCR·AUX key that you can program to control any video
component. The four-component universal remote is easy to use,
easy to program and gives you control at the touch of your fingertips.
Tip: The four-component universal remote is already programmed to
operate most RCA, GE and PROSCAN branded TVs, VCRs, DVD
players and satellite receivers. Just press the corresponding key—DVD
key for a DVD player; TV key for a television; SAT·CBL for a satellite
receiver or a cable box; or the VCR·AUX key for a VCR.