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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TV Code
dVR•Aux Code
dVd Code
Code Retrieval
Once you’ve programmed the remote to control your components,
you may want to record the codes for future reference. If you used
the Direct Code Entry method, this is easy. Just find the codes you
programmed in and make a note of them in the boxes below. If you
used one of the Code Search methods to program your remote or if
you used the Direct Entry method but don’t remember the code, you
will need to retrieve each component’s four-digit code. Retrieving
the actual code and writing it down will save you time if you ever
need to program the remote again (e.g., if programming is lost
when you change the batteries). If the codes are recorded, you can
use the Direct Entry method to reprogram your remote to control
your components, which is quick and easy. Example used is for TV
component set up.
1. Press and hold the component key
whose code you wish to retrieve.
The illuminated component name
turns on.
2. While holding the component
key down, press and hold the
INFO key. After holding both keys
down for three seconds, all of the
component names illuminate and
stay on.
3. Release both keys. The name of the
current component remains on,
while all other component names
turn off.
4. Starting with the number 1 key,
press and release each number key
on the keypad in the following
order (1-9, then 0). The number
that causes the illuminated
component name to blink is the
first number of the code. As you
find each number of the code, refer
to the code boxes to write them
down for future reference.
Note: All TV codes begin with the
number 1; all VCR codes begin with
the number 2; all DVDs, the number
3; and all satellite receivers and cable
boxes, the number 5.
Tip: To exit without saving at any point in the Auto Code
Search, press and release the GO BACK key.
Note: If you press an invalid key during the Code Retrieval process,
the remote will not respond. If you do not press a valid Code Retrieval
Retrieval times out after 15 seconds. The illuminated component name
blinks four times, and then turns off.
Using the Remote to Control
Your Components
Because this remote controls more than one component, you must
first “tell” the remote which component you wish to operate. That
means, if you wish to operate your TV, you must first press the TV
key to put the remote in the TV Mode.
The remote stays in the chosen component mode (such as TV
Mode) until you change it. If your remote is in TV Mode, you must
change the mode in order to operate your DVD or VCR, auxiliary
component, satellite receiver or cable box. For example, if you are in
VCR Mode, and you wish to turn off your TV, you must press the
TV key first before pressing the ON·OFF key.
On-screen Menus
Accessing and Selecting Menu Items
Today’s advanced components use on-screen menus to help you
navigate through all their features and functions. While this remote
cannot access every menu system of every component model, it does
offer some menu functionality. Example used is for TV component
set up.
To use a component’s on-screen menu system, you first have to put
the remote in Menu Mode.
1. Make sure your components are turned on and your TV is set
to the component’s input mode (Use the INPUT key to toggle
through inputs when in TV Mode.)
5. Repeat step 4 until you have retrieved
all four numbers in the code.
6. After the fourth number is retrieved,
the illuminated component name
blinks briefly, then turns off.
10. To confirm that the component key is programmed with the
correct code for maximum functionality, it is necessary to test
the component. If some of the features of your component do
not work, different codes in the list can be tried until you find
the code that allows the remote to control the majority of your
component’s functions. See the section entitled “Testing the Code
for Maximum Functionality” on page 4 for more information.
8. Once your component turns on, you have
found the correct code. You must save the
new code by pressing and releasing the STOP
key. The illuminated component name turns
off. You must press the STOP key to save the
code or the correct code will not be stored!
9. When you press the
STOP key, the code is
Note: If you accidentally press the REVERSE key after your component
responds, press and release the FORWARD key. Then, wait two seconds
to see tif your component turns off again.