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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Guide Mode
Guide Mode allows you to access the programming guide associated
with your satellite or cable programs. To enter Guide Mode, follow
these steps:
1. Press and release the
SAT·CBL key.
2. Press and release the
GUIDE key. The
illuminated component name blinks
continually to indicate the remote is
in Guide Mode.
3. Navigate through the guide, using the
VOL+/- and/or CH+/- keys.
4. To exit the Guide Mode, press
and release the SAT·CBL or any
component key. The Guide Mode
remains active until one of these keys
are pressed or until it times out after
10 seconds.
Note: Guide Mode is supported for select
SAT, CABLE, and TV code sets.
Volume Punch-through
Your universal remote’s Volume Punch-through feature allows you to
control the volume and mute functions of your TV without the need
to place the remote in TV mode. For example, your TV volume and
mute functions work even when you are in VCR Mode, because they
“punch through” from one component to another.
Sleep Timer
This feature automatically turns off your TV at a duration you
choose from 1 to 99 minutes. The Sleep Timer only works if you
have found a code that controls your TV. The timing mechanism
for the Sleep Timer is built into your universal remote control. To
program the Sleep Timer, follow these steps.
Programming the Sleep Timer
1. Press and release the TV key.
2. Press and hold the
SLEEP key for
three seconds. The illuminated
component name turns on.
3. Release the
SLEEP key.
4. Using the number keys, enter the
desired time in minutes (from
1-99 minutes). To set the timer to a
number under 10 minutes, first press
0 and then the desired number (e.g.,
05 for five minutes). The illuminated
component name blinks with each
5. Once the second number is entered,
the illuminated component name
turns off.
Tip: Any keypress other than the number
keys is ignored. If you don’t enter the sleep
time within 10 seconds after pressing the
SLEEP key, you must start over at step
1. The illuminated component name
blinks four times and then turns off,
indicating your attempt to program the
Sleep Timer has been unsuccessful.
6. The Sleep Timer is now set.
7. Leave remote aimed at the TV. Once the Sleep Timer is set, you
can continue to use the remote without affecting the Sleep Timer.
However, because the timing mechanism for the Sleep Timer is
built into the remote itself, the remote must be in TV Mode and
pointed at the TV to activate the Sleep Timer.
Note: If the ON·OFF key is pressed, the Sleep Timer is canceled.
Note: Menu Mode support in TV Mode is dependent on the TV Code.
Menu Mode is supported for all brands of DVD players and satellite
receivers, and is not supported for VCRs or CABLE.
Exiting a Menu Mode
The remote automatically times out of Menu Mode after 10 seconds
of inactivity (no keys being pressed). At that time, the remote clears
the displayed menu from the TV.
If you want to exit the Menu Mode yourself, press the corresponding
component key on the remote (TV, DVD, VCR·AUX, SAT·CBL). The
illuminated component name turns off.
2. Press the component key whose
menu you want to access.
3. Press the
MENU key. The
illuminated component name blinks,
indicating you are in the Menu
4. Use the
VOL+/- and/or CH+/- keys
to navigate through the on-screen
menu system.
5. To make a selection from the on-
screen menu, press the MENU or
OK key to select the highlighted
Tip: If the remote doesn’t respond, check
to see that the illuminated component
name is still blinking. Remember: it times
out after 10 seconds. If this happens, just
press the MENU key again, and then
retry your selection.