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DIRECTV - Support: Your Remote Control

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Your Remote Control

The standard white remote control given to new DIRECTV customers.


Trying to get your DIRECTV remote control to work with other devices?
Program your DIRECTV remote control >>

Other issues with your remote control:
It only controls the receiver >>
It doesn't work at all >>

Remote Control Overview

  • Mode Switch - In the DIRECTV position, controls your receiver, TV and other equipment.
  • TV Power On & Off - If your receiver turns off while the TV turns on, press TV Power On until they are back in sync.
  • List - To Do List of programs scheduled for purchase.
  • Exit - Returns you to DIRECTV programming.
  • Select and Navigation - Navigate the Guide with the select and arrow keys.
  • Menu - Settings and many useful features.
  • Info - Current channel and program information.
  • Channel Up/Down - Change channels, and page up/down in the Guide, Quick Menu and other screens.
  • Guide - Displays the on–screen programming guide.
  • Active - Accesses DIRECTV services, news and information.
  • Function Keys - Available after you've programmed your remote to control other equipment. If you have a DVR, you can pause live TV.
  • TV Input - Cycles through different inputs to your television.
  • Power Key - Your DIRECTV Remote can operate alternate devices. See Getting Started card for your remote codes.

  • Back of Remote

  • IR Emitter - Invisible beams shoot from here to control your TV.
  • Rubberized Grip - Shock–resistant rubber back.
  • Battery Compartment - Use AA batteries.
  • Blank Canvas - "Black space" on the screen.
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