How to program an RCA universal remote for a DVD player

In this guide, we’ll walk you through the process of programming an RCA universal remote for your DVD player, making your movie nights smoother and more enjoyable.

We’ll focus on the two easiest techniques: Direct Code Entry and Auto Code Search. Let’s dive in and transform your remote control experience in a few easy steps.

Ways to program an RCA universal remote to a DVD player

Although there are four ways to program an RCA universal remote for a DVD player, we will concentrate on the two simplest ones.

  1. By Direct Code Entry Programming
  2. By Auto Code Search Programming

How to program an RCA universal remote to a DVD player by Direct Code Entry

In the Direct Code Entry method, you enter a code from the list of codes provided by the manufacturer of your device. It might be the quickest way to program an RCA universal remote for a DVD player.

  • Step 1: Manually turn on your DVD player.
  • Step 2: Use the list of RCA universal remote codes provided below to find the codes for your DVD player.
  • Step 3: Once found, write them down and keep them nearby.
  • Step 4: Keep the remote pointed at the IR sensor of your DVD player.
  • Step 5: Press and hold the “DVD-Blu Ray key” for about five seconds, until the Power button lights up. Don’t let go of the DVD-Blu Ray key.
  • Step 6: While still holding down the DVD-Blu Ray key, use your other hand to enter the first code for your DVD player from the code list below. 
  • Step 7: The codes can be 2, 3, 4, or 5 digits, depending on the universal remote control version.
  • Step 8: When you’ve finished entering the code, keep holding down the DVD-Blu Ray key while looking at the Power Button.
  • Step 9: If the Power Button LED is still on and not flashing, then you’re done! You’ve programmed your RCA universal remote control for your DVD player.
  • Step 10: At that point, you can let go of the DVD button and begin testing your RCA remote’s various DVD player control features.
  • Step 11: Occasionally, not all of the DVD player’s functions may be compatible with the remote. In that case, you have to reprogram the RCA universal remote with a different code for your DVD player.
  • Step 12: If the Power Button light blinks four times and turns off, that means you entered the wrong code. 
  • Step 13: If the code you entered was wrong, then continue holding the DVD button and re-enter another code.
  • Step 14: Repeat this process until you find the correct code for your DVD that enables all its functions.
How to program an RCA universal remote by Direct Code Programming

If the Direct Code entry method doesn’t work for you, we recommend trying the Auto Code Search method as described below.

You can program an RCA universal remote for a DVD without using a code through the Auto Programming method.

The Auto Code Search function automatically scans through all the codes related to the device you aim to control. 

Once you come across the code that operates your device, you may terminate the search and save the code.

  • Step 1: Manually turn on your DVD player.
  • Step 2: Point the RCA universal remote control to the DVD player.
  • Step 3: Press and hold the DVD-Blu Ray button first with one hand.
  • Step 4: While still holding the DVD-Blu Ray button, press and hold the Power button with another hand until the power button lights up.
  • Step 5: After the Power button lights up, release both buttons.
  • Step 6: Press and hold the Play button for about five seconds until your DVD player turns on.
  • Step 7: If your DVD does not turn on after five seconds, keep pressing and holding the Play button and releasing it every five seconds until it does.
  • Step 8: As soon as your DVD player turns on, let go of the Play button.
  • Step 9: Now press the rewind button (or reverse button) once every five seconds until your DVD player turns off.
  • Step 10: As soon as your DVD player turns off, release the Rewind button
  • Step 11: Finally, press the Stop button to save this code to your RCA universal remote control.
How to program an RCA universal remote by Auto Code Search

List of RCA universal remote codes for DVD Players

  • Aiwa DVD Player: 3350
  • Allegro DVD Player: 3516
  • Apex DVD Player: 3372, 3374, 3374, 3608
  • Broksonic DVD Player: 3500, 3600
  • Cyberhome DVD Player: 3410
  • Daewoo DVD Player: 3375, 3536, 3613
  • Emerson DVD Player: 3376, 3377, 3501, 3533
  • Funai DVD Player: 3377
  • GE DVD Player: 3160, 3370, 3378
  • Go Video DVD Player: 3502, 3525
  • Hitachi DVD Player: 3351, 3379, 3532

  • JBL DVD Player: 3251
  • JVC DVD Player: 3161, 3252, 3352, 3273, 3386, 3415, 3416, 3421, 3422, 3432, 3449, 3459, 3460, 3461, 3462, 3464, 3465, 3467, 3468, 3503, 3529, 3606
  • Kenwood DVD Player: 3380
  • Konka DVD Player: 3353, 3354
  • Koss DVD Player: 3253, 3254
  • Lasonic DVD Player: 3382
  • Magnavox DVD Player: 3162, 3383, 3427, 3478, 3496, 3258
  • Memorex DVD Player: 3384
  • Mintek DVD Player: 3385
  • Mitsubishi DVD Player: 3163

  • NAD DVD Player: 3376
  • Norcent DVD Player: 3386
  • Onkyo DVD Player: 3255, 3268, 3387
  • Oritron DVD Player: 3253, 3254, 3392
  • Panasonic DVD Player: 3256, 3257, 3264, 3300, 3388, 3442, 3456, 3458
  • Philips DVD Player: 3162, 3258, 3356, 3383, 3389, 3479, 3480, 3483, 3484, 3486, 3488, 3489, 3490, 3491, 3497, 3498, 3504, 3531, 3607, 3612
  • Pioneer DVD Player: 3165, 3259, 3390, 3391, 3470, 3492, 3493, 3494
  • Polaroid DVD Player: 3534
  • PROSCAN DVD Player: 3160, 3370, 3499

  • Qwestar DVD Player: 3392
  • RCA DVD Player: 3160, 3161, 3302, 3370, 3371, 3393, 3409, 3477, 3505, 3517, 3601, 3604
  • Samsung DVD Player: 3308, 3394, 3471, 3506, 3519, 3521, 3525
  • Sansui DVD Player: 3600
  • Sanyo DVD Player: 3359, 3508, 3518
  • Sharp DVD Player: 3398, 3399, 3310, 3400, 3401, 3522
  • Sony DVD Player: 3166, 3261, 3269, 3270, 3271, 3272, 3360, 3361, 3404, 3518

  • Sylvania DVD Player: 3303, 3377
  • Toshiba DVD Player: 3162, 3167, 3274, 3307, 3309, 3362, 3363, 3406, 3407, 3527, 3528, 3611, 3600
  • Venturer DVD Player: 3262
  • Xbox DVD Player: 3160
  • Yamaha DVD Player: 3258
  • Zenith DVD Player: 3364, 3408, 3516, 3535

List of 5-digit RCA universal remote codes for DVD Players

  • Accurian: 30675
  • Alco: 30790
  • Allegro: 30869
  • Apex Digital: 30672, 30796, 31061
  • Audio Authority: 32555
  • Audiovox: 30790
  • Bel Canto Design: 31571
  • California Audio Labs: 30490
  • Cinea: 30831

  • CineVision: 30869
  • Coby: 31107, 31628, 32494
  • Craig: 30831
  • Daewoo: 30869
  • Denon: 30490, 32258, 31634, 32748
  • Disney: 30675, 31270
  • Dynex: 32596
  • Emerson: 30675, 32213
  • Funai: 30675
  • GE: 30522

  • GFM: 30675
  • Go Video: 31075, 30741, 30744, 30869, 31044
  • GoldStar: 30741, 30869
  • Grundig: 30539
  • Harman/Kardon: 30702, 31229
  • Hello Kitty: 30831
  • Hitachi: 30573, 30664
  • Hiteker: 30672
  • Insignia: 30675, 30741, 32596, 32095, 32428
  • Integra: 32147, 31769, 30627, 31634
  • Irradio: 30646

  • JBL: 30702
  • JVC: 31602, 30623, 30867, 31164, 32365, 32855
  • Kawasaki: 30790
  • Kenwood: 30490, 30534
  • KLH: 30790
  • Lexicon: 32545
  • LG: 30741, 31602, 30869
  • Logitech: 32639
  • Magnavox: 30539, 30503, 30675, 30646, 31354, 31506
  • Marantz: 30539, 32414

  • Memorex: 30831, 31270, 32213, 32331, 33153
  • Microsoft: 30522, 32083
  • Mitsubishi: 31521
  • NAD: 30741
  • Norcent: 31107
  • Olevia: 32331
  • Onkyo: 30503, 32147, 31769, 30627
  • Oppo: 30575, 32545
  • Panasonic: 30490, 31641, 30503, 31579, 31762, 33641
  • Philco: 30675

  • Philips: 32056, 30539, 32434, 32084, 30503, 30675, 30646, 31340, 31354, 31506
  • Pioneer: 30142, 30631, 31571, 32442
  • Polaroid: 31061
  • Polk Audio: 30539
  • Presidian: 30675
  • Proceed: 30672
  • Proscan: 30522
  • RCA: 30522, 31769, 30790, 30822, 32213
  • RE-BL: 32555
  • Rio: 30869
  • Rotel: 30623
  • Samsung: 30199, 30573, 32069, 31075, 30490, 30820, 31044, 31470, 32329, 32489, 32556
  • Schneider: 30646

  • Sharp: 30675, 32250, 30630
  • Sherwood: 31043
  • Sonic Blue: 30869
  • Sylvania: 30675
  • Sony: 31633, 31516, 31070, 30864, 30772, 31033, 31431
  • Symphonic: 30675
  • Teac: 30790
  • Technics: 30490

  • Toshiba: 30503, 32705, 31769, 31154, 32006, 32277, 33157
  • Urban Concepts: 30503
  • Venturer: 30790
  • Viore: 32553
  • Vizio: 32563
  • WB Electronics: 32555
  • Xbox: 30522, 32083
  • Yamaha: 30490, 30539, 30497, 32298, 30646, 30545, 30817, 31354, 32558
  • Zenith: 30503, 30741, 30869

List of 5-digit RCA universal remote codes for Blu-Ray Players

  • Accurian: 30675
  • California Audio Labs: 31579
  • Denon: 32258, 31579
  • Disney: 30675
  • Dynex: 32596
  • Emerson: 30675, 32213
  • Funai: 30675
  • GE: 30522
  • General Electric: 30522

  • GFM: 30675
  • Go Video: 30741
  • GoldStar: 30741
  • Grundig: 30539
  • Harman/Kardon: 32927
  • Hitachi: 30573, 30675
  • Insignia: 32596, 32095, 32428, 30675, 30741
  • Integra: 32147
  • JVC: 31602, 32365
  • Kenwood: 31579

  • LG: 30741, 31602
  • Magnavox: 30675, 30503, 30539
  • Marantz: 30539
  • Memorex: 32213
  • Microsoft: 32083, 32627, 30522
  • NAD: 30741
  • New Acoustic Dimension: 30741
  • Onkyo: 32147, 30503
  • Panasonic: 31641, 33641, 31579, 30503
  • Philco: 30675

  • Philips: 32056, 32434, 30539, 30503, 32084, 30675
  • Pioneer: 32854, 32442
  • Polk Audio: 30539
  • Presidian: 30675
  • Proscan: 30522
  • RCA: 30522, 32213, 32532
  • Samsung: 30199, 30573, 32069, 32329, 32489, 31579
  • Sharp: 32250, 30675
  • Shinsonic: 30533
  • Sony: 31516, 31633, 30533, 31033, 31070

  • SV2000: 30675
  • Sylvania: 30675
  • Symphonic: 30675
  • Technics: 31579
  • Toshiba: 33157, 32705, 30503, 32277
  • TruTech: 30675
  • Urban Concepts: 30503
  • VIZIO: 32563
  • Xbox: 32083, 32627, 30522
  • Yamaha: 32298, 30539, 31579
  • Zenith: 30741, 30503

Conclusion

To wrap up, programming your RCA universal remote for your DVD player has never been easier. 

By following the step-by-step instructions provided, you can seamlessly configure your remote control to manage your DVD player, streamlining your entertainment experience. 

Whether you opt for entering codes directly or employing the auto search feature, you’ll soon have a single remote to command your movie nights with ease. 

With this guide in hand, you’ll be ready to enjoy your favorite films without the hassle of multiple remotes.

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