The remote control was one of the things everyone fought over, especially siblings. I remember three remote controls on the center table in the hall in my house. Whenever we got a new TV or music player, we used to have a challenging time figuring out how to turn on the TV or change the channels. The struggle was real.
However, in today’s advanced world, nothing is the same. Life is not so complicated anymore. Thanks to universal remote control, you can control various devices using one remote.
One of the best universal remote controls available on the market is Philips Cl035a. If you got Cl035a remote, you will have to program it before using it.
Wondering how to program it? Don’t worry, just follow the below-mentioned steps.
Steps to Program Philips Universal Remote
A wonderful thing about Philips universal remote is that you can sync it with almost every TV, set-top box, Blu-ray player, DVD player, etc. However, some brands are not compatible with this remote. So, we recommend making sure the device is compatible. If you are not sure, you can always check the user manual or see it online.
Before you can start the process, make sure the remote has batteries in it.
Follow these easy steps to program your Philips remote.
Programming Without a Code
First of all, you must turn on the device you will be using with the remote control. You should turn on the device manually since it is not synced yet. During the programming process, your device must stay on.
Keep in mind that you will have to program the remote manually for every device you will be using with the universal remote.
Next, you must press and hold the Setup key. You will have to wait until the red light on the remote is on. Once the light turns on, let go of the button. It will take about 5 seconds. You can skip this step if there is no setup button.
After that, you must hold down the function button that you must program. For instance, you want to use the TV. When you press and hold down the key, the red light will turn on again and stay on.
In the newer versions, the light might be blue.
Then, you must press the key on the top of the remote. This will allow the remote to communicate with the device you will be using. Point the top of the remote at the device.
Next, you should press the channel up button frequently until the device is turned off. It might take more than a hundred times for the device to turn off.
The next step is to press the mute on the remote to install the code of the device.
Using the Code
To start this process, you must search for the code beforehand. You can either use the internet or the user manual. To look on the internet, you just have to enter the model number mentioned on the back of the remote.
Open the user manual and turn it to the end page. There you will find a table of brand names and codes. For popular brands like Samsung, LG, or Westinghouse, there might be 20 to 30 codes. You will have to look for the unique code of your model.
In the new models, the codes will display on your screen after you prepare it for programming. Keep in mind the newer versions have 5-digit codes while older versions have 4-digit codes.
Philips Universal Remote Codes List
You will have to follow the above-mentioned step 1 and 2.
Once the red light is on, you must enter the code. The remote will be synced with your device.
Test the remote by pressing any button on the remote.
How many devices can you sync with one remote?
The universal remotes wipe their memory after it is synced with more than 3 devices. So, it is better to use the universal remote with 3 devices only.
Where can I find the codes?
You can look for codes in the instructions manual or on the internet.
Which batteries should I use?
Usually, the remote requires AA batteries. But you can always check the back of the remote to ensure.
What button should I press to sync my cable box?
Mostly, the buttons on the remote are obvious such as TV, DVD, and VCR. STB stands for a set-top box. If you want to sync Roku, TiVo, or any other playback device, you should press STB. For Blu-ray players, the button BD is used.
We hope this guide helps you program your Philips universal remote without any difficulty.