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Programming instructions for Cox remote controls

Programming instructions for Cox universal remote controls: Contour Remote (XR5), Contour Voice Remote (XR11), the new Contour Voice Remote (XR15), URC 8820, URC 7820, URC 2220, URC 3220, Simplicity RT-SR50, URC 4220 RF and Contour Big EZ big button remote:

Cox Contour XR11 Remote

Direct code entry (XR5/XR11/XR15)

Step 1: Press and hold the "Setup" button (or "Contour" + "Mute" buttons for XR15) on your remote until the status LED changes from red to green.

Step 2: Enter the first 5-digit code listed for the TV/Audio device manufacturer. The status LED should flash green twice.

Step 3: Press the "TV Power" or "All Power" button on the remote. If the device turns off, you have successfully programmed your remote. Turn the device back on and press the "VOL+/-" and "Mute" buttons to confirm they control the volume of your TV/Audio device. If the device does not turn off or the volume controls do not work, repeat the steps above using the next code listed for your TV/Audio device manufacturer.

Notes:

  • To program the new XR15 remotes, press and hold the "Contour" and "Mute" buttons together for 5 seconds in step 1, instead of "Setup".
  • The programming procedure is the same for TVs and Audio devices. If you want to instruct your remote to simultaneously control your TV and Audio device, the TV must be programmed in before the Audio device.

Cox Contour XR11 Remote Buttons (img)

Cox Contour XR15 Remote Buttons (img)

Manual Code search (XR5/X11)

Step 1: Turn on your device.

Step 2: Press and hold the "Setup" button until the status LED changes from red to green.

Step 3: To search for a TV code, enter '991' on the remote. To search for an audio device code, enter '992'. The LED should flash green twice.

Step 4: Press the "Channel Up" button repeatedly until your device turns off.

Step 5: After the device turns off, press "Setup". The LED should flash green twice. Press the "TV Power"/"All Power" button on the remote. If the device turns on, you have successfully programmed your remote.

Manual Code search (XR15)

Step 1: Turn on your device.

Step 2: Press and hold the "A" and "D" buttons together for 5 seconds until the status LED changes from red to green.

Step 3: To search for a TV code, enter '991' on the remote. To search for an audio device code, enter '992'.

Step 4: Press the "Channel Up" button repeatedly until your device turns off.

Step 5: After the device turns off, press "OK". The LED should flash green twice. Press the "Power" button on the remote. If the device turns on, you have successfully programmed your remote.

Cox URC8820 Universal Remote

Code entry instructions (URC 8820)

Step 1: Press and release the key for the device to be programmed.

Step 2: Press and hold "MUTE" and "SELECT" simultaneously until the device key pressed in Step 1 blinks twice, then release both keys.

Step 3: Enter the first 4 digit code listed for your brand.

Step 4: Press the "POWER" key. If the device turns off, you have found the code and it was saved automatically. If the device does not turn off, repeat the procedure trying each code listed for your brand until you find one that works.

Manual Code search (URC 8820)

Step 1: Turn on the device you wish to control.

Step 2: Press and hold "MUTE" and "SELECT" simultaneously until the device key blinks twice, then release both keys.

Step 3: Press and release the key for the device to be programmed. The device key LED stays on.

Step 4: While aiming the remote at your device, press and hold the "SELECT" key until your device turns off.

Step 5: When your device turns off, release the "SELECT" key and the code will be saved automatically.

Note:

  • You may have to keep the "SELECT" key held down for longer than a minute while the remote control searches the entire list of codes.
Cox URC7820 Universal Remote

Code entry instructions (URC 7820)

Step 1: Press a device key once (e.g., "AUX", "DVD", "TV" or "CABLE").

Step 2: Press and hold the "SETUP" key until the selected mode key blinks twice, then release "SETUP".

Step 3: Enter the first 4 digit code for your device. If the code is recognized by the remote, the selected mode key will blink twice.

Step 4: Aim the remote control at the device and press "POWER" once. The device should turn off. If it does not, repeat the procedure, trying each code for your brand until you find one that works.

Manual Code search (URC 7820)

Step 1: Press a device key once (e.g., "AUX", "DVD", "TV" or "CABLE").

Step 2: Press and hold the "SETUP" key until the selected mode key blinks twice, then release "SETUP".

Step 3: Enter "9" "9" "1". The device key will blink twice.

Step 4: Aim the remote control at your device and press "POWER" once.

Step 5: Press "CH+" (or "CH-") one or more times and stop when the device turns off. The remote control will send IR codes from its library to the selected device, starting with the most popular code first.

Step 6: Press "SETUP" once to lock in the code. The device key will blink twice.

Note:

  • In step 5 (while pressing "CH+") if you accidentally go past the correct code, press "CH-" one or more times until the device turns back on.

Code retrieval (URC 7820)

Step 1: Press a device key once (e.g., "AUX", "DVD", "TV" or "CABLE").

Step 2: Press and hold the "SETUP" key until the selected mode key blinks twice, then release "SETUP".

Step 3: Enter "9" "9" "0". The device key will blink twice.

Step 4: To view the code for the first digit, press "1" once. Wait 3 seconds and count the number of times the mode key blinks. If a code digit is 0, the selected mode key will not blink. Repeat this step for the remaining digits. Use "2" for the second digit, "3" for the third digit, and "4" for the fourth digit.

Cox URC3220 Universal Remote

Code entry instructions (URC2220 & URC3220)

Step 1: Press and hold "SETUP" until the "POWER" button blinks twice.

Step 2: Enter the first 4 digit code for your TV's brand.

Step 3: Press the "POWER" button. If the TV turns off, setup is complete. If the TV does not turn off, repeat the procedure using the next code for your TV's brand.

Cox Mini RF URC3220 & URC2220 Remote Buttons (img)

Manual Code search (URC2220 & URC3220)

Step 1: Press and hold "SETUP" until the "POWER" button blinks twice.

Step 2: Press the "POWER" button.

Step 3: Press and hold down the "SELECT" button until the TV turns off.

Search by popular brands (URC2220 & URC3220)

TV brandDigit
Insignia1
LG2
Panasonic3
Philips/Magnavox4
Samsung5
Sanyo6
Sharp7
Sony8
Toshiba9
Vizio0

Step 1: Press and hold "SETUP" until the "POWER" button blinks twice.

Step 2: Press the "POWER" button.

Step 3: Press and hold down the digit button for your TV brand (see the table) until your TV turns off. Let go of the digit button when your TV turns off. The "POWER" button will blink twice to confirm success.

RF4CE Pairing (URC3220)

Step 1: Press and hold "SETUP" until the "POWER" button blinks twice.

Step 2: Press the "COX" button.

Step 3: Enter in the 3 digit code displayed on the TV. The "POWER" button will blink twice to confirm success.

Cox Simplicity RT-SR50-3.2 Universal Remote

Code entry instructions (Simplicity RT-SR50 - TV)

Step 1: Turn on the TV you want your remote to operate.

Step 2: Press and hold "SEL/OK" and "MUTE" buttons together until the indicator light illuminates.

Step 3: Enter the first 4 digit code listed for your brand. Entry of the correct TV code will cause your TV to turn off. If multiple codes are listed for your brand, you may have to enter several codes until your TV turns off.

Step 4: As soon as you enter a 4-digit code that turns your TV off, press "MUTE".

Step 5: If your TV turns back on, press "SEL/OK" to lock in the code. The indicator light will blink and go out. If your TV does not turn back on, enter a different 4-digit code until your TV turns back on, then press "SEL/OK" to lock in the code.

Cox Simplicity RT-SR50 Remote Buttons (img)

Manual code search (Simplicity RT-SR50 - TV)

Step 1: Turn on the TV you want your remote to operate.

Step 2: Press and hold "SEL/OK" and "MUTE" buttons together until the indicator light illuminates.

Step 3: Press "TV Power". The LED will illuminate in green.

Step 4: Press and hold the "CH+" button until your TV turns off. While pressing the "CH+" button, the indicator light will blink. As soon as your TV turns off, release "CH+".

Step 5: Press "MUTE".

Step 6: If your TV turns back on, press "SEL/OK" to lock in the code. The indicator light will blink and go out to indicate programming is complete. (If your TV does not turn back on, press "CH-" one step at a time until your TV turns back on, then press "SEL/OK" to lock in the code.)

Programming your Cable Set-Top terminal (Simplicity RT-SR50)

The Simplicity remote control may support the newest set-top terminals from your Cable TV provider, but it comes pre-programmed to a specific brand. To program your remote to operate your Cable set-top terminal, look up the brand and model in the Cable Box code list above and follow these steps:

Step 1: Press and hold "SEL/OK" and "MUTE" buttons together until the indicator light illuminates.

Step 2: Enter the 4-digit code for your Cable Box brand and model.

Step 3: Press "SEL/OK" to lock in code. The indicator light will blink and go out.

TV learning feature (Simplicity RT-SR50)

If you are unable to locate a setup a code for your TV, you can program each TV key individually on your remote. To program your TV by learning, follow these steps:

Step 1: Press and hold "TV POWER" and "RECORD" buttons together until the indicator light illuminates.

Step 2: Position the Simplicity remote and your TV remote face-up on a flat surface about 1-2" apart so that their IR transmitters are facing one another.

Step 3: To learn the power on/off command, press "TV POWER" on your Simplicity remote. The indicator light will blink and remain illuminated.

Step 4: Press "POWER" on your TV remote. The indicator light on the Simplicity remote will blink once and remain illuminated.

Step 5: Press "POWER" on the TV remote again. The indicator light on the Simplicity remote will blink twice and remain illuminated.

Step 6: Repeat steps 3 to 5 for any additional TV keys you would like to learn.

Step 7: Press and hold "SEL/OK" for at least 3 seconds to lock in the learned TV data. The indicator light will blink and go out.

Clearing specific learned keys (Simplicity RT-SR50)

Step 1: Press and hold "TV POWER" and "EXIT" together until the indicator light illuminates.

Step 2: Press the learned TV key(s) you want to clear.

Step 3: Press and hold "SEL/OK" for at least 3 seconds. The indicator light will blink and go out. The selected keys are now cleared and will transmit the data respective to the most recent TV code programmed before the keys were learned.

Clearing all learned keys (Simplicity RT-SR50)

Step 1: Press and hold "TV POWER" and "STOP" together until the indicator light blinks and goes out. All learned keys are now cleared.

Cox URC-4220-RF Remote Control

Code entry instructions (URC 4220 RF - TV)

Step 1: Press and hold the "SETUP" button for 3 seconds until the red LED turns on, then release.

Step 2: Press and release the "POWER" button. The LED will blink once and stay lit.

Step 3: Enter a 4 digit code. If the code is entered correctly, the LED will blink twice.

Step 4: Turn your TV Off/On, then try adjusting the volume and changing the channels. If all functions work, your remote is set up. If not, repeat this procedure using a different code for your TV's brand.

Cox URC-4220 RF Remote Buttons (img)

Manual code search (URC 4220 RF - TV)

Step 1: Press and hold the "SETUP" button for 3 seconds until the red LED turns on, then release.

Step 2: Press and release the "POWER" button. The LED will blink once and stay lit.

Step 3: Aim the remote at your TV. Press and hold CH+ (the UP arrow) until your TV turns off. The LED will blink periodically as it searches for the code for your TV.

Step 4: Turn on your TV, then try changing the volume and channels. If all functions work, your remote is set up.

Pair your remote with the RF DTA (URC 4220 RF)

This remote operates in one of two modes to control your mini box (DTA):

IR mode: in infrared (IR) mode, the remote relies on a direct line of sight to control the mini box (DTA) via infrared signals.

RF mode: in radio frequency (RF) mode, the remote does not require a direct line of sight. This allows you to hide the mini box (DTA) behind your TV or in an entertainment center. To set the remote in RF mode, you must pair the remote with the mini box (DTA). After the pairing is complete, the remote will only control the mini box (DTA) with which it is paired.

Step 1: Turn on the TV using your TV’s existing remote or the TV's power button.

Step 2: Hold the remote in front of the mini box (DTA) and press the "COX MENU" button on the remote.

Step 3: Navigate to 'Customer Support' and press the "SELECT" button.

Step 4: Navigate to 'Remote Control Pairing' and press the "SELECT" button.

Step 5: Press and hold the "SETUP" button for 3 seconds until the red LED turns on, then release.

Step 6: Press the "COX MENU" button. The LED will blink periodically.

Step 7: Enter the 3-digit code displayed on the TV. If the entered code is correct, a confirmation message will be displayed on your TV.

Step 8: Try changing channels. If this works, your remote is now paired!

Notes:

  • Using the remote in RF mode requires you to have an RF DTA or a mini box with an RF adapter. If you do not have an RF DTA or a mini box with an RF adapter, your remote must be used in IR mode.
  • When the remote is set in RF mode, it will only control your RF DTA (or mini box with an RF adapter) without a line of sight. To control the TV’s volume and power functions, you must always point your remote at your TV.
  • To pair this remote with the RF adapter connected to a mini box, follow the instructions provided in the user's manual of the RF adapter (Universal RF4CE Serial Adapter).

RF unpairing (URC 4220 RF)

If you wish to unpair your remote from the RF DTA or the mini box with an RF adapter, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Press and hold the "SETUP" button for 3 seconds until the red LED turns on, then release.

Step 2: Enter "986" using the number buttons on the remote. The LED will blink twice to indicate success.

Factory reset (URC 4220 RF)

If you wish to completely reset the remote by removing the RF pairing and programming for the TV's power and volume functions, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Press and hold the "SETUP" button for 3 seconds until the red LED turns on, then release.

Step 2: Enter "987" using the number buttons on the remote. The LED will blink twice to indicate success.

Assigning volume controls (URC 4220 RF)

The remote is set to control the volume on the mini box (DTA) when you take it out of the box. Once you program your remote to control the TV, the volume controls will switch to operating the TV. The instructions below can be used to manually assign the volume controls on the remote:

Assign volume control to the Mini Box / DTA (URC 4220 RF)

Step 1: Press and hold the "SETUP" button for 3 seconds until the red LED turns on, then release.

Step 2: Press and release the "VOL-" button. The LED will blink twice to indicate success.

Assign volume control to TV (URC 4220 RF)

Step 1: Press and hold the "SETUP" button for 3 seconds until the red LED turns on, then release.

Step 2: Press and release the "VOL+" button. The LED will blink twice to indicate success.

Cox Big EZ Contour Remote

Code entry instructions (Big EZ Contour - TV control)

To program your remote for control of TV power, Volume and Mute, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Press and hold the "SETUP" button on the remote until the LED changes from red to green.

Step 2: Enter the first 3 digit code listed for your TV's manufacturer. The LED should flash green twice when the code is entered. Then press "SETUP" again.

Step 3: Press the "TV POWER" button on the remote. If the TV turns off, you have successfully programmed your remote.

Step 4: Turn the TV back on, and verify that the volume and MUTE buttons are controlling the TV sound properly. If the TV does not turn off or the volume and MUTE buttons do not work, repeat the procedure using the next code listed for your TV's brand.

Cox Big EZ Contour Remote Buttons (img)

Manual code search (Big EZ Contour - TV control)

If you can't program the remote for TV control using the codes provided for your manufacturer, follow the steps below to search through all available codes:

Step 1: Turn on your TV.

Step 2: Press and hold the "SETUP" button on the remote until the LED changes from red to green.

Step 3: Press the "CH+" button repeatedly to search through the manufacturer codes until the TV turns off.

Step 4: Once the TV turns off, press the "SETUP" button. The LED should flash green twice.

Step 5: Press the "TV POWER" button on the remote. If the TV turns on, you have successfully programmed the remote.

Program the Big EZ Contour remote to control your Cable Box

Your Big EZ Cox remote is pre-programmed to operate Contour cable boxes. If you want to control a non-Contour cable box, you may need to program the remote for Motorola or Cisco mode:

Step 1: Press and hold the "SETUP" button on the remote until the LED changes from red to green.

Step 2: Press "A" for control of a Contour cable box; Press "B" for control of a Motorola brand cable box; or Press "C" for control of a Cisco or Scientific-Atlanta brand cable box.

Step 3: Press the "Contour" button to verify that the remote is controlling the cable box properly.