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OneForAll URC7980 Smart Control 8 universal remote

Programming instructions for One For All URC7955 (Smart Control 5), URC7980 (Smart Control 8), URC7880 (Smart Control 8 US), URC7115 (Evolve TV), URC7125 (Evolve 2), URC7145 (Evolve 4), URC7110 (Essence TV), URC7120 (Essence 2), URC7130 (Essence 3) and URC7140 (Essence 4) universal remote controls.

Direct code entry

Step 1: Hold down the "MAGIC" key, until the LED under the current device blinks twice. The LED under the current mode key will stay lit.

Step 2: Select your device: press the "DEVICES"/"MODE" key repeatedly until the LED for the device you want to set up is lit. (For single device remotes like Evolve TV skip this step.)

Step 3: Enter a 4 digit code listed for your brand. The LED will blink twice and go out.

Step 4: Now aim the remote towards your device and press the "POWER" key. If the device turns off, your remote is ready to use.

Note: Some codes are quite similar. If you found that one or more keys do not function correctly, repeat the procedure with the next code in the list.

 

SimpleSet code search

SimpleSet is a quick and easy way of setting up the remote to control the most popular brands of each device type with only a few key presses, typically in under a minute per device. The first step is to select which device you are going to set up.

The following is a list of Device Modes on the remote control, and the Device types that can be set up on that mode:

ModeType of device
TVTV, HDTV, LED, LCD, Plasma, Projector
STBSet Top Box, Satellite Receiver, Cable Converter, Freeview, DVB-T, IPTV
BLUBlu-ray, DVD, DVD Home Cinema, VCR, Laser Disk
AUDAudio, AV Receiver, Amplifer, Tuner
DVDDVD, DVD Home Cinema, Blu-ray, VCR, Laser Disk
GAMEGame Console(IR only), Digital Media Receiver, Streamer
MEDIADigital Media Receiver, Streamer, Game Console(IR only)
S. BARSound Bar, Active Speaker System

Note: The 8 modes above are for Smart Control 8, other models support only a subset of them.

For each device type, there is a list of the top brands, each with a number assigned to it. Locate your device and brand in the tables below:

DigitTV Brand (INT)
1Alba/Bush/Goodmans
2Grundig
3LG
4Panasonic
5Philips
6Samsung
7Sharp
8Sony
9TCL/Thomson
0Toshiba
DigitBLU, DVD: Blu-ray, DVD
1Denon, Harman/Kardon
2JVC
3LG
4Panasonic
5Philips
6Pioneer
7Samsung
8Sony
9Toshiba
0Yamaha
DigitSTB: Sat, Cable, DVB-T
1BSkyB/Sky Ireland/Orange
2Canal+/CanalSat/Digital+
3Dream Multimedia/TechniSat
4DStv/Multichoice/Foxtel/Sky New Zealand
5freebox/Tricolor TV/Vu+
6Humax
7Samsung
8Sky Italia/SFR/Neuf TV
9Sky Deutschland/Österreich/T-Home/Deutsche Telekom
0UPC/Cablecom/UPC Direct/Virgin Media
DigitGAME, MEDIA: Consoles (5 & 8), Media Players
1Apple
2Asus
3Dune/Iomega
4Emtec /A.C.Ryan/Fantec/iconBIT/iNext
5Microsoft
6Popcorn Hour/Philips/Xtreamer
7Roku/Mede8er/Sky UK/Ireland/Austria/Deutschland
8Sony (Logitech/OneForAll/RE-BL/WB Electronics)
9Sumvision/Cyclone/Poppstar
0Western Digital/DVICO
DigitAUD: Receiver, Amp, Tuner
1Denon
2Harman/Kardon, JBL
3JVC/Kenwood/LG
4Marantz/Philips or Onkyo
5NAD or Onkyo or Panasonic/Technics
6Onkyo or Panasonic/Technics or Philips/Marantz
7Panasonic/Technics or Pioneer
8Pioneer or Samsung
9Sony
0Yamaha
DigitS. BAR: Sound Bar, Speaker Systems
1Bose
2Canton/Denon
3Harman/Kardon, JBL
4LG
5Maxell/Onkyo
6Panasonic/Philips
7Samsung
8Sony
9Teufel
0Yamaha
 

US models (e.g., URC7880 Smart Control 8 US):

DigitTV Brand (USA models)
1Hisense
2LG
3Panasonic
4Philips, Magnavox
5Samsung
6Sharp
7Sony
8TCL, RCA
9Toshiba
0VIZIO
DigitBLU, DVD: Blu-ray, DVD
1Insignia
2LG
3Panasonic
4Philips, Magnavox
5Pioneer
6Samsung
7Sharp
8Sony
9Toshiba
0Yamaha
DigitSTB: Sat, Cable, DVB-T
1AT&T, DIRECTV, Sky Mexico
2Bell, Bell MTS
3Charter, Spectrum, Time Warner Cable, Bright House Networks
4Comcast, Xfinity
5Cox Communications
6DISH Network, Dish Mexico
7Optimum, Suddenlink
8Shaw, Shaw Direct
9TiVo
0Verizon, Frontier
DigitGAME, MEDIA: Consoles (5 & 8), Media Players
1Apple
2D-Link
3Microsoft
4Netgear
5NVIDIA
6Roku
7Sling Media
8TiVo
9Western Digital
0Xiaomi
DigitAUD: Receiver, Amp, Tuner
1Bose
2Denon
3Harman/Kardon
4Marantz, Philips
5Onkyo, Integra
6Pioneer
7RCA
8Samsung
9Sony
0Yamaha
DigitS. BAR: Sound Bar, Speaker Systems
1Bose
2JBL, ZVOX
3LG
4Panasonic
5Philips, Magnavox
6Sonos, RCA
7Samsung
8Sony
9VIZIO
0Yamaha
 

To set up your device:

Step 1: Turn on your device (not on standby) and point the remote towards it.

Step 2: Hold down the "MAGIC" key until the LED under the device blinks twice. The LED under the current mode key will stay lit.

Step 3: Select your device: press the "DEVICES"/"MODE" key repeatedly until the LED for the device you want to set up is lit. (For single device remotes skip this step.)

Step 4: Hold down the digit for your brand and device as listed above.

Step 5: The remote will send the Power command every 3 seconds until your device switches off.

Step 6: As soon as your device switches off, release the digit key.

Step 7: The LED will blink twice and go out. The remote should now operate your device.

Note: If you find that one or more keys do not work as expected, start again at step 1 – the remote will start the search with the next code in the memory.

 

Manual search

Some OFA remotes (e.g., those from the Essence series) support a basic manual search method that allows you to find the code for your device by scanning through all the codes that are preprogrammed in your universal remote. This search method may also work if your brand is not listed at all in your the code lists.

Step 1: Press and hold the "MAGIC" key for 3 seconds until the LED stays on.

Step 2: Select the corresponding device (e.g. TV).

Step 3: Press 991. The LED will blink twice (showed by going out twice).

Step 4: Next, press "POWER".

Step 5: Press "CH+" (over and over) again until your device switches OFF. You may have to press these keys many times (up to 150 times) so please be patient.

Step 6: As soon as your device turns off, press the "MAGIC" key to store the code. You should now be able to switch your device back ON and control it successfully.

 

Learning

You can learn any function from any other working remote control onto any key except Magic, Devices/Mode or Activity.

To learn, first make sure you have your original remote control at hand, and that it has working batteries in. To learn functions, the original remote should be approximately 3cm from the OneForAll remote, pointing towards it.

Step 1: Hold down the "MAGIC" key until the LED under the device blinks twice. The LED under the current mode key will stay lit.

Step 2: Using the "DEVICES"/"MODE" key, make sure the LED for the device you want to learn functions on is lit.

Step 3: Press 975. The LED will blink twice.

Step 4: Press and release the key you want to learn a function onto.

Step 5: Press and release the key on the original remote.

Step 6: The LED will blink twice to indicate the key has been learned correctly.

Step 7: Repeat steps 4 and 5 for each key you want to learn.

Step 8: When you learned all the functions you require, press and hold the "MAGIC" key until the LED blinks twice and turns off.

Notes:

  • You can learn from multiple remotes, but only one function per key.
  • If the LEDs shows one long blink at step 6, the function was not learned correctly, please try again from step 4.
  • If you find that one or more keys don't work properly after set up, you can re-enter the learning mode at any time by repeating the procedure from step 1.

To delete a learned function, the procedure is:

Step 1: Hold down the "MAGIC" key until the LED under the device blinks twice. The LED under the current mode key will stay lit.

Step 2: Using the "DEVICES"/"MODE" key, make sure the LED for the device you want to delete functions from is lit.

Step 3: Press 976. The LED will blink twice.

Step 4: Press the key to delete twice. The LED will blink twice.

Repeat the above procedure for each key you want to delete.

 

Volume lock (for multi-device models)

If you always use one device to control volume, for example your TV or an AV Receiver, you can set up your One For All to always control that device, regardless of which device your remote is controlling. To do this:

Step 1: Hold down the "MAGIC" key until the LED under the device blinks twice. The LED under the current mode key will stay lit.

Step 2: Press 993. The LED will blink twice.

Step 3: Use the "DEVICES"/"MODE" key to select the Device you want to lock the Volume to.

Step 4: Press "MAGIC" once. The LED will blink twice and volume is now locked.

If there is one particular device you would like to exclude from the Volume Lock (and control its own volume), you can do this by the following:

Step 1: Hold down the "MAGIC" key until the LED under the device blinks twice. The LED under the current mode key will stay lit.

Step 2: Press 993. The LED will blink twice.

Step 3: Use the "DEVICES"/"MODE" key to select the Device you remove from Volume Lock.

Step 4: Press "VOLUME DOWN" – the LED will blink 4 times and device is now removed.

To unlock the volume and set every device back to controlling its own volume, the procedure is:

Step 1: Hold down the "MAGIC" key until the LED under the device blinks twice. The LED under the current mode key will stay lit.

Step 2: Press 993. The LED will blink twice.

Step 3: Press "VOLUME UP" – the LED will blink 4 times and Volume is now unlocked.