REMOTE CONTROL MANUAL
Motorola/General Instrument DRC 400/425, XRC 300

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Table of Contents
  1. Introduction
  2. Features and Functions
  3. Installing / Replacing Batteries
  4. Programming Your TV
  5. Programming Your VCR or TV/VCR Combo
  6. Programming Your Cable Converter (or DBS) Control
  7. Programming Your Auxiliary Device
  8. Searching for your TV Code
  9. Searching for your VCR Code
  10. Searching for your Cable Converter Code
  11. Searching for your AUX Code
  12. Checking Your Codes
  13. Changing Volume Lock
  14. TROUBLESHOOTING

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1.  Introduction
Your DRC/XRC Universal Remote Control will control up to  four devices, including GI/Motorola  converters (CFT-220o series, DCT1000 series, DCT2000 series, DCT5000 series), most TVs and VCRs, and auxiliary components.

The DRC/XRC requires two fresh AA batteries and easy programming to control all of the functions of your Cable Converter, as well as all of the basic function of your other original remotes.

For best results, please perform all instructions listed here.

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2.  FEATURES AND FUNCTIONS of DRC/XRC Universal Remote Control
Use the DRC/XRC mode keys (i,e., AUX, VCR, CABLE, or TV.) to control a desired device. When pressed, the selected mode key will light, confirming your choice.

Use the other keys to perform desired actions.

NOTE: The selected mode will remain active until another mode key is pressed.

Press AUX, VCR, CABLE, or TV once to select a deviceto control.

Press POWER once to turn on or of a select device(TV, VCR, etc.)

Press HELP once to display the help screen.

Press MUTE once to turn the sound off or on.

Use PAGE or PAGE to page up or down through menu screens and the program guide

or

Use LOCK  to restrict viewing of selected programs.

Use PPV to view the on-screen PPV menu

Use EXIT to exit menu or guide.

Use INFO to display current channel and program information.

Use directional keys to move the cursor in the program guide and menu screens

or

Use OK/SELECT* to select menu options, PPV events, and to tune programs from the program guide

Use GUIDE to display the program guide.

Press MENU to display the main menu of the on-screen guide.

In TV or CABLE mode,  use VOLUME+ or VOLUME- to raise or lower the sound volume.

Use CHANNEL+ or CHANNEL- to select the next higher or lower channel.

Use LAST to recall the last channel, or to go back one step in the on-screen menu.

In the CABLE mode, press FAVORITE once to display preset favorite cable channels.

These functions are set by your cable operator

Use the numeric keypad to directly select a channel (e.g., 09 or 31)

Press TV/VCR BYPASS once to switch VCR to TV or tape (not supported by all applications).

Use the ENTER/MUSIC to display menu of digital music channels, or to enter channels on some TV models.

In VCR and TV modes, use the STOP, PAUSE, PLAY, REW., RECORD, or F.FWD keys to control VCR.

                                  

In the CABLE mode, press DAY or DAY once to move the program guide ahead (or back) 24 hours

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3.  Installing / Replacing Batteries in the DRC/XRC Universal Remote Control

  1. on the back of the remote, pull down the battery cover and remove it.

  2. Obtain two (2) fully charged AA alkaline batteries, and match the + and - marks on the batteries to the + and - on the battery case, then insert the batteries.

  3. Push the battery cover back into place

  4. Test the unit by pressing POWER and any mode key (e.g., AUX, VCR, CABLE, or TV). If the batteries are inserted correctly, the selected mode key will be lit.

NOTE: Removing the batteries WILL NOT require you to reprogram the remote. A selected mode key will blink two times with each key press when batteries need replacing.

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4.  Programming Your TV Control from your DRC/XRC Universal Remote Control
  1. Turn on your TV.
  2. On the remote, press and hold TV (for at least 6 seconds) until you see the programming mode start. Each mode key will light up sequentially, starting with AUX through TV. The sequence will repeat twice. after it does this, release the TV button and wait until the button stays lit.
  3. Locate the code for your TV in setup codes for TV's below. Brands are listed in alphabetical order, with the most popular codes first.
    TV Setup Codes

  4. Enter the first four-digit code for your TV. If you have performed this procedure correctly, the TV light will blink three times.
    NOTE: if you did not enter the code correctly, the TV light will turn off. In this case, repeat steps 2-4 again.
  5. Aim the remote Remote at your TV and press POWER once. The TV should turn off. If it does not respond, repeat steps 2-4, trying each code listed for your brand until you find the one that operates your TV.If your TV still does not respond, try searching for Your code (Click HERE).

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5.  Programming Your VCR (or TV/VCR Combo) from your DRC/XRC Universal Remote Control
  1. Turn on your VCR (or TV/VCR Combo), and insert a video cassette.
  2. On the remote, press and hold VCR (for at least 6 seconds) until you see the programming mode start. Each mode key will light up sequentially, starting with AUX through TV. The sequence will repeat twice. after it does this, release the VCR button and wait until the button stays lit.
  3. Locate the code for your VCR (or TV/VCR Combo) in setup codes below. Brands are listed in alphabetical order, with the most popular codes first.

    VCR Setup Codes

    TV/VCR Combo Setup Codes

    NOTE: Some TV/VCR Combo codes may require a separate TV code to control volume. Check the codes above and follow the instructions in the Programming Your TV Control section using the supplied code. If no TV code is listed for your TV/VCR Combo's operating code, you may need to use the capabilities of your General Instrument/Motorola converter.

  4. Enter the first four-digit code for your VCR (or TV/VCR Combo). If you have performed this procedure correctly, the VCR light will blink three times.
    NOTE: if you did not enter the code correctly, the VCR light will turn off. In this case, repeat steps 2-4 again.
  5. Aim the remote Remote at your VCR (or TV/VCR Combo) and use your PLAY, REW, F.FWD, and STOP keys to operate your VCR (or TV/VCR Combo). If it does not respond, repeat steps 2-4, trying each code listed for your brand until you find the one that operates your VCR (or TV/VCR Combo) .If your VCR (or TV/VCR Combo) still does not respond, try searching for Your code (Click HERE).

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6.  Programming Your Cable Converter (or DBS) Control from your DRC/XRC Universal Remote Control
WHEN YOU RECEIVED THIS REMOTE CONTROL, IT WAS ALREADY P[PROGRAMMED TO OPERATE YOUR GENERAL INSTRUMENTS/MOTOROLA CABLE CONVERTER. HOWEVER, IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO CONTROL A DBS RECEIVER OR DIFFERENT CABLE CONVERTER, PERFORM THE FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS (OTHERWISE, SKIP TO THE NEXT TOPIC).
  1. Turn on the cable converter or DBS receiver.
  2. On the remote, press and hold CABLE (for at least 6 seconds) until you see the programming mode start. Each mode key will light up sequentially, starting with AUX through TV. The sequence will repeat twice. after it does this, release the CABLE button and wait until the button stays lit.
  3. Locate the code for your device in setup codes below. Brands are listed in alphabetical order, with the most popular codes first.
    Cable Converter Codes

    DBS Receiver Codes

  4. Enter the first four-digit code for your device. If you have performed this procedure correctly, the CABLE light will blink three times.
    NOTE: if you did not enter the code correctly, the CABLE light will turn off. In this case, repeat steps 2-4 again.
  5. Aim the remote remote at your device and press POWER. If it does not respond, repeat steps 2-4, trying each code listed for your brand until you find the one that operates your device .If your device still does not respond, try searching for Your code (Click HERE).

REMEMBER:  To  use the remote  to control your Cable converter or DBS receiver, press CABLE first.

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7.  Programming Your Auxiliary Device from your DRC/XRC Universal Remote Control
  1. Turn on your auxiliary device (if it's a VCR, and insert a video cassette).
  2. On the remote, press and hold AUX (for at least 6 seconds) until you see the programming mode start. Each mode key will light up sequentially, starting with AUX through TV. The sequence will repeat twice. after it does this, release the AUX button and wait until the button stays lit.
  3.  
    IF you are programming a: THEN press:
    TV TV
    VCR VCR
    Cable Converter/DBS Receiver CABLE
    Audio Device AUX
    Any other device AUX

    You do this to let the remote know what type of device you are programming in for your AUX button.

  4. Locate the code for your auxiliary device in setup codes below. Brands are listed in alphabetical order, with the most popular codes first.

    TV Setup Codes

    VCR Setup Codes

    TV/VCR Combo Setup Codes

    Cable Converter Codes

    DBS Receiver Codes

    Miscellaneous Audio:


  5. Enter the first four-digit code for your auxiliary device. If you have performed this procedure correctly, the AUX light will blink three times.
    NOTE: if you did not enter the code correctly, the AUX light will turn off. In this case, repeat steps 2-5 again.
  6. Aim the DRC/XRC remote at your auxiliary device and press POWER (if you are programming a VCR, use your PLAY, REW, F.FWD, and STOP keys to operate your VCR). If it does not respond, repeat steps 2-5, trying each code listed for your brand until you find the one that operates your auxiliary device .If your auxiliary device still does not respond, try searching for Your code (Click HERE).

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8.  Searching for your TV Code  from your DRC/XRC Universal Remote Control
IF YOUR TV DOES NOT RESPOND AFTER TRYING ALL OF THE CODES LISTED FOR YOUR BRAND, OR IF YOUR BRAND IS NOT LISTED AT ALL, TRY SEARCHING FOR YOUR CODE:
  1. Turn on your TV.
  2. On the remote, press and hold TV (for at least 6 seconds) until you see the programming mode start. Each mode key will light up sequentially, starting with AUX through TV. The sequence will repeat twice. after it does this, release the TV button and wait until the button stays lit.
  3. Press the (UP) cursor key (UP) cursor key on your remote once to start the search mode.
    NOTE: in the search mode, the remote will send IR (infared) codes from it's library to the selected component, starting with the most popular codes first. When the deviceresponds to a subsequent key command (e.g., POWER) the correct device code will be found.
  4. Press once. The TV key will light on, then off, showing that the IR code has been sent.
  5. If your TV does not turn off, press the (UP) cursor key (UP) cursor key once again to call up another code. Press once again.
  6. If your TV does not turn off, repeat step 5 as many times as needed until the TV turns off.
  7. When the TV turns off, a working code has been found. Press once to save the code and the TV key will blink three times, confirming the selection.

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9.  Searching for your VCR Code from your DRC/XRC Universal Remote Control
IF YOUR VCR DOES NOT RESPOND AFTER TRYING ALL OF THE CODES LISTED FOR YOUR BRAND, OR IF YOUR BRAND IS NOT LISTED AT ALL, TRY SEARCHING FOR YOUR CODE:
  1. Turn on your VCR, insert a video cassette.
  2. On the remote, press and hold VCR (for at least 6 seconds) until you see the programming mode start. Each mode key will light up sequentially, starting with AUX through TV. The sequence will repeat twice. after it does this, release the VCR button and wait until the button stays lit.
  3. Press the (UP) cursor key (UP) cursor key on your remote once to start the search mode.
    NOTE: in the search mode, the remote will send IR (infared) codes from it's library to the VCR, starting with the most popular codes first. When the VCR responds to a subsequent key command (e.g., POWER) the correct device code will be found.
  4. Press once. The TV key will light on, then off, showing that the IR code has been sent.
  5. If your VCR does not turn off, press the (UP) cursor key (UP) cursor key once again to call up another code. Press once again.
  6. If your VCR does not turn off, repeat step 5 as many times as needed until the VCR turns off.
  7. When the VCR turns off, a working code has been found. Press once to save the code and the VCR key will blink three times, confirming the selection.
  8. Test the VCR by pressing PLAY, REW, F.FWD, and STOP keys to operate your VCR. If it does not respond, repeat steps 1-7.

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10.  Searching for your Cable Converter Code from your DRC/XRC Universal Remote Control
IF YOUR CONVERTER DOES NOT RESPOND AFTER TRYING ALL OF THE CODES LISTED FOR YOUR BRAND, OR IF YOUR BRAND IS NOT LISTED AT ALL, TRY SEARCHING FOR YOUR CODE:
  1. Turn on your cable converter.
  2. On the remote, press and hold CABLE (for at least 6 seconds) until you see the programming mode start. Each mode key will light up sequentially, starting with AUX through CABLE. The sequence will repeat twice. after it does this, release the CABLE button and wait until the button stays lit.
  3. Press the (UP) cursor key (UP) cursor key on your remote once to start the search mode.
    NOTE: in the search mode, the remote will send IR (infared) codes from it's library to the converter, starting with the most popular codes first. When the converter responds to a subsequent key command (e.g., POWER) the correct device code will be found.
  4. Press once. The CABLE key will light on, then off, showing that the IR code has been sent.
  5. If your cable converter does not turn off, press the (UP) cursor key (UP) cursor key once again to call up another code. Press once again.
  6. If your cable converter does not turn off, repeat step 5 as many times as needed until the cable converter turns off.
  7. When the cable converter turns off, a working code has been found. Press once to save the code and the CABLE key will blink three times, confirming the selection.

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11.  Searching for your AUX Code from your DRC/XRC Universal Remote Control
IF YOUR  AUXILIARY DEVICE DOES NOT RESPOND AFTER TRYING ALL OF THE CODES LISTED FOR YOUR BRAND, OR IF YOUR BRAND IS NOT LISTED AT ALL, TRY SEARCHING FOR YOUR CODE:
  1. Turn on your auxiliary device.
  2. On the remote, press and hold AUX (for at least 6 seconds) until you see the programming mode start. Each mode key will light up sequentially, starting with AUX through TV. The sequence will repeat twice. after it does this, release the AUX button and wait until the button stays lit.
  3. Press the (UP) cursor key (UP) cursor key on your remote once to start the search mode.
    NOTE: in the search mode, the remote will send IR (infared) codes from it's library to the auxiliary device, starting with the most popular codes first. When the auxiliary device responds to a subsequent key command (e.g., POWER) the correct device code will be found.
  4. Press once. The AUX key will light on, then off, showing that the IR code has been sent.
  5. If your auxiliary device does not turn off, press the (UP) cursor key (UP) cursor key once again to call up another code. Press once again.
  6. If your auxiliary device does not turn off, repeat step 5 as many times as needed until the auxiliary device turns off.
  7. When the auxiliary device turns off, a working code has been found. Press once to save the code and the AUX key will blink three times, confirming the selection.

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12.  Checking Your Codes from your DRC/XRC Universal Remote Control
IF YOU HAVE SET UP YOUR REMOTE USING THE CHECK CODES METHOD, YOU MAY NEED TO FIND OUT WICH FOUR DIGIT CODE IS OPERATING YOUR EQUIPMENT. PERFORM THE FOLLOWING STEPS TO FIND OUT YOUR CODES FOR YOUR DEVICE:

For your TV:

  1. Turn on your TV.
  2. On the remote, press and hold TV (for at least 6 seconds) until you see the programming mode start. Each mode key will light up sequentially, starting with AUX through TV. The sequence will repeat twice. after it does this, release the TV button and wait until the button stays lit.
  3. Press 9 - 9 - 0. The TV key will blink three times.
  4. To View the code for the first digit, press and release 1. Count the number of TV key blinks for your number (e.g., if it blinks 3 times, 3 is your first code number).
  5. To view the code for the second digit, press and release 2. Count the number of TV key blinks for your number.
  6. To view the code for the third digit, press and release 3. Count the number of TV key blinks for your number.
  7. To view the code for the fourth digit, press and release 4. Count the number of TV key blinks for your number.
  8. Make a note of your numbers for future reference.

For Your VCR:

  1. Turn on your VCR.
  2. On the remote, press and hold VCR (for at least 6 seconds) until you see the programming mode start. Each mode key will light up sequentially, starting with AUX through VCR. The sequence will repeat twice. after it does this, release the VCR button and wait until the button stays lit.
  3. Press 9 - 9 - 0. The VCR key will blink three times.
  4. To View the code for the first digit, press and release 1. Count the number of VCR key blinks for your number (e.g., if it blinks 3 times, 3 is your first code number).
  5. To view the code for the second digit, press and release 2. Count the number of VCR key blinks for your number.
  6. To view the code for the third digit, press and release 3. Count the number of VCR key blinks for your number.
  7. To view the code for the fourth digit, press and release 4. Count the number of VCR key blinks for your number.
  8. Make a note of your numbers for future reference.

For your AUX device:

  1. Turn on your auxiliary device.
  2. On the remote, press and hold auxiliary device (for at least 6 seconds) until you see the programming mode start. Each mode key will light up sequentially, starting with AUX through TV. The sequence will repeat twice. after it does this, release the AUX button and wait until the button stays lit.
  3. Press 9 - 9 - 0. The AUX key will blink three times.
  4. To View the code for the first digit, press and release 1. Count the number of AUX key blinks for your number (e.g., if it blinks 3 times, 3 is your first code number).
  5. To vew the code for the second digit, press and release 2. Count the number of AUX key blinks for your number.
  6. To view the code for the third digit, press and release 3. Count the number of AUX key blinks for your number.
  7. To view the code for the fourth digit, press and release 4. Count the number of AUX key blinks for your number.
  8. Make a note of your numbers for future reference.

For your Cable Converter/DBS Receiver:

  1. Turn on your Cable Converter/DBS Receiver.
  2. On the remote, press and hold Cable Converter/DBS Receiver (for at least 6 seconds) until you see the programming mode start. Each mode key will light up sequentially, starting with CABLE through TV. The sequence will repeat twice. after it does this, release the CABLE button and wait until the button stays lit.
  3. Press 9 - 9 - 0. The CABLE key will blink three times.
  4. To View the code for the first digit, press and release 1. Count the number of CABLE key blinks for your number (e.g., if it blinks 3 times, 3 is your first code number).
  5. To vew the code for the second digit, press and release 2. Count the number of CABLE key blinks for your number.
  6. To view the code for the third digit, press and release 3. Count the number of CABLE key blinks for your number.
  7. To view the code for the fourth digit, press and release 4. Count the number of CABLE key blinks for your number.
  8. Make a note of your numbers for future reference.

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13.  Changing Volume Lock from your DRC/XRC Universal Remote Control
Your remote is set to control the volume of a device through it's associated mode (i.e., through the cable converter in CABLE mode, through the TV in TV mode, and through the auxiary device in AUXmode). If your TV is not remote controllable, or you would rather the volume be controlled through a different device, you can change the Volume Lock through a non-associated mode (e.g., through the cable converter in TV mode).

Changing the volume lock setting to the CABLE or TV mode will change the volume control fo all models except AUX, which will continue to control it's own volume. If you change the lock setting in the AUX mode, all modes (i.e., AUX, CABLE, TV) wll be controlled by the AUX mode
NOTE: The volume controls will NOT operate if Volume Lock is set to VCR mode.

TO CHANGE THE VOLUME LOCK SETTING TO THE TV MODE:

  1. On the remote, press and hold TV (for at least 6 seconds) until you see the programming mode start. Each mode key will light up sequentially, starting with AUX through TV. The sequence will repeat twice. after it does this, release the TV button and wait until the button stays lit.
  2. Press and release VOL+ on the remote
  3. The TV key will blink three times, indicating the volume has been locked in the TV mode.
  4. Now, whenever you press VOL+, VOL-, or MUTE on the remote, volume will be controlled by your TV.

 

TO CHANGE THE VOLUME LOCK SETTING TO THE CABLE MODE:

  1. On the remote, press and hold CABLE (for at least 6 seconds) until you see the programming mode start. Each mode key will light up sequentially, starting with AUX through TV. The sequence will repeat twice. after it does this, release the CABLE button and wait until the button stays lit.
  2. Press and release VOL+ on the remote
  3. The CABLE key will blink three times, indicating the volume has been locked in the CABLE mode.
  4. Now, whenever you press VOL+, VOL-, or MUTE on the remote, volume will be controlled by your cable converter.

 

TO CHANGE THE VOLUME LOCK SETTING TO THE AUX MODE:

  1. On the remote, press and hold AUX (for at least 6 seconds) until you see the programming mode start. Each mode key will light up sequentially, starting with AUX through TV. The sequence will repeat twice. after it does this, release the AUX button and wait until the button stays lit.
  2. Press and release VOL+ on the remote
  3. The AUX key will blink three times, indicating the volume has been locked in the AUX mode.
  4. Now, whenever you press VOL+, VOL-, or MUTE on the remote, volume will be controlled by your auxiliary device.

 

TO UNLOCK VOLUME LOCK:

  1. On the remote, press and hold THE MODE KEY YOU WANT TO UNLOCK (for at least 6 seconds) until you see the programming mode start. Each mode key will light up sequentially, starting with AUX through TV. The sequence will repeat twice. after it does this, release the MODE KEY YOU WANT TO UNLOCK and wait until the button stays lit.
  2. Press and release VOL- on the remote
  3. The TV key will blink three times, indicating the volume has been unlocked for the selcted mode.
  4. Now, whenever you press VOL+, VOL-, or MUTE on the remote, volume controls will be reset to thier original device.

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14.  TROUBLESHOOTING
Problem: Solution:
  • A mode key does not blink 2 times when you press a key.
  • A mode key blinks when you press a key, but device does not respond..
  • Make sure the remote is aimed at the home entertainment device and is no more than 15 feet away.
  • The remote does not conrol device or commands are not working properly.
  • Try all listed codes for the device you are haing a problem with. Additionally, make sure that the device was originally remote control capable (also must be infared, like the DRC/XRC).
  • TV/VCR combo does not respond properly.
  • Use the VCR codes for your brand. Some combo units may require both a TV and VCR setup for full operation.
  • No Volume on 2nd (AUX) TV.
  • CH+, CH- and LAST  do not work for your RCA TV.
  • Due to RCA design (1983-1987), only the original remote will operate these functions on this TV.
  • Changing channels does not work properly.
  • If you original remote required you to press ENTER after you puched in a number, you will still need to use the ENTER key on this remote.

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