REMOTE CONTROL MANUAL
Universal Electronics Champ
(URC2020)

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1.   Introduction
2.   Installing / Replacing Batteries
3.   Programming Popular Brands to your Remote
4.   Programming Your TV
5.   Code Search Programming
6.   Code Number Readback
7.   Button Functions
8.   Helpful Tips and Troubleshooting
9.   Resetting the Remote

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1.  Introduction
Your Champ (URC2020) universal remote control is simple to program, easy to use, and can operate up to five (4) electronic devices which include:
  • CABLE - Your Cable converter*
  • TV - Televisions

*ATTENTION: This remote is programmed by default to command Motorola converters. No programming to these converters is necessary. If your converter is not responding to commands, try unplugging your converter and plugging it back in.

 

2.  Installing / Replacing Batteries
Install two (2) "AA" batteries as indicated by the diagram in the battery compartment. Be careful to properly match the "+ / -" ends of the batteries with the diagram in the battery compartment.

When the batteries become too weak to operate the remote control properly, the mode keys will become dim or not illuminate at all during use. When this happens, install 2 new "AA" size batteries.

Tips:

  • The LED will blink 5 times with each key-press when batteries need replacement.

  • The remote will be reset to its factory default settings when you take out the batteries, or when the batteries go dead. You will need to reprogram it to work for your TV.

 

3.  Programming Popular Brands to Your remote
The Champ comes pre-programmed to work with many more popular bands of TVs. With these brands, additional programming may not be necessary.

To program (setup) the remote using the 'Popular Brands' method...

 
1.  Turn on your Device.
2.  Press and hold SETUP until LED blinks twice. ...   --- 
3.  Press the TV POWER key for device you wish to setup. The LED stays lit. ... ---
4. 

Find your TV brand from the charts below and note the DIGIT key assigned to your brand. Using your number buttons, press and hold down the DIGIT key for your TV.

TV Digit
Insignia / Dynex 1
LG / Zenith 2
Mitsubishi 3
Panasonic 4
Philips / Magnavox 5
Samsung 6
Sharp 7
Sony 8
Toshiba 9
Vizio 0

If your brand does not appear in the brand chart, perform setup using either DIRECT CODE ENTRY or CODE SEARCH.

5.  Let go of the key when your device turns off. Setup for that device is complete.

note: If this method does not work, perform setup using either DIRECT CODE ENTRY or CODE SEARCH.

 

4.  Programming Your TV
If you have a TV operated by remote control, it is recommended that you plug it directly into a wall outlet instead of the cable converter.

To program (setup) the remote to operate your TV...
1.  Turn on your TV.  
2.  Press the TV POWER key . ...
3.  Press and hold SETUP until LED blinks twice. ... ---
4.  Enter 1st code for your TV brand from the code list.

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or...
or...
5. 

Press the TV POWER button to test TV control. If the TV turns off, setup is complete.

...
6. 

If the TV does not turn off, repeat steps 2-5  using the next code for your brand.

Write your TV brand & setup code for future reference.  

 

5Code Search Programming
This method allows you to program the remote control WITHOUT using CODES. Instead, the remote control will actually find the device you are trying to set by looking through it's code library until it finds the correct code for your device. You then lock in the correct code as described below.

To program (setup) the remote using CODE SEARCH...
1.  Turn on your Device.  
2.  Press and hold SETUP until LED blinks twice. ... ---
3.  Press the TV POWER button. The LED will stay lit. ...---
4. 

Press and HOLD DOWN the OK/SELECT key. Let go of the OK/SELECT key when your device turns off.

...
5. 

Press the TV POWER button to turn the device back on.

...
6. 


If you'd like to find out what your code is for future use, see the next section (Code Number Readback)

 

6.  Code Number Readback

To identify the 4-digit setup code for your device, follow these steps:

 

To program (setup) the remote using CODE SEARCH...
1.  Press the TV POWER button. ...
2.  Press AND HOLD the SETUP key until the LED BLINKS TWICE. ... ---
3.  Press 9-9-0 on the remote. The mode key (TV, DVD, AUDIO) will BLINK TWICE. ..., ,
4. 
  • To view first digit in your 4 digit code, press 1 and count the number of times the mode key blinks back.

  • Press 2 and count the number of times the mode key blinks back. this is your second digit.

  • Press 3 and count the number of times the mode key blinks back. this is your third digit.

  • Press 4 and count the number of times the mode key blinks back. this is your fourth digit.

NOTE: If a code digit is 0 the red light will not blink.

 

Write your device's brand & setup code for future reference.  

 

7.  Button Functions
Your Champ remote ONLY works in the Cable mode. Here is how your remote will function in this mode:
Pressing : Turns cable box on/off.
Pressing : Turns TV on/off.
Pressing : Changes the TV's INPUT channel (if so equipped).
Pressing [0] - [9]: Allows you to jump to the desired channel on the converter.
Pressing : Displays on-screen features, options. 
Pressing : Displays on-screen listing of programs by date, time, channel.
Pressing : Displays channel, time information. Press TWICE to browse channels
Pressing , : Shows previous / next day in view guide.
Pressing : Navigates on-screen menus, program guide, PPV events and interactive services.

Also controls VOD and DVR playback

Pressing : Selects menu option, program PPV events and function options.
Pressing : Pages up / down through menus, view guide.
Pressing or : If :
When in the interactive guide
, choose "Favorite channels" from the on-screen menu. Pressing the OK button on a selected channel will add it to your list of favorite channels.

When out of the interactive guide, pressing FAV will scroll through your list of favorite channels that you stored through the interactive guide.

If :
Displays on-screen list DVR recorded programs. (DVR function only)

Pressing : Exits on-screen menus, guide.
Pressing : Utilizes specific commands within IPG
Pressing : Utilizes specific commands within IPG
Pressing : Utilizes specific commands within IPG
Pressing : Swaps the tuner in the Dual Tuner DVR, so that you can watch one program and record another at the same time. (DVR only)
Pressing : Increases / decreases TV  volume.
Pressing : Mutes the TV volume.
Pressing : Displays last channel viewed. 
Pressing : Displays on-screen Video On Demand menu
Pressing : Increases / decreases converter channel.
Pressing [ ]: REPLAY - Replays last few seconds of DVR recorded program.
(DVR function only)
Pressing [ ]: Goes back to live TV broadcast.
(DVR function only)
Pressing []: Stops (video-on-demand/DVR)
Pressing []: Pauses (video-on-demand/DVR)
Pressing []: Plays (video-on-demand/DVR)
Pressing []: Rewinds (video-on-demand/DVR)
Pressing []: Records (DVR)
Pressing []: Fast-forwards (video-on-demand/DVR)

 

8Helpful Tips and Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting / Tips
Problem: Solution:
Mode key does not blink when a key is pressed. Replace batteries. refer to: Step 2.  Installing / Replacing Batteries
Mode key blinks, but remote does not control my equipment. Press correct mode key and point remote at equipment you need to control.
Tried all codes for my brand of device and none work. Try the CODE SEARCH method (CLICK HERE). IF that does not work, it is possible that your purchased device is not compatible. This happens from time to time.

DVR Issue- Muted volume

Powering off converter when it has a recording schedule will cause the DVR (not TiVo) to mute when it comes back on to record. This is done on purpose by the DVR manufacturer.

 

  1. Here is the situation. The converter volume has been automatically muted. However, when a you turn up the volume on the remote, the TV volume goes up, and this doesn't help. You need to turn up the converter volume. So you will need to change the volume function from the TV to the converter

    See Programming Volume Control on how to change the volume control to your cable box. Once the volume function is assigned to the cable box, you can either hit the mute button to UNmute the box, or push the volume up button.

  2. It is advised that you then reassign the volume function to your TV when done viewing the program, and record any future programs with the converter box turned on.

  3. Again, follow Programming Volume Control on how to change the volume control back to your TV.

  4. You can prevent this next time by leaving the converter POWERED ON the next time you have a scheduled recording. You do not need to turn off the DVR to record (like you would a VCR)
Batteries Weak? Low Battery Indication - when the batteries become low and need to be replaced, the [CABLE], [TV], [DVD], [AUDIO] buttons will not illuminate normally, or at all, during operation. To rectify, install 2 new "AA" size batteries to restore normal operation to the remote control. refer to: Step 2.  Installing / Replacing Batteries

If you have any questions concerning the brand, model or operation of your cable set-top terminal, contact us.

Frequently Used Terms
Audio Devices Audio receivers, amplifiers, CD players that you can program your remote to operate.
Default Setting How your remote is set when you receive it from your cable operator. The programming that is retained even after a remote is reset.
Electronic Components /Devices The various electronic devices the remote is designed to operate. These include cable set-top terminals, TVs, VCRs, DVDs, receivers, amplifiers and CD players.
Fast-Rotation The power / mode buttons will illuminate in a fast sequence (i.e. [CBL], [TV], [DVD], [AUDIO], [CBL]) repeated every 1/3 second. Fast-rotation occurs when the remote is receiving key presses to program it to your electronic devices.
Mode The device the remote is set to operate (ex. Cable, TV, DVD, AUDIO). See Section 10 for locking and unlocking the mode of the remote control.
Program (Setup) The process of teaching your remote control to operate your electronic devices.
TV Output Channel The channel your TV needs to be set on for proper Cable reception (channel 4 or 3, depending on market). If you have any questions concerning your TV output channel, contact us. Or, with your cable set-top terminal turned on, try setting your TV to channel 3 or 4 to obtain a clear picture.
Transport Functions These are the  [], , [], [], [],[] (Stop, Pause, Play, Rew, Fwd, and REC) buttons. In the remote control's Cable mode, these buttons operate your Cable set-top features for Video On Demand or DVR functions. In the remote control's DVD mode, these buttons operate your DVD or Blu Ray features (except record).

 

9Resetting the Remote

The remote can be reset to its factory default settings simply by taking out the batteries. 

 

 

Rev. 01/13
Copyright Universal Electronics 2011.