2 ways to program a Magnavox universal remote

Are you tired of switching between different remote controls? Nowadays, there are several devices you can use for your entertainment: TV, cable box, DVD, VCR, home theatre, and others.

Unfortunately, each of these comes with a different controller, and switching between them can be tiring. But what if you could control all of them from one single unit – this is what the Magnavox universal remote does.

One of the most popular universal remotes, the Philips Magnavox is very easy to program. It is also highly functional and easy to operate, which makes it perfect for all of your entertainment systems.

Below is a detailed look at how you can program it for use on your devices.

How to program Magnavox remote?

There are two ways you can go about this:

  1. Using the Philips Magnavox remote codes; and
  2. Using the code search method.

Below is a detailed explanation of each of these methods:

1. Using the Magnavox universal remote codes (direct code entry)

To program your remote, follow the steps below

  • Turn on your TV (or other entertainment devices), then check the remote to ensure the batteries are working. Make sure no other entertainment devices are turned on
  • On the controller, simultaneously press and hold the TV and SEL buttons for three seconds until the button lights up (replace the TV button with the DVD/AUX, CBS/CATV {for cable box}, or VCR depending on the device).
  • Enter the Philips Magnavox TV code or other corresponding code for your device
  • Press the TV button or other corresponding buttons to store the code
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Now, the remote is programmed into your entertainment system. You can test it by increasing or decreasing the volume, changing the channel, or turning it off and on.

2. Using the auto search option (code search)

What if you don’t have the necessary codes for Magnavox TV or your other entertainment systems? Don’t worry. You can still program your controller using the code search option.

Below is how to do it:

  • Turn on the device you are programming and make sure no other entertainment system is on
  • Check the remote to make sure the batteries are working
  • Point the remote to your device and press the TV (or other corresponding buttons for your system) and SEL button simultaneously until it lights up
  • Press the power button to enter the code search mode
  • Repeatedly press the CH+ or CH- button (waiting a few minutes after each press) until your device changes channel (Note: this works for TV, cable box, streaming box, or other devices that can change channels. For DVDs and other auxiliary systems, you can press the power button repeatedly until the device turns off)

When the device changes the channel or turns off, you have found the correct code.

Press the corresponding device button (TV, DVD/AUX, CBS/CATV {for cable box}, or VCR) to save the code and finish programming the remote control.

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List of Philips Magnavox universal remote codes

When programming a controller, you will need to enter the corresponding Magnavox universal remote 4-digit codes (some devices have 3 or 5 codes) in order to set the right frequency for your device’s receiver. 

Here are some of these codes:

Magnavox TV codes for universal remote

  • 1004
  • 1007
  • 1018
  • 1047
  • 1053
  • 1056
  • 1057
  • 1059
  • 1060
  • 1061
  • 1083

Magnavox DVD codes

  • 2002
  • 2018
  • 2089
  • 2241
  • 2245
  • 2293
  • 2318
  • 2320
  • 2321
  • 2327

Magnavox VCR codes

  • 3016
  • 3036
  • 3051
  • 3128
  • 3152
  • 3153
  • 3183
  • 3190
  • 3206
  • 321

Magnavox cable boxes codes for universal remote

  • 2000
  • 2002
  • 2004
  • 2006
  • 2008
  • 2010
  • 2012
  • 2016
  • 20018
  • 2020
  • 2022
  • 20224
  • 2026,
  • 1014
  • 2044
  • 2046
  • 2048

While some codes work on different devices, others are specific to a particular device. If the above doesn’t work, look up more Magnavox remote codes for your specific device.

Wrapping up

Tired of your many remote controls? Replace them with Magnavox remote control.

From your TV, cable box, DVD or VCR, and your audio system, you can program it to work on all your entertainment systems. The above guide will help you to program your Magnavox universal remote.

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