Programming Your Remote

No one likes having to juggle multiple remotes to control all of their entertainment devices. Luckily, you can program your Shaw Direct satellite remote to work with most devices, which will allow you to consolidate up to three remotes!

There are two main types of remote controls that we currently carry: the IRC 600, and the URC 600. They’re nearly identical to each other, except for a couple of small differences.

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The remote on the left is the IRC 600, and the remote on the right is the URC 600.

Take a close look at the SOURCE and ASPECT buttons near the top of the remote. If the two buttons are black, you have the IRC 600; if the buttons are white, then you have the URC 600.

The first step to programming your remote control to work with other electronics is to find the code(s) associated with the particular brand and device. Some brands can have dozens of potential codes, so the simplest way to go about this is to scan for the code.

Here’s how you can scan for a code with the IRC 600:

  1. Scanning Method to Program TV
  2. Press and hold SAT until the mode buttons flash at least three times.
  3. Enter 9-9-1. SAT should blink twice.
  4. Press CH+ once per second until the receiver turns off. (If you pass the correct code, press CH- to scan backwards).
  5. Press SAT to lock in the code. The SAT key should blink twice.

Here’s how to scan for a code if you have the URC 600:

  1. Verify that the device is on.
  2. Press and hold ENTER and MUTE until the mode buttons flash in rotation.
  3. While aiming the remote at the device, press and hold the up arrow button until the TV turns off.
  4. Press MUTE, once.
  5. Device should power back on. If not, repeat steps 3 and 4.
  6. Press ENTER to lock in the code if the device turned on.

Once you’ve successfully locked in the codes for your devices, you can control power, volume, and other functions with the Shaw Direct remote by pressing the corresponding mode button (TV or AUX). If you want to simplify things even more, you can program your remote for master volume and master power.

Programming Master Volume for the IRC 600:

  1. Press and hold SAT until the mode buttons flash at least three times.
  2. Press 9-9-3. The SAT key should blink twice.
  3. Press the device key (TV or AUX) to lock volume to. The device key will blink twice.

Programming Master Volume for the URC 600:

  1. Hold both ENTER and SAT until the SAT button illuminates.
  2. Press VOLUME UP, then TV. The SAT button will blink 3 times and go out.

Programming Master Power for the IRC 600:

  1. Press and hold SAT until the mode buttons flash at least three times.
  2. Press 9-9-5. The SAT key should blink twice.
  3. Press and release each device key once, in the order you want them activated in the Master Power sequence.
  4. Press POWER to save the sequence. The SAT key should blink twice.

Programming Master Power for the URC 600:

  1. Hold both ENTER and POWER until the SAT button illuminates solid red.
  2. Press 1. SAT will blink 3 times and go out.
  3. Press SAT once to return remote to SAT mode.

That’s all there is to it! If you encounter any issues while trying to program your IRC or URC 600 remote control, let us know so we can lend a hand.

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