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The Xbox 360 Universal Media Remote lets you control your TV and Xbox 360 DVD and CD playback, Windows Media Centre and the Xbox Dashboard.
Insert the batteries
To insert the batteries into your Xbox 360 Universal Media Remote, follow these steps:
Program your Xbox 360 Universal Media Remote for a TV
Before you can use your Xbox 360 Universal Media Remote with a TV, you must program the remote control for use with the specific brand of the TV that you're using. You can manually enter the TV code or you can perform a scan to find the TV code.
The Xbox 360 Universal Media Remote manual includes a code list that covers many popular TVs. For the most current list of TV library codes, go to the Xbox 360 Media Remote (New) page.
Note When you program your Xbox 360 Universal Media Remote, the remote control will exit the screen after 30 seconds of inactivity. Press any button except buttons 0 to 9, CH+ or CH– to return the remote control to the original settings.
To enter a TV code manually, follow these steps:
All the buttons on the remote control will blink three times to confirm your selection.
To scan for a TV code, follow these steps:
All the buttons on the remote control will blink three times to confirm the code.
Note If the remote control does not function correctly after you set the TV code, try a different code from the same TV manufacturer or scan for another code.
You can only use the Xbox 360 Universal Media Remote with the Xbox 360 console, TVs or a Windows XP Media Centre computer. You cannot use the Xbox 360 Universal Media Remote with VCRs, DVRs, DVD players or other audio equipment.
To find a code that will let your Xbox 360 Universal Media Remote operate your TV, go to the Xbox 360 Media Remote (New) page.
Enter a TV code
You can look up your code on our website and then enter the code using your remote control.
Scan for a TV code
You can send a sequence of codes to from your remote control to your TV to find the right code for your TV, if you do not know it.
Your remote control operates like any TV remote control. It also includes controls for your Xbox 360 console and a button that gives you immediate access to a connected Windows Media Centre–based PC.Controller Buttons
The Xbox Guide button on your remote puts the Xbox 360 experience at your fingertips. Use it and the A , B , X , Y , and OK buttons to move around and control the Xbox Guide and the Xbox Dashboard on your Xbox 360 console, just as you would with your controller.Windows Media Center Start Button
The Windows Media Center Start button lets you access a connected Windows Media Center–based PC through your Xbox 360 console. If you are set up to use Windows Media Center on your Xbox 360 console, pressing the button will start Windows Media Center. If you are not yet set up to use Windows Media Center on your console, pressing the button will start the Windows Media Center setup wizard.
The Windows Media Center button will also turn on the console if it is off.TV Mode
To use the Universal Media Remote with your TV, press the TV button before the other TV control buttons. When the remote control is in TV mode, the buttons will not glow until you press them.
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