Programming Charter Remote Codes Easily

Jan 30, 2013 charter, Charter Cable tv, remote codes, 2 Comments
Charter Remote Codes

When you signed up for Charter Cable TV they probably gave you a digital box and possibly a DVR. These both came with a remote control, which was programmed with the Charter remote codes. These codes allowed you to operate the provided equipment and nothing else.

If you look at the remote you will see that there are other buttons on it such as “TV,” “VCR,” “AUD” or “AUX.” If you have those buttons then you have a universal remote and can program the remote to work with those other devices. By programming the other devices into your Charter Cable remote, you can eliminate the need to constantly swap between remote controls.

6 Simple Steps: Charter Remote Codes

Programming the remotes takes only a few minutes and saves you valuable time later on. Before you begin, look at your remote control and make note of a few things that will make programming easier and quicker. Locate the buttons for each of the devices you will program, as well at the buttons for “POWER” and “SETUP.” Knowing where everything is will keep you from scrambling to find them while you are programming.

Now that you know where everything is just follow these six simple steps.

  1. Locate the four-digit code for the device you wish to program. These codes can be found in the manual provided to you or at the Charter website.
  2. Turn on the device you wish to program.
  3. Press the button on the remote which corresponds with the device you wish to program.
  4. Press and hold the button labeled “SETUP” until the red indicator light blinks twice.
  5. Using the keypad on the remote, enter the four-digit code you had found earlier in the manual or on the website.
  6. Press the “POWER” button on the remote and the device should turn off. If it does not, then start over at Step 3 with the next code for your device.

You can repeat these steps for each item you wish to program into the remote, changing the device button for each item you program.

No Code? No Problem!

So you’ve gone through everything above and you can’t find a code for your devices or the codes just aren’t working, that is not a problem. The remote can probably still work with the device, you just need to do something a little different called “scanning.” Scanning is when the remote runs through its memory and tries several codes. Sometimes this procedure can take some time as most remotes start with the most common codes and work their way through them from there.

  1. Turn on the device you wish to program.
  2. Press the button on the remote which corresponds with the device you wish to program.
  3. Press and hold the button labeled “SETUP” until the red indicator light blinks twice.
  4. Using the keypad on the remote, enter 9 – 9 – 1.
  5. Since there are hundreds of device codes, they have been divided up in the controller’s memory. Press the number that corresponds with the type of device you are programming and the device button will blink twice.
    1. Television
    2. DVD, VCR, PVR
    3. Audio Device
  1. Press the “POWER” button and aim the remote at the device.
  1. Press the channel up button until the device turns off.
  1. Press the “SETUP” button to lock the code in and the device button should blink twice.

You can repeat these steps for each item you wish to program into the remote. Changing the device button for each item you program.

Programming the Charter remote codes for your entertainment devices is not difficult and now that you know how to program them, maybe you will be able to help your friends program their remotes as well. If they don’t have Charter Cable you can still share your newfound knowledge and apply it to other manufacturers, as most remote manufacturers work in a similar method.

You can always help your friends by directing them to these pages, which has detailed instructions for several providers, such as Comcast, Time Warner Cable (TWC), and Cox Communications.

Perhaps you have lost the original remote control provided by Charter Cable, then you can always pick up a generic universal remote from almost any store for a reasonable cost. These universal remotes can also be programmed to work with all of your digital equipment in just a few basic steps. The generic universal remotes also work great if you have an extensive home entertainment system, as many are available with a plethora of programming options, and can be used to program everything from your television to your Apple TV.

Photo credit: Robert S. Donovan


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2 Comments

  • Melinda

    FINALLY!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! I have googled a million variations of “program my charter remote” and “charter remote codes” so many times to NO AVAIL!!! After months of needing a seperate universal remote to control my TV for volume (and power if I didn’t cut it off with the system key) the scanrning sequence worked! Finding this site has made my day!

  • roger mcmanus

    got new digital box tried to program tv,it is a proscan ,tried every code,plus tried the 991 set up still want work my proscan tv,i can turn tv off using 991 code,won’t turn back on or will not control volume,have to use tv remote for turning tv on and off plus volume up and down,is there any other codes i can use or methods to fix this problem?thank you roger mcmanus.

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