How to Program a Samsung Remote for a Sony DVD/VCR

Updated April 17, 2017

A Samsung television can be a good addition to your home-entertainment system. With a Samsung TV, you can enjoy all of your entertainment equipment in one place, including a Sony DVD/VCR. With your Samsung television, you can not only connect your Sony DVD/VCR through high-definition inputs, but you can program the remote control to use the Sony device. With a few steps, you will no longer need multiple remotes to watch a DVD or videotape.

Turn off the power to your Sony DVD/VCR manually. Do not use the remote that came with the Sony product as it could cause interference later in the process.

Look up the three-digit code for your DVD/VCR in the Samsung owner's manual. The code for your DVD/VCR varies depending on the model and age of your Samsung television. Use the DVD codes for a DVD/VCR combo. If you do not have the owner's manual for your Samsung, you can find a list of codes on Samsung's website.

Press the corresponding DVD/VCR mode button located on the top of your Samsung remote. If there are not separate mode buttons, press the single mode button until you reach a mode that is not the television or another device you might have already programmed to work with your Samsung remote.

Locate the "Set" button and press it. If there is no "Set" button, look for a small button that might require a thin object to press it. If you are having trouble finding it, it may be under the battery cover.

Using the number pad on your Samsung remote, press the three digits that correspond to the code for your Sony DVD/VCR. When you are finished, the mode button should flash. Press the "Power" button. If the programming was a success, the device will power on.

Test the remote to make sure every function of your DVD/VCR works. If the device will not turn on or not every button works, try another code listed in your user's guide until you locate one that works properly.

Cite this Article A tool to create a citation to reference this article Cite this Article

About the Author

Chris Waller began writing in 2004. Chris has written for the "Fulton Sun" and eHow, focusing on technology and sports. Chris has won multiple awards for his writing including a second place award in the Missouri Press Association's Better Newspaper Contest. Chris earned Bachelor of Arts degrees in journalism and English from Truman State University.