How to Program a DirecTV Remote to a Digital Stream Converter Box

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How to Program a DirecTV Remote to a Digital Stream Converter Box
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Programming a DIRECTV remote control to a Digital Stream converter box can take a long time because neither Digital Stream nor DIRECTV lists the universal code for Digital Stream products with DIRECTV universal remote controls. To find the right code for the Digital Stream converter box using a DIRECTV remote control, you have to search through all of the DIRECTV remote codes until you find the one that works with the Digital Stream converter box.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Instructions

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  1. 1

    Manually turn on the Digital Stream converter box.

  2. 2

    Slide the Mode switch, located at the top of the DIRECTV remote control, to "AV2."

  3. 3

    Press and hold the "Mute" and "Select" buttons on the DIRECTV remote control until the "AV2" LED light blinks twice.

  4. 4

    Enter one of the following component search codes:

    9-9-1-0 (codes generally reserved for cable and satellite boxes)

    9-9-1-1 (codes generally reserved for television sets)

    9-9-1-2 (codes generally reserved for VCR, DVD player and recorders, and PVRs)

    9-9-1-3 (codes generally reserved for stereos and audio receivers)

  5. 5

    Push the "Channel Up" button on the DIRECTV remote control. Wait for the count of two. Press the "Channel Up" button again. Repeat until either the Digital Stream converter box shuts off or the "AV2" LED light blinks three times. Each time you press the "Channel Up" button on the DIRECTV remote control, the remote tries a different device code stored in its library for the selected component type. If the Digital Stream converter box turns off, you have found the correct code to work with the Digital Stream converter box. If this happens, skip Step 6 and proceed to Step 7. If the AV2" LED light blinks three times and the Digital Stream converter box has yet to shut off, you have cycled through all the codes stored in the library for the selected component type. None of them work with the Digital Stream converter box. Go to the next step.

  6. 6

    Repeat Steps 2 through 5 using a different component search code.

  7. 7

    Press "Select" on the DIRECTV remote control to lock in the current code after the correct code is found.

Tips and warnings

  • You can spend up to a half hour toggling through all of the codes for a selected component type because hundreds of codes can be stored in the library. After code search finds the correct code to work with the Digital Stream converter box and you lock it in, use the DIRECTV remote to tell you what the code is to prevent you from having to repeat this long procedure. Slide the Mode switch to "AV2." Press and hold the "Mute" and "Select." Enter in 9-9-0. The "AV2" LED light will blink twice. Press "1" and count the number times the green light flashes---this is the first number of your code, write it down. Press "2" to learn the code's second number, "3" to learn the third, "4" to learn the fourth and "5" to learn the fifth.

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