Are you tired of juggling multiple remote controls for your entertainment system? Programming your DirecTV remote to control your Vizio sound bar can simplify your viewing experience and streamline the use of your devices. In this article, we will walk you through the steps to program your DirecTV remote to work with your Vizio sound bar.
Identifying Your Remote and Sound Bar
Before you begin the programming process, it’s important to ensure that you have the correct remote and sound bar. DirecTV remote controls come in several different models, and each model may have slightly different programming instructions. Additionally, not all Vizio sound bars are compatible with DirecTV remote controls.
To identify your DirecTV remote, look for the model number on the back of the remote or in the battery compartment. Common DirecTV remote models include the RC64, RC65, and RC66.
To identify your Vizio sound bar, look for the model number on the back of the sound bar or on the packaging. Some popular Vizio sound bar models include the V51-H6, V51-H6, and V51-H6.
Programming Your Remote
Once you have identified your remote and sound bar, you can begin the programming process. The programming instructions for your remote may vary depending on the model, but the general process is as follows:
Turn on your sound bar and TV.
Press and hold the MUTE and SELECT buttons on your DirecTV remote at the same time until the green light at the top of the remote blinks twice.
Release the MUTE and SELECT buttons.
Press 991 on the remote. The green light will blink twice again.
Press and release the CHAN UP button on the remote until the sound bar turns off.
Press and release the SELECT button on the remote. The green light will blink twice to indicate that the programming is complete.
Your DirecTV remote should now be able to control the power, volume, and mute functions of your Vizio sound bar.
If your remote doesn’t seem to be working with your sound bar after programming, there are a few things you can try:
Make sure that the batteries in your remote are fresh and inserted correctly.
Check that the sound bar is connected to the TV properly.
Try programming the remote again following the steps above.
Check the user manual for your sound bar and remote for additional troubleshooting tips.
Programming your DirecTV remote to control your Vizio sound bar can greatly enhance your entertainment experience by allowing you to control both devices with a single remote. With this feature, you can adjust volume, change channels, and even power off your sound bar and TV with one convenient device.
In addition, if you have other devices like a Blu-ray player or streaming device connected to your sound bar, you can also program your DirecTV remote to control those devices as well. It’s a great way to simplify your entertainment setup and streamline your viewing experience.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Q: Will this programming process work for all DirecTV remote models and Vizio sound bar models?
A: The programming process outlined in this article is a general one that may work for many DirecTV remote models and Vizio sound bar models. However, the instructions may vary slightly depending on the specific model of your remote and sound bar. It’s best to consult the user manual for your specific remote and sound bar for the most accurate instructions.
Q: Can I program my DirecTV remote to control other devices in addition to my Vizio sound bar?
A: Yes, many DirecTV remotes can be programmed to control other devices in addition to your Vizio sound bar, such as a Blu-ray player or streaming device. The programming process may vary depending on the model of your remote and the device you wish to control.
Q: Why isn’t my remote working with my sound bar after programming?
A: There could be several reasons why your remote isn’t working with your sound bar after programming. Some common issues include fresh batteries, proper connections, and interference from other electronic devices. Be sure to check the user manual for your remote and sound bar for troubleshooting tips.
Q: Can I use my Vizio sound bar remote to control my DirecTV box?
A: No, your Vizio sound bar remote is not designed to control your DirecTV box. You will need to continue to use your DirecTV remote to control your DirecTV box.
Q: Will this programming process erase any previous programming on my DirecTV remote?
A: No, this programming process will not erase any previous programming on your DirecTV remote. You will still be able to use your remote to control your DirecTV box and any other devices that were previously programmed.
Q: Can I control the soundbar’s audio settings such as balance, treble, and bass?
A: It depends on the DirecTV remote model and the Vizio sound bar model, some remotes can control those settings, and some not, check the user manual for your specific remote and sound bar to see if that’s possible.