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How to make remote turn off box and tv at the same time?

Pretty simple question: Is there any way to make the remove turn off/on the television and cable box by just pressing the power button? I currently have to press power to turn on/off one or the other and then press the coordinating button at the top to turn off/on the other. 

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Trusted Helper

Re: How to make remote turn off box and tv at the same time?


aynat wrote:

Pretty simple question: Is there any way to make the remove turn off/on the television and cable box by just pressing the power button? I currently have to press power to turn on/off one or the other and then press the coordinating button at the top to turn off/on the other. 


Greetings,

 

Once you have your remote set to control your TV functions, if the tech hasn't done it during installation, you can find the manual for programing your remote here:

 

http://www.timewarnercable.com/en/support/program-your-remote.html

 

Look for your brand and model number of remote.  Than, you will be able to download the instructions for programing the All Power button.

 

Satch

Spectrum Employee

Re: How to make remote turn off box and tv at the same time?

Sounds like you have the RC122 model remote? If so, there is no way for the Power button to turn on/off multiple devices at once. You would need a Clickr5, model UR5U-8780, that has a System On/Off button, which will turn On/Off ALL devices programmed to that remote.


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Seasoned Contributor

Re: How to make remote turn off box and tv at the same time?

@DSchroeder: there actually is a way to do this with the RC122. I copied and pasted the following from the link Satch provided.

Programming Master Power Key for Philips RC122
1. Press and hold SELECT and CBL until all mode keys blink twice.
2. Press 998. The CBL key blinks twice.
3. Press TV. The CBL key blinks twice.
4. Press CBL. The CBL key blinks twice.
5. Repeat step 4 for any other devices that you want to control at the same time
6. Press SELECT. All mode keys blink three times
To restore to controlling power for one device at a time
1. Press and hold SELECT and CBL until all mode keys blink twice.
2. Press 998. The CBL key blinks twice.
3. Press SELECT. All mode keys blink three times.
Spectrum Employee

Re: How to make remote turn off box and tv at the same time?

Did not know that. Learn something new every day. Thanks!

I am a Spectrum employee but my posts are my own thoughts and opinions
Newcomer

Re: How to make remote turn off box and tv at the same time?

I just called TWC support and they did not know this. Thanks.

Newcomer

Re: How to make remote turn off box and tv at the same time?

Thanks so much!!!

Re: How to make remote turn off box and tv at the same time?

Thank you ! 

Newcomer

Re: How to make remote turn off box and tv at the same time?

Works!  Thanks.

Had the same experience with TWC.  They didn't know how to do this even though the earlier instructions that came with the remote  (I've had to replace my remote several times) did have directions to program to do this.  I should have kept a copy.  Advice to everyone, make a copy of this for future reference if you have to replace your remote.

Valued Participant

Re: How to make remote turn off box and tv at the same time?

Best tip ever! Thanks Joey1986.