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Sky Remote Codes

Sky remote codes

The original Digibox, Sky HD reciver and Sky Plus box remotes can be programmed to control your TV. The remote includes BASIC functions such as up/down, volume and number keys. it *might* also include special functions such as text, but don't count on it.

Not every TV is included in the code list. In fact, although it was claimed that "95 percent" of TVs could be controlled by the Sky remote, the figure is probably lower than this and it will NOT control your Video Recorder. Newer remotes can control amps.



Programming the Sky remote to operate the TV

Before the remote control can operate the TV it must be programmed to do so. A 3 or 4 digit code can be entered to select the correct IR command set, held in the remote control's memory.

There is a database held on chip, in the sky remote control, which holds the IR codes for around 90 to 92% of TV manufacturers.

The 4 digit code identifies the make/manufacturer. All individual codes stored for each manufacturer are identified by a 3 digit code which is listed below.

The easiest way to set up the remote is to input the 3 digit code for the TV if it is available.

If the 3 digit code is not known then you can try the 4 digit manufacturer's code which then allows you to step through all codes held for that manufacturer until the correct code is identified.

The very newest TV receiver codes may not be stored in memory and it will not be until the next update of the remote's memory that these TV receivers can be controlled by the Sky remote

The list of manufacturer make and model codes can easily be found on the net at places like this or try Sky's PDF.

To Program the Sky Remote using the 3 Digit Code:

1. Turn on the TV receiver

2. Press TV on the Sky Remote Control

3. Hold down SELECT and the RED buttons together for approximately two seconds, until the RED LED on the Sky remote blinks twice.

4. Enter three digit code from list for the receiver (early versions now flash twice).

5. Press select to enter code structure (the LED will flash twice if a valid code has been entered).

6. Now press the STDBY button and test other functions.

Repeat if necessary until a code is found that works most common functions.


To Program the Sky Remote using the 4 Digit Code:



1. Turn your TV on.

2. Press tv on your Sky remote control.

3. Hold down select and the red button together for about two seconds, until the red light on the Sky remote control blinks twice.

4. Press tv on your Sky remote control again.

5. Key in the four digit code for your brand of TV. The light on the Sky remote control blinks twice. If the light blinks once only, recheck the code for your brand of TV and start again at Step 1.

6. Press the standby button on your Sky remote control. If your TV switches off, press select. The light on the Sky remote control blinks twice (code stored). If your TV does not switch off, press tv, then press the standby button. Repeat this (press tv, then standby) until your TV turns off, then press select (stores code).

If at this point the LED on the Sky remote control blinks three times then all possible codes for that make of receiver have been checked. Repeat from step one, ensuring that you enter the correct manufacturer code.

At the end of the sequence, if you see the TV Guide screen, the remote control setup process is complete. If you did not see the TV Guide screen, you must now complete the following steps.

8. Press tv on your Sky remote control.

9. Hold down select and the green button together for about two seconds, until the red light on the Sky remote control blinks twice.

10. Key in the number of the channel on your TV that you use for watching satellite TV.

11. Press select on your Sky remote control. The red light blinks twice. The remote control setup process is complete.

If after trying this, you still have problems, call your broadcaster's help desk. For your broadcaster's help desk number, select the Telephone Numbers option from the Services screen.

Identifying remote TV Remote Control Codes (Blink Back)

If there is not a 3 digit code listed for your customers TV receiver then use the four digit method to find a code that works. The following steps will allow this code to be identified.

1. Press the TV button on the Sky remote

2. Hold down Select and the Red buttons together for approximately two seconds, until the Red LED on the Sky remote blinks twice.

3. Key in 990 on the remote.

4. Key in 1 on the numeric keypad and count the number of times the Red LED blinks. The number of blinks will indicate the first digit of the code

(Note that a 0 is represented by no blinks where you press the key)

5. Input 2 on the numeric keypad and count the blinks to identify the second digit of the code.

6. Input 3 on the numeric keypad and count the blinks to identify the third digit of the code.

7. Write it down and keep it safely

Sky plus Remote "blink back" alternative method

1. Press the TV button on the Sky remote

2. Hold down Select and the Red buttons together for approximately two seconds, until the Red LED on the Sky remote blinks twice.

3. Key in 990 on the remote.

4. Wait until the Red LED blinks twice, then key 1 (no LED response)

5. Key in 2 on the numeric keypad and count the number of times the Red LED blinks. The number of blinks will indicate the first digit of the code

(Note that a 0 is represented by no blinks where you press the key)

6. Input 3 on the numeric keypad and count the blinks to identify the second digit of the code.

7. Input 4 on the numeric keypad and count the blinks to identify the third digit of the code.

8. Write it down and keep it safely.