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Three Things to Know About VIZIO Remote Controls

If you've lost or broken your remote control, you'll be glad to know that there are plenty of inexpensive VIZIO replacement remotes available on eBay. You can find new and preowned VIZIO remotes to control a variety of devices, including TVs, sound systems, and Blu-ray players. Find out what you need to know about VIZIO remotes here, and get back to enjoying home entertainment in comfort.

How do you set up a VIZIO universal remote?

Each VIZIO remote may have a slightly different VIZIO remote programming procedure, so refer to the manufacturer's instructions. You'll need to have a device program code on hand, which you can obtain from the VIZIO website. In general, you can set up your new VIZIO universal remote by following these steps:

  • Step 1: Manually turn on the device that you want to control with the new VIZIO remote.
  • Step 2: On the remote control, press the button that is labeled for the device that you are setting up, such as the TV or DVD button.
  • Step 3: Hold that button down for five seconds until the LED light blinks two times.
  • Step 4: Use the number buttons on the VIZIO remote to enter in the program code for your device. If the code is accepted, the LED indicator will blink twice.
  • Step 5: Test the remote by pointing it at the device and by pushing the power button. If your device turns off, the setup was a success.
What kind of VIZIO remotes are there?

VIZIO produces remote controls in several categories. Here are some of the types you can find on eBay:

  • TV remotes: You can find replacement VIZIO remotes for smart TVs, such as the XRT122 model. These remotes have buttons for easily accessing streaming services, like Netflix, Amazon Prime, and iHeart Radio. You can also find VIZIO HDTV remotes that have QUERTY keyboards that make it simple to input text.
  • DVD and Blu-ray remotes: These VIZIO remotes let you control your DVD and Blu-ray players.
  • Home-audio remotes: If you need to replace your VIZIO sound bar remote, you can find affordable replacements for them on eBay.
  • Universal remotes: You can control your entire home theater with one convenient VIZIO universal remote control.
What are the features of a VIZIO smart remote?

A VIZIO smart remote has features that are designed to take advantage of the entertainment options in a smart TV. In addition to number buttons for entering in TV channel numbers, there are buttons that you can preprogram on this type of remote control. It also has play, pause, and fast-forward buttons for controlling streaming video or audio. The back of the remote control has a full QUERTY keyboard that makes it a snap to enter in the title of the TV show or movie that you want to watch.

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