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Users of DirecTV often require help figuring out how to set the entire system up. One of the most important pieces to get set correctly is the remote control for the unit. Imagine trying to get up every time you wanted to change the channel. If you don't get your DIRECTVremote control programming done at first, chances are you will never get around to it.
Here is a quick rundown of the options that DIRECTV programming provides in remote controls.
First, there is the infamous ‘Blue” remote control. This remote control is strictly for the DIRECTV programming through the DirecTV unit. It will not control other entertainment units in your system. So long as you do not mind using multiple remote controls, the Blue remote should be fine for you. If you have this remote and are not sure on how to go about programming it, here is a link to the User Manual: http://www.americansatellite.com/pdf/blue_remote_control.pdf
Next, DirecTV programming also offers a universal remote control that can be programmed to control all of your entertainment system components. Programming these universal remotes is simple as long as you have the correct information and codes to input. For help programming your DirecTV universal remote control, here is a link to the instruction manual: http://www.americansatellite.com/pdf/universal_remote_user_guide_new.pdf