If you’re here to learn how to program Bell satellite remote, then you’re at the right place.
In this post, we’ll share with you the best ways to program Bell satellite remote to your TV and to your receiver in a complete guide including every single step.
To program a Bell satellite remote to your TV you’ll need to acquire a specific code related to your TV model. Then you’ll use it when asked to complete the programming. As far as the programming to the receiver you’ll only need to input a random number.
It might sound hard but keep reading to understand why those codes are necessary and how to find and use them.
Keep in mind that for programming a Bell satellite remote to any type of device, you will require a specific Device code.
These device codes can be random frequencies for receivers and specific codes for all TV brands out there.
If you’re not certain what the programming code is for your TV, you can find a PDF on Bell’s webpage that states all possible device codes for programming their remote.
We’ll discuss where to find the code when it’s time to insert it.
Let’s now start from the beginning.
Since many users demanded to know how to program Bell satellite remote to TV without codes, such an act with a non-universal unit is impossible without your TV’s device code.
If your TV device does not contain a code by factory default which is a real rate thing, programming a Bell satellite remote won’t be possible.
Here is a complete guide on how to program the satellite remote to your TV.
Your first step is to ensure that the remote is active. In other words, ensure that the remote has healthy batteries and is functional.
If you’re certain that the batteries within your Bell satellite remote are worn out, replace them before proceeding with the next step.
Now that you have made sure the remote is functional, your next step is to locate and save the 3-digit TV code.
This code will be necessary to carry out the programming so it’s really important to find your TV brand code.
Here are codes for some widely popular TV brands:
- Samsung: 515, 517, 534, 579, 591, 675
- Sony: 500, 501, 502, 504
- Philips: 525, 566, 651, 652, 655, 656, 671, 690, 723, 724, 729
- Hisense: 759
- Vizio: 766
- Toshiba: 516, 590, 617, 631, 635, 667, 680, 683, 688, 750
- Panasonic: 508, 509, 512, 566, 644, 651, 662, 663, 668, 672
- Mitsubishi: 512, 562, 567, 568, 570, 571
- Canon: 554, 678, 679
- Kenwood: 649, 676, 691, 726, 728, 745
- Proscan: 720
If you don’t see your TV brand here, visit the Bell website to find codes for almost ALL TV brands. Once you’ve got the code, you can start the programming.
To interact with your TV and begin the programming process, follow these instructions:
- Aim the Bell satellite remote towards your TV.
- Press and hold the TV button on your Bell satellite remote.
- Wait until the SAT, AUX and VCR light up.
- Then, release the pressure off of the TV button.
Once the SAT, AUX and VCR light up, your TV should soon start to flash. This is the moment where you have to input the TV code you saved for later in the previous steps.
In consecutive order, press the digits of the code once. As a result, your TV should flash 3 times, indicating that it has successfully scanned your Bell satellite remote.
Note: If your first attempt failed, don’t hesitate to scroll up and test with another code.
The last step is to test. As you have probably seen earlier, there could be multiple codes for a singular TV brand and if the process fails, it is most likely that you entered an invalid or expired TV code.
If you’re unable to control your TV after these steps, check online if there are other codes available for your TV.
And if there are, try with each one of them until you manage to program your Bell satellite remote.
If you are not able to complete the programming, you can reach out to Bell customer service for additional help.
Unlike with the TV, you can use random code for the frequency that will work with all types of satellite receivers.
Therefore, you won’t have to worry if you’re typing the right code or stuff like that.
Warning: Keep in mind that if the receiver has software malfunctions and data altering and is no longer recognizable as a receiver, the frequency number will not be recognized.
With that in mind, here are some easy steps to program a Bell satellite remote to your receiver.
The first step is to locate the SYS info button on your receiver and press it once.
This will make the receiver discoverable by a third-party device, making your remote eligible to be programmed.
Once your receiver is recognizable, begin the programming by following these instructions:
- Get your Bell satellite remote.
- Press and hold the SAT button.
- Wait for the SAT, TV, AUX and the VCR to light up.
- Release the pressure.
Once you have released the SAT button, you would have to input a random number between 0-16.
This will reset the frequency of the receiver that will be used in communicating with your remote.
Once done with your number, press the # (hashtag) button on your Bell remote.
Once you’ve chosen a number for the frequency rate, simply press the Record button on the remote address field. Then to finalize the programming, press the Done button.
At this point, your remote should be successfully paired to your receiver so feel free to test if its functionalities work.
To program a Bell satellite remote to the TV, press the TV button and input the specific TV device code. To program a Bell satellite remote to the receiver, press and hold the TV and enter a random number for frequency rate, then click on done.
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Knowing how to program Bell satellite remote you should be able to establish a strong connection.
If, however, the code doesn’t work or you’re having other issues programming the remote you can always reach out to Bell customer support for further instructions.
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Kevin has over five years of experience working in various Tech startups and providing Technical solutions. He has contributed to many Tech publications and websites.