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Tech Tips: Your Remote

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Tech Tips: Get More Out of Your Remote

Remote Tips, Tricks and Links

Using the Universal Remote to turn on your devices.
When using the Universal Remote, start with the buttons at the top of the remote to choose the device you want to turn on first. Referred to as the Control Buttons, these are for selecting specific devices: TV, DVD, Cable and Stereo (the 'AUX' button). Once you’ve pressed the one you want to operate first, then press the Power button on the remote to turn it on.

Using the Universal Remote to check out program listings.
The 'Guide' button on your Universal Remote provides you access to your cable package’s TV listings. Press the Guide button and you can see listings up to a week ahead.

Using the 'Info' button on your Universal Remote.
When surfing through the Interactive Program Guide, if you come across a program that grabs your interest, press the 'Info' button on your Universal Remote to read a preview of the program. 

Checking your Universal Remote's power.
According to our Field Service Representatives, Cox's frontline, hands-on tech gurus, the majority of technical problems with the Universal Remote are due to low battery power. To make sure your Universal Remote is sufficiently powered, make sure the button labeled 'Cable' (found at the top of your remote) lights up when you change channels. If it doesn't, it's time to get new batteries.

One-button power down.
To quickly turn off all the devices that support your TV experience, just hold down the power button on your Universal Remote and it will turn off your cable box, TV, DVD and audio receiver.

Cut down remote clutter.
With the Universal Remote, you no longer need to have a separate remote for the TV, DVD player and the sound system. The Universal Remote can operate all of these devices, leaving more room on the couch for the special people in your life.

Maximizing your DVR's performance.
Your DVR only has so much room to save your favorite shows and movies. If you're close to maxing out this space, you may experience a decline in the quality of the DVR recording. To prevent this from happening, set a schedule to check your DVR's hard drive throughout the year and delete the programs and movies you've already watched and don't want to keep.

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