Article ID : 00032390 / Last Modified : 08/16/2015

The universal remote control will not operate a TV, VCR, DVD, or stereo receiver combination deck.

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Combination decks generally are not supported and cannot be fully controlled using a standard universal remote control because they do not always operate with the same Infrared (IR) frequencies that are common in standalone products.


  • Some buttons may provide limited functionality but are not supported.
  • DVD or VCR decks combined with a stereo receiver can sometimes be programmed using the AMP button on the remote control.
  • It might be possible to control the operations of a combination player by assigning different functions to different component buttons.
  • It might be possible to control some operations using a universal remote control with learning capabilities.