Article ID : 00024514 / Last Modified : 05/25/2022Print

A universal remote control or infrared (IR) blaster does not operate a Sony DVD/VCR combo.

    Sony® DVD/VCR combos generally are not supported and cannot be controlled using a universal remote control or IR blaster because they do not operate with the same IR frequencies that are common in standalone VCRs and DVD players. However, it might be possible to control some operations using a universal remote control with learning capabilities.


    • The procedure to program a Sony remote control varies by model. Complete instructions and component codes for programming the remote control are available in the product manual. Some models are also available in the Sony Remote Control Database.
    • A replacement remote control for the DVD/VCR combo may be available for purchase from Sony Parts and Accessories Sales.  Go to Parts and Accessories.