Your Prism MXv3 IR remote control

Battery installation

  1. On the back of the remote, push down on the tab and lift the cover off.

  2. Match the batteries to the + and - marks inside the battery case, then insert 2 AA alkaline batteries.

  3. Press the battery cover back into place.

Programming the remote to control other devices

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In order to control other devices with your MXv3 Remote Control, you need to tell the remote control what types of devices you have. Sections A and B of the User Guide (in the PDF and reprinted below) take you through the steps needed to do this. 

The volume controls will control your set top box (STB) until the TV device mode is setup.

The channel controls will always control your set top box. If you want to change this, download the user guide and follow the steps in Sections E and F.

To use your MXv3 Remote Control for your other devices, you will need to set up the TV, DVD and AUX mode keys to control the devices (Section A). Please refer to the code list in the User Guide for a list of supported brands and models. If you do not find the brand of your device on the supported code list, please refer to section B for the search function or you may use section C for instructions on the learning feature of your remote control. If you have an integrated or combo unit such as a TV/DVD, each component of the unit may need to be set up separately by setting up both the TV and DVD mode keys. 

NOTE: The DVD and AUX mode keys can be set up with any code. The TV mode key can only be set up with TV codes listed in the User Guide.

Section A: Manual Programming

Use the following steps to setup the TV, DVD or AUX mode keys:

  1. Power on the device you want to program and locate the 4-digit code from the code list.

  2. Press and hold the mode key (TV, DVD, or AUX) and while holding it pressed, press the OK key for one second.

  3. Release both keys, all of the mode keys will flash then the selected mode key light will stay lit. 

  4. Enter the 4-digit code by pressing the numerical keys (0-9). The selected mode key light will blink for each digit entry and will remain off after the entry of the fourth digit - indicating a successful setup. 

  5. Point the remote control at the selected device and press the power key once. The device should turn off. If the device stayed on, repeat the steps 2 thru 5 trying each code for your brand until you find the correct code. 

Repeat the steps to setup another device. To use the remote control for your Set Top Box, press the STB mode key. 

NOTE: If an invalid code is entered or no key is pressed at all for 30 seconds, the mode key light flashes for 3 seconds and turns off. The remote control returns to normal operation and you will need to start over from step A2 to setup the device.

Section B: Using the Search Function

To search for a particular device code for DVD or AUX (e.g. VCR), use Manual Programming (Section A) to program DVD or AUX with any VCR code prior to starting a search. 

  1. Turn on the device you want to control and point the remote at that device. 

  2. Press and hold the mode key (TV, DVD, or AUX) and while holding it pressed, press the OK key for one second. 

  3. Release both keys, all of the mode keys will flash then the selected mode key light will stay lit. 

  4. Press the power button repetitively until the selected device turns off. Once your device has turned off, press OK to save the code.

To indicate a successful setup, the selected mode key will turn off and you are ready to setup another device by following steps 1 thru 4 of this section. 

Section C: Learning

If the code for your device is not found in the code list and the search feature was not able to find the code for your device, then the learning feature may be your best option. The learning feature lets you "learn" functions from your original remote  control. 

NOTE: Learning cannot be performed for any mode until after that mode is setup with a valid code. So, to learn the keys, first setup the mode with a valid code, see section A, (select any code for the appropriate mode, from the code list), then follow the steps below.
  1. Press and hold the mode key (TV, DVD, or AUX) on the MXv3 remote and while holding it pressed, press the LEARN key for one second then release both keys.

  2. All of the mode keys will flash and then the selected mode key light remains on.

  3. On your MXv3 remote, press and release the key that you want to teach.

  4. While pointing your original remote at the bottom of your MXv3 remote, approximately 1 inch apart, press and hold the original remote key until the mode key light blinks once and stays on. (If there is a learning problem, the mode key light blinks for three seconds and stays on. If this happens, repeat steps 3 and 4 above.)

  5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 for each key you want your MXv3 Remote Control to learn.

  6. Press and release the LEARN key when all desired remote commands have been learned. 

If you  encounter difficulties with the LEARN key setup, please refer to "Section K: Troubleshooting Learning" in the User Guide.

It's not necessary to have your MXv3 Remote Control learn every key from your original remote since most of the keys will not be used under normal daily use. The best practice is to teach only the keys that help you navigate for the best experience, like your volume up and down, channel up and down, and DVR functions.
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