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on 19-07-201111:37 AM - last edited on 19-07-201105:53 PM by Callum-M
Sky remotes - reprogram standard to operate Sky+ or HD and vice versa
As the title says how to reprogram Sky remotes (and reset them to factory defaults which can cure non operating remotes. All remotes have at least 8 different modes (HD have 12). Obviously standard remotes do not have the Sky+ function buttons but recordings can be played from the planner by highlighting and pressing "Select" twice and stopped by pressing "Backup" - no pause, FF, Rewind or Record buttons (but recordings can be set from pressing "record" on the box.
For most remotes Version 4 and later (white label inside battery cover) 1 Press "TV" 2 Press and hold "Select" and "Yellow" together until red led in remote end flashes twice (On HD remotes "Select" and "i" together) - if it doesn't flash twice then remote cannot be reprogrammed (clone or too old) 3 Press "0" to operate standard box, "1" for Sky+ and on HD remotes "2" for HD - remotes in Sky+ mode will normally control HD boxes as well 4 Press "Select" - red led should flash twice 5 Press "Sky" and away you go
Any remote in Sky+ mode will also operate HD boxes BUT this can be stopped in some remote and box combinations in the following way (it certainly works on Amstrad DRX890) boxes but NOT Thomson HD boxes) 1 Press "TV" 2 Press and hold "Select" and "Blue" together until red led in remote end flashes twice - if it doesn't flash twice then remote cannot be reprogrammed (clone or too old) 3 Press "1"- There are 4 different modes here 0, 1, 2, 3 4 Press "Select" - red led should flash twice 5 Press "Sky" and away you go
In above to return remote to operating both in step 3 press "0"