How to Program a Time Warner Remote

by Nick Miles
James Goodwin/Demand Media

Time Warner cable boxes come standard with a remote control that is capable of controlling all of your devices. The most common remote that they use is the Atlas 5 universal remote, which has the ability to control DVR functions as well as Time Warner’s video-on-demand service. To get this remote working with all of your devices, you will have to program each device into the remote's memory.

Step 1

Turn on the device that you wish to program. If you are programming a DVD or VCR player, then insert a media disc such as a DVD or VHS tape.

Step 2

Press the device key on the remote once. This remote is capable of programming five devices, and each has its own respective button at the top of the remote. For example, if you wish to program a TV, press the "TV" device key at the top of the remote. The device key will blink once.

Step 3

Press and hold the “Setup” button on the remote. The selected device key will blink twice, indicating it is ready to be programmed.

Step 4

Enter "991" on the remote. The device key will blink twice again.

Step 5

Aim the remote at the device you wish to program and press the “Power” button.

Step 6

Press the “Channel +” button on the remote. Continue to press that button until the device turns off. Once that happens, press the “Setup” button to lock in the code.

Press the “Power” to turn the device back on and it will be ready to use.


  • If you know your device's four-digit code, then you can enter that instead of pressing "991" to program your device without having to manually search through codes. Device codes can be found in the remote control manual and the Universal Electronics support web page.


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  • James Goodwin/Demand Media

About the Author

Nick Miles has been writing since 2006, with articles appearing on the sci-fi and horror website FanCrush Networks. Miles holds a Bachelor of Arts in film and electronic arts from California State University, Long Beach.

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