in addition to controlling your lifestyle® system, you can program the remote to control most brands of connected devices—such as tvs, cable and satellite boxes, vcrs and dvrs. after you make the proper menu selections for each device you want to control, the lifestyle® system remote serves as a universal remote for most of that device's operations.
although your lifestyle® system remote control operates on a radio frequency, the system sends out ir signals from the front of the media center to each connected device. the signals from the media center must reach the device you want to control.
you may want to use the included ir emitter cable to make the media center's ir signals "visible" to a connected device that is in an enclosed cabinet or otherwise not in "line of sight" of the media center. to ensure success, try positioning the end of the ir emitter cable (included with your system) in front of the device as you use the lifestyle® system remote to test turning it on and off. if you have not yet installed the emitter, see using ir emitters.
the following section instructs you on how to set up the remote to work with your tv. after you program your tv, follow the same steps to program your remaining connected devices. your lifestyle® system works with many different types of tvs, from standard definition to digital high-definition tv (hdtv). this section shows you how to set up your lifestyle® system remote control to work with your particular brand of tv.