Optimum remote codes – how to program with and without codes

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If you have an Optimum remote and you’re wondering how to program it for your TV or any other device, then you have come to the right place.

A universal remote offers a wide array of functionality as you can use a single remote, program it for different devices, and control them all. It sounds like something straight out of a sci-fi movie, but it’s real, and your friendly neighborhood cable provider, Optimum, has a bunch of them. And, as is the case with other universal remotes, the Optimum remote can be programmed with and without codes.

So, if you’ve found yourself with an Optimum universal remote and can’t figure out how to program it, we’ve put together this step-by-step guide to help you through this process. For this guide, we have selected the Optimum T4HU1617 46k Maestro XL remote – but the process for programming other remotes is more or less similar, so you’re good.

Quick Answer

The Optimum remote can be programmed with and without the codes. Plus, the remote comes preset for some popular brands – so all you have to do is press that one button and you’re good to go.

If you have a code, then here’s what to do – power on your device > press the ‘select’ button > enter the Optimum remote code > test the remote

If you want to use the auto-search method, then you can refer to our guide below. We have also provided a list for remote codes for convenience.

Optimum remote TV codes

BrandsCode
Acer2851, 3651, 1681
Admiral2981, 0261, 0991, 3121
Advent0001, 2601, 0241, 2431, 0271
Affinity1531, 1441
Akai0611, 0151, 1361, 3901, 3911, 3221, 0331
AOC1201, 0431, 2631, 2851, 2411, 1861, 1951, 1081
Apex Digital2771, 1321, 0331, 2881, 2721
Ario1491
Astar1531, 1738
Asus0231
Audiovox0241, 3871, 0461
Auria1081, 0861
Aventura0091
Axion2621
Changhong2881, 1181, 0331, 1121, 0101
Citizen1411, 0991, 3261, 3981, 3121, 2851, 2681
Coby3501, 3521, 3511, 0071, 0051, 4061, 3691, 3531
Commercial Solutions0821
Craig3261, 0461, 0371
Curtis1531, 1501, 1491, 1161, 0731, 0541, 0151
Custis Mathes0101, 0941, 2831, 3861, 3121, 2851, 2171,1471, 1281, 0821, 0151, 0051
Cytron1326
Daewoo2041, 3981, 3361, 3261, 3041, 3021, 2971
Dell3301, 2701, 0001
Digital Lifestyles0781, 0001
Dumont1431, 0051
Durabrand0991, 3401, 2591, 2231, 1731, 0341, 0091, 0051
Dynex0271, 1771, 1761, 1751, 1741, 1731, 1721, 1481, 0991, 0621, 0471, 0091, 0001
Electrograph1755
Electrohome3341, 3241, 2851, 1991, 0881, 0821, 0051
Electron1501
Element4151, 0051, 0911, 0671, 0561, 0541, 1631, 0081
Emerson0051, 0081, 3151, 2891, 2821, 2571, 2261, 2001, 0351, 4101, 3351, 3261, 3251
Emprex1765
Envision0931, 0431, 2851, 2051, 1861, 1201, 1081, 0051
Epson1122
ESA1841, 0091
Funai1481, 0091, 3151, 2651, 3261, 2311, 2221, 0461, 0081
Gateway1851, 1071
GE0821, 3861, 3341, 3271, 3241, 2851, 2801, 2611, 2521, 2271, 2171, 2091, 2021, 2001, 0331, 0051
GFM0091, 1481, 0081
Gibralter1431, 0051
GoldStar3231, 3021, 2851, 2651, 2511, 2411, 2221, 1431, 0241, 0051
GPX2081, 1541
Haier1131, 1191, 0341, 0051, 3781, 2591, 2231, 1851, 0861, 0151
Hallmark2081, 1541
Hannspree0431, 0931, 0531, 0521
Hisense0051, 0981, 0771, 0311, 0281, 3371, 1761, 1661, 1651, 1561, 0861, 0151, 0151, 0001
Hitachi0161, 3661, 0001
Hyundai3418
Insignia0271, 2311, 0991, 1751, 0001, 1751, 0001, 1771, 1761, 1741, 1731, 1721, 1481, 0621, 0471, 0091, 0051
JVC0881, 4131, 1621, 0151, 0121
LG0051, 4111, 3301, 2851, 2411, 1431, 0821
Magnavox0001, 0181, 3211, 4031, 2851, 2681, 2421, 0051, 2491, 2351, 2311, 1871, 1481, 1201, 0261, 0091
Marantz2851, 0051, 0001, 3201
Mitsubishi3181, 0241, 0051, 1421, 0861, 1391, 0961, 1371
Nexus Electronics0051
Olevia4091, 0051, 0691, 4081
Optimus2301, 2751, 2071, 1291, 0131
Panasonic0131, 2671, 1831, 2751, 2071, 2021, 2931, 1811, 0101, 0051
Philips0181, 1311, 0001, 3811, 2421, 3631, 3611, 3211, 3091, 2471, 2351, 2311, 1871, 1431, 1201, 0091
Pioneer1291, 0111, 2301, 3031
Planar3951, 0431
Polaroid0541, 2871, 0001, 4071, 1341, 1161, 1091, 1041, 0621, 0331
Proscan0571, 0051, 3861, 3411, 3311, 2171, 2091, 1931, 1631, 1541, 1441, 1161, 0821, 0561, 0151
RCA0821, 2801, 2091, 3391, 1931, 1911, 1901, 1631, 1531, 1501, 1471, 1441, 1161, 1111, 0571, 0151, 0051
Samsung0151, 3071, 1461, 2831, 0051
Sansui0991, 2661, 1961, 0541, 0091
Sanyo4161, 1281, 0221, 0621, 0051, 3231, 2741, 2531
Sceptre0391, 0141, 3711
Sharp0261, 4141, 0051
Sony0141
Sylvania2311, 2221, 3211, 3191, 2851, 2681, 2651, 2491, 2351, 2241, 1921, 1481, 0991
TCL & TCL Roku TV1111, 0821, 0001, 3411, 3311, 2801, 4141, 1931, 1661, 1561
Toshiba0331, 2831, 0131, 0101, 3641, 2151, 1961, 1781
Viewsonic1861, 1241, 0581, 1051, 1231, 1221, 1211, 1201, 1071, 1061, 1031, 1011, 1001, 1291, 1081
VIZIO0171, 1891, 0051, 4121, 3751, 1851, 1211, 1011
Westinghouse0141, 1491, 1211, 0151
Zenith1431, 3161, 3981, 3401, 3351, 3121, 2891, 2851, 2831

For more codes, refer to the official Optimum remote user manual right here.

How to program Optimum remote (pre-programmed for popular brands)

The Optimum remote comes pre-programmed for ten popular brands, including Insignia, LG, Vizio, Toshiba, and more. So, all you have to do is follow these steps and press the corresponding number button.

Step

1

Turn on your TV

Plug your TV into a working power outlet and turn it on.

Step

2

Select your TVs brand

Optimum universal remotes come with pre-programmed settings to work with popular brands. Each number corresponds to a brand that has been listed below.

  • 1 = Insignia
  • 2 = LG 
  • 3 = Panasonic
  • 4 = Philips/Magnavox
  • 5 = Samsung
  • 6 = Sanyo
  • 7 = Sharp
  • 8 = Sony
  • 9 = Toshiba 
  • 0 = Vizio

So, depending on your TV’s brand, locate the power button on the remote and press and hold it together for three with the corresponding number. Once you let it go, the LED should light up, and after that, hold down the power button till the TV turns off.

Step

3

Save the entered code

After you’ve entered the code, press the “Select” button to save it, and the LED should turn off. 

Optimum remote with an arrow pointing to the select button

Step

4

Check to see if the code worked

Try turning the TV on by pressing the power button on the remote. If it turns off, the programming is successful. However, to be sure, try using other features such as switching channels, adjusting the volume, or muting the TV.

How to program Optimum remote with codes

Step

1

Turn on your TV

Power up your TV by connecting it to a functional wall socket.

Step

2

Prep the remote to program it

Once your TV is on, press the power button once. Then, hold down the power and the “Select” button till the “Home” button starts blinking. If your remote doesn’t have a Home button, look for the “A” button.

Step

3

Enter the Optimum remote codes

Now point the remote at the TV and ensure the line of sight between the two isn’t blocked. Pick a remote code based on your TV’s brand from the table below and enter it using the number pad.

Optimum remote with number buttons highlighted

Step

4

Check to see if the code works

Press the power button, and the TV should turn off if the code is entered successfully. If it doesn’t, you’ll have to repeat the process with a different code till your TV turns off.

How to program Optimum remote without codes (auto search)

Step

1

Power up your TV

First, turn on your TV.

Step

2

Program your remote using the Auto-Search function

After your TV is on, hold down the power and the Volume+ buttons simultaneously for three seconds until the remote lights up. Once it does, let the release the buttons.

The next step is to press the “1” button on the number pad once. 

optimum remote with arrows pointing at the volume button and 1

Turn the TV off by holding down the power button. Once it’s off, press the “Select” button to save the programming.

Step

3

Check to see if the remote works

Try turning on your TV and using other features, such as adjusting the volume or muting it to confirm whether it works.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why won’t my Optimum remote control my TV?

There could be various reasons for your TV not responding to your Optimum remote’s signals. For starters, try replacing the batteries and see if it fixes the issue. If that doesn’t work, you can try power cycling it to eliminate any issues caused by software glitches and also clear the sensors on the TV and the remote.

If you’re using a universal remote, it could mean that you haven’t programmed it correctly. So, repeat the programming process and ensure that the code you’re entering is accepted. However, if none of these fixes help resolve the issue, you might need to get your remote repaired or replaced.

Conclusion

So, as you saw, programming an Optimum universal remote to work with your TV is a walk in the park. On top of that, there are multiple methods that you can use – making it all the more easier. That said, if your universal remote isn’t working, first try replacing its batteries and power cycling it. If that doesn’t help, you can attempt to restart it, but if it’s still unresponsive, you will have to get it repaired or replaced.

Ussamah works as a content writer and editor at BGFG. He is experienced in tech, hardware, gaming, and marketing.