I recently had to have my old DirectTV remote controls replaced with the new RC73 ones. I'd had the old ones for more than 13 years and the lasers in them no longer functioned correctly. We only had one to share, for 4 TVs, which created all sorts of frustration for me. Every time I needed to change the channel, I had to go search four rooms, for the remote. UGGHH!
Anyway..the new RC73 ones, came with directions on how to program the remote itself, but not the volume. I had to figure it out, through a few days, of "trial and error". So, I decided to do a blog post, to save you some time, my friends.
Here's what you do:
1)Point your remote at the receiver and press the mute and enter button at the same time. Hold them down until you see a message that says "applying IR/RF setup please wait." If you've done it correctly, you will then see, a message that says, "your remote is now set for RF." Once complete...then..
2) Press the MENU button.
3) Select Settings-->Remote Control--> Program Remote-->Program TV--> Select your brand of TV from the menu--> (it will ask you for the model of your TV) select "I DONT KNOW THE MODEL"
4)It will then start to automatically search for codes for your brand of TV..after each one it will ask you if it worked, which will be determined by your ability to use the volume. Select "yes" once you can turn the volume up or down.
It shouldn't take long. The second code worked for me.
And that my friends, is how you program the volume on your DirectTV RC73 remote control.
If this was helpful to you, let me know in the comments sections.