Skip to main content

Programming your remote control model IRC 600 or URC 600

Learn how to program your IRC 600 or URC 600 Shaw Direct remote control. To check which model of remote control you currently have, please see the sticker on the back of the remote.

    How to program your IRC 600/URC 600 remote to your TV and other devices

    You can have your Shaw Direct remote control other devices, such as your TV, with the following methods:

    First method:

    Download this file and search for your TV brand. Note down the corresponding codes.

    1. Ensure the TV is powered on.
    2. On the top of your remote, press and hold the TV button until the others (AUX, SAT) flash at least 3 to 4 times.
    3. Press in the 5-digit code that you noted down.
    4. Press POWER button.
    5. If the TV turns off, you have successfully programmed your remote with the TV.
      Press the POWER button to turn it back on.
    6. If not, repeat steps 2-3 using different codes given for your brand of the TV.

    Second method:

    1. Ensure the TV is powered on.
    2. Press and hold the TV button until the others (AUX, SAT) flash at least 3 to 4 times.
    3. Press 9, 9, 1. The TV button should flash twice.
    4. Press CH+ button once per second until the TV turns off.
    5. Press the OK/ENTER button.
    6. Press POWER button to turn the TV back on.
    7. Test the Volume and/or Power to see if the TV responds to the remote's commands.

    Video Link: https://youtu.be/BUbASEB1kxk

    How to program your IRC 600/URC 600 remote to your receiver

    Some satellite receivers are ultra high frequency (UHF)-capable, which allows them to receive remote commands when the remote does not have a direct line of sight to the receiver. If two UHF-enabled receivers are in close distance to each other, the remotes may control the incorrect receiver; however, you can set a custom remote address to prevent this. See My receiver changes channels itself for more information.

    Both your satellite receiver and Shaw Direct remote need to be changed to a new address in order to keep them tied together.

    Follow the steps below to program your remote.

    First method:

    1. Press and hold SAT button until the others (TV, AUX) flash at least 3 to 4 times
    2. Press the 3 digit remote code: 000
    3. After punching in the code, press the POWER button and see if the receiver turns off.
    4. If receiver turns off, your remote has been successfully programmed. Press the POWER button to turn the receiver back on.
    5. If not, repeat steps 1-3 using different codes. Other codes are:

    Receiver Codes

    000

    001

    002

    003

    004

    005

    006

    007

    Second method:

    1. Press and hold SAT button until the others (TV, AUX) flash at least 3 to 4 times.
    2. Press 9-9-1.
    3. Press CH+button once per second until the receiver turns off. Make sure to not press the button again once the receiver is off.
    4. Press SAT button to lock in the code.
    5. Press the POWER button to turn back on the receiver.

    Channel control lock

    Channel control lock ensures that your remote only changes the channels on your satellite receiver, even while the remote is operating in another mode (TV or AUX).

    To enable it on your remote:

    1. Press and hold SAT button until the others (TV, AUX) flash at least three times.
    2. Press 9-7-3. SAT button should blink twice.
    3. Press CH+. SAT button should blink twice.

    Note: To remove the channel lock feature, repeat the above steps but use CH- button instead. The SAT button will blink 4 times when you do this.

    Video Link: https://youtu.be/Q6v9IcizxSQ

    How to program the master volume feature

    The master volume feature allows you to program "VOL +/-" to always control one device, even while the remote is in another mode. When disabled, volume is controlled based on what mode is selected (TV or AUX).

    Note: The master volume feature is on by default, as soon as your TV code is programmed as outlined above. Before proceeding to the next steps, ensure your TV code is programmed.

    To enable master volume:

    1. Press and hold SAT button until the others (TV and AUX) flash at least three times.
    2. Press 9-9-3. SAT button should blink twice.
    3. Press the device key (TV or AUX button) you would like to lock volume to, which should then also blink twice.


    To disable master volume:

    1. Press and hold the device key (SAT, TV, or AUX button) you wish to unlock (until the mode buttons flash at least three times).
    2. Press 9-9-3. The button should blink twice.
    3. Press VOL-. The button should blink four times.

    How to program the master power feature

    By default, pressing POWER button on your Shaw Direct remote will only toggle your satellite receiver on and off. To have POWER button toggle your satellite receiver and other devices (such as your TV) on and off at the same time, follow the instructions below.

    Note: POWER button must be held down for roughly three seconds in order to toggle all devices. If held for less than three seconds, POWER button will only turn your receiver on or off.


    To enable master power:

    1. Press and hold SAT until the other buttons (TV and AUX) flash at least three times.
    2. Press 9-9-5. SAT button should blink twice.
    3. Press and release each device key (SAT, TV, or AUX) that you wish to have programmed in the order you want them toggled when POWER is pressed.
    4. Press POWER to save the sequence. SAT button should blink twice.


    To disable master power:

    1. Press and hold SAT until the other buttons (TV and AUX) flash at least three times.
    2. Press 9-9-5. SAT button should blink twice.
    3. Press SAT and then POWER button. SAT button should blink twice.

    Troubleshooting your IRC 600/URC 600 remote control

    Can’t control the receiver?

    1. Press and hold the ENTER/OK button on your Shaw Direct remote.
    2. Observe which button flashes red.
    3. If you are trying to change channels and other buttons (TV, AUX) flash red, press the SAT button.
    4. If no button flashes, try changing the batteries of the remote.

    Can’t control the volume?

    In order to control the volume using the Shaw Direct remote, make sure you programmed it first.

    1. To verify if it is programmed, press the Volume button. The TV button on top should light up and a volume bar should appear on the television screen.
    2. If the TV button flashes when the volume button is pressed but there is still no volume control, this indicates that the TV code needs to be programmed into the remote control.

    No lights or steady lights on your Shaw Direct remote control? Does it only work intermittently?

    1. Try a new set of batteries.
    2. Verify if any keys are pressed in too deep. In some cases, the buttons may get stuck.
    3. Remove the batteries from the remote control, wipe the interior metal connectors with a tissue or cotton swab, then return the batteries to their slots. Verify if the light turns on when keys are pressed on the remote control.