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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 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.

    To set a new address using your IRC 600 or URC 600 remote:

    1. Press "MENU" on your remote, select "Preferences", expand "Hardware Settings", then scroll down to "Remote Control Address".
    2. Select a code from the below list.

      Receiver Codes

      000

      001

      002

      003

      004

      005

      006

      007

    3. Press and hold "SAT" on your remote until the mode buttons flash (they will stop when SAT is released).
    4. Enter the same three-digit code on the remote as you selected on your receiver.
    5. The "SAT" button should flash twice.

    Programming your TV and other devices - Scanning method

    To have your Shaw Direct remote control other devices, such as your TV, follow these steps:

    1. Ensure the device you want to program the remote for is powered on.
    2. Press and hold the device key ("TV" or "AUX") until the mode buttons flash at least three times.
    3. Press "9, 9, 1". The device key should blink twice.
    4. Press "CH+" once per second until the device turns off. If you pass the correct code, press CH- to scan backwards.
    5. Press the device key ("TV" or "AUX") to lock in the code. The device key should blink twice.
    6. Press "POWER" to verify the device turns on/off.
    7. Test "VOL+/-" and "POWER" on/off to ensure you do not have a partial code.

    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 channel control lock on your Shaw Direct remote:

    1. Press and hold "SAT" until the mode button flashes at least three times.
    2. Press "9, 7, 3". SAT should blink twice.
    3. Press "CH+". SAT should blink twice.

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

    How to program the master power feature

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

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


    To enable master power:

    1. Press and hold "SAT" until the mode buttons flash at least three times.
    2. Press "9, 9, 5". SAT should blink twice.
    3. Press and release each device key 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" should blink twice.


    To disable master power:

    1. Press and hold "SAT" until the mode buttons flash at least three times.
    2. Press "9, 9, 5". SAT should blink twice.
    3. Press "SAT" and then "POWER". SAT 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. If the incorrect device key glows, press the SAT button on the remote and try again.
    3. If no buttons flash, try changing the batteries of the remote.
    4. If the SAT button glows but no lights flash on the receiver, it’s possible the remote is on the wrong address. Try changing the remote address to match the receiver address.
    5. If the SAT button glows and a light flashes on the receiver but no message pops up on the TV screen, it’s possible that the issue is with the input rather than the remote itself.

    Can’t program the volume?

    1. Verify if the TV is programmed into the remote. Press the volume button. The TV light should light up and a volume bar should appear on the television screen.
    2. If the TV light illuminates 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, with this model of remote, 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.