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Overview

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.

    IRC600/URC 600 Overview

    Compatible with all Shaw Direct satellite set-top boxes, you can consolidate three remotes into one with the IRC 600/URC 600. The Shaw Direct IRC 600/URC 600 Remote Controls by Universal Electronics are our latest generation universal remote controls. The remote control requires installing two (2) new AA batteries and simple programming instructions to control your TV. For best results, please read and perform all instructions seen in the manual which can be accessed by clicking on the image of the Shaw Direct remote control below or by clicking here.

    IRC 600 Remote Control

    Click on the image to see the manual.

    How to program your remote to your TV and other devices

    When programming your Shaw Direct remote control, you can have your Shaw Direct remote set up to control other devices, such as your TV, using either of the following methods:


    First method:

    Review the Shaw Direct remote control manual 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 the TV does not power on, repeat steps 2-3 using different codes given for your brand of the TV. (You may have to do this a couple of times until the correct code is entered).


    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 remote to your set-top box

    Some satellite set-top boxes 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 set-top box. If two UHF-enabled set-top boxes are in close distance to each other, the remotes may control the incorrect set-top box; however, you can set a custom remote address to prevent this. See My set-top box changes channels itself for more information.

    Both your satellite set-top box 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 set-top box turns off.
    4. If set-top box turns off, your remote has been successfully programmed. Press the POWER button to turn the set-top box back on.
    5. If the set-top box does not turn off, repeat steps 1-3 using different codes. Other set-top box codes to use are:

    Set-top box 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 set-top box turns off. Make sure to not press the button again once the set-top box is off.
    4. Press SAT button to lock in the code.
    5. Press the POWER button to turn back on the set-top box.

    Using the Channel control lock

    Channel control lock ensures that your Shaw Direct remote only changes the channels on your satellite set-top box, 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 set-top box on and off. To have POWER button toggle your satellite set-top box 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 set-top box 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.