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Atlas OCAP

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The Atlas OCAP 5-Device Remote Control by Universal Electronics is our latest generation universal remote control. Its sophisticated technology allows you to consolidate up to five of your original home entertainment remote controls into one easy-to use product.

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  • Upgraded Features

    URC is introducing new, upgraded features in all cable remote control models. These require a very slight modification of programming steps.

    These changes are for new remote orders delivered after 3/1/2013.

    Download the NEW set up instructions

  • Batteries
    1. On the back of the remote control, push the tab and lift off the battery cover.

    2. Locate the two(2) enclosed AA batteries. Match the + and - marks with those in the battery case, then insert them.

    3. Align the covers keys with the cases holes and press the cover back into place. The tab should click when the cover is locked.

    4. Test the remote control by pressing any mode key (e.g., TV). If the batteries are inserted correctly, the LED (red light) will blink once.
  • Troubleshooting
    PROBLEM: Device key does not blink when you press a key.
    SOLUTION: Replace the batteries with two (2) new AA batteries (see Installing Batteries on page 9).


    PROBLEM: Device key blinks when you press a key, but home entertainment device does not respond.
    SOLUTION: Make sure you are aiming the remote control at your home entertainment device and that you are within 15 feet of the device you are trying to control.


    PROBLEM: The remote control does not control home entertainment devices or commands are not performing properly.
    SOLUTION: Try all listed codes for the device brand being set up. Make sure all devices can be operated with an infrared remote control.


    PROBLEM: TV/VCR Combo does not respond properly.
    SOLUTION: Use the VCR codes for your brand. Some combo units may require both a TV code and a VCR code for full operation.


    PROBLEM: No volume on a second TV.
    SOLUTION: Follow instructions under Changing Volume Lock.


    PROBLEM: Tried Search Method and still could not find a working code.
    SOLUTION: Try the Search Method again after clearing out the device key as follows:

    a. Press and hold SETUP until device key blinks twice.
    b. Enter 9 9 2.
    c. Press and release the device key to be cleared twice.


    PROBLEM: Remote control does not turn on Sony or Sharp TV/VCR Combo.
    SOLUTION: For power on, these products require programming TV codes on the remote control.
    For Sony, use TV code 0000 and VCR code 0032.
    For Sharp, use TV code 0093 and VCR code 0048.

  • Programming Device Control
    The Atlas OCAP 5-Device Remote Control is preprogrammed to operate the cable box (converter) provided by your cable system, an RCA TV, a Toshiba DVD player, an RCA VCR, and a Pioneer audio receiver.

    To control devices other than the default brands, perform the following steps; otherwise skip this section.

    1. Turn on a device and, if applicable, insert video media, (e.g., cassette or disc).

    NOTE: Please read steps 2 through 4 completely before proceeding. Highlight or write down the codes and device you wish to program before moving on to step 2.

    2. On the remote control, press a device key once (i.e., VCR, DVD, AUD, TV, or CBL); it will blink once. Then press and hold SETUP until the selected mode key blinks twice.


    Use the Manufacturer's Codes to locate the type of device and brand name and then enter the first four-digit code for your device. If performed correctly, the selected mode key will blink twice.

    NOTE: If the selected mode key emits a long blink, the entry is invalid. Repeat steps 2 through 3 and try entering the same code again.

    NOTE: If the device does not have a PWR key, press the (Play) key.

    4. Aim the remote control at the device and press PWR once. The device should turn off. If it does not, repeat steps 2 through 3, trying each code for your brand until you find one that works.

    If it still does not respond, try searching for the code (Searching for Your Code).


    NOTE: If the device does not have a PWR key, press the (Play) key.


    Repeat steps 1 through 4 for each device you want the remote control to operate. For future reference, write down each working device code in the boxes on the following page.""

  • Searching for Your Code
    If your home entertainment device does not respond to the Atlas OCAP 5-Device Remote Control after trying all of the codes listed for your brand, or if your brand is not listed at all, try searching for your code.

    For example, to search for a code for your TV:

    1. Turn on your TV.

    2. On the remote control, press TV once; it will blink once. Then press and hold SETUP until the TV key blinks twice.

    Enter 9 9 1. The TV key will blink twice.


    Aim the remote control at the TV and press PWR once.

    4. Aim the remote control at your combo device (for example, TV/VCR Combo) and press PWR once. The device should turn off. If it does not respond, repeat steps 2 through 3, trying each code listed for your brand until you find one that works. If it still does not respond, try searching for the code (Searching for Your Code starting on page 13).

    5. Press and release the CH+ key continuously, then stop when the TV turns off.

    NOTE: In the search mode, the remote control will send IR codes from its library to the selected device, starting with the most popular code first.

    6. Press PWR. The TV should turn on, then press SETUP to lock in the code.

    NOTE: If the TV does not turn on during step 6, then slowly press and release CH- to go back through the codes, then press SETUP when the TV turns on.


    To search for the codes of your other devices, repeat steps 1 through 5, but substitute the appropriate key (e.g., VCR, DVD, AUD, or CBL) for the device you are searching for.""

  • Checking the Codes
    If you have set up the Atlas OCAP 5-Device Remote Control by searching for your device code (on the previous page), you may need to find out which four-digit code is operating your equipment.

    For example, to find out which code is operating your TV:

    1. On the remote control, press TV once; it will blink once. Then press and hold SETUP until the TV key blinks twice.

    2. Enter 9 9 0. The TV key will blink twice.

    To view the code for the first digit, press 1 once. Count the number of times the TV key blinks (e.g., 3 blinks = 3).

    NOTE: If a code digit is 0, the selected mode key will not blink.

    4. Repeat step 3 three more times for the remaining digits. Use 2 for the second digit, 3 for the third digit, and 4 for the fourth digit.

    To check for other device codes, repeat steps 1 through 4, but substitute the appropriate key (e.g., VCR, DVD, AUD, or CBL) for the device you are checking.
  • Channel Control Unlock
    By default, the remote control's channel-control capabilities are locked to the cable converter. The affected keys* are 1 through 0, CH+, CH-, and LAST. This will guarantee that you do not inadvertently change a channel on your TV or VCR. However, you can deactivate this feature to allow full access to these keys inthe TV and VCR modes.

    NOTE: This feature does not affect the AUD mode.

    Unlocking Channel Control

    1. On the remote control, press CBL once; it will blink once. Press and hold SETUP until the CBL key blinks twice.

    2. Enter 9 7 3. The CBL key will blink twice.

    3. Press CH- once. The CBL key will blink four times.

    Now the remote control will provide TV and VCR channel-control capabilities while in the TV or VCRmode.
  • Channel Control Lock to Cable
    1. On the remote control, press CBL once; it will blink once. Press and hold SETUP until the CBL key blinks twice.

    2. Enter 9 7 3.The CBL key will blink twice.

    3. Press CH+ once. The CBL key will blink twice.

    Now, regardless of what mode you select (except AUD),the channel keys will only change channels on your cable converter.
  • Changing Volume Control Lock
    Volume Lock allows you to control the volume throughthe device identified as having your primary speaker(s), regardless of which mode you are using. On the Atlas OCAP 5-Device Remote Control, Global Volume Lock is set to TV, so you can control TV volume while in the VCR, DVD, TV or CBL mode. You can perform Individual Volume Unlock on a selected device to set its volume control for independent operation.

    NOTE: The audio mode's (AUD) volume controls are active regardless of Volume Lock settings.

    However, if you lock the volume controls to the AUD mode, you will have control of the audio device's volume in all other modes (i.e.,VCR, DVD, TV, and CBL). This can be an advantage if, for example, you always listen to home entertainment devices through your receiver's speakers.

    Unlocking Volume Control for a Single Device (Individual Volume Unlock)

    1. Assuming Global Volume Lock is active, select a mode on the remote control that you want to unlock (e.g., CBL) and press it once. Next, press and hold SETUP until the device key blinks twice.

    2. Enter 9 9 3. The last-selected device key will blink twice.

    3. Press VOL- once. The last-selected device key will blink four times.

    4. Repeat steps 1 through 3 for each device you want volume to be unlocked.

    Now, after you select a device that has volume unlocked (e.g., CBL), pressing VOL+, VOL-,or MUTE, will control only that device's volume.
  • Global Volume Unlock
    NOTE: Performing these instructions will set independent volume control for all programmed devices.

    1. On the remote control, press and hold SETUP until the last-selected device key blinks twice.

    2. Enter 9 9 3. The last-selected device key will blink twice.

    3. Press VOL+ once. The last-selected device key will blink four times.
  • Global Volume Lock
    NOTE: The audio mode's volume controls are active regardless of Volume Lock settings. However,if you lock the volume controls to the AUDmode, you will control the audio device's volume in all other modes (i.e., VCR, DVD, TV, orCBL). This can be an advantage if, for example,you always listen to home entertainment devices through your receiver's speakers.

    1. On the remote control, press and hold SETUP until the last-selected device key blinks twice.

    2. Enter 9 9 3. The last-selected device key will blink twice.3. Select a mode (e.g., TV or AUD) which you want to use to control the volume. The selected device key will blink twice.

    Now, when you press VOL+, VOL-,or MUTE, the volume of the selected device (e.g., TV) is controlled regardless of mode.
  • Programming Macro Keys
    The Atlas OCAP 5-Device Remote Controlincludes two macro keys (located directly below the MUTE and LAST keys). Macro keys allow you to set up key macros to activate certain keys in a specific order. For example, you can set up a key macro to change the channels on your TV, raise or lower the volume, and start recording on your VCR, all with the touch of onekey. If you want to change the macros stored in a previously-programmed macro key, you'll need to clear the key first (see Clearing a Macro Key).

    Programming a Macro Key

    1. On the remote control, press and hold SETUP until it blinks twice.

    2. Enter 9 9 5. The SETUP key blinks twice.

    3. Select a macro key (for example, F1) and press it once.

    4. Press the key sequence you want to program into the macro. For example, to turn on your TV and raise its volume, press TV followed by VOL+.

    NOTE: You can program up to 15 key presses into one macro.

    5. Press and hold SETUP until it blinks twice.

    6. To add another macro, repeat steps 1 through 5, substituting the new key sequence to be added in step 4.

    NOTE: Programming more than five macros on the same macro key overwrites previous settings.""
  • Clearing a Macro Key
    1. On the remote control, press and hold SETUP until it blinks twice.

    2. Enter 9 9 5. The SETUP key blinks twice.

    3. Press the macro key you want to clear once.

    4. Press and hold SETUP until it blinks twice.

    This macro key is now clear and ready for reprogramming (see Programming a Macro Key). If desired, repeat these to clear another Tune-In key.""
  • Programming the Master Power Key
    The Atlas OCAP 5-Device Remote Control has a unique feature that allows you to sequentially turn up to five of your home entertainment devices on or offwith a single key press.

    NOTE: MASTER POWER (PWR) only works in the CBL mode. If it is not programmed, only the cable converter will turn on or off. In any other mode, pressing MASTER POWER (PWR) once will turn the selected device on or off.

    Programming the Master Power Key

    1. On the remote control, press and hold SETUP until the last-selected device key blinks twice.

    2. Enter 9 9 5. The last-selected device key blinks twice.

    3. Press PWR once.

    4. For the first device you want in the power on sequence, press a device key (e.g., CBL) once.

    Then press PWR once. For the second device in the power sequence, press its key once (e.g,TV). Then press PWR.

    5. Repeat step 4 up to four more times to add the second, third, fourth, and fifth device, as desired.

    6. To save the settings and exit the program:

    a. Press CBL once.
    b. Press and hold SETUP until the CBL key blinks twice.

  • Using the Master Power Key
    1. After programming, point the remote control at the devices. Press CBL once.

    2. Press PWR once to sequentially turn the programmed home entertainment devices on or off.

    You will see the devices turn on or off according to the programmed sequence.
  • Clearing the Master Power Key
    1. On the remote control, press and hold SETUP until the last-selected device key blinks twice.

    2. Enter 9 9 5. The last-selected device key blinks twice.

    3. Press and release PWR.

    4. Press and hold SETUP until the CBL key blinks twice.
  • Re-assigning Device Keys
    The Atlas OCAP 5-Device Remote Control can be set up to control a second device of an already assigned type. For example, to have the unit control aTV, a Cable Converter, and two audio devices (forexample, two audio receivers), re-assign the unused VCR key to operate the second audio device as follows:

    NOTE: VCR is preset at the factory to control an RCAVCR. Performing the steps below will overwrite those settings.

    1. On the remote control, press VCR once; it will blink once. Then press and hold SETUP until the VCR key blinks twice.

    2. Enter 9 9 2. The VCR key will blink twice.

    3. Press AUD once, then press VCR once. The VCR key will blink twice.

    The VCR key is now ready to be programmed for your second audio device. See Programming Device Control. To re-assign other device keys, repeat these and substitute the key sequence using thefollowing chart:

    NOTE: Only one device can be assigned to an unused device key at a time.

    To Re-Assign Perform Key Sequence

    VCR as 2nd AUD key

    VCR SETUP 9 9 2 AUD VCR

    VCR as 2nd TV key

    VCR SETUP 9 9 2 TV VCR

    VCR as 2nd CBL key

    VCR SETUP 9 9 2 CBL VCR

    VCR back to VCR

    VCR SETUP 9 9 2 VCR VCR
  • Using Backlighting
    On your Atlas OCAP 5-Device Remote Control, you can activate backlighting.

    Backlighting enables your remote's keypad to remain lit for five seconds after you press any key. To enable backlighting on a remote with that feature, perform the following step:

    1. Press SETUP twice within one second.

    Backlighting is turned on.

    To disable backlighting, perform the following step:

    1. Press SETUP twice within one second.