Use Xbox 360 With a Directv Remote!





Introduction: Use Xbox 360 With a Directv Remote!

This "hack" allows you to use a directv remote with an xbox360, saving you around 25-30 bucks!!! I accidentally did this when I was trying to program my stereo. This is extreamly simple and easy to do. I am the first that I've seen that has done this. PLEASE DO NOT USE THIS WITHOUT MY PERMISSION. POST A COMMENT ASKING ME AND I WILL REPLY!!!

Step 1: 1

First switch your remote to av1. Point your remote away from your reciever so that when you press a button it won't react. Then press and hold the select and mute buttons untill the light above the av1 switch blinks twice.

Step 2: 2

press 991, then press 2. After that you press power.

Step 3: 3

After doing this you press the up button 30-50 times untill you xbox turns on, do this slowly cause there is a small delay. If you've done everything correctly while pressing the chan. up button nothing should happen on the tv and the light above av1 will go on each time you hit it.

Step 4: 4

When your Xbox 360 does turn on (after about 5-10 min.) press the select button to store that code and your done! Enjoy your new xbox 360 remote!!! =D

P.S. this was my 1st "hack" ever and I'm glad to see it can save you money and be somewhat usefull.



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    50 Discussions

    would like to use your Directv/Xbox 360 hack, may I? thanks. mudcrab

    can i have permission to use this with my directv remote for my xbox 360


    2 years ago

    can i have permission to use dish remote with xbox360?

    Awesome!! Thanks! I did it the way you said and it works. I was looking to buy a media remote on eBay. I am so glad you posted this. It will save me money. ?

    Oh.. So monroe07 is the authority on what can be posted! So glad you told us. Everybody needs to contact you before we post an instructable so we know "it's an intelligent doorknob"!!

    The writer of this instigram is a moron. Can we have him removed? If you want to "protect" your "work" learn something a halfway intellegent doorknob cant learn and do some meaningful work thats actually unique and Then protect it.

    ive had my xbox tuned to my universal remote for years this aint no hack sorry to burst ur bubble dude most come with the code even the direct tv remote also on some smart tvs like i got u can control it thru the hdmi cord with the remote that came with the tv much simpler havent seen it for a while tho

    Google brought me here, so I just want to say, thanks for the guide, but you can easily skip the code search by using the code 21708 (source: DirecTV)

    I'm curious if a universal remote could be used to control the xbox 360 or is there something special about the directv remote such as having a code that other remotes won't possibly have? Thanks for anyone up to the challenge to try this out and replying.

    it's not a hack either, it's a feature of the remote, it's used to find the codes to the device without having to read a manual to manually enter the numbers

    For those of you that don't have 30+ minutes. The OP did a poor translation right out of the Direct TV manual, The link was posted below. Page 23.

    Here is the quick and easy programming of the xbox 360, no scanning.

    1. Turn on the Xbox 360.

    2. Move the slide switch under the AV1 (or AV2) icon.

    3. Press and hold the MUTE and SELECT keys at the same
    time until the green light under AV1 (or AV2) flashes
    twice and then release both keys.

    4. Using the number keys enter the 5-digit code "21708". If performed
    correctly the green light under TV will flash twice.

    5. Aim the remote at your Xbox 360 and press the power
    key once. The Xbox 360 should turn off.

    For those in Canada with Shaw digital cable... The code to set up your xbox 360 is 1708. (At least it is for the DCT700). While your remote is pointed at your XBOX: 1) hit AUX 2) hold SETUP until it blinks twice 3) hit 1708 4) hit POWER I haven't been able to find buttons for A,B,X or Y, but maybe you can make the remote learn them?? I'm not sure, but it WILL work to control DVD playback. Use play, pause, rewind... directional arrows and the settings button (for menu). I'm not sure where the "enter" button is (OK/SELECT doesn't work), but usually the play button will work well enough.

    i tried this and i have the updated software of xbox360 and tried the steps but still doesnt work. any help on that.?

    Well, no dice. I tried this with the DirecTV remote I have and neither the old Xbox code, nor the code search worked. I guess you have a newer version of the DTV remote... :-(

    If you notice for the original xbox the remote resemles all of the more common (cheap) remotes that RCA makes. If you follow the set-up on the Directv remote for RCA you will be able to program the remote to control the old xbox. I have not seen the xbox 360 remote so I do not know if it is manufactured by RCA or not. If you can determine the manufacturer just follow the programming step for that manufacturer.

    you also need the little thing that goes in the xbox controller port to receive the remote signal if you use an original XBOX