Saturday, December 2, 2017

Verizon Fios TV Remote with Vizio - Input not working FIXED

I recently started using Verizon Fios TV service.  It is a big difference from the Comcast Xfinity X1 platform.  That aside, I was having trouble getting the 'A/V TV Input' button on the P265 remote to work with my Vizio TV.  The simple instructions on the back of the remote would get most of the buttons working: power, volume, mute, etc.  The 'A/V TV Input' button did not respond.  If I wanted to switch to another device, I would have to use the button on the side of the TV.  I will note I did not have this issue with the Comcast remote even using the simple setup instructions.

I searched Google and did not find any answers that worked.  So I took a step back and followed a simple user perspective: I went to the Verizon Support page.  I searched for 'program remote' and found instructions for programming the remote.  Simple enough.  First step was to locate the remote control code for the TV.  The code for a Vizio TV using the P265 remote is 424.  I followed the instructions and it worked!  I could now switch input on my Vizio TV.

TL;DR - Follow instructions here and use code 424 for P265 remote for a Vizio TV.