Contour 8

URC 1280

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Combines 8 remotes into 1

Reduce the clutter on your coffee table and consolidate the remotes of the following 8 device types into 1 remote control: TV, Cable / Satellite / DVB-T / Freeview, DVD / Blu-ray, VCR, Audio / Amplifier/ Home cinema set, Media Center / MP3, XBOX ONE / XBOX 360 and Aux. URC 1280 makes it easy and affordable to clean up the pile of remotes in your living room.

What exactly is a universal remote?

A universal remote is a remote control that operates TVs and/or audio and video devices of any brand. One For All invented the universal remote control decades ago for two purposes: replacing broken or lost remotes and to combine all TV remotes of a household into just one. The URC 1280 does both.

How does it work?

The One For All Contour 8 contains codes for controlling over 1500 brands of Audio/Video devices. You can try these using a simple 3 step process that takes only a few seconds, and you will usually find the right code in the first couple of tries. And from then on, your universal remote will function just like your originals, with the benefit of using just 1 remote!

Additional Information

Product code URC 1280
Universal Remotes
Learnable / copy any function of your original remote control
Teletext / fasttext
Service upgradable
30 seconds to setup your remote
Batteries 2 x AAA (not incl.)
Internet Upgradable No
Operation System support No
No. of devices 8
TV/LCD/LED/Plasma
Satellite/Cable/DVB-T/IPTV receiver
Freeview / TNT / TDT / DTT
DVD/Blu-ray player
Amplifier/Tuner/Home Cinema/Soundbar/Hi-Fi
iPod/iPhone/iPad/ MP3/MP4 docking station
Media center/media player/Home Theatre PC/Game console
Video Cassette Recorder

FAQs & Solutions

  • How can I set up a device on my Contour 8 if I do not have a code? If you do not have a code for your device, you can
    1. refer to the code list in the back of the user manual,
    2. use the learning function of your Contour, or
    3. click here to open our "Find your setup code" tool and enter the exact make and model number of your device.
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  • The Find your Setup Code Tool indicates that the code for my device is not in the memory of my Contour 8, what do I need to do?

    The Find Your Setup Code Tool is the easiest way to look up the right code for your device.
    In some cases this tool indicates that the code is not in the memory of your remote and cannot be set up right away.

    To resolve this we can offer you the following options:

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  • How do I program my code on the Contour 8? To program the basic code on your Contour 8 remote, please follow the instructions mentioned below:

    1. Press the device key (e.g. TV key) corresponding to the device you wish to control (e.g. television).
    2. Press and hold down the SETUP key until the red LED underneath the POWER key blinks twice (the red LED will blink once then twice).
    3. Enter the four-digit device code using the number keys. The red LED should blink twice.
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  • How can I program a missing function on my Contour 8? It is possible to add missing functions via a procedure known as “Key Magic.”
    If you provide the relevant information via this web form we will supply a 5 digit code to be programmed for each missing function and the programming procedure.

    To use the Key Magic procedure, please follow the instructions outlined below:
    1. Press the relevant device key.
    2. Hold the Setup key until the light blinks twice.
    3. Enter the code 994, the light blinks twice.
    4. Press the Setup key once and let go.
    5. Enter the 5 digit function code of the required function.
    6. Press the One For All key you wish to assign the function to.
    7. The light blinks twice and that key should now function.

    It is also possible to learn a missing function, using your original remote. To read more about the Learning feature, please follow this link.

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  • How can I learn a missing function on my Contour 8 using the original remote control?

    Your One For All remote is capable of copying functions straight from the original remote control that came with your device.  It is also possible to program missing function via the Key Magic procedure.

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  • Why doesn’t the learning work on my Contour 8?

    There are a number of reasons why learning might be unsuccessful:

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  • How can I delete a learned key on my Contour 8? If you would like to delete a learned function that you no longer require, please follow the procedure outlined below:
    1. Press and hold down the SETUP key until the red LED underneath the POWER key blinks twice (the red LED will blink once then twice).
    2. Press 9 7 6.
    3. Press the key to be deleted (e.g. red key) twice.
    Additional Information:
    • You can delete a learned key by overwriting it with a new learned function.
    • If a learned function used in a macro is subsequently deleted, the macro will revert to sending the keys original function.
    • If you would like to reset all learned keys in one device mode, after step 1 press the Device key twice.
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  • Can I operate two or more of the same devices with the Contour 8? Yes, it is possible. Another device mode will have to be changed into the required device mode.

    To do this please use the procedure below:
    1. Hold down SETUP until the light blinks once and then twice.
    2. Enter the code 992, the light will blink twice.
    3. Press the device key you wish to copy.
    4. Press the device key that will be changed.

    The red light will blink twice and you can now set up your second code on this key.

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  • Can I send a sequence of commands from the press of one button? Yes, your Contour 8 is capable of creating Macros. You can program your remote to issue a sequence of commands at the press of one button. For example; you may want to turn off your TV, DVD and Satellite at the same time.

    To use the Macro feature, please follow the instructions below:
    1. Press and hold the SETUP key until the light blinks twice.
    2. Enter the code 995.
    3. Press the relevant key where the Macro will be stored.
    4. Enter the sequence of keys that you would like to be issued.
    5. Press and hold the SETUP key to store the Macro. The light will blink twice to confirm.
    Additional Information:
    • Macros cannot be programmed onto the Device keys.
    • A macro is not mode specific; it can be issued from every device mode.
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  • How can I delete a macro on my Contour 8? In order to delete a macro, please follow the instructions below:
    1. Hold the Setup key down until the light blinks twice.
    2. Press 995, the light should blink twice.
    3. Press the key you assigned the Macro to.
    4. Hold the Setup key down to delete the Macro, the light will blink twice.
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  • How do I associate the volume keys to one particular device on the Contour 8? It is possible to lock the volume on your Contour 8 to a single device key (for example: the volume control could be linked only to a TV). This means that when the remote is in DVD or SAT mode and the volume keys are pressed, the TV volume will still be activated.

    If you would like to have the volume locked to a particular device, please follow the procedure outlined below:
    1. Press and hold down the SETUP key until the red LED underneath the POWER key blinks twice (the red LED will blink once then twice).
    2. Enter code 9 9 3, the light will blink twice.
    3. Press the relevant device you wish to assign volume control to (for example TV).

    How to deactivate Volume Control:

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  • How do I move a function from one key to another on my Contour 8?

    To move a particular key within the same device mode:

    1. Press the relevant device key once.
    2. Press and hold the SETUP key until the light blinks twice.
    3. Enter code 994, the light will blink twice.
    4. Press the key to move once.
    5. Press the key to overwrite once, the light will blink twice.

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  • How do I perform a factory reset on the Contour 8?

    Before resetting the Contour 8, please take the following into account:
    If you have ever sent in your remote control to our Upgrade Service for an update, these codes will be erased as well.
    In that case, it is highly advised not to perform a factory reset.

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  • How do I reset a device on my Contour 8?

    If you would like to reset a device mode, please use the following procedure:

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  • I need to press and hold down the POWER key for my device to switch on. How can I include this is in a Macro? Our remote controls always send out the standard duration of a signal, which enables most Macros.
    In your case, you need to keep the key pressed for a few seconds, which we are unable to reproduce into our Macros.
    Unfortunately, there is no solution for this. Our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
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