The Geek Squad service from Best Buy allows users to hire someone to program remote controls for about $100, as of 2015. In addition, remote control programming is typically included when an electronics specialist is hired to set up a home theater system.
The Geek Squad remote control programming service includes setting up online user IDs and passwords, programming up to eight devices on the remote control, testing devices to see if they're working correctly, and teaching the customer how to use the remote control. The entire process takes about 1 1/2 hours. Some high-end remotes with radio frequency base stations may incur additional charges.