Finding instructions for remote controls online is possible by navigating to support sections of websites, such as TimeWarnerCable.com or MyDish.com, and accessing programming instructions and manuals for the desired remote control model. These instructions are manuals are also available on third-party websites that aggregate manuals from different brands. Such websites include ManualsOnline.com and Retrevo.com.
On TimeWarnerCable.com, move your mouse pointer over the Support button, and click on the Program Your Remote link in the TV section. Once the page loads, type the name of the manufacturer or the remote control model in the search field, and click Go. Alternatively, select one of the remote controls from the list. After selecting the desired model, download the manual as a PDF file, or select the device type and brand from the drop-down menus to get instructions regarding syncing the remote with the selected device.
If you have a Dish Network remote control, go to MyDish.com, click on the Support button with the question mark icon, and click on the Remotes link in the Manuals section. Select your remote control from the list to initiate a download process. Once the file is downloaded, use a PDF reader utility to open it. ManualsOnline.com and Retrevo.com provide an option to select the desired brand, and peruse user manuals and instruction guides for remote controls as PDF files on the website or download them for free.