TVGuardian 501HD Remote Mapping

We have two TVGuardian remotes (TVG logo OR SafeTV logo) that were released with their respective models.  Both remotes are interchangeable and will work with either unit, however, there will be a slight mapping change on the remotes when using with the opposite unit.

  • First, look at the back of your TVGuardian where you plug the power cord in.  Below should be a label that says either ‘6 VDC’ or ’12 VDC’
    • 6 VDC = TVGuardian 501HD-A/B
    • 12 VDC = TVGuardian 501HD-C
  • Next, the remote will either have the ‘TVGuardian’ logo or the ‘SafeTV’ logo.
    • 12 VDC = TVGuardian Logo Remote
    • 6 VDC = SafeTV Logo Remote
  • Last, follow the table below to find which buttons are mapped to where, specific to your remote and your unit.

TVGuardian Remote Mapping

501HD-B (6V) UNIT | SafeTV Remote501HD-C (12V) UNIT | TVG Logo Remote
MNU <Left Arrow>TVG
OPT <Down Arrow>OPT
TVG <Up Arrow>INP
SEL <Center Button>MNU (menu)
INP <Right Arrow>SEL
Start on the side/column that is your unit and use that to determine which functions you want to press on the remote.

Example: Your unit is a 501HD-C (12V) (right side/column) and your remote is a SafeTV remote (left side/column). To open the Menu on your TVGuardian 501HD-C (12V), start on the right side/column and find MNU (menu) then check what button you will press on the SafeTV remote on the left side/column, which will be SEL <Center Button>.

Example 2: Your unit is a 501HD-B (6V) (left side/column) and your remote is a SafeTV remote (left side/column). To open the Menu on your TVGuardian 501HD-B (6V), start on the left side/column and find the MNU <Left Arrow> option then press the corresponding button, which would be the Left Arrow on your remote.

Remote Buttons and Functions

TVG Logo Remote ButtonsFunction
TVGChanges filter label (kids, family, parents, other, off)
OPTShows TVG title screen and version
INPChanges the input from INPUT1 to INPUT2
SELChanges the settings in the menu
MNUMenu where you can change the filter settings
TVGuardian Logo Remote Buttons and Functions – Use this if you have a remote that says TVGuardian on it.

SafeTV Remote ButtonsFunction
TVG <Up Arrow>Changes filter label (kids, family, parents, other, off)
OPT <Down Arrow>Shows TVG title screen and version
INP <Right Arrow>Changes the input from INPUT1 to INPUT2
SEL <Center Button>Changes the settings in the menu
MNU <Left Arrow>Menu where you can change the filter settings
SafeTV Remote Buttons and Functions – Use this if you have a remote that says SafeTV on it.

If you are still having trouble with the TVGuardian remote mapping, feel free to CONTACT US and we can troubleshoot the problem further.