What code did you put in to see if it works? Try entering one of these codes for that remote you picked up at WM. 3205,3206,3207,3208,3209 or 3210. After entering in one of the codes, then try the record pause feature.
Turn on the component to be programmed.
On the remote control, press and hold the SET button.
When holding the SET button, press the MENU button.
NOTE: The SET indicator will illuminate.
Release the SET and MENU buttons.
Press the appropriate component select button for the component being set up.
Using the number pad, enter the component's manufacturer code.
NOTE: If more than one code number is listed for the manufacturer, repeat the procedure, entering one code at a time until you find one that works.
Press the ENT button.
Hope this helps!