Overview: The Dish Network Remote Control and Codes

We very often get calls from customers asking how to program their Dish Network Remote Control, what does it take for Dish Network Remote Programming or what is their Dish network Remote Code?

This article will help answer many of your Dish Network Remote Questions and I will address:

  • Popular Dish Network Remotes
  • Dish Network Remote Control Codes
  • Dish Network Remote Control Programming

CURRENT DISH NETWORK REMOTE CONTROLS:

  1. Platinum Remote for the Dish DVR 501/508
  2. Platinum Plus Remote Control for the Dish DVR 721)
  3. 1.5 Blue Button Remote Control for the 301/311
  4. 3.0 – 3.1 – 3.2 – 4.0 Remote Control
  5. 5.0-6.0-8.0 Remote Control for the DISH 811, DISH Player-DVR 522 and DISH Player-DVR 921
  6. 100/200 Remote Control for the DishPlayer
  7. EZ Remote Control
  8. 6.2 Replacement Remote Control
  9. IR-to-UHF Pro Upgrade Kit

ABOUT THE DISH NETWORK REMOTE CONTROL
The remote control gives you easy access to all the features of a Dish Network satellite TV system. You can set up the remote to control up to three devices other than the satellite TV receiver. The three devices may include a TV, a VCR, a DVD player, a cable TV box, a tuner, or an audio amplifier.

REMOTE CONTROL SIGNALS: UHF OR IR
The remote control uses Ultra-High Frequency (UHF) radio signals to control the satellite TV receiver. UHF signals travel long distances (100 feet or more) and go through walls and other solid objects. Because UHF signals travel so far, the receiver may respond to signals from other nearby remote controls.To use the remote to control the receiver, you must attach the UHF antenna to the receiver back panel UHF Remote Antenna connection.The remote control uses Infra-Red (IR) light signals to control devices other than the receiver. IR signals travel only short distances (40 feet or less), and cannot go through walls or other solid objects. You must point the remote control directly at the device, with no objects blocking the line of sight. To be able to use the remote control over the longest possible distance, place the antenna straight up. Do not let the antenna touch anything.

REMOTE CONTROL MODES
To use the remote to control a device such as the satellite receiver or a TV, you must first set up the remote to control the device, and then set the remote to the right mode for that device.First, set up the remote to control the device. (See Controlling a Device below for instructions.) Second, use the remote control mode buttons, SAT (satellite receiver), TV, VCR (for a VCR or a DVD player), and AUX (“auxiliary,” for a cable TV box, a tuner, or an audio amplifier) to set the remote to the right mode for the device. To change the mode setting, press the button for the device that you want the remote to control. The mode button’s back light turns ON to show that the remote is set to that mode.
REMOTE CONTROL PROCEDURES CONTROLLING A DEVICE
This section explains how to set up the remote to control a device, such as a satellite TV receiver, a TV, a VCR, a cable TV box, a tuner, or an amplifier. The remote already is set up to control the receiver. But, if the receiver has its own volume control, then when you first install it, it is set up so that the remote cannot control the receiver sound volume.I f you want to set up the receiver so that the remote can control the receiver volume.

  1. Turn ON the device you want the remote to control, using the device’s buttons or the remote control that came with the device.
  2. Find the brand name of the device in the tables below. If the brand is not listed, see Doing the Device Code Scan.
  3. Press and hold the mode button for the device that you want the remote to control, for about three seconds. When all the other mode button backlights come on, release the mode button.
  4. Use the number buttons to enter the code for the device.
  5. Press and release the Pound (#) button. If the code is valid, the mode button backlight blinks three times.
  6. Test if the code works for the device by pressing the Power button. If the code works, the device should turn OFF.
  7. Turn the device back ON and try some other buttons to make sure they work. Sometimes, the Power button may work when other buttons do not. If the code works for other buttons, stop here.
  8. If the code you entered does not work, repeat steps 3 through 7 using another code from the tables.
  9. If you have tried all of the codes listed for the device without success, or if you cannot find the device brand name in the tables, see Device Code Scan.

For the AUX mode, you must enter a 4-digit code. The first digit is the code for the device, as follows: 0 is for a second TV, 1 is for a second VCR, and 2 is for an audio amplifier or cable TV box.

CHANGING THE REMOTE CONTROL ADDRESS
Do not change the address of the remote unless absolutely necessary, because the remote cannot control the receiver if the two devices have different addresses. If you start doing this procedure and then do not press any button for 20 seconds, the remote will end the procedure. Just start over again. Note: This procedure shows examples of menu options. The options that you see may differ.

DOING THE DEVICE CODE SCAN
If a device is not listed in the tables or if the listed codes do not work, you can scan through all the codes, testing each one. Remember that the remote may not control some devices. Press and hold the mode button for the device, for about three seconds. When all the other mode button backlights come on, release the button. It will flash to show that the remote is ready for address setting.