How to Program DISH Network Remotes to TVs
Setting up a DISH Network® TV system can seem pretty onerous. But, considering that a full installation done by professional DISH Network installers involves connecting a receiver box on top of mounting, aiming and connecting a satellite dish, the process’s final step, programming a DISH Network remote control, is a breeze.
To program DISH Network remotes to TVs, VCRs, DVD and BluRay players, and other sundry devices you will need to make sure your DISH Network receiver, as well as all the other devices you intend to sync your remote with, are connected to your TV set. Once you are sure this step is fully completed you can proceed with the below-listed steps for programming a DISH Network remote control.
Steps for Programming a DISH Network Remote Control
Step No. 1: Indicate Which Device You Would Like to Sync with Your Remote
DISH Network remotes typically feature several buttons near their power buttons on which are printed the names of different devices, such as “TV,” “Sat” (for “satellite”) and “VCR.” The first step when programming a DISH Network remote control to sync with a device is to push one of these buttons, indicating which device you wish to sync. To program DISH Network remotes to TVs, for instance, you would press the “TV” button. Hold the down mode button that you want for six seconds until all of the mode buttons flash, then release it.
Step No. 2: Determine the Correct Device Code
Programming a DISH Network remote control to sync with a device requires the remote recognize how to encrypt the signals it sends to mimic the device’s original remote. There are several thousand makes, models and types of Hi-Fi equipment out there. So the only way your remote will be able to figure out what kind is yours is for you to tell it yourself.
Of course, you can’t just say, “Sony,” and respect your remote to hear you. Rather you’ll have to input a code that the remote’s manufacturers assigned your device during production. Most of the codes you could possibly need will be listed in your receiver’s set-up manual. But occasionally they won’t be. If a code is not listed in your manual or you have lost your manual outright, you can find many supplementary codes on InternetLion.com by packing it off to our “DISH Network Remote Codes” page.
Step No. 3: Input the Device Code
Once you know your device’s code you’ll next input it into your remote by pressing your remote’s “Address” button, then using the remote’s number buttons to enter the three-digit code. The light will blink off after each digit is entered and then will return to a steady on light.
Press the pound button (#). If your remote recognizes your device the remote’s “Mode” button will flash three times. If it does not, press the “Address” button again and try another code.
Step No. 4 (Optional): Initiate a Code Scan
If after trying every code listed for your device’s manufacturer, you still haven’t managed to program DISH Network remotes to TVs, DVRs, etc., you will need to initiate a code scan. To do this simply press the “Address” button until the remote’s light starts flashing slowly, then press the “Power” button so the light stops flashing.
Once the light stops flashing use the remote’s “Up” and “Down” buttons to scroll through the remote’s list of codes. When the remote finds the correct code the device you were syncing your remote to will automatically turn off. After this simply press the “Address” button again to store the code.
Step No. 5: Move on to the Next Device
Once you have programmed your remote to sync with a device, repeat the above-outlined process for each of your other devices. Afterwards, you can enjoy all your DISH Network deal’s quality programming with the click of a button.
Of course, when you get your DISH Network satellite system set up initially, the DISH Network installation technician will program your remote to your TV (though not necessarily your DVD, gaming console, etc.). But, if for any reason you need to later reprogram the remote to your TV, you can follow our helpful guidelines or call the DISH Network customer support line and they’ll walk you through it. DISH Network’s award winning customer service is also available 24/7 to answer any questions that you might have or assist you in any way.
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Disclaimer: Please note that this article was written when the satellite TV provider DISH was branded as DISH Network. As of 2/1/2012 DISH Network has changed their branding name to DISH. Article post date: 01/24/2011.