DISH Network Remote Programming – A How To Guide
When searching for the phrase “DISH Network® remote programming” using Google, the first result is invariably the TV service provider’s own DISH Network installation guide. Having used this page for ourselves (in fact we used it as a source for this very article) we could swear under oath that’s it’s a snap to navigate this section of DISHNetwork.com And yet somehow, month after month, some 12,000 people search for instructions on how to set up their basic DISH Network remotes and DISH Network universal remotes.
Now, naturally, another major reason we decided to reprise the information we published in several previous InternetLion.com articles here is that “DISH Network remote programming,” “DISH Network installation guide,” “DISH Network remotes” and “DISH Network universal remote” are such popular search terms—and we, like any good (or at least cognizant) site editors, want to give our readers what they’re looking for.
That’s why we’ve decided to make this pass at explaining DISH Network remote programming more of a streamlined overview; rather than reiterate all the details published in DISHNetwork.com’s complete DISH Network installation guide, we’re simply going to give you the long and short of it in as few words as possible.
How to Program DISH Network Remotes
There are actually over 30 types of DISH Network remotes, so for brevity’s sake we here at InternetLion.com decided to explain the directions for one relatively common model that can stand in as examples for the others: The DISH Network Platinum Plus remote.
To program a DISH Network Platinum Plus remote, first push the “Mode” button, or the button corresponding to the device you wish to sync the remote with—for instance, for a TV you would push the button marked “TV.” Next, press the “Address” button and enter your device’s code. (To find the device code, visit tech.dishnetwork.com, select “remotes” in the left column, click on the remote picture that most resembles yours and click “Remote Codes,” again in the left column). If the code is correct, the mode button will flash three times. If the code is wrong, enter the next code for your device’s manufacturer.
You might have to try multiple codes before you find one that works. If none do, though, push the device’s “Mode” button. Then, press “Address” until the “Mode” button begins flashing slowly and push “Power.” If done correctly the “Mode” button will stop flashing. Finally, use the “Up” and “Down” arrow buttons on your remote to select between the remote’s in-built codes. When you land on the correct code your device will turn off. Though not mandatory, you should save the code in the remote’s memory afterwards by pressing “Address.”
DISH Network Universal Remotes Programming
Keep trying this process until your device syncs with your remote, then repeat it for your other devices. On average it should take you about a half hour to program your remote for all of your devices.
If you have additional questions or are looking for instructions for specific DISH Network remote control models, then be sure to check out our other articles on InternetLion.com that may be helpful. And while you’re at it, be sure to check out information about the latest and greatest DISH Network deals and programming, as it may be high time for an upgrade.
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: 10/29/2010.