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501 Remote

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by piersons, Apr 23, 2002.

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  1. piersons

    piersons New Member

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    Hi,

    Just got a 501 hooked up to replace a failing DP, and was dismayed by the new remote. On the DP, one could hit 6429 to make the receiver use the old remote layout (much easier with the Pronto) and do just about everything PVR-wise with the main cursor. Is there any way to do something similar with the 501? (6429 doesn't work, by the way.)

    Thanks!
    Scott
     
  2. Mark Lamutt

    Mark Lamutt Your Neighborhood Liasion

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    Hello piersons, and welcome to DBSTalk! :hi:

    I don't have a dishplayer, so I don't quite undertand your remote question. But, I contol my 501 with a pronto (tsu2000) and would be happy to email you my ccf if you'd like.
     
  3. piersons

    piersons New Member

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    Apr 23, 2002
    More info:

    The dishplayer originally came with a remote with the standard number and general function buttons and a single set of cursor buttons--up, down, left, right, enter--which not only navigated the menus and guides, but also controlled the PTV functions (enter=play/pause; right/left=ff/rw; up/down=skip ahead/skip back). When they sent out the updated remotes (which look very much like the 501 remotes with the dedicated PVR function keys), the old remote would no longer work with the DP--many users, including myself, preferred the old way better, as it was a little more elegant and saved real-estate on the pronto screen. There is a code, 6429, that will reset the DP to work with the older-style remote.

    So....I know it's a long shot, but I was hoping that there might be a double-secret-extra-hidden-code for the 501 to make it work with the other layout--the more I think about it, it is highly doubtable, since the 501 was probably originally designed with the current remote layout in mind.

    I was just wondering if any other DP users who preferred the old remote style, AND had gone to a 501 (kind of a small sub-group?), had a solution or if they just adopted the new style.

    Thanks for the ccf offer. I love to look at 'em. I will probably just whip one up. I can easily make the controls a cursor design--the issue is I either have to have two sets of controls on one screen (buttons become too small for my preference) or use two screens and have to switch back and forth between pages depending on what I'm doing. Right now, being able to have one cursor and a few other main controls on one page is nice. Ah well. To Pronto Edit I go.

    Thanks.
    Scott
     
  4. spartanrob

    spartanrob AllStar

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    I have the sony remote 501, has anybody had any luck using this remote without having to teach each individual key?
     
  5. Neil Derryberry

    Neil Derryberry Hall Of Fame

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    Don't know about the sony, but I have a sima touchscreen remote that works well... I had to teach every key.
     
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