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Hopper/Joey remote control questions

Discussion in 'Hopper System Support Forum' started by rld37, Mar 31, 2012.

  1. rld37

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    Have been reading some conflicting info. Just want to clear up some of my confusion.
    New remotes for Hopper/Joey are uhf right? Remotes get paired with a certain receiver and will not work other receivers right? Can you pair more than one remote to a particular receiver? We llike more than one remote in the living room. Will Dish sell you extra remotes? Thanks
     
  2. James Long

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    The remotes are UHF. They are paired with one Hopper or Joey. The Hopper/Joey can have more than one remote paired. DISH will sell you additional remotes.
     
  3. Ray C@DISH Network

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    You can log into your online account and order additional 40.0 remotes. If you further questions, please let me know. Thanks.

     
  4. Apr 1, 2012 #4 of 97
    TxDave

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    I've ordered a second Dish remote for one of my Hoppers thats in a large family room. Like the original post we like two remotes in that room. I just wanted to confirm how to pair the second remote. Is it Sat button, Sys info on front of Hopper, then Sat button again ? The installer told me but that was over a week ago. I should have written it down then.
    Thanks
     
  5. Apr 1, 2012 #5 of 97
    mdavej

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    For the record older 32.0 remotes work fine too and are pretty cheap on eBay. To pair just press menu twice on an existing remote or Sys info on the front panel, then hold the remote close to the antenna and press Sat on the remote you want to pair.
     
  6. Apr 2, 2012 #6 of 97
    TxDave

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    mdaveJ, Thanks for the advice and assist.
     
  7. Apr 2, 2012 #7 of 97
    MattG@DISH Network

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    The "pair" button the 40.0 remotes is now the same as the input button, which is just below the SAT button
     
  8. Apr 2, 2012 #8 of 97
    TxDave

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    MattG,
    Do I need to be at the sys. info screen and then just press the pair button ?
     
  9. Apr 2, 2012 #9 of 97
    MattG@DISH Network

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    Yep :D
     
  10. tcatdbs

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    In theory, you could put a Hopper and 2 Joeys in one central closet, feed 2 TV's with each (= 6 TVs), and have 2 remotes paired to each of the 3 devices, right (6 remotes)? You do have to watch the same thing on the two linked TVs, but if they are in spare rooms, it's just an option. Of course all rooms need to be within "X" of the closet (50'?)
     
  11. James Long

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    In theory, yes. It is better to put the Hoppers/Joeys where needed to make HD wiring better but the thought of a centrally located Joey feeding two or more SD TVs via a RF monitor is on my mind.
     
  12. 356B

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    Apologies, what is a RF monitor?
     
  13. James Long

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    My way of misspelling "RF modulator". :)
     
  14. 356B

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    Good, I thought I was missing out on something.:lol:
     
  15. jdskycaster

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    Will the older 21.0 UHF or 6.3 UHF work as well?
    Thanks,
    JD
     
  16. n0qcu

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    Only if you switch them to IR mode. Also need to go into remote management and turn on IR,
     
  17. jdskycaster

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    Thanks.
     
  18. stlrfan007

    stlrfan007 New Member

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    I'm splitting 1 Joey this way now but I'm wondering if I can use 2 UHF remotes - one in each room?

    Also, I was wondering if I could put 2 Joey's in the closet and use the same UHF to control 2 different Joey's? I know I could do this with the old 722/622 setup I had but that was with IR.
     
  19. James Long

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    You can put two remotes on the same Hopper/Joey but a remote cannot control more than one Hopper/Joey.
     
  20. ewingr

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    I have found the IR in Management, but have no idea how to change the remote to IR mode.

    Any suggestions?
     

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