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Hopper/Joey remote control questions

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

  1. milwaukee111

    milwaukee111 Cool Member

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    post #37 does indeed give out idea for IR codes. P Smith, thank you for pointing it out.
    Based on the advise of mdavej, I bought these remotes today on ebay.
    Their title on Ebay was:
    "Dish Network Remotes 20.0 IR & 21.0 IR UHF TV 1 & 2"
    There was no description. I just bought them anyway.

    I don't understand what 1 and 2 are.. Are they two sets of IR codes?

    Since I have two hoppers in the same room, how do I get the 2nd hopper to work with an alternate IR code?

    mdavej? Help please?

    Thank you.
     
  2. mdavej

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    Since most Dish receivers, including Hopper, have used exactly the same codes for many years, I'm very surprised your URC doesn't already have them. Just pick the most recent Dish code, and it should work fine.

    Although earlier Dish DVRs supported up to 32 addresses, Hopper/Joey only supports address 1. So you can't use 2 different sets of IR codes on Hopper. If you use the remotes you bought for learning purposes (which I still maintain is unnecessary), you'll have to put the key in position 1. Position 2 won't work on Hopper. You'll need some sort of addressable IR distribution system if you have 2 Hoppers in the same room. I'm not happy Dish has limited Hopper to address 1, but it is what it is.

    Unrelated to your problem, but good news for harmony users, logitech has just added discrete on and off to the hopper profile, making it complete.
     
  3. jdskycaster

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    Again I will state that not making the Hopper work with more than 1 IR codeset is a major oversight. There will be many people that want to rack more than one of this in a central location and use it with IR distribution.
     
  4. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Call CSR and force then to create bug report with the IR addy 1 issue.
     
  5. James Long

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    Feature request, not a bug report.

    A bug is when something is not working as designed. DISH designed the Hopper to work via UHF or (as an option) IR remote code 1. The Hopper works as designed.

    If you would like the design changed submit a feature request.
     
  6. P Smith

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    By design all dish boxes has 16 or more IDs. Don't post the funny ... IMOs "as designed". We don't have design specs, but have knowledge from previous models. All of them, what is will be enough to say it is a BUG.

    Oh, I forgot to check on you: how many IDs has his father - 922 ? ;) :D
     
  7. James Long

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    When you get the actual design specs for the Hopper/Joey let us know.
     
  8. milwaukee111

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    Thank you for your help.
     
  9. n0qcu

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    Just to answer P Smiths question, the 922 only could use IR address 1
     
  10. milwaukee111

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    as suggested by mdavej, if you are using mx 780. just go to the data base and select sat, dishnetwork, dvr921 ( I think. I am not sure which one of the model numbers worked). It works fine with hopper. It even has discrete on/off codes. Even if standby timer is disabled, the hopper goes into standby mode, once a day (when it checks for updates, I think).

    i am using this solution for operating two hoppers in the same rack with IR.
    I am using two IR emitters. All you need to do is enable IR (in the hopper menu) and use black tape to attach and mask out the little rectangle with power light, completely for both hoppers.
    I will use an X10 lamp module, 12 volt power supply and a 12 volt relay with spdt 12 Volt coil relay.
    I simply switch the throw of the spdt relay to select which hopper would get the IR code. At any point, only one hopper will get the IR code.
    In the URC 780, simply add a code to turn on or off the relay accordingly, into the macro of the source selection button.


    I set up the system with the x10/relay above. It works perfectly fine!
     
  11. P Smith

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    I'm obnoxious waiting same from you as the origin who mention these. :rolleyes:
     
  12. jdskycaster

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    Sounds like something you would find in a game of mousetrap.:icon_dumm Too much of a cluge for my tastes and X10 modules are notoriously unreliable depending on your house and wiring. I hope you do not decide to work for Dish as a design engineer.

    There are elegant solutions to this problem but they involve using an addressable IR routing receiver which adds significant cost when you already have a whole house IR distribution system in place.
     
  13. rld37

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    I am now a customer of D* for 17 years and contemplating a change to Dish. I do not have a Dish account and guess that is why I can't find what the cost of additional 40.0 remotes is. Can someone tell me what Dish charges for these? Is cost what is causing a lot of users to go to other remotes especially IRs. Is there an advantage for IRs. I thought Uhf would serve me better. I have a couple of universal WR7 and several Universal R7. I think these would work for IR on the Hopper. Am I right?
    What is the cost of the new 40.0 remotes?
    Are they lighted?
    Do they have adequate and workable capabilities for controling TV, DVD and Aud receiver?
    Would appreciate any help and advice.
     
  14. P Smith

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    Check the doc http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...z83LAw&usg=AFQjCNFf0K5xqol7fHk8Lod4MYLViU-wjQ
     
  15. James Long

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    Interesting!
    All is a dangerous word. :D
     
  16. P Smith

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    Same as "by design". :D
     
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    It's a bug if the end users have a problem with its "design".

    Where I last worked, we called them "problem reports" and did not differentiate bugs from requests for enhancement. The were filtered by the end user representatives and CSRs first. If the PRs were forwarded by them, we (in software development) worked on them.
     
  18. rld37

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    Thanks for the reference to the google document. Good information there I had not seen. The document describes the HIC but fails to use it in the drawing. It also says that MSRP on the 40.0 remote is $20 but that retailers may charge $14. (Q1)Can anyone tell me what Dish charges for these remotes. The document does not show remotes coming with Joey. (Q2)Is that true that you have to buy or provide your own remotes with the Joey? (Q3)I see in this thread that a lot of people are buying or using old IR for use with the system. (Q4)Is there an advantage to using IR? I had planned to use the Hopper in an ajoinng room by using a RF remote. (Q5)Does the 40.0
    remote adequately work with other componets such as TV, DVD and Sound system? Any answers would be appreciated. Please bear with me as I have been out in desert with D* for 17 years.
     
  19. mdavej

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    1. $20

    2. No

    3. No good reason to do that except for teaching a universal

    4. No. The only reason to use IR is for compatibility with a universal

    5. Compared to DirecTV remotes, they're more than adequate. They can control all your other devices completely because unlike DirecTV remotes, they can learn any missing functions. But if you are expecting macros or backlighting, they are inadequate.

    Other benefits of these remotes compared to DirecTV include a locate function and simultaneous IR and RF. So you can use Dish remotes in one room and a universal IR remote in another at the same time.

    If $20 is too much, the older model 32.0 works exactly the same (minus backup/restore capability) and is around $10 used on ebay.

    In my case I have the one Hopper feeding several other TV wirelessly (no Joeys), so I bought several additional 32.0 remotes for different rooms. I've also enabled IR so I can use universal remotes. If you are getting a Joey for each TV, you don't need to buy any additional remotes.
     
  20. tcatdbs

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    How do you do that? Your "other TVs" are all wireless?

     

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