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2 UHF Remotes w/1 722??

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#26 OFFLINE   jimmyj


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Posted 14 February 2008 - 12:10 PM

if you can get me there before sunday race i will set it up for you !

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#27 OFFLINE   Kelmey


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Posted 14 February 2008 - 01:05 PM

This IS possible to do, dont listen to your installer, he told me the same. Did you upgrade from an existing system? If so, did you keep your old UHF remote? Use your NEW UHF remote for TV1 and your OLD UHF remote for TV2. I did this just last week, so I know it works.

1. Remove the blue TV2 tab from the new remote. You will notice there's a switch in there (its white). Move that switch all the way to the right and then back one click.

2. Go to your DVR and press sytem info, you will see your remotes and what type they are.

3. Hold down SAT until it flashes, then push the rec button, that's all it should take.

4. The old TV2 remote shouldn't have to have its switch moved. Leave it as it is and repeat steps 2 and 3.

Note: The TV 2 tab will have to remain out of the remote. I actually just ripped my TV 1 tab out of the other remote since you wont have a need for it anymore and modified it to fit in the remote.

Let me know if you have any questions.

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Posted 14 February 2008 - 02:17 PM

is there anything special that needs to be done to use 2 (or more) UHF remotes on the same TV? what if i want to use 2 or 3 UHF remotes to control TV2 (from different rooms) and use a UHF remote and an IR remote for TV1?

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Posted 14 February 2008 - 02:30 PM

You can use as many UHF Pro remotes as you want for TV2 - they just all have to be set to the same address. UHF Pro 6.0, 6.2, 6.3, or 8.0 would work - mix and match. 6.2 or 6.3 would have to be set to A range to work with 6.0 or 8.0 remotes though.

To use a UHF Pro remote for TV1 (in Single mode the TV2 remote would work TV1 too), it will have to be either a 6.2 or 6.3. It must not be the same address and A/B range as TV2, but if you hit the Record button on a 6.2/6.3 with the switch under the key in "position 3", TV1 will accept either IR or UHF Pro on the address used by that remote (and then you can control it either by IR or UHF Pro).

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Posted 14 February 2008 - 03:19 PM

I can't seem to find any information about this 'paperclip' method...

Paperclip? I thought it was the toothpick method. Search on that and I think you will find it. ;)
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Posted 27 June 2009 - 12:43 PM

Hate to bring this back from the dead - But I just got my second UHF remote for TV2 on my 722. I need one remote for downstairs and one for upstairs. TV1 is on the IR which is OK for now.
I can't seem to get the two TV2 remotes to work at the same time. When I set one up, the other stops working the 722. I can only get one of the remotes to control the 722 at a time. The remote that came with the 722 is a 6.3 IR/UHF Pro and the newer remote is 6.4 IR/UHF Pro.
Shouldn't I be able to get them both to work the 722 at the same time?

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Posted 27 June 2009 - 01:12 PM

.... Shouldn't I be able to get them both to work the 722 at the same time?

Yes, you just need to set the remote code to the same number on both remotes.

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Posted 27 June 2009 - 02:46 PM


My issue is that I run a 722 in Single mode (so i can us PiP), yet want to use the RF remote so that other rooms can control the receiver. I can't seem to find a way to do that. The 2ndary remote is a 6.3 model but it only came with one key, a Blue with Black #2 on it.

Is there some way to convert this key to a primary key? Or can I buy the keys independently of a remote? (don't need a whole remote). ...

This thread is one of the most confusing threads I've seen. There are many contradictory and thus each contradictory pair contain at least one wrong post.

When you operate in Single Mode, TV1 and TV2 are one and the same. Just use two RF remotes set to the same address and you'll be good to go.

The "issue" of TV1 control with RF only exists in Dual Mode.

Edited by SaltiDawg, 27 June 2009 - 03:43 PM.

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Posted 27 June 2009 - 05:44 PM

Yes, you just need to set the remote code to the same number on both remotes.

The code you speak of is something like "5" or something like that?
When I put the code into the remote (record + 5), it seems to make the other remote stop working and I have to perform the same thing on the other remote to get it to work and thus the NEW remote stops working (the receiver).

This is the most confusing thing I have come across in my time with Dish. I hate to say it but adding multiple remotes to D* was fairly easy and uneventful I had 6 in my house.

Can I get an easy step by step order of what is needed to get the two remotes to work at the same time? I have my 722 in dual mode and have TV2 split to a tv upstairs and one downstairs thus I need this second remote.

Thanks for the help.

OK, I followed the link from l8er - remote code. It made even less sense than a lot of what I read in this thread as to how to add extra UHF remotes. BUT I did something somewhere and now the two remotes are working TV2 like they should. I have no idea what I did or what happened (codes changed for TV2 from 5 to 1 and then I changed it back to 5 again somehow) but the important thing is it's working now. Thanks for the replies. I made notes just incase I get more remotes in the future. Amazing.

Edited by jlluck, 27 June 2009 - 06:10 PM.

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Posted 29 June 2009 - 04:58 PM

When I put the code into the remote (record + 5), ...

I have no idea what I did or what happened (codes changed for TV2 from 5 to 1 and then I changed it back to 5 again somehow) ..

After you change the code in the remote, pressing Record while the receiver's Sys Info screen is showing changes the receiver to expect that remote code. By pressing Record first, you changed the receiver to match whatever was in the remote, then changed the remote to something else.

It should be as simple as 1) bring up Sys Info to see what code the existing remote is using, 2) set the new remote to that code (no need to press Record), 3) watch TV.
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Posted 04 July 2009 - 05:05 PM

I have been using UHF remotes since they first came out since all my gear is in the basement service closet and all the complications mentioned here are unwarranted. I have a 508, 625 & 722 running with UHF remotes and a separate one on TV1 and one on TV2 for the 625 & 722. In my house on any TV, channels 55 for the 508, 22 & 44 for the 625 and 33 & 66 for the 722. Although, there is a UHF set up difference between the 625 and the 722 which I had to figure out on my own. DISH had no clue. On the 722 you can not and do not move the cursor on the Sys Info page to the remote channel. You skip that step. Also on TV1 you need to make sure that the remote address is an odd number. This especially applies to the 21.0. When set properly not only will you see the address number change, but next to it it will say "Pro Band A", which is the "odd" numbered address. "Pro Band B" is even and will not work. I am using a mixture of 21.0's and 6.3's with our hot water system pipes as the antenna. Works great.

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