I have two 5.3 remotes with "Green 1" chips, and two 6.3 UHF Pro Remotes with "Blue 2 UHF Pro" chips. From researching these forums I know that I can use the 6.3 remote to control a tv1 via UHF (ie from another room) and that all I need to do is replace the "Blue 2 UHF Pro" chip with a "Green 1 UHF Pro" chip. The problem is I don't have any, where do I get them? (the Green 1 UHF chip that is)
All you should need to do to have UHF Pro for tv1 is to have the correct chip for a 6.3 remote (green chip with a black number 1 that says uhf pro next to it).
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Where to get Green Chip with black #1 (UHF Pro for TV1)
Posted 24 May 2008 - 01:26 PM
Posted 24 May 2008 - 06:11 PM
1. Press the Sys Info button located on the front of the receiver (behind a door on some cases).
2. Press the Record button on the remote.
You will also have to program the TV and AUX buttons if you wish to use those, of course.
Posted 24 May 2008 - 07:58 PM
Posted 25 May 2008 - 12:29 PM
I have the one 722 wired so that 4 TV's through the house can all recieve both TV1 (HD) and TV2 (analog). A little limiting I concede but it fits us. I need to be able to control TV1 from other remotes using the 6.3 remote. Hence why I need the other chip.
Have you considered putting your receiver in Single Mode? This will allow you to control the box from anywhere within the range of the RF remote. You will also have full PIP functionality. I don't think you can control TV1 with an RF remote if your receiver is in Dual mode (not sure).
Posted 25 May 2008 - 03:27 PM
For the short term, if you just remove the key and leave it out, you can move the switch under the key to position #3 (#1 being to the far left as you look down into the key space with the buttons up). Slide all the way to the right (#4) and come back one click. Not real pretty with the key missing, but entirely functional for controlling TV1 via UHF Pro (Single/Dual). If you have an old 6.0 remote around, it only positions the key between #2 and #3, so if you use its key with the blue 2 showing, a 6.2 or 6.3 remote will control TV1 via UHF Pro. Do NOT insert a 6.2 or 6.3 key into a 6.0 remote or you break the tiny switch inside.
If you intend to leave the remote in TV1 UHF Pro mode, the current key can be "adjusted" with a pocket knife to not change the switch inside at all. You'd have to remove the key, change the switch with a toothpick, and reinsert the key that no longer positions the switch, but makes it look better cosmetically.
I got my extra remotes by doing an RA on two old 508 "platinum" remotes when I read here that DISH now sends a "universal" with a set of keys. At the time, it was a 6.2 but is likely a 6.3 now. An unexpected key source, but how I got mine.
Posted 25 May 2008 - 05:43 PM
With the first 6.3 remote I can control TV1 via IR with the switch in position 2 and position 4. I can't control TV1 via UHF in any position.
With my second 6.3 remote I can't control TV1 via IR or UHF in any position.
Is there any other code I would need to enter or something that would explain why its not working?
Posted 25 May 2008 - 06:17 PM
Until you have hit Record on a 6.3 with the switch in #3, the TV1 should remain indicating IR only in the Info screen. I *guess* that the 6.3 that doesn't control TV1 in IR or UHF Pro is just set to address 2 (or 3, 7, ...) and doesn't match the address displayed for TV1. If you hit Record with that remote, it would change TV1 to be whatever address that remote is set to (and your other remotes would stop controlling TV1 w/o also changing their address.
Just in case, you change a remote's address by pushing and holding the Sat button until the other device leds come one, enter the desired address and then # - but you should have TV1 and TV2 on different addresses if they are both UHF Pro. You can have TV1 on UHF Pro A range and TV2 on UHF Pro B range and have them the same address.
Posted 25 May 2008 - 06:20 PM
I found this post here
This thread was very helpful, but it sill took me a while to get the right combination because I didn't have the right TV1 key (blue with the black 1). So let me give the exact steps I used based on the above.
The UHF PRO 6.3 remotes has two switches.
The first switch is next to the battery and has an A and B option. I will call this the band switch. This basically decides which frequency the remote is working across. For some reason when using two UHF remotes TV1 needs to use band B amnd TV2 needs to use band A.
The second switch is hidden behind the "key" which is the piece of plastic that sticks into the bottom end of the remote (see the manual at link above for a good picture of what the key is). This switch has 4 settings. The different keys force the switch into one of the 4 settings. I will call this the key switch and number them from 1-4 from the left. This switch basically determines what TV it controls (switch 1 is TV2 and switch 3 is TV1)
Press System Info on the cable box
On the TV 2 remote: Set the band switch to A. Set the the key switch to 1 (or insert the blue key with the black 2 which forces the key switch to 1). Press the record button on the remote - the Secondary Remote Address field on System Info screen should change to something like "UHF Pro Band A".
On the TV 1 remote: Set the channel switch to B. Set the the key switch to 3 (or insert the blue key with the black 1 which forces the key switch to 3). Press the record button on the remote - the Secondary Remote Address field on System Info screen should change to something like "IR/UHF Pro Band B".
If I press system Info on the 722 it shows
- Primary Remote Address 1 (in a white box) then the Green TV with #1 in it, then "IR"
- Secondary Remote Address 1 (in a white box) then the Blue TV with #2 in it, then "UHF Pro Band A"
If I set the first 6.3 remote (which could control the TV in position 2 and 4 via IR) to position 3, with either Band A or B and then press record I get the following error message...
"You are attempting to set both remotes to the same address. You are not allowed to do this. Please select another remote address for one of the two remotes".
If I set the second 6.3 remote (which couldn't control the TV in any position IR or UHF) to position 3, with Band B and then press record the primary remote address changes to
- Primary Remote Address 15 (in a white box) then the Green TV with #1 in it, then "IR/UHF Pro Band B"
and it now works.
Now I need to work out how to get the other remote to work, ie to get it to channel 15.
Posted 25 May 2008 - 06:22 PM
It appears that are last two posts crossed.