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TV2 Remote Problems
Posted 01 November 2011 - 02:58 PM
I can't resolve the issue as the TV2 remote seems to work fine, just in line of sight with the main unit. Getting up, and changing channels in one room so that you can watch TV2 seems to be somewhat misleading regarding the advertising.
Anyone with suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Posted 01 November 2011 - 09:33 PM
Is the receiver in a cabinet or anything like that? The more exposed the antenna is on the back of the receiver, the better it should be as far as receiving commands goes. Does the remote have the blue "2" key on the front of it, at the bottom?
Edited by MattG@DISH Network, 01 November 2011 - 09:51 PM.
Matthew "Speedy" Gonzales
DISH Internet Response Team
Posted 02 November 2011 - 08:10 AM
The receiver is in an open cabinet, so the antenna is completely exposed.
I am using the TV2 remote with the blue key.
Posted 02 November 2011 - 08:13 AM
Tried pointing in different angles in the TV2 room with the TV2 remote?
Tried changing the angle of the Remote UHF antenna on the back of the 922?
Posted 02 November 2011 - 08:14 AM
I have extended the antenna, via direct coax into the bedroom where the second TV is located (an older model Sanyo, with which I've never had any trouble previously, remote or otherwise, including the previous 722 unit).
The TV2 remote for the 922 has never worked correctly, from the install date, in any room, except within visual distance to the 922 unit. Which is to say, that it does indeed work (will change channels, etc. for the TV2, but not in the room where the Sanyo (TV2) is located. I can walk from the bedroom back into the living room, and change the channels on TV2 with the remote for TV2.
I have tried various different external antenna configurations, such as extending the antenna to various places in the house, including the bedroom where the Sanyo TV2 is located. Additionally, I have run a cable direct from the 922, outside the house, and tested the TV2 remote outside the window in the bedroom. The TV2 remote did not work, in the sense that it will not control the Sanyo (TV2), only in line of sight within the 922 unit. Interestingly, I switched the external antenna, with it extended around the outside of the house, and was able to control TV1. That is, the remote for TV1 worked correctly at the distance that TV2 remote wouldn't work.
Both televisions are operating correctly, as prior to the install. I did note the technical information bulletin from Echostar (183245), and was cautious regarding the difference in F connectors and M10 connectors. In every case, I tested my connections, didn't force any cross threading, and indeed the TV1 remote, in addition to the TV2 remote would work correctly. However, as before, the TV2 remote only worked within line of sight to the 922 unit.
The only thing I did not try was to try to interchange the TV1 and TV2 remotes, via setup (as far as I could tell they are identical, regarding id numbers). I was concerned that I would be left with no method to control the only TV working properly (TV1).
I'm at a loss regarding additional testing. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Posted 02 November 2011 - 08:22 AM
Posted 02 November 2011 - 08:45 AM
Here is an interesting jpg from Dish. Did you set up your remote antenna like this?
The antenna / remote situation is special to Dish 922, because of the two-way communication of remote and main unit.
MattG on the Dish DIRT team seems to have quite a bit of info on this. Maybe you should PM him on Dish Support.
Have you tried to go to hit the Menu button twice and tried to Un-Link and then re-Link that TV2 remote?
Edited by garygaryj, 02 November 2011 - 10:35 AM.
Posted 03 November 2011 - 11:00 AM
I did try reseting the TV2 remote as suggested. It resets with a fine signal standing in front of the box.
I'm thinking at this point that there is not going to be a method for me to do anything more than I've done? You're correct about the M10 connectors and threading, yet I've got a box that won't work as advertised? Any further suggestions, I'm undecided as to whether I should have the 722 reinstalled? I like the GUI interface of the 922, yet it seems to have so many problems, there apparently is currently no way to extend the remote signal to TV2?
Posted 29 November 2011 - 01:25 PM