I am pretty sure that you can change the IR code ID on the remote until you find the one that matches that of the Hopper. One of my 722 IR remotes has a macthing ID to the Hopper and worked for me. I also know that I could take my old 508 DVR remotes and change the IR ID to control the 722's.
Dig up a manual for your version of IR remote. There are directions on how to change the Remotes IR ID. The old 508 remotes had something like 15 different ID's. The 722 remotes had 32 ID's. Cycle through each of the ID's until it controls the hopper then you can use that remote to teach your universal. If all else fails I have an extra 722 remote I would sell you for $10 and will make sure it is setup to control the Hopper before I ship it to you. Just send me a PM.
I have a 6.0 IR/UHF remote I had purchased for my 722. So, I just put it on TV, and used the instructions to scan through the codes, and none of them worked.
The IR address must be set to 1. It is the only address the Hopper will work with.
So, having scanned through based on how it was set, I think I set it to address 1 (it was on 5), by following the instructions for the 722 remote for changing addresses. I scanned through the codes again, and still no joy.
Give that, jdskycaster, I am presuming that your remote wouldn't work for me.
I called Dish to see if they have an code numbers for me to input, and they didn't.
It is interesting that they have a method to set the Hopper to use IR, but no apparent way to get the codes for the programmable remote.
If any other suggestions come this way, I'll give it a try.
Thanks for the responses so far.
Will no success above, I went into my OLD programming software for my HTM700, and to my surprise, the 722 was listed. So I downloaded that, and it is working.
Thanks for your help, everyone.
Edited by ewingr, 07 April 2012 - 10:34 AM.