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2 IR remotes for 1 tv?

Discussion in 'ViP612/622/722/722K DVR Support Forum' started by heavyjeff, Dec 20, 2011.

  1. heavyjeff

    heavyjeff New Member

    Dec 20, 2011
    I have a 20.0 IR remote from a 222k for tv1 and want to use it and the original 20.1 IR remote on a 722k for tv1. (2 remotes in the same room)
    I can make either work alone but is there a way to make them both work?
    Or, will I need to purchase a UHF remote?
  2. RasputinAXP

    RasputinAXP Kwisatz Haderach of Cordcuttery

    Jan 23, 2008
    They will both work, but both need to be on the same IR channel (1, I believe).
  3. scooper

    scooper Hall Of Fame

    Apr 22, 2002
    Youngsville NC
    So, you want to use both remotes on one receiver ?

    Easy as pie - just have the satellite receiver and both remotes all on the same channel (and no - it DOESN'T need to be just address 1 - it can be any).

    Now - if you have both recievers (222 and 722) in the same room, AND you want to use 1 remote - that's possible too. Set each receiver on a different address. Then you can program the AUX button on one or both remotes to do the other receiver's remote address.
  4. heavyjeff

    heavyjeff New Member

    Dec 20, 2011
    Great news! Now, how do I change the address on one of the remotes?
  5. scooper

    scooper Hall Of Fame

    Apr 22, 2002
    Youngsville NC
    press and hold the SAT button until all buttons are lit
    enter the new remote address (2 digits), followed by #, then the Record button.

    To change the Satellite receiver -
    get to the Sysinfo screen

    repeat the above.

    To program the Aux button with another Dish IR remote address -
    press and hold the AUX button
    enter the desired address as '3' and desired 2 digit address, "#" and RECORD.

    I may have details wrong - check your owners manual / Dish tech info online / etc.
  6. Ray C@DISH Network

    Ray C@DISH Network DISH Representative DISH Representative

    Dec 28, 2010
    If you want to use 2 remotes at the same location, you have to program both remotes on the same remote address. You can press the Menu button on the current remote to bring up the System Info screen on your TV. At the bottom of the screen you will see "Primary Remote" and "Secondary Remote"; program the second remote to match the address displayed next to "Primary Remote" address.

    1.Press the SYSTEM INFO button on the front panel of your receiver. Avoid accessing the "System Info" screen using the remote control, as this could cause re-addressing both impacted remotes. - Note the remote address shown in the UHF remote address box
    2.Press and hold the SAT mode button on your remote until all of the mode buttons light up - All four mode buttons should light up
    3.Use the number pad on your remote to enter a remote address between 1 and 16, not including the address you originally noted in Step 2 - The SAT button should light up
    4.Press the POUND (#) button - The SAT button should flash 3 times
    5.Press the RECORD button - If the steps are successful, the number entered in Step 4 should display on the "System Info" screen
    6.Select "Done" to close the "System Info" screen

    If you have further questions, please let me know. Thanks.

  7. heavyjeff

    heavyjeff New Member

    Dec 20, 2011
    Thanks for all the help.
    After what seemed like a lot of tries, I finally got the 2nd remote on the same address.
    Then couldnt get the remote to to accept the TV code, checked the code on the 1st remote and entered it but still wouldnt work. Used the scan setup so now I have a different tv code in each but they work fine.
    My wife wants to say thanks also, as now she can also change channels and volume etc.
    :lol: Is there a way to get the power off button to work on her?
  8. audiomaster

    audiomaster DBSTalk Club Member

    Jun 24, 2004
    South Carolina

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