Input button on Dish remote will not switch TV inputs

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  1. drumdude

    drumdude Cool Member

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    Here's a solution in case anyone else has this problem.

    Press Menu on your dish remote, then Settings and then Remote Manager. Select "Limited Mode" and disable it. Save your setting. Then press the clear TV button at the very top of your remote. Then press Menu and it should pull up your tv menu. Then press the Input button and you should be in business.
     
  2. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    wouldn't be easy to reboot the STB and cleanup temp bugs/memory leak ?
     
  3. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Not being able to change TV inputs is not a problem (or a bug), it is a feature. What is described is the documented way of turning off the feature.

    The feature is there for customers who do not want the input on their TV to be changed. (Leave the TV input set to DISH and let the DISH receiver control what is seen on the screen.)
     
  4. patmurphey

    patmurphey Godfather

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    It's normally a nice one button PIP swap.
     
  5. NYDutch

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    Nicer than the "Swap" button?
     
  6. patmurphey

    patmurphey Godfather

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    Depends on the remote model...
     
    Last edited: Jun 23, 2018
  7. NYDutch

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    True enough... The 40.0 and others have a "Swap" button in the PIP section.
     
  8. drumdude

    drumdude Cool Member

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    QUOTE="James Long, post: 3505132, member: 419162"]Not being able to change TV inputs is not a problem (or a bug), it is a feature. What is described is the documented way of turning off the feature.

    The feature is there for customers who do not want the input on their TV to be changed. (Leave the TV input set to DISH and let the DISH receiver control what is seen on the screen.)[/QUOTE]

    That may be true but if so, DISH needs to train their Customer Support Reps (CSR's) better because they did not know this. The CSR told me the input button would not work with my Sony TV. I knew this was incorrect so I figured it out myself.
     
  9. Jan 2, 2020 #9 of 11
    Darrin Carty

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    Hi guys,
    Registered just to make this post.

    Unfortunately none of what I’ve read anywhere online has helped. Limited mode off, etc. did nothing for my HOPPER3/Model54.1 remote combo and Firestick (on different inputs obviously) connected to a new Visio TV.

    Here’s how I found to do it with my equipment.
    (FIRST, turn off limited mode, yes)

    then to change inputs:
    1) press Tv button. This will generate a moving “screensaver” type box with instructions to hit the SAT button, I.e., ‘you goofed, this doesn’t work” kind of message
    HOWEVER
    2) while this error message is running, I am able to use the INPUT button to switch inputs on my Visio to my Firestick!
    3) *the input button works but nothing else does UNTIL complying and pushing the SAT button — then all goes back to normal.

    Hope this workaround helps a frustrated soul going crazy trying to get the remote to switch inputs!
     
  10. scooper

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    Interesting - works on my LG in the bedroom- but only between active tuners.
     
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  11. dennispap

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    Wouldn't call that a work around. That is how it is supposed to work. You might still be in limited mode. When i press the TV button , i don't get that pop up and i can control the TV functions.
     
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2020

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