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Non-Dish Remote Controller Problems

Discussion in 'ViP612/622/722/722K DVR Support Forum' started by artcal, Oct 11, 2010.

  1. artcal

    artcal Cool Member

    Sep 28, 2010
    This is not exactly a Dish Support issue but didn’t know where else to turn. I just want to say upfront that the DBSTalk forum has been outstanding and extremely helpful to me. Can’t think of a better place to go to get answers.

    I’m a big Pioneer Elite fan. I have two Pioneer Elite plasma TV’s (Pro 930 and Pro 940) and the Pioneer SC-05 receiver. The picture quality and audio receiver are excellent however the remote controls are dreadful. As you can surmise, these TV models are dated. I have two Dish receivers, VIP 622 & 722 and all three Elite remote controls are unable to program and/or learn Dish’s IR codes. (I’ve been to Pioneer’s online tech support and they were useless.)

    I use the Dish remotes for everything so this is no big deal, however the Elite remotes would be useful if I ever misplaced my Dish remote. Out of curiosity, has anyone been successful programming their Elite remotes to Dish? If so, what did you do?

    Thanks in advance!
  2. SaltiDawg

    SaltiDawg Active Member

    Aug 30, 2004
    I use a Logitech Harmony remote to control my 722k and my Pioneer Elite PRO-150FD, as well as Xbox360, PS3, receiver, etc, etc. With the Harmony remote you can set the VIP receiver's IR address to anything you want and the Harmony will figure it out during set-up.

    I suspect that your Pioneer remote will only control on IR address 1. Change the IR address on your dish receiver to 1 and see if that does the trick.
  3. artcal

    artcal Cool Member

    Sep 28, 2010
    You learn something new every day, that's why I love DBSTalk Forum.

    Per your suggestion, I changed the IR address to 1 and that did the trick!

    I will also take your advise and look into a Logitech Harmony remote.

    Your prompt answer and response is very much appreciated!

  4. BobaBird

    BobaBird EKB Editor

    Mar 30, 2002
    My issue is the opposite, but since we're talking Pioneer Elite I'll keep it here. None of the Pioneer codes in the 5.3 remote will control my VSX-94 receiver or PRO-111FD 50" plasma. I'm wondering if the 5.4 has codes that will work with these. Power and volume are sufficient, and receiver input select would be a nice bonus.

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