remote code "heck" with Dish Remote

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  1. gsalem

    gsalem Mentor/Supporter DBSTalk Gold Club

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    I just replaced my home theatre component in my living room. It was a
    JVC (DVD player and tuner/amp) and now is a Sharp.

    My dish remotes (8.0 and 6.3) for the ViP622 worked fine with the JVC.
    (mostly). On/Off, Volume Up, Volume Down, Mute. I cannot seem to get
    the AUX part to work with the Sharp (model SD-HX500). I've tried the
    Sharp remote codes and seeking. :nono2:

    Does anyone have any suggestions? I have a secondary ProntoPro,
    but my SO uses the Dish remote and I need to make this easy. I think
    I am S.O.L., but I figured I'd ask here first.

    Thanks.

    George
     
  2. boba

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    SOL teach herb to use Pronto
     
  3. kckucera

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    I use a harmony 880 from Logitec that works well with my 622, panny projector, NAD reciever, and Gefen HDMI switcher. I see no reason why it wouldnt work with your setup.
     
  4. nsafreak

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    Ditch the Pronto and go with a Harmony. I have a 659 for my setup and frankly for me its the best thing since HD. The Harmony remotes make EVERYTHING easy and your wife will thank you.
     
  5. gsalem

    gsalem Mentor/Supporter DBSTalk Gold Club

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    :(

    Thanks. But with the hidden components, I'd need an RF remote and extender
    and be looking at another $500+. And then there's the programming weekend.

    It would be so much easier if the Dish remote just worked with a Sharp.
     
  6. nsafreak

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    Actually its just around $90-$100 (possibly less) for the extender and whatever model remote you want. Even with the top of the line Harmony 1000 its not going to be $500 total. Insofar as programming believe me it won't take a weekend to program, at most an hour. It took me about 30 minutes (possibly less) to get my setup working and this is what it consists of:

    Samsung 42" DLP
    Harman Kardon AVR-230
    Sharp MD-R3 3CD Changer/Minidisc
    Panasonic DMR-E15 DVD Recorder
    Motorola 3412 HD DVR (no choice, no place to put a dish at current apartment)
    XBox 360

    I'm guessing you might have a few components that I don't but I doubt it'd take you much longer.
     
  7. grooves12

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    I agree, Harmony remotes are THE best addition to a home theater you can possibly make. With EVERY "universal" remote, there always seems to be SOME random feature you need to keep the original remote around for. With the Harmony you can literally throw all your other remotes away. Plus they are simple to program.
     
  8. gsalem

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    Thanks for the pointers. I ordered the Harmony 890 (for the RF capacity) and
    we'll see if that makes everyone happy.
     
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