Calvin Carrigan· AllStar
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How do I set up TV1 to use a uhf remote? The manual is not very friendly. What are the drawbacks of doing this? My wife wants the 622 in a cabinet...:nono:
hello calvin -Calvin Carrigan said:How do I set up TV1 to use a uhf remote? The manual is not very friendly. What are the drawbacks of doing this? My wife wants the 622 in a cabinet...:nono:
hello calvin -Calvin Carrigan said:I found the IR-UHF kit is 40 bucks while a new remote is 20 bucks. Can't the UHF be used all over the house anyway?
Thanks CABill. That's what I needed to know.CABill said:The "IR to UHF kit" uses a special UHF Pro remote that sends DISH IR signals that can be used by any DISH receiver (excludes old Dish Player 7x00). The 622 TV1 works via IR by default and the supplied 5.3 remote is IR only, but TV1 can also be controlled by UHF Pro directly, without the kit. The kit is much more useful for a receiver that can't be controlled via UHF. The Kit works just fine (as you know) for a 622 but all you need for TV1 is a UHF Pro remote (version 6.2 or 6.3) to be able to control it with either IR or UHF Pro. The 6.2 and 6.3 remotes also have another "B" range that can be used to control either TV1 or TV2 from much farther away.
so did i waste money buying the IR/UHF kit?CABill said:You should be able to find UHF Pro remotes cheaper than $20 on eBay. You can look for 6.0 UHF Pro remotes to be used just for TV2 UHF and use your present TV2 (a 6.3) to control TV1 in the cabinet. There is a guy on eBay that sells 6.2/6.3 remotes with the package of "keys" that position the switch to the right place to control TV1 via UHF. Prior threads here included someone ordering a 6.3 (new) direct from DISH that had the needed key for about $30 w/ shipping. You'd need to search eBay, but you'd find two 6.0 or 8.0 UHF Pro remotes (used) for $12 or less. Not recommending this auction, but notice the picture of the plastic bag of keys in http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=150079019593. One of those keys put the 6.2 or 6.3 remote into TV1 UHF Pro position. That is the 135899 remote kit. The 6.3 you have will control TV1 via UHF, but you don't have a "Green 1" key that puts the switch in the right position. Several solutions to that too.
You paid a little more than you had to, but nothing to be concerned about really. I've never had my hands on one of the kits, but I assume your UHF Pro remote says version 8.1 on the back. AFAIK, that remote is specific to the Kit and the key on the bottom of it matches something you pick in the IR sending unit (so you could have two kits in the same house for different receivers??). The Kit works for other IR receivers that don't support UHF or UHF Pro, but I don't think you can use the 8.1 directly on a DISH receiver. But again, someone that has actually touched one would be a better source.gilunionhall said:so did i waste money buying the IR/UHF kit?
can i mix the remote that came with the IR/UHF kit and the remotes you are talking about here?
what solutions are there to the colored key problem?