Dish Network Remote Control Guide

Dish Remote Troubleshooting Steps

  1. Search the Code Listfor your device; try all codes that look like they describe your equipment.
    • If this does not work – do not ask me if I have the code you for your device. If there is no code listed, I don’t have it. Instead, perform a code scan.
  2. Perform a Code Scan, where the Dish Remote control scans every code it contains to see if one of them causes your device to respond. Instructions are on the page below.
    • If this does not work, your only choice is to. . .
  3. Purchase a Learning Universal Remote Control that can learn the codes for any device you have. A list of recommended remotes is shown below.

 

Universal Remote Control Recommendations

Beware! Many low quality learning remotes can’t learn the 57 kHz IR signal that the Dish remote control uses. This is the cause for many remotes not being able to learn Dish codes. Recommended remotes are below:

Best remotes by price range:

The best inexpensive learning remote for Dish system, or any other, is the Radio Shack 15-2116 ($30). It is similar to All for One remotes (and it manufactured by the same company) but this version has a backlit keypad. If you really want to customize these remotes, build or buy a JP1 cable and download your own files to these remotes.

The Logitech Harmony remotes cost between $80 and $140. These are very powerful and very easily configured via a PC and the Harmony website. Just input the make and model of your device and the correct codes are automatically identified. The correct inputs are automatically selected on all devices through a setup wizard. A powerful and easy remote.

If you’re looking for a high-quality universal remote control, I suggest you visit the Remote Central web site. There are discussion forums on everything related to remote controls. A large number of remotes have been released in the past year. Click here for an excellent table comparing the models.


Programming your Dish Network Remote Control

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Important Note:

If you can’t get a “universal remote” to control your Dish Receiver, it’s probably because it doesn’t have the correct remote address code set. If you can’t get your Dish remote to control another device, it’s probably because the Dish remote is missing the codes.

The only solution for either of these situations is to get a true, code learning universal remote control.

Index

Remote Control Manual
How to program devices into the Dish Network remote control
How to perform a Power Scan to search for devices
How to determine the current remote control settings
How to change the remote address of you Dish Network satellite receiver and remote control
Television device codes
VCR device codes
Amplifier device codes
Cable Box device codes
Dish 500 Remote Control Address
Links / Mirror

 

Remote Control Manual

The operators manual for the Dish Network remote control is available here in Acrobat format (remote.pdf, 378 kb). Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to read this file. This acrobat file is also available on the Dish Network website.

Programming Device Codes

The Dish Network remote can be programmed to control up to 4 devices:

  1. SAT Mode: Satellite receiver
  2. TV Mode: Television
  3. VCR Mode: VCR
  4. AUX Mode: Amplifier, Receiver, second TV, second VCR>

How do I program my remote control?

For remotes that have blue arrow and Select buttons and 4 separate mode buttons (SAT TV VCR AUX):
*If you start this procedure and at any time do not press a button within 20 seconds, the remote will end the procedure automatically. Simply start over again.

  • Press and hold the desired mode button (about three seconds) until all mode keys light up, then release.
  • Use the number pad buttons to enter the three-digit number corresponding to the equipment (click here to view remote codes). The light will blink off after each digit is entered and then return to a steady light.
  • Press the POUND (#) button. If the code entered is valid for the remote, the mode light flashes three times.
  • To verify the code works, try several functions for that equipment.

For remotes that have one Mode button at the top:

*If you start this procedure and at any time do not press a button within 20 seconds, the remote will end the procedure automatically. Simply start over.

  • With the desired equipment on, press and release the Mode button until the light flashes behind the correct mode.
  • Using the tip of a pen or the eraser on a pencil, press the address button.
  • Enter the code (see links to find your code below) on the remote’s numbered keypad for the equipment.
  • Press the Address button. If the code entered is valid for the remote, the mode light flashes three times.
  • To verify the code works, try several functions for that equipment. Some codes may provide partial functions or respond differently than the button’s titled function. Try the other codes listed for that device until you find one that offers more complete functionality.

Click here for codes for remotes with blue buttons, gray buttons, and platinum (DVR) remotes.

I have tried all the codes to program my remote, what else can I do?

  1. Turn ON the electronic device you want to program the remote to control
  2. Find the brand name of the device in the device code tables below.
  3. If there is more than one numeric code listed for the brand, try each until the remote is able to control the device. If several codes power on the device, try all of the buttons for each code to find which one best controls all of the functions of the device.
  4. Press the Mode button on the remote until the remote is in the mode for the device being programmed. (The light corresponding to your device will be the last to flash.)
  5. Use the numeric key pad buttons to enter the first code listed for your device in the tables below. The mode light will stop flashing and stay lit.>

    Note: If you are entering a code for the AUX mode, you must enter a 4-digit code. The first digit indicates the device type:

    0 – indicates a second TV

    1- indicates a second VCR

    For example, to program the AUX mode to control a Sony TV, enter a 0 and then 000.

    If you are programming for an amplifier, receiver, or cable TV box, the codes in the table below include the first digit.

  6. Press the Address button to save the code. If the code you entered is valid for your remote, the mode light will blink 3 times.
  7. Test if the code works for the device by pressing the Power button. If the code is correct, the device should turn off.
  8. Turn the device back ON and try some other functions to make sure you have the correct code. Occasionally the Power button may work when other buttons do not.
  9. If the code works, then you can stop here. Write all of the codes you programmed on to the sticker that came with your satellite receiver and apply the sticker to the inside of the remote battery cover.
  10. If the code you entered does not work properly, repeat the above steps, using another code from the table. If you have tried all of the device codes without success, try using the following Power Scan procedure.

Remote Code Power Scan

If your brand is not listed below or if were were not able to get the listed device codes to work properly, use the following procedure to scan through all codes. If/when the remote scan scan reaches the correct code, the device (whether a TV, VCR, or other) will turn ON or OFF. When this happens, try some other functions to make sure you have the correct code. Occasionally the Power button may work when other buttons do not.

Note: If you start the procedure and at any time do not press a button within 20 seconds, the remote will end the procedure automatically.

  1. Turn ON the electronic device you want to program the remote to control.
  2. Press the Mode button on the remote until the appropriate mode light is flashing.
  3. Press the Address button. The mode light will start flashing slowly.
  4. Press the Power button. The mode light will stop flashing and stay lit.
  5. Press the Up or Down arrow button to set the remote to the next code. The Down arrow button scans backward and the Up arrow button scans forward.
  6. When the correct code is reached, the device (whether a TV, VCR, or other) will turn off.
  7. Press the Address button to store the code in the remote control memory. If the code is valid for your remote, the mode light will blink 3 times.
  8. Turn the device back ON by pressing the Power button.
  9. Try some other functions to make sure you have the correct code. Occasionally the Power button may work when others do not.
  10. If the other buttons work, follow the current settings procedure below to determine the current remote settings.
  11. If the other buttons do not work, repeat the previous steps. The scan will resume from the last code stored.
  12. The mode light will flash rapidly when the scan has returned to the starting point and all codes have been tested for that mode. The remote control may not control some device models.

Alternative Info:

If the codes provided do not work, you can try a Power Scan. Here are some simple tips before you begin:

When starting a Power Scan after previously entering the code manually, first reprogram the remote to 500 using the remote for a TV or VCR or 0000 for the AUX mode. This will give you quicker and more consistent results. Once the device powers off, press the # button or the address button depending on the type of remote you have. Manually turn on the device you are trying to program before you begin the Power Scan. If the scan powers the device off, but does not give full function, re-start scan mode and continue (for example, there are dozens of RCA TV codes). Not all devices are supported, and many will only give you basic functions. If performing the Power Scan correctly then it should not take more than six minutes to find the code.

If you are performing a Power Scan in AUX mode, the steps you should follow are below:

  • Hold down the AUX button so all buttons light up.
  • Enter in prefix 0=TV, 1=VCR, 2=AUX device (i.e., DVD, stereo amplifier, etc.).
  • Press the * button.
  • Press Power then press the Up button ike you would with a regular Power Scan.
  • Once the device powers off, press the # button or the address button depending on the type of remote you have.
  • If you start this procedure and at any time do not press a button within 20 seconds, the remote will end the procedure automatically. Simply start over again.

Determine the Current Remote Settings

You can find out which code is currently set for each remote mode.

  1. Press the Mode button on the remote until the appropriate mode light is flashing.
  2. Rapidly press the Address button twice.
  3. For the SAT mode, the mode light will flash the number of time that matches the receiver address.
  4. For the TV, VCR, and AUX modes, the mode light will flash the number of times to indicate each digit of the current code. There will be a pause between the flash sequences for the digits. A quick flash indicates zero.
  5. Write all of the codes you programmed on to the sticker that came with your satellite receiver and apply the sticker to the inside of the remote battery cover.

Note: When you change the remote batteries, be sure to swap the batteries as quickly as possible. Otherwise, you may need to reprogram these codes into the remote.

 

Changing Remote Address

Dish Network satellite receivers can be programmed to operate on different remote control addresses. Switching to a different address is necessary if you have 2 satellite receivers or if your neighbor’s receiver is set on the same remote address and they are changing your channels.

  1. Press the Mode button until the remote is in the SAT mode.
  2. Press the Address button once (the SAT mode light will start flashing).
  3. Use the numeric key to enter an address between 1 and 15 (do not put a 0 in front of single-digit addresses; 1 is the default remote address). The SAT mode light will stop flashing and stay lit.
  4. Press the Address button again to save the change to the remote control. If you entered a valid remote address, the SAT mode light will blink 3 times.
  5. Make sure the satellite receiver is Powered-off. If not, power the satellite receiver off and wait 15 seconds.
  6. Press the Info button on the front of the satellite receiver. This will bring up the “Important System Information” menu.
  7. Press the red Record button the the remote. The screen will update and the “remote address” listed on the screen will change to the new remote address of the remote control.
Television Device Codes
Akai 032, 070
Alba 113
A-Mark 120
Amstrad 033
Anam 009, 021, 041, 120, 121
AOC 005, 006, 019, 020, 120
Archer 120
Audiovox 120
Bauer 111
Candle 006, 022, 023, 025
Capehart 019
Citizen 006, 016, 022, 023, 024, 025, 026
Concerto 023
Contec 027, 028, 041, 091
Craig 021, 041
Crown 026
Curtis Mathes 006, 016, 026
CXC 041
Daewoo 005, 026, 029, 030, 031, 032
Dixi 032, 088, 120
Electrohome 026
Elta 032
Emerson 026, 027, 028, 033, 034, 035, 037, 038, 039, 040, 041, 122
Envision 006
Etron 032
Fisher 042, 090
Formenti 111
Fortress 105
Fujitsu 034
Funai 034, 041
Futuretech 041
General
Electric (GE)
003, 008, 009, 015, 040, 043, 044, 130
Genexxa 113
Goldstar 005, 023, 026, 045, 046, 088
Grundig 047
Harman/Kardon
TV Projector
062
Hinari 034
Hitachi 023, 026, 048, 049, 050, 051, 052, 053, 054, 055, 126
Infinity 066
JBL 066
Jensen 056
JVC 057, 058, 059, 060
Kawasho 062
Kenwood 006
Kloss 022, 062, 110
KTV 026, 039, 040, 041
Logik 018
Luxman 023
LXI 003, 063, 066, 090, 095, 117, 125
Magnavox 006, 020, 025, 064, 065, 066, 067, 068, 069, 110
Marantz 006, 066, 088
Matsui 032, 109
Memorex 018, 032, 090
MGA 004, 005, 006, 071
Mitsubishi 004, 005, 070, 071, 072, 123
MTC 005, 006, 016, 023, 031
NAD 002, 117
National 009, 021
NEC 005, 006, 007, 017, 023, 127
Nikkai 112, 113, 118
Novabeam 062
Onwa 041
Optonica 105, 107
Osaki 112
Panasonic 008, 009, 010, 011, 012, 066, 074, 075
Penney 003, 005, 006, 014, 016, 026, 043, 096
Philco 005, 006, 025, 064, 065, 068, 110
Philips 066, 088
Pioneer 002, 048, 051, 076
Portland 005, 026
Proscan 003
Proton 013, 019, 026, 124
Pulsar 001
Quasar 008, 009, 075
Radio Shack 026, 041, 107, 112
RCA 003, 005, 014, 015, 048, 079, 080, 081, 082, 083, 084, 085, 086, 087, 125, 133, 134
Realistic 090
Saisho 032, 033, 109
Sampo 006, 019
Samsung 005, 006, 016, 023, 026, 032, 088, 112
Sanyo 042, 089, 090, 091, 092, 109
SBR 088
Schneider 088
Scott 026, 034, 037, 041, 093
Sears 003, 023, 034, 042, 063, 089, 090, 094, 095, 096, 097, 098, 099, 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 117
Sharp 026, 091, 105, 106, 107, 108, 128, 129
Siemens 091
Signature 018
Sony 000, 109, 119, 122
Soundesign 025, 041
Spectricon 020, 120
SSS 005, 041
Supra 023
Supre-Macy 022
Sylvania 006, 025, 064, 065, 066, 068, 110, 111
Symphonic 132
Tandy 105, 113
Tatung 009
Technics 008
Techwood 023
Teknika 004, 005, 016, 018, 022, 023, 024, 025, 026, 034, 041, 114, 115
Telefunken 051
Teletech 032
Tera 013
Thomson 051, 116
TMK 023
Toshiba 016, 090, 096, 117, 118, 131
Tosonic 028
Totevision 026
Universal 043
Vector Research 006
Victor 057
Video Concepts 070
Vidtech 005
Viking 022
Vizio 627, 505
Wards 005, 006, 015, 018, 034, 043, 064, 065, 067, 068, 107, 119
Yamaha 005, 006
Zenith 001, 018
Zonda 120
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VCR Device Codes

Aiwa 088
Akai 013, 014, 015, 016, 017, 018, 019, 020, 068
Alba 046
Amstrad 088
ASA 065
Audio Dynamics 100
Broksonic 059
Bush 089
Candle 080, 092, 093
Canon 042, 054
Capehart 043, 046
Citizen 091, 092, 093
Craig 091, 108
Curtis Mathes 054, 092, 105
Daewoo 034, 046, 047, 093
Daytron 046
DBX 100
Dumont 049
Dynatch 088
Electrohome 109
Emerson 005, 006, 007, 008, 009, 010, 011, 012, 059, 068, 088, 090, 109
Fisher 048, 049, 084, 108, 110
Funai 088
General Electric (GE) 050, 051, 052, 054, 091, 105
Goldstar 030, 055, 092, 112, 113
Goodmans 085, 089
Grundig 065
Harman Kardon 030, 069
Hinari 089
Hitachi 036, 037, 038, 039, 040, 041, 088, 096, 097
ITT 018
JC Penney 030, 054, 091, 100, 101
Jensen 060
JVC 061, 062, 063, 064, 092, 100, 101
Kenwood 062, 081, 092, 100, 101
Lloyd 088
Logik 089
Luxor 018
Magnavox 027, 054, 065, 111
Marantz 054, 065, 085, 092, 100, 101, 103
MEI 054
Memorex 033, 049, 054, 066, 081, 085, 088, 108
MGA 067, 068, 109
Mitsubishi 062, 067, 068, 069, 070, 071, 109
MTC 044, 080, 088
Multitech 088, 089, 091
NAD 073
NEC 030, 031, 032, 062, 092, 099, 100, 101, 102, 103, 104
Optonica 072, 085
Panasonic 021, 022, 023, 024, 026, 054, 098, 114
Penney 054, 080
Pentax 037, 092
Perdio 088
Philco 054, 111
Philips 054, 065, 085
Pioneer 062, 073, 074, 075, 076, 100
Portland 046, 093
Proscan 105
Pulsar 033
Quartz 081
Quasar 054, 077, 078
Radio Shack 107, 108, 109, 110
RCA 025, 026, 027, 028, 029, 037, 091, 105, 106, 115
Realistic 049, 054, 080, 081, 084, 085, 088
Ricoh 002
Saisho 006, 007
Salora 067, 081
Samsung 017, 034, 079, 080, 091
Sansui 032, 044, 062, 100
Sanyo 049, 081, 082, 083, 108
SBR 065
Schneider 089
Scott 008, 059, 090
Sears 048, 049, 081, 084, 108, 110
Sentra 046
Sharp 085, 107, 109
Shintom 089
Sony 000, 001, 002, 003, 004
Sylvania 054, 067, 088, 111
Symphonic 088
Tandy 088
Tashiko 088
Tatung 086, 101
Teac 088, 101
Technics 054
Teknika 054, 087, 088
TMK 006
Toshiba 034, 067, 090
Totevision 080, 091
Unitech 080
Vector Research 030, 100
Victor 061, 062, 100
Video Concepts 068, 100
Videosonic 091
Wards 027, 054, 080, 085, 088, 089, 090, 091, 107, 108, 109
Yamaha 030, 092, 100, 101
Zenith 001, 002, 033
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Amplifier Device Codes
Aiwa 0131, 0143, 0155
Akai 0142
Carver 0128, 0147
Denon 0149
Fisher 0128, 0147
GE 0140
Goldstar 0152
JVC 0132
Kenwood 0151
Luxman 0156
LXI 0140
Marantz 0126
Memorex 0150
NAD 0144
Nakamichi 0146
Onkyo 0134, 0137, 0153, 2660
Optimus 0139
Panasonic 0127
Pioneer 0133, 0150, 0154
Proton 0129
Quasar 0127
RCA 0130
Realistic 0140, 0141
Revox 0136
Scott 0134
Sherwood 0145
Sony 0148, 0155
Symphonic 0141
Technics 0127
Victor 0132
Yamaha 0138
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Cable Box Device Codes
GI/Tocom 0140
Hamlin 0147, 0148
Jerrold 0135, 0136, 0137, 0149
Oak 0146
Panasonic 0144, 0145
Pioneer 0142, 0143
Regal 0147
Scientific Atlanta 0138, 0139, 0150
Zenith 0141
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Note: Not all the codes listed in these tables are valid for all remote controls.

Dish 500 Remote Address

The new remotes that ship with Dish 500 systems (the very least a 4722 Dish 500 system comes with one) and it has some new features, and took away some others. Specifically there is no address button on the remote for changing the address if you have multiple receivers. The new process is pretty simple, but not intuitive.

To change the address do the following:

  • Press the System Info button and the Information screen will be displayed
  • Press and hold the Sat button until it starts blinking
  • Press the # you want to change the address to (1-15)
  • Press the # key and immediately press the record button.
  • This should change the address.
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