Dish Remote Troubleshooting Steps
- 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.
- 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. . .
- 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
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.
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:
- SAT Mode: Satellite receiver
- TV Mode: Television
- VCR Mode: VCR
- 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?
- Turn ON the electronic device you want to program the remote to control
- Find the brand name of the device in the device code tables below.
- 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.
- 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.)
- 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.
- 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.
- Test if the code works for the device by pressing the Power button. If the code is correct, the device should turn off.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Turn ON the electronic device you want to program the remote to control.
- Press the Mode button on the remote until the appropriate mode light is flashing.
- Press the Address button. The mode light will start flashing slowly.
- Press the Power button. The mode light will stop flashing and stay lit.
- 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.
- When the correct code is reached, the device (whether a TV, VCR, or other) will turn off.
- 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.
- Turn the device back ON by pressing the Power button.
- Try some other functions to make sure you have the correct code. Occasionally the Power button may work when others do not.
- If the other buttons work, follow the current settings procedure below to determine the current remote settings.
- If the other buttons do not work, repeat the previous steps. The scan will resume from the last code stored.
- 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.
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.
- Press the Mode button on the remote until the appropriate mode light is flashing.
- Rapidly press the Address button twice.
- For the SAT mode, the mode light will flash the number of time that matches the receiver address.
- 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.
- 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.
- Press the Mode button until the remote is in the SAT mode.
- Press the Address button once (the SAT mode light will start flashing).
- 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.
- 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.
- Make sure the satellite receiver is Powered-off. If not, power the satellite receiver off and wait 15 seconds.
- Press the Info button on the front of the satellite receiver. This will bring up the “Important System Information” menu.
- 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|
|Anam||009, 021, 041, 120, 121|
|AOC||005, 006, 019, 020, 120|
|Candle||006, 022, 023, 025|
|Citizen||006, 016, 022, 023, 024, 025, 026|
|Contec||027, 028, 041, 091|
|Curtis Mathes||006, 016, 026|
|Daewoo||005, 026, 029, 030, 031, 032|
|Dixi||032, 088, 120|
|Emerson||026, 027, 028, 033, 034, 035, 037, 038, 039, 040, 041, 122|
|003, 008, 009, 015, 040, 043, 044, 130|
|Goldstar||005, 023, 026, 045, 046, 088|
|Hitachi||023, 026, 048, 049, 050, 051, 052, 053, 054, 055, 126|
|JVC||057, 058, 059, 060|
|Kloss||022, 062, 110|
|KTV||026, 039, 040, 041|
|LXI||003, 063, 066, 090, 095, 117, 125|
|Magnavox||006, 020, 025, 064, 065, 066, 067, 068, 069, 110|
|Marantz||006, 066, 088|
|Memorex||018, 032, 090|
|MGA||004, 005, 006, 071|
|Mitsubishi||004, 005, 070, 071, 072, 123|
|MTC||005, 006, 016, 023, 031|
|NEC||005, 006, 007, 017, 023, 127|
|Nikkai||112, 113, 118|
|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|
|Pioneer||002, 048, 051, 076|
|Proton||013, 019, 026, 124|
|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|
|Saisho||032, 033, 109|
|Samsung||005, 006, 016, 023, 026, 032, 088, 112|
|Sanyo||042, 089, 090, 091, 092, 109|
|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|
|Sony||000, 109, 119, 122|
|Sylvania||006, 025, 064, 065, 066, 068, 110, 111|
|Teknika||004, 005, 016, 018, 022, 023, 024, 025, 026, 034, 041, 114, 115|
|Toshiba||016, 090, 096, 117, 118, 131|
|Wards||005, 006, 015, 018, 034, 043, 064, 065, 067, 068, 107, 119|
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VCR Device Codes
|Akai||013, 014, 015, 016, 017, 018, 019, 020, 068|
|Candle||080, 092, 093|
|Citizen||091, 092, 093|
|Curtis Mathes||054, 092, 105|
|Daewoo||034, 046, 047, 093|
|Emerson||005, 006, 007, 008, 009, 010, 011, 012, 059, 068, 088, 090, 109|
|Fisher||048, 049, 084, 108, 110|
|General Electric (GE)||050, 051, 052, 054, 091, 105|
|Goldstar||030, 055, 092, 112, 113|
|Harman Kardon||030, 069|
|Hitachi||036, 037, 038, 039, 040, 041, 088, 096, 097|
|JC Penney||030, 054, 091, 100, 101|
|JVC||061, 062, 063, 064, 092, 100, 101|
|Kenwood||062, 081, 092, 100, 101|
|Magnavox||027, 054, 065, 111|
|Marantz||054, 065, 085, 092, 100, 101, 103|
|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|
|NEC||030, 031, 032, 062, 092, 099, 100, 101, 102, 103, 104|
|Panasonic||021, 022, 023, 024, 026, 054, 098, 114|
|Philips||054, 065, 085|
|Pioneer||062, 073, 074, 075, 076, 100|
|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|
|Samsung||017, 034, 079, 080, 091|
|Sansui||032, 044, 062, 100|
|Sanyo||049, 081, 082, 083, 108|
|Scott||008, 059, 090|
|Sears||048, 049, 081, 084, 108, 110|
|Sharp||085, 107, 109|
|Sony||000, 001, 002, 003, 004|
|Sylvania||054, 067, 088, 111|
|Teknika||054, 087, 088|
|Toshiba||034, 067, 090|
|Vector Research||030, 100|
|Victor||061, 062, 100|
|Video Concepts||068, 100|
|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|
|Onkyo||0134, 0137, 0153, 2660
|Pioneer||0133, 0150, 0154|
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|Cable Box Device Codes|
|Jerrold||0135, 0136, 0137, 0149|
|Scientific Atlanta||0138, 0139, 0150|
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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.
looking for a tv code for a broksonic
the code that you gave me of sylvania dont work could you give me the code of 2007 of syvania please
need tv code for vizio…vx37L
i received a echostar remote 4.0 IR/UHF PRO
instead of 3.00IR for a receiver dish 301
the receiver info says that it can be used for 301, but there are no instructions how to use it on the receiver. please help and give us some clue as to how to use it.
Need tv code for Maganvox 15mt605t. I have tried everything you suggest.
Hi all, I’m looking for the code for an Emerson LC200EM8 to work with my Dishnetwork IR/UHF PRO 6.0 Remote I had no luck using the scan and the coeds in the book any help wold be great
I have two dish receivers, 1 an old jvc standard def receiver( I think its a 600) and a 2nd jvc hdtv receiver. Is there any way I can control both receivers with the same dish remote? I have a platinum dish remote,[I also have two regular black dish remotes if the platinum one wouldn’ work.] As the remote is set up now,the same buttons will turn on/off both of the receivers at the same time unless I shield the second receiver I don’t want changed. All my electronic equipment is in an “equipment closet” out of site of the tv’s and other equipment. Most of my equipment is setup with an IR setup. In my bedroom where I am setting up my second tv I dont have the IR setup capability. Is there any way the remote will be able to control these two receivers seperately without a “line of site” operation? Thanks in advance for your expertise.
I have a 3.0 IR remote and the 322 receiver. The remote does not change any channels or control my television anymore. I have changed the batteries 2X and the only time the buttons on top light up is if I take the batteries out and put them back in. Not sure what else to do. Can you help me with this please?
I have a DP301 receiver. I recently bought an LG V194H VCR/DVD player. LG codes aren’t listed in the receiver manual nor on the Dish web site. I found that the Goldstar code 676 will allow the remote to control the VCR/DVD. The problem is that when I try to set the receiver to use that code (676), the message “That code is not in the database” is returned. The receiver has the current software version. Is there a way to force an upgrade of the receiver’s database, or to program that code into the receiver? Also, would the code databases be the same in both models DP301 and 311?
Thanks for the help.
Is there a device code for the Vizio VW37L HDTV?
I found the code to program my Dish remote to my new Vizio VW37L HDTV in the Vizio manual. It is 627.
i have a new sansui tv and i cant program the dish remote to the tv. can u help me?
I like the Dish Net 5.0 remote, it does the trick in the living room. But I just got ahold of an older (year 2000) AIWA Stereo CD Player, i like it cause it has AUX for my TV.
I am surprised my Dish Net remote does not control it, at all, even with Power Scan.
Its an AIWA M150.
My IR/UHF Pro 6.2 remote will not change the satellite channel on my Magnavox TV. It will, however, change the TV channel on it, so I know it is not an issue of simply finding the right code. I have the Echostar reciever, model 3700, Reg. ID 005.
I also have an Element FLX 2610 TV and Dish Network. The codes 627 and 659 work with the exception of volume and power. PLS. help if possible.
Hello I just a bought a electrohome TV tring to program my dishnetwork remote doesn’t seem to work my question is what are the codes for electrohome tvs
“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:”
So you say. But to the best of my knowledge there is NO remote (low or high quality) that can duplicate the 57 Khz signal needed for TV2 of a dual tuner Dish receiver or DVR.
If some knows differently, please post it.
I’m positive that every Philips Pronto remote can transmit 57 kHz IR signals; they can actually transmit the 450 kHz signals used by B&O and some Pioneer components but have trouble learning them. All of the Logitech Harmony remotes can learn and send signals up to 60 kHz. I’m sure other remotes support this as well; 57 kHz is not that uncommon. But don’t expect the $20 remote from Wal-Mart to do so.
I have a Poloroid TV/DVD combo and I can’t find a code that will make my Dish Network remote to control it. Any suggestions?
I contacted Dish Network and they gave me 3 codes that didn’t work. The code scan also did not work. Does anyone else have a poloroid tv/dvd combo?? Or any other ideas to get the remote to work for it?
ONLY the latest 900 and 1000 series Logitechs send out ANY RF signal at all. According to everything I’ve read will not duplicate the function of the Dish TV2 remote.
URC makes many premium brand remotes from $100 to $400+ (MX-600 through MX-800) RF capable remotes none of which will duplicate the function of the Dish TV2 remote.
I’ve done extensive searches including http://www.remotecentral.com which is the largest forum dedicated to remote controls, (including Prontos and beyond) and no one knows of any 3rd party remote that duplicate the function. I think there is a lot more at work here than just a remote that will output 57Khz or greater.
Unless someone has ACTUALLY USED a 3rd party remote in this function, one does not exist (yet) to the best of my knowledge.
Dan: The 57 kHz signal is an Infrared signal. It is not an RF signal. You’re getting the two confused. There is no remote that will control a Dish receiver directly over RF. If you want multi-room control from a universal remote, you’ll need to get one that communicates with it’s own base station via RF; the remotes base station would control the dish network receiver via IR. These instruction are for adding IR receiving capability to Dish receivers that do not have it.
Sorry for the confusion Carlton. You are absolutely correct, it was my misinterpretation.
I was ONLY talking about the RF capability for a TV2 Dish remote which operates a Dish DVR or other UHF capable Dish receiver from another room. This is a direct RF operation, no IR involved (although the same remote has IR capability also to operate certain components in the remote location).
This is a unique operation of a Dish receiver and requires the appropriate Dish remote that has UHF/IR capability.
Not to be confused with RF remotes that transmit signal via RF and then has an RF receiver that converts the signal back to IR to operate components in another room.
i have a samsung dvd r130 i tried the code but none of them seem to work can you help me out to find a code or a better way to program my remote thanks
I have a 4-device blue-button #2 remote that does not turn the satellite receiver on (blue light). Remedy or ideas?
Hey, I have a Sony digital audio/video control center that I would like the remote to control. I was wondering if devices like this can be supported by the remote or not. I used to have a learning remote controlling it, but that was before I got Dish, plus it broke. I will go get another one if need be, but it would be nice if the dish remote could control that too. Thank you very much.
I just programmed my Dish IR 3.0 remote to my Durabrand TV. My TV has to go into game mode for me to play my XBOX and there is no Game mode on the Dish remote. How do i put it into game mode?
Question: Can the remote for my Dish 625 be set up so that one button powers both the TV and the surround sound receiver on and off simultaneously? I don’t want to have to switch to AUX every time i want to turn on/off the receiver. thanks!
I have a RCA TV/VCR combo…any codes?
HELP! I can’t change chanels up nor down. The guide, info, menu etc. buttons function, but the numbers and the arrows are not responding to the satelite. I even tried to change the channel from the box and that did not work either.
I put new batteries, just in case,,.. no luck
I programed my remote for my Symphonic tv code 132, it will change channels and turn down the volume, but will not turn the volume up. Can you help me?
I lost my dish network remote control. Can i use a regular universal remote to change the channel on my dish network tv?
Yes, you can use a universal remote as long as the receiver is not a 4000 or 5000 series receiver.
Just bought a Westinghouse 42″ 1080p TV. I did the Code Power Scan, and the code I got was 640. Hope this works for others with the Westinghouse brand.
Hi. I am looking for a universal remote code for a Philips Universal control. I know that it works with the DishNetwork b/c we’ve used it on our other tv set when we had lost that remote. Do you know where I could find a list of codes for something like that?
Hi, Great website. I have seen this question asked acouple of times but couldn’t find the answer. I just bought a Emerson 19″ Model LC195EM87/LC195EM82. I have the Dish network system 625 with 5.0 IR remote. I have tried all the codes in the manual and on thier website. Also have tried the scan method with no luck. Do you know of the code to use? Thank you.
I just hooked up a new Sony DVD/VCR combo to my in laws older Magnavox TV. The remote they have is a generic, the one with the TV broke. But the VCR/DVD combo will not play on the tv without hitting a button on the TV. Is their remote with the correct button?
I have been trying to program my SONY RM-YD017 remote control to control my Dish Satellite with no results, can someone help me out on this? When you say “Adress” bottom what do you mean? I did try to do the opposite, program my Dish Remote to control my new Sony LCD HDTV with no results either. Help please
Ya, where is the “address” button on dish network remote 3.0 #322?
I HAVE A HAIER TV CANNOT HAVE A CODE ON ANY UNIVERSAL REMOTE . CAN YOU HELP?
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