The dish universal remote control is a great device worth an investment. The tool can control the receiver, TV, soundbar, and other devices in the home theatre. But the remote requires programming and pairing to control the TV and other machines. So let’s learn the remote programming procedure, which is easy; you can do it in minutes.
How to Program Dish Remote Without Code?
When programming the new models, you should access the Power Wizard from the remote settings. The remote will pair automatically and later follow the guidelines on the screen. But for older models like 20.0 and 20.1, the controller performs a Power Scan.
Programming the Newer Dish Remote Models Without a Code
The new models like 40.0, 50.0, 52.0, and 54.0 procedure is as follows;
- Dial the Home button on your controller twice. For 40.0, you can press the Menu button once since it lacks the home dial.
- Find the settings and choose the remote control from the menu.
- Choose the gadget you want to pair to your remote.
- Find Pairing Wizard from the menu and click the brand of the device that you are connecting to your remote. Make sure you select the correct TV brand so that the wizard takes you through testing pairing codes.
- The pairing process will proceed as you try few different device codes. Finally, you will receive instructions on the screen either to press volume or power dial to test if the procedure was successful.
- If the procedure is complete, select finish on the screen. If unsuccessful, try the other codes until the device connects. Later test your dish remote thoroughly and confirm it’s working perfectly.
Program Old Dish Remote to Tv Without Code
If you need to program older dish remotes like 20,0, 20.1, follow the guidelines;
- Point the remote to the device you are connecting.
- Press and hold either the DVD, TV, or AUX dial based on what you want; in our case, we need TV.
- After 10 seconds, the four modes will light up, a moment now to release the button you were holding.
- The released buttons start blinking. You should press the power button, and the blinking will be steady.
- Press the up-arrow button on the controller to send the first code. Keep pressing this button every few seconds until the device turns off, indicating you have found the correct code.
- Press the # button to save the code. If saving is successful, the mode button will flash several times.
- Test your dish remote and check if it works as expected.
How Do I Pair My Dish Remote to My TV?
Pairing is necessary to control the dish TV box with a universal remote. The steps of pairing include the following;
- Turn on your Samsung TV. Then, again, check if your remote batteries are still working; if not, replace them with new batteries.
- Point your remote towards the TV at a distance of 12 inches from the screen. Dial and hold the Return and Play/Pause buttons on the remote.
- Keep holding the keys until you get a message on the screen that your remote is connected.
In case pairing fails, carry the following troubleshooting and try connecting again.
- Check that you have removed all stickers on the remote to ensure the buttons are working.
- Confirm that your remote is sending an IR signal. For example, take a video camera with your phone and aim it at your remote as you press the Power button. If the remote signal is strong, you can see a colored light on the phone.
- If there is no light, you should replace the remote batteries. If the remote still fails after new batteries, the TV may have an issue.
- Disconnect your TV for 30 seconds and then connect it back. Try pairing the remote again to control the dish TV and TV with one remote.
How Do I Reset My Dish Remote Control?
The process guides on how you can technically reset your remote;
- Press the SET on your controller.
- Dial the System Info on the receiver.
- Later, press SAT again on your remote.
All Common Dish Remote TV Codes
The universal remotes use a 3-digit code to sync different brands of TV. However, not all codes will work. Therefore, you should complete the programming process with varying codes if the first trial fails to work.
Some of the common dish remote TV codes are as follows (The codes are separated by spaces. So a code is 3 consecutive digit groups);
- Motorola: 772 521 835 739 572 740 651 303
- Roku: 535 556 645
- Sony: 513 500 795 781 758 590 640 683 837 652 611 797 677 783 844 624 721 756 798 115 845 856 806 619 859 796 512 531 168 521 865 187 956 124 807 013 647 884 121 069 666 002 720 123 090 841 627 125 000 555 793 810 653 455 738 922 918 680 838 503 684 313
- TCL: 535 533 645 651 556 902 551 749 333 831 165 805 888 387 334 627 751 864 776 523 639 544 742 654 522 740 650 641 530 666 859 779 690 681 601 111 916 547 031 733 180 686 385 531 521 863 503 830 637
- Toshiba: 785 516 852 617 743 847 517 849 595 622 526 635 793 590 757 745 851 865 800 866 610 908 611 631 615 850 750 854 802 666 855 644 789 848 680 661 683 688 721 744 909 754 755 768 771 163 524 794 514 795 717 500 888 784 607
- Yamaha: 653 505 654 506 573 789 520 606 627 555
- Kenwood: 506 573 712
These are just examples of the common remote TV codes. Every TV has its codes, if you aren’t sure about the codes, check through your remote user manual. You can still search in a website listing code like Remote Code List. Additionally, you can consider calling the manufacturer of your remote and request for the codes.
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By following the above steps, you should program the dish remote to control a TV. Programming and pairing enhance your TV experience and make it easy to operate and navigate through the channels. You also control all other devices with one remote, and now you need to kick back, relax and enjoy the programs.