Yeah, I guess I'm sort-of asking for a macro. The only tricky part is that I'd like the "Aux" button (or DVD, or whatever) to send a change input command to my TV _and_ switch the remote to Bluray mode.
I have several universal remotes but I do like the RF capability of the Dish remote which is why I'd really prefer to keep it if possible...
I used the auto learn feature on the remote and taught the joey remote and the hopper remote control to be able to change inputs on my tvs and to use the aspect ratio for my tv aspect ratio too. You can teach it to do just about any thing your other remote controls can do .
No. You can't do that on a Dish remote. On my $15 universal remote I do exactly what you've described. A short press of AUX, for example, is the normal AUX selection, but a long press of it runs a macro to turn on my tv, source, and amp and set the correct inputs on each. The drawback, as you know, is it's not RF like the Dish remote. But that's a small sacrifice for a big gain in ease of use IMO. If RF is a must have, you could possibly add a Next Generation RF system to one of your universals and get the same result.