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Discussion in 'The DISH Forum' started by pjm8047, May 24, 2008.
Is there any remote codes for tv converter boxes?
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Please explain your question a little better? Are you asking about DTV converter boxes?
Wouldn't you only have one of those boxes if you didn't have Dish? I mean, they aren't so you can get Dish Network, they are so you can get your basic OTA channels, right?
yes the dtv box and yes I'm a dishnetwork customer. Why pay for locals if I can get them for free.
There probably isn't going to be a lot of need for the converter box to be operated by the satellite remote. The DTV PAL (TR40 by Echosphere) has the greatest odds of having a code. Zenith/Magnavox/RCA DTV boxes will also have a chance that another code for some other product of theirs will turn on and off and change channels on their box.
Everyone with an older sat box and a NTSC TV will need one.
I bought one to go with my Dish 301 box and my old 36" Toshiba NTSC TV.
You won't need one with any Dish receiver
Sorry that you have been so misinformed if DISH delivers your locals today they will deliver them on Feb.18,2009 just like they do today.
It won't hurt to have the additional capabilities for your Toshiba but it isn't really necessary.
The OP does not subscribe to locals.
I would suggest finding a used/cheap 811 , its GUI is the same as the 301 but it includes an OTA tuner and UHF remote. You could eliminate the need to control another box or switch inputs.
While the 811 was designed for HD it is now obsolete for Dish HD and it works fine on SD tvs. It also would not generate any extra fees if you swapped out the 301.
You don't NEED it iut as the OP said he wants to use get locals OTA vice paying for them and still wants to use one remote as a convenience.
The DTV PAL has a code.