What are those colored buttons for?

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  1. ckhalil18

    ckhalil18 Thread Starter SatelliteGuys Family
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    This is a question for everyone whose has a 20.0/21.0 remote. Does anyone know what those four colored buttons located above the DVR button are for? I read the user manual on DISH's website and it said they're shortcut buttons for future use, but can someone here at Satguys give me a better explanation. I know the 32.0 remote has those same buttons and the red one is for "jump" (don't know what that means) but do the 20/21.0 remotes do the same "jump" thing as well? Any info would be appreciated.
     
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  2. myron243

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    As far as I can tell on my 722K the colored buttons are currently useless. Maybe if you program the 20.0/21.0/32.0 remote to control a DVD player that uses the colored buttons they would work on that device. The 32.0 on the 922 uses all 4 colored buttons, depending on which screen you are on. The problem with the 922 is the color button codes that Logitech has/had for the 32.0 didn't/don't work correctly on a 922. I haven't tried my Harmony remote in several months so that may have been corrected.
     
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  3. mike123abc

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    I use the colored buttons for other devices. For my receiver I them to change inputs. For my projector with distinct on/off keys I use one of them for the off.
     
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    The blue one is page down & the yellow one is page up the red & green don't do anything right now.
     
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  5. Scott Greczkowski

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    They were supposed to be used for DISH Interactive games.
     
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    I love the colored buttons. I have them programmed to perform tasks on my AV receiver that don't work with the standard code for the receiver.
     
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    Well if we ever could use the remote to operate a Bluray player, the buttons would match the colored buttons on my Bluray remote.
     
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  8. whatchel1

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    Program it to do it.
     
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    I use them all the time. They don't have any function with the satellite receiver, but they work great programmed for other devices. I use them for TV and Bluray menus (left, up, down, right). Very handy to have.
     
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    I use mine all the time. Red opens my garage door, blue starts my coffee maker, yellow starts my truck on those cold mornings. Haven't found a use for the green button yet though. :)

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    ROFLMAO!

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    I tried. The 722k has no codes for Bluray players and won't "find" one. I did a chat online and was told by a csr that right now you can't control a bluray with the Dish remote
     
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    Just use the code for the same brand DVD player. I bet it will work
     
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    Since the 20.0 & 21.0 remotes are learning remotels you can teach it every button you need using your blueray remote it will control your blueray.

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    The green one is to make everyday St Patty's day. Green Beer anyone?:hatsoff:
     
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    I tried that. There is only one code for a Samsung DVD player and that didn't work.
     
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    That didn't work either
     
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    *Note to self*
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    Program it to mow the lawn.
     
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