That is a good question. With the older remote controls you could do that. Since these 52.0 remote controls are programmed via the hopper , 4k joey ,2.0 joey, I would say no, that they would be able to work with a tv by itself. But I haven't tried to do it myself.
As Mike said, the Hopper is what programs the remote. If you don't have a Hopper you can't program the remote. Or at least I doubt that you can since the older units most likely don't have the proper software to do it.