811 IR Remote Setup (1 Viewer)

yessirrom

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I just had an 811 and a 522 installed.

I would like to teach my universal remote IR commands to control the 811. Can I use the 522 remote to do this? :?:
 

yessirrom

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No luck with the 522 remote. Dish says it will not work. I will have to try and find an older remote from the other 5 series I guess.
 

Sparkman

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811 accepts IR signals. Using remote from DISH 4000 as an IR remote to 811 & works fine. Will not take 4000's UHF signal though. I think your best bet is to use an older remote to teach the Universal remote its signal.
 

yessirrom

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I am going to try my local Dish dealer. If they have a demo unit, I can take my universal and learn the codes from their remote.
 

yessirrom

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Success!!!!!!!!!!!!

:D I went down to a local dealer and looked for which receivers they had on display. I found a 301 and remote. I talked to a clerk and made sure they knew what I was doing. I have a Marantz RC2000 so I have to program each key manually. I spent about 10 minutes programming.

They had an 811 on display as well and assured me I would not be able to control it with an IR remote.

I made sure the addresses were the same and started demonstrating the power of the internet. :)

Worked like a charm. The other remote had a SYS INFO button so I added it as well. It all worked seamlessly.

Thanks for everyone's help.
 

yessirrom

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I didn't trouble shoot the 522 remote much. I may play further and see if I missed something...
 

yessirrom

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Turns out you can use the 522 remote to control the 811 or set up another IR remote. My first error was listening to the CSR. I assumed he knew what he was talking about.

I changed the remote address to match the 811 and it worked just fine. I did get to watch 1/2 of Pirates of the Caribean while I was at the Dish retailer. (sigh)
 

briansanders007

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yessirrom said:
Turns out you can use the 522 remote to control the 811 or set up another IR remote. My first error was listening to the CSR. I assumed he knew what he was talking about.

I changed the remote address to match the 811 and it worked just fine. I did get to watch 1/2 of Pirates of the Caribean while I was at the Dish retailer. (sigh)


How do you change the remote address? I want to program my pronto remote with the IR but my downstairs 301 remote is on another address.
 

briansanders007

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Ok I'm still SOL programming my pronto to get it to work with my 811. According to the threads above, I can take my 301 remote and program the IR into my pronto? To my knowlege, IR doesn't have a remote address...only UHF? If it's true that you can program the remote using the 301's. Why doesn't the 301 remote control the 811? I have a pronto 3000 model, does it accept UHF learning codes or is that feature just for the IR - UHF extender that you can buy through Phillips. Anyone get a pronto 3000 to work with the 811?
 

yessirrom

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The addresses have to match. Set the 811 to a # and the 301 remote to the same. Then learn them.
 

briansanders007

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yessirrom said:
The addresses have to match. Set the 811 to a # and the 301 remote to the same. Then learn them.

Thanks!! Why do you have to do this if you are programming just the IR to the pronto? I would think IR is IR and wouldn't matter.
 

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