Dueling Remotes (1 Viewer)

vbouncer

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I have Dish and so does my neighbor. We are playing dueling remotes. Is there anything that can be done about this?


Thanks

Vb
 

sirlurkalot

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Feb 24, 2004
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Yes!

1) read the user guide that came with your receiver.
2) change the "remote address" as per the instructions.

easy way (from the above mentioned manual)

SETTING UP TO CONTROL THE RECEIVER
When you get the remote, it’s already set up to control the receiver on
address 1. However, your receiver may be set to a different address. To
set up the remote and receiver on the same address, use the following
instructions.
1. Open the Important System Information screen. Consult your
receiver user’s guide for instructions on how to open this screen
without using the remote control. For most receiver models
which use this remote, press the SYS INFO button on the
receiver front panel.
The Important System Information screen shows a Remote
Address.
2. Press and hold the SAT mode button about three
seconds, until all the mode buttons light up,
and then let go of the SAT button. The SAT mode
button will blink.
3. Use the number buttons to enter any number
from 1 to 16. The SAT mode button goes out after you enter
each digit, and then lights up again.
Write down the number you entered:
4. Press the POUND (#) button.
If you entered the address correctly, the SAT mode
button will flash three times.
5. Press the RECORD button. If you are using an IR
remote, you must point the remote control at the
receiver while pressing the RECORD button.
6. Make sure the Remote Address on the Important System
Information screen now is the same as the one you entered in step
3. If it isn’t, the remote can’t control the receiver.
7. To check the remote control address, press and hold
the SAT mode button for three seconds. Then, let go
of the SAT button, and press the POUND (#) button
twice. The SAT mode button flashes the same number
of times as the address you entered in step 3.
8. Press the SELECT button to close the
Important System Information screen.
 

aperry

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Sep 26, 2003
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Keep in mind that if you are using a universal remote, particularly the One For All or Radio Shack remotes, they are pre-programmed with the Dish Network remote address at the default ("1"). If you change your address, you will need to update your universal remote as well. The only way I am aware that this is possible though is to use the JP1 interface, or send the remote to UEIC for "upgrading".
 

Mark_AR

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Nov 17, 2003
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aperry said:
Keep in mind that if you are using a universal remote, particularly the One For All or Radio Shack remotes, they are pre-programmed with the Dish Network remote address at the default ("1"). If you change your address, you will need to update your universal remote as well. The only way I am aware that this is possible though is to use the JP1 interface, or send the remote to UEIC for "upgrading".

None of the Radio Shaft UEIC remotes are RF.

(RF in that they do not send RF contol codes directly to the unit being controlled, but to a repeater that then sends out the corresponding IR code)

The 811 is RF or IR controlled. So in vbouncers case, unless his neighbor is standing at his livingroom window pointing an IR remote at the 811 then the only way it can be controlled is via RF remotely or IR in the vicinity of the receiver.
 

Mark_AR

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My bad.

Does it even matter what the address is if you are using a universal remote? The only thing the remote address is for is UHF-Pro.

Anyway... back to our regularly scheduled support....
 

GaryPen

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The address is for both RF and IR. If you change the remote address on an 811, a standard universal IR remote will no longer be able to control it, unless you have a JP1 or some other customizable/learning model.
 

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