Wish List! Two remotes for the Hopper 3

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chris sawtelle

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I know it isn't so but I wish we could pair two remotes to the Hopper 3. It is a bit of a pain to drag it from room to room!!
 
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I know it isn't so but I wish we could pair two remotes to the Hopper 3. It is a bit of a pain to drag it from room to room!!
You can add several remotes to a Hopper 3. Take that second remote into the room that you have your Hopper installed. Turn the Hopper on, with your existing remote go to the diagnostics screen (Press Home 3 times or Press Menu twice, depending on your remote type, or Press System Info under the door of the Hopper) Now, with your second remote press Satellite. You will hear some beeps and now you have a second remote paired. I actually have 3 remotes paired to my Hopper 3.
 
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If you have any 20.0 or 21.0 remotes laying around they will work for your Hopper 3 too. They might be useful for a situation like a bedroom. My main HWS I have 8 40.0 remotes paired to it and also I have 3 21.0 remotes I use for this Hopper.
 
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chris sawtelle

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You can add several remotes to a Hopper 3. Take that second remote into the room that you have your Hopper installed. Turn the Hopper on, with your existing remote go to the diagnostics screen (Press Home 3 times or Press Menu twice, depending on your remote type, or Press System Info under the door of the Hopper) Now, with your second remote press Satellite. You will hear some beeps and now you have a second remote paired. I actually have 3 remotes paired to my Hopper 3.

Thanks. I am trying to pair a VIP-922 remote. 32.0 UHF 2G. People say it will work but no luck so far. I hold the SAT button until the lights flash then release and the SAT light keeps flashing but nothing happens. Maybe this one will not work?

Really appreciate the help. I can get another "52" remote if that works better.
 
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I am trying to pair a VIP-922 remote. 32.0 UHF 2G.

oops...you happen to be trying to use one of the remotes NOT compatible with the H3. I think the 32 remote was pretty much 922 only. You'll need to get either the 52 or the 40 for UHF for the H3. Both readily available on Amazon, ebay, etc. The 40 would be very similar to your 32, if you prefer that layout. As mentioned the 20/21 would also work as IR only, but would require line of sight.
 
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oops...you happen to be trying to use one of the remotes NOT compatible with the H3. I think the 32 remote was pretty much 922 only. You'll need to get either the 52 or the 40 for UHF for the H3. Both readily available on Amazon, ebay, etc. As mentioned the 20/21 would also work as IR only, but would require line of sight.
I had a couple of 32.0 remotes paired to one of my HWSs with the old UI one time but not sure if they work with Hopper 3.
 
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oops...you happen to be trying to use one of the remotes NOT compatible with the H3. I think the 32 remote was pretty much 922 only. You'll need to get either the 52 or the 40 for UHF for the H3. Both readily available on Amazon, ebay, etc. The 40 would be very similar to your 32, if you prefer that layout. As mentioned the 20/21 would also work as IR only, but would require line of sight.
Thanks, I have read about others getting it to work but I am having no luck. Maybe they weren't on the Hopper 3?
I will get a 40 from Amazon. That one is good for the bedroom in the dark because you can really feel where the buttons are!

Now, I have read that there are different models of the 40. That the 186228 is the one that works with a Hopper. Any thoughts on this?
 
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Now, I have read that there are different models of the 40. That the 186228 is the one that works with a Hopper. Any thoughts on this?

I didn't realize there was more than one model of the 40. The one I've used with my H3 is a 186228.
 
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I didn't realize there was more than one model of the 40. The one I've used with my H3 is a 186228.

I can't find where I saw this but I think the number is 186217 and is the 40 for Joey's.
 
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Any 40 is going to work with the Hopper 3....
The word in a dish forum is that the 186217 will not pair with a hopper but only the joey but the 186228 will work with hopper's and joeys. I don't know for sure but ordered the 186228 to be safe!!
 

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