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Dish Networks IR-to-UHF Pro Remote Control Upgrade Kit

by TVBlogEditor


Posted on April 12, 2007



DISH NETWORK REMOTE CONTROL KIT DESCRIPTION The IR-to-UHF Pro Upgrade Kit lets you use an ultra-high frequency (UHF) remote to control an infrared (IR) DISH Network satellite TV receiver from much farther away than with an IR remote control, even through walls that block IR signals. The UHF Pro remote can control up to three other devices, but only at short distances, because it sends only IR signals to those devices. After you set up the kit, when you press any button on the UHF Pro remote control, the remote control sends a UHF signal to the signal converter. Because the UHF signal can go through walls and other objects on its way to the converter, you can use the UHF Pro remote control in any room. The converter gets the UHF signal, changes it to IR, then sends the IR signal to the receiver. The best way to get the IR signal to the receiver is with the IR extender cable (because the signal can be brought up close to the receiver’s IR sensor). You can also use just the converter’s IR blaster to remotely send the signal to the receiver.   DISH NETWORK REMOTE CONTROL KIT COMPATIBLE RECEIVERS The remote control/converter combination included in this kit works only with compatible DISH Network receivers. Compatible DISH Network receivers include all models except Model 7100/7200 (DISHPlayer), Model HM-DSR100RU (JVC-DVHS), Model 2000, Model 4000, and Model 5000.   REMOTE CONTROL OVERVIEW Either a Model 8.1 or 10.1 remote control is included in the kit.          • The 8.1 is “hard-keyed” with a particular operation frequency.          • The 10.1 has a configurable key to provide a choice between the operation frequency used by the 8.1 (the black side), or a second frequency (the silver side).          • The operation frequencies used by the remotes in this kit are different than other DISH Network UHF Pro remote controls. This avoids interference with these remote controls.   INSTALLATION CONSIDERATIONS          • Ensure the switch setting on the back of the converter matches the remote control key you are using.          • Use the IR extender cable to ensure IR reception from the converter to the receiver.          • If you are experiencing interference from other sources and you’re using a 10.1 remote control, switch the key (and the matching switch on the converter) to try the other frequency.          • Because of the unique frequencies the 8.1 and 10.1 remotes use, the converter must be used to operate a compatible DISH Network receiver – the remotes cannot be used alone.          • Although the 10.1 remote looks like a 6.3 remote (because of the circle around the SAT button and the four colored DVR buttons), it does not have the easy Limited Mode programming option, the A/B band switch or increased database. Either a Model 8.1 or 10.1 remote control is included in the kit.         • The 8.1 is “hard-keyed” with a particular operation frequency.         • The 10.1 has a configurable key to provide a choice between the operation frequency used by the 8.1 (the black side), or a second frequency (the silver side).         • The operation frequencies used by the remotes in this kit are different than other DISH Network UHF Pro remote controls. This avoids interference with these remote controls.   Have more Dish Network Remote Questions, visit www.dish-network.com