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Upgrading a Dish Network IR Remote to a UHF Pro Remote

by Andrew


Posted on May 11, 2007



TV1 of all dual-tuner, two-TV satellite receivers can be operated using UHF Pro instead of infrared (IR) by purchasing a replacement remote control kit and appropriate key. Dish Network Receiver Remote Controls that you can upgrade: • ViP622 DVR™ • DISH Player-DVR 942 • DISH Player-DVR 625 • DISH Player-DVR 522 • DISH 322 If you need more specific information read the following guides • 3.0, 3.1, 3.2 & 4.0 Replacement Remote Control Kit User’s Guide • 6.2 Replacement Remote Control Kit User’s Guide • 6.3 Service Remote Control Insert • Replacement Remote Control Selection Guide Kit Part Number Information • 6.2 Replacement Remote Control Kit - #135899. • 6.3 Replacement Remote Control Kit - #144552 – only available through Service. • 4.0 Replacement Remote Control Kit - #128579. For ViP622 DVR and DISH Player-DVR 942 1. Purchase a replacement remote control.   a. For the 942, use the 6.2 Kit.   b. For the 622, use the 6.3 Kit. Note: it is only available through Service. 2. Locate the key/side with the green UHF Pro logo and black1. 3. Remove the blue 2 UHF Pro key from the replacement remote control and insert the green key. 4. Display the receiver’s System Information screen using the front panel SYS INFO button. 5. Press RECORD on the replacement remote control. The Primary Remote Address listed in the System Information screen will change from IR to IR/UHF Pro. For DISH 322, DISH Player-DVR 522 & DISH Player-DVR 625 1. Purchase a replacement remote control.   a. For the 322, use the 4.0 Kit.   b. For the 522 & 625, use the 6.2 Kit. 2. Locate the key/side with the green UHF Pro logo and green 1. 3. Remove the blue 2 UHF Pro key from the replacement remote control and insert the green key. 4. Use the original TV1 remote to open the TV1 UHF Pro Setup screen (MENU-6-1-8 for 322; MENU–6–1-6 for 522 & 625). 5. Select Enable, then select the System Info option. 6. IMPORTANT: Use the original TV1 remote to move up into the System Information screen and highlight the TV1 address area. 7. Press RECORD on the replacement remote control. The Primary Remote Address listed in the System Information screen will change from IR to IR/UHF Pro. Dish Network Provides Great "How-To" Documents on the customer Tech Portal Please visit the DISH Network Customer Tech Portal