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Find code number for your unit. These codes are typically found at back of your user manual. If you’re a DISH Network subscriber, you can find codes and user guides for your unit in “Products” section at DISH Network website (http://www.dishnetwork.com/content/products/userguides_manuals/index.shtml).
Using keypad on your remote, enter first listed number for your device. Now, here’s where your particular remote instructions might differ. Once you’ve entered number, you’ll need to press a button to indicate you’ve completed your input. For DISH Network Platinum remote for example, pressing pound button (#) tells remote you’re finished with your input. Your mode light will flash again and you should be able to turn your device off by pressing “Power” button. If this works, you’ve just programmed your device. If it doesn’t, start process over again, using one of additional numbers listed for your device.
What do you do if your device isn’t listed? Most remotes offer general codes and/or allow you to “scan” for your device. Look at your user guide for specific instructions on how to scan for your device code.
To program your AUX button, follow same procedure as above with one exception. If you’re programming a second television or VCR, you’ll need to enter in an additional code to identify unit. Enter a 0 for VCR and a 1 for a television, followed by your device’s unique code. As in example above, turning your unit off with Power button is an indication of successful programming.
Good luck and happy programming!
About the Authors: Gary Davis is owner of Dish Network Satellite TV and has written numerous articles on the satellite television industry. Kate Ivy has written for a variety of publications and websites and is the owner of Ivygirl Media & Design.