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Anyone know how to watch TV on DISH NETWORK without a remote?
Self | Feb. 18, 2012

Posted on 02/18/2012 1:09:32 PM PST by library user

This is a bad, selfish use of FR bandwidth and I will admit that up front.

However, I've searched the internet high and wide for a solution, to no avail.

If you have DISH NETWORK, you might see a screen with the floating DISH logo and the words "press SELECT to continue."

I cannot press SELECT, however, due to the fact that the dog chewed up the remote (5-7 days for a new remote to arrive).

Is there anyway I can watch TV in the meantime?

I looked on the DISH receiver itself for a SELECT button, but there is no such button.

I also rebooted the DISH receiver, but I continue to be re-routed to the screen with the floating logo.

Any tips most appreciated. Thanks very much.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: dish; noremote

1 posted on 02/18/2012 1:09:45 PM PST by library user
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To: library user

You might look for a universal remote that’s pre-programmed w/ Dish codes.


2 posted on 02/18/2012 1:13:40 PM PST by FourPeas ("Maladjusted and wigging out is no way to go through life, son." -hg)
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To: library user

We got rid of all TV inputs 4 years ago and haven’t had any problems since, plus, blood pressure readings have fallen precipitously. (Don’t support the enemy)


3 posted on 02/18/2012 1:13:58 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: library user

Go to Best Buy and get a Logitech Harmony remote and program it.


4 posted on 02/18/2012 1:13:58 PM PST by rednesss (fascism is the union,marriage,merger or fusion of corporate economic power with governmental power)
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To: library user

on mine there is a button on the actual dish tuner you can push and do most everything wihtout the remote.


5 posted on 02/18/2012 1:16:20 PM PST by beebuster2000
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To: rednesss
Go to Best Buy and get a Logitech Harmony remote and program it.

Thanks for reply but I should have mentioned in the original post that I'm looking for a $20 and under solution. :O)

6 posted on 02/18/2012 1:16:37 PM PST by library user
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To: beebuster2000
on mine there is a button on the actual dish tuner you can push and do most everything wihtout the remote.

Is it located on the right-side of your receiver? How old is your receiver? Mine is from 2004 or so.

7 posted on 02/18/2012 1:17:26 PM PST by library user
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To: library user

What do you call a reboot? If you haven’t unplugged it for a short time and plugged it back in, try that.


8 posted on 02/18/2012 1:18:29 PM PST by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: library user

just to follow up, on the right side of the tuner there is a panel that opens when you push on it, inside is a complete set of controls like the remote.
the panel is kind of hidden, doesnt look like it will open but it does.


9 posted on 02/18/2012 1:18:29 PM PST by beebuster2000
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To: FourPeas
“The Dollar Tree” dollar store sells a universal remote that will work with directtv best part it cost $1.
10 posted on 02/18/2012 1:18:59 PM PST by KingNo155
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To: library user

What receiver you got?


11 posted on 02/18/2012 1:19:43 PM PST by eastforker (Don't be ornery for Romney, instead Root for Newt!)
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To: library user

as you face the tuner its on the right of the front. on mine its the same panel that has the power light. but on any model there has to be some manual control panel.


12 posted on 02/18/2012 1:19:49 PM PST by beebuster2000
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To: John W
What do you call a reboot? If you haven’t unplugged it for a short time and plugged it back in, try that.

Thanks for the reply, John. I should have mentioned I tried that already. Unplugged from wall for 10 minutes then re-plugged in. Still took me back to the "Press SELECT to continue" floating logo.

13 posted on 02/18/2012 1:20:20 PM PST by library user
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To: eastforker
What receiver you got?

I'm not at home right now, so I'm not sure exactly what receiver. But it's older. Like 2004 or 2005.

14 posted on 02/18/2012 1:21:32 PM PST by library user
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To: beebuster2000

Yeah, I’m not at home right now, but I remember there is something that looks like a door on the front right of the receiver, but I couldn’t get it to open. Maybe cuz it’s an old unit and never been opened before I’ll have to pry it open with something. I bet you are correct and that it’s on the front right and not on the side. Thanks again.


15 posted on 02/18/2012 1:23:10 PM PST by library user
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To: library user

All dish receivers have manuel controls on it somewhere, look it over.


16 posted on 02/18/2012 1:23:34 PM PST by eastforker (Don't be ornery for Romney, instead Root for Newt!)
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To: library user

All dish receivers have manuel controls on it somewhere, look it over.If all else fails point the dog that ate the remote and press right paw for up and left paw down. Goose him in the but to power on!


17 posted on 02/18/2012 1:25:20 PM PST by eastforker (Don't be ornery for Romney, instead Root for Newt!)
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To: library user

When I had Dish my recievers would change the channels by themselves. One day my recievers watched five pay per view movies and Dish would not refund me the money. I had to change services.


18 posted on 02/18/2012 1:25:30 PM PST by Sawdring
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To: library user

Are you logged in?


19 posted on 02/18/2012 1:26:45 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (NEWT GINGRICH 2012)
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To: Sawdring

I bet you lived in an apartment at the time and your receiver was baing changed by a neighbors remote.You should have asked for a supervisor to get the chrges dropped, the people answering the phone don’t have that authority, you gotta go up the ladder!


20 posted on 02/18/2012 1:29:53 PM PST by eastforker (Don't be ornery for Romney, instead Root for Newt!)
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To: library user
No TV for over 10 years. It works for me. I get a lot more done.

/johnny

21 posted on 02/18/2012 1:35:24 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: eastforker; beebuster2000

Once I open the panel, is it self-explanatory how to get the TV from the floating logo, to the point where channels will display? For instance, is there a SELECT button inside the panel itself? Thanks very much for your replies.


22 posted on 02/18/2012 1:35:35 PM PST by library user
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To: library user

Yup, it was designed especialy for those that post vanities on how to make it work, JR even get a royalty for that device.


23 posted on 02/18/2012 1:39:55 PM PST by eastforker (Don't be ornery for Romney, instead Root for Newt!)
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To: eastforker

I live in a house and the closest neighbor with Dish was 200 ft away. I tried going up the chain of command but in the end I started to despise Dish so I switched back to Direct TV.


24 posted on 02/18/2012 1:43:33 PM PST by Sawdring
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To: library user
Once I open the panel, is it self-explanatory how to get the TV from the floating logo, to the point where channels will display? For instance, is there a SELECT button inside the panel itself? Thanks very much for your replies.

Why in the world don't you just call DISH and ask them your questions?

25 posted on 02/18/2012 1:45:12 PM PST by Wissa (Gone Galt)
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To: library user

Amazon will deliver a remote on Monday: http://www.amazon.com/Philips-SRP4004-27-Universal-Fluorescent/dp/B003DNS88C. ($9.19 + $3.99 shipping if you have Amazon Prime).


26 posted on 02/18/2012 1:46:17 PM PST by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
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To: Sawdring

On the dual receivers, the remotes are UHF not IR for TV 2 so it’s very possible it was the neighbors remote. Yea, the lower echelon people can be quite rude at times.


27 posted on 02/18/2012 1:46:56 PM PST by eastforker (Don't be ornery for Romney, instead Root for Newt!)
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To: eastforker
JR even get a royalty for that device.

ROTFL.

28 posted on 02/18/2012 1:47:02 PM PST by library user
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To: library user

Call DISH technical support and ask them..


29 posted on 02/18/2012 1:49:25 PM PST by Las Vegas Dave (All 57, or is it 58 states must vote O-bozo out. He "must be defeated!")
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To: library user

Actually, your post reminds me of the freeper last thanksgiving who posted a vanity about a plstic digital thermometer that melted because he put in a turkey and left it in the bird while in the oven, he was complaining that the direction never told him not to put it in the oven!


30 posted on 02/18/2012 1:51:58 PM PST by eastforker (Don't be ornery for Romney, instead Root for Newt!)
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To: Wissa
Why in the world don't you just call DISH and ask them your questions?

I was on hold for an hour and gave up.

31 posted on 02/18/2012 1:54:30 PM PST by library user
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To: library user

http://www.mydish.com/support/manuals

Find your model and read the instructions.


32 posted on 02/18/2012 2:05:45 PM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: library user

Is this a test? $20 and under??

I’ve been using the same Harmony One for years. You can control your TV / AVR / XBox / PS3 / Blue-Ray almost any IR device at all.

Time to think out of the box. You won’t look back.


33 posted on 02/18/2012 2:37:17 PM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: library user
Is there anyway I can watch TV in the meantime?

Sure: Go to bar or restaurant and order water, Visit department store and pretend to be buying, Call up an old friend and invite yourself, try Hulu for free intro use, borrow remote from neighbor, adjust to channel and then return, trade dog for remote on ebay

34 posted on 02/18/2012 3:08:11 PM PST by Raycpa
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To: library user

CALL DISH NETWORK

They will help you, for now, and

They will actually send you a new remote.


35 posted on 02/18/2012 3:56:12 PM PST by Wuli
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To: library user

Shoot the dog. It’ll chew up the new remote too.


36 posted on 02/18/2012 5:28:08 PM PST by Cheburashka (If life hands you lemons, government regulations will prevent you from making lemonade.)
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To: library user

Go to your local Dish installer(s). (call first)

Most, if not all, have replacement remotes in stock.


37 posted on 02/18/2012 5:46:26 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (If their "Alternative" actually works, the Greenies will proceed to kill it.)
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To: library user

Do NOT pry it open! PUSH & RELEASE on the left edge of it, and it should pop open.


38 posted on 02/18/2012 5:51:24 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (If their "Alternative" actually works, the Greenies will proceed to kill it.)
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To: Sawdring

I once had some crappy samuel jackson movie billed to me on Direct TV. It took a while, but I finally got them to take it off. And there isn’t another house within five hundred yards or so. They really grilled me, like I was trying to rip them off for “Lakeview Terrace.” Yeesh.

Freegards


39 posted on 02/18/2012 5:57:58 PM PST by Ransomed
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To: Sawdring

When I had Dish my recievers would change the channels by themselves.
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NEGATIVE , you had a receiver with a UHF remote that was being changed by another nearby Dish customer who also had a UHF remote ... The cust serv rep should have reversed the charges and instructed you on how to change the “address” of the remote ,, there are 15 possible addresses to avoid the problem you encountered.


40 posted on 02/18/2012 6:10:15 PM PST by Neidermeyer
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To: library user
What model receiver do you have?
My 701 DVR has a pull down window on the front that has manual buttons inside.
41 posted on 02/18/2012 7:08:00 PM PST by Publius6961 (My world was lovely, until it was taken over by parasites.)
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To: eastforker
All dish receivers have manuel controls on it somewhere, look it over.

Sometimes its a "Ramon" control...

42 posted on 02/18/2012 7:10:39 PM PST by Publius6961 (My world was lovely, until it was taken over by parasites.)
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To: Sawdring

“I had to change services.”

Dish is really THE WORST. The service itself is OK, but the whole billing/support stuff is awful.


43 posted on 02/18/2012 7:59:07 PM PST by jocon307
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To: library user

I have Dish. Select is the same as power on. Try just turning your tuner on. Good luck.


44 posted on 02/18/2012 8:05:09 PM PST by MIDad23
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To: eastforker
What receiver you got?

What receiver you got? Geez! Is that ebonics?

How about, "What receiver do you have"?

45 posted on 02/19/2012 4:42:51 AM PST by JohnG45
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To: Raycpa

“trade dog for remote on ebay”

LOL!!!!


46 posted on 02/20/2012 10:24:23 PM PST by zorro8987
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