How to Program Dish TV Remote TV Codes

The Dish TV remote control allows you to program the TV, VCR and DVD codes so that all you need is one remote. Most TVs can be programmed into the remote using specific codes in the Dish TV remote manual. But if you don't have a manual or list of codes, you can program the remote manually.

Using Programming Codes

Step 1

Find the TV code for your TV in the list from the Platinum Remote Control User's Guide (See References). For example, if you have a Kenwood TV, the three possible codes to try are 506, 573 and 712.

Step 2

Press the "TV" button on the remote. Hold down the button until the "Sat," "VCR" and "Aux" buttons light up. Release the "TV" button and it will be flashing.

Step 3

Enter the first code using the keypad. If you want the remote to control all functions on the TV, enter the code and press the # key. The "TV" button will flash three times.

Step 4

Press the power button to turn off the TV and turn it back on again. If the code was correct, the TV will turn off and on. If the TV doesn't power down or back on, follow Step 6.

Step 5

Try the next code from the list. Follow Steps 2 through 4 using each code until one turns off the TV.

Programming Without Codes

Step 1

Press the "TV" button on the remote. Hold down the button until the "Sat," "VCR" and "Aux" buttons light up. Release the "TV" button and it will be flashing.

Step 2

Press and release the "Power" button on the remote.

Step 3

Press the arrow up key and stop. If the TV doesn't turn off, press the arrow up key again. Continue pressing the arrow up key until the TV turns off. Do not go fast when moving through the codes or you could miss the correct code. Press the arrow key and wait at least 20 seconds to see if the code works before pressing the arrow key again.

Step 4

Press the # key on the remote when the TV turns off to lock in the code.

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