Basic Remote Control

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Basic Remote

Top Questions

Why won't my remote change the volume on my TV?

Your remote may not be programmed to control functions on your TV. Check out these step-by-step instructions to pair your remote to your TV or another device.

Why won't my remote work with my DISH receiver?

Often, this problem is due to dead batteries, or a remote or receiver error. Follow these steps to resolve your remote control issue.

What type of batteries does my remote take?

Your remote takes four AA batteries.

Want to Know More?

Visit our remote control how-to pages for step-by-step instructions for programming your remote, tuning to the correct channel/input for watching DISH programming, and more!

Check out the Basic remote control setup guide for additional information on your remote.

Need assistance with your receiver? Look to the receiver support pages for helpful info.

Troubleshoot issues with your equipment online.

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Cycle receiver power on/off -
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Cycle TV power on/off -
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Display Main Menu If pressed one time
Display System Info If pressed two times
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Display DISH On Demand Menu If pressed one time
Display My Recordings If pressed two times
Display Daily Schedule If pressed three times
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Display EPG If pressed one time
Cycle through favorites lists If pressed two times
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Display program info -
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Cancel on screen menu/pop-up If pressed one time
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Left one If pressed one time
Display Themes menu If pressed on live TV
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Right one If pressed one time
Display Browse Banner If pressed on live TV
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Up one -
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Down one -
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Select highlighted option If pressed one time
Display Info Banner If pressed on live TV
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Skip back 10 seconds If pressed one time
Rewind speed to 4x If held
Rewind speed to 60x If pressed while already rewinding
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Skip forward 10 seconds If pressed one time
Fast forward speed to 4x If held
Fast forward speed to 60x If pressed while already fast forwarding
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Stop playback If watching a recording
Stop recording If recording a program
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Record programming -
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Start playback If on My Recordings menu
Resume playback If paused
Pause If watching live TV or a recording
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Increase sound -
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Decrease sound -
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Display last channel watched -
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Cycles sound on/off -
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Changes the channel up one -
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Changes the channel down one -
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Input alphanumeric values -
Access System Wizard If "0" is held for three seconds
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Cycle through available formats -
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Display Search menu -
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