[mythtv-users] Dish Network and Dual Tuners/Receivers

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Fri Oct 22 09:08:35 UTC 2004

mark wrote:

>On Saturday 18 September 2004 09:34 am, William wrote:
>>>Dish's IR scheme is resetable to one of 16 different
>>>codesets.  Reset one of
>>Not true. Dish uses one and only one code for their 301 receivers. The RF
>>transmitters used on some of the top end units are settable but not the IR
>How then, was I able to reset the codes on my 4700 to another codeset 
>so that I could change channels one one box and not another?  Its' right in
>the Dish network manual that came with my box!  Perhaps they got rid of 
>that method in the 301 and later?
Meant to post this a while back, but got distracted by a hurricane and 
forgot about it afterwards...

Anyway, the IR remote codesets are used for *both* the RF and IR signals 
sent to the Dish network receivers.  I just finished (actually, just 
finished after this message was sent :) setting up a second Dish 
receiver and successfully changed the remote codesets and have a 
home-built LIRC "improved transmitter" sending signals to both receivers 
without interference.

I currently have a Dish 4922 and a Dish 311 receiver (the 311 is the 
for-purchase version of the 301 that Dish leases to customers).  I have 
been able to use remote codesets 1, 6, and 9 with either receiver.  The 
4922 has RF and IR support while the 311 is IR only.

I'm currently working on creating a good lircd.conf which provides a 
definition for all 16 codesets, but it will probably take a bit of time 
(I'm going to be doing a lot of travel over the next two months).  There 
is a definite pattern to the codesets, but I haven't yet figured it 
out--it would be easier if I had one more even-numbered codeset working...


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