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How To Program Dish Remote Without Code

The Dish Network remote control is designed to work as a universal remote control. Meaning that, it works on both the Dish Network receiver and other devices like your TV, home theater and DVD player. The remote control is pre-programmed to work on Dish Network receivers. But to use the remote on any other device, you have to sync or program the remote to the device.

To program your Dish Network remote to any device, you need the Dish remote codes. This is especially true for old model remotes like the 20 and 21 series. For new Dish Network remote modes like the 54.0, 52.0, 50.0, 40.0, you don’t need a remote code.

In this article, you will find the step-to-step guide on how to program your Dish remote without codes. Note that it only works for new model remotes. For older models, you need the remote codes to complete the process.

How To Program Dish Remote Without Code

Step 1. Turn on the device you want to sync with your Dish Network remote. For this article, we’ll continue with TV as the device. Hold your remote control close to your TV.

Step 2. Press and hold the ‘Home’ button on your remote for a couple of seconds. Note: if it’s the 40.0 remote model you’re using, press the ‘Menu’ button instead.

Step 3. An on-screen menu will pop up, select ‘Settings’ from the option.

Step 4. From the new on-screen menu, select ‘Remote control’ from the menu, and select the device you want to pair.  

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Step 5. In the new menu, you will see different pairing options, select ‘Pairing Wizard’. The ‘Pairing Wizard’ will guide you through the pairing process.

Step 6. Go through the list of TV brands and select your TV from your menu. Ensure you select your TV brand because the Pairing Wizard will need to scan through the database of codes to find the one for your TV.

Step 7. Follow the instructions on the screen to find the correct code. The Pairing Wizard will go through the database of codes to find the correct one for your TV brand. Keep pressing the ‘Volume’ or ‘Power’ button on your remote control until you get the correct code.

Step 8. Press the ‘Finish’ button to save the code. After that, press the ‘Power’ button or any function button on your remote. If the buttons, it shows you’ve completed the pairing process. If not, repeat the process, starting from step 3.

Dish Network Remote 20.1

Dish Network Remote 21.0

Dish Network Remote 40.0

Dish Network Remote 52.0

Dish Network Remote 54.0

How To Program Dish Remote With Code

This works for older models. That’s the 20 and 21 models.

Step 1. Turn on the device you want to sync with your Dish Network remote. For this article, we’ll continue with TV as the device. Hold your remote control close to your TV.

Step 2. Press and hold the ‘TV’ button on your remote for a couple of seconds. Release the button after the tiny LED light on the ‘Mode’ button goes off.

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Step 3. Key in any of the remote codes listed in this post using the number buttons on your number. Press the # button after you enter the codes.

Step 4. The ‘TV’ button will blink a couple of times, then you will get an indication if the code was accepted or not. If the code is not accepted, key in the next code after that. Note that, you may have to try several codes before you get the correct one. Don’t worry because you only need to complete this process once.

Step 5. After you enter the correct code, press the ‘Power’ button. If your TV turns off, it means you’ve completed the syncing process. If not, repeat the process, starting from Step 3.