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Multiple remote control problems

I have dish network in two different rooms, and both remote controls are picking up on the two different TV's at the same time. How do I prevent this and specify ONE remote for one TV, and ONE for the other?

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Take 1 of your tv 2 remotes to is designated recvr., press the menu button on tv 1 rem and then 6-1-3, this will enter sys info one. look at the remote add. in box i for tv 1 and box j for tv 2 change the tv 2 to a differnt number than tv 1 by pressing the SAT button till all mode light light up then release, enter a number between 1- 15 but other than tv 1 rem addr. and the the pound key below number 9. then press record 3 times if successful the number you entered will display and tv 2 rem addr. the problem is that both tv 2 remotes are on teh same rem addr number. by changing one of them it will resolve your issue.

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