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Need manufacturer's 3 digit code for Model EWV404

Need number to input into DISH menu so I can record when not present or watching another program. Thanks!

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Re: need manufacturer's 3 digit code for Model EWV404

I had the same problem today 2/14/2008. and the codes are in the manual for the dish  (515,517,534,579,591,675) try one at a time till you find the right one.

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