How to Program a EchoStar Remote Control
Ensure that the remote control has new batteries installed. If you are not sure or have been using the device for a while, go ahead and insert fresh batteries. You need four AAA batteries.
Locate the mode buttons on the controller. You will see SAT, AUX, TV, and VCR. SAT stands for the satellite receiver. Your remote is automatically set up to work with your EchoStar receiver, and you do not need to program it for this function. AUX may refer to a cable
television device or an audio device that hooks it into your stereo system. TV refers to your television set. VCR may be chosen to control a standard VCR or a DVD player.
Press the mode button that corresponds with the device which you want to control with the EchoStar remote control. For example, if you want to program the remote to control the TV, press down the TV mode button.
Turn on the device. This is the item you want to control with the EchoStar remote. You may need to do so manually or with its own remote control. In this example, you would turn on your television
set with its own control.
Press down the EchoStar mode button for the device again, but this time hold it down for three seconds. You are going to notice that all the other mode buttons are going to flash on. Aim the remote at the device you want to control.
Depress the EchoStar remote power button briefly and then slowly click either the up or the down arrow button. You are performing a code scan that allows the remote control to run through all the preprogrammed codes that are stored in its memory. Proceed slowly and do not hurry this process. It may take a few minutes, but it is virtually foolproof.
Stop when the appliance you want to control with the EchoStar remote control suddenly turns off. You have hit upon the correct code, and if you save it now, your remote will be able to use it in the future to control the functions of the item.
Store the code in the EchoStar remote control’s memory by pressing the pound button. You will notice that the corresponding mode button is going to flash, acknowledging the programming
choice. You are now ready to control the item with the EchoStar remote control.