Are you struggling to program your Dish remote to your Insignia TV? Don’t worry, it’s a common issue that many people face.
Fortunately, there are some simple steps you can follow to program your Dish remote to your Insignia TV and get back to enjoying your favorite shows.
The process of programming your Dish remote to your Insignia TV can seem daunting at first, but it’s actually quite straightforward.
You’ll need to make sure you have the correct type of remote for your TV model, and then follow the appropriate programming instructions.
There are a few different methods you can use, depending on your remote and TV model, but we’ll cover the most common ones to make it easy for you.
With a little patience and some simple instructions, you’ll be able to control your Insignia TV with your Dish remote in just a few minutes.
How to Program Dish Remote to Insignia TV
To begin, you’ll need to ensure that your Dish remote is compatible with your Insignia TV. If you have a model 40.0, 50.0, 52.0, or 54.0 remote, you can use the first method outlined in this article to program your remote.
If you have a 20.0, 20.1, 21.0, or 21.1 style remote, you’ll need to use a different method, which will be covered later in this article.
In case you’re with the recent remote models, here’s how to go about it:
- Locate and press the home button on your Dish remote control.
- If it doesn’t have a home button, locate and press the Menu button instead.
- From the device home screen, scroll with the arrows button and select Settings.
- Navigate to Remote control and click on it.
- Scroll way down to the devices section.
- Click on it and select the pairing wizard to start the automatic pairing of both devices.
- You’ll be provided with an option to choose your TV name.
- Scroll through the list and click on Insignia from the options.
- Then select Next.
- You’ll then see a code testing screen on your TV with some options right below it.
- You can choose Try Next Code to give another code a trial or Finish to save the current code.
- Press the volume up or down on that Dish remote to see if it’ll respond to the command.
- If it works, then select the Finish option to save the current code.
- In case the first code didn’t work out, keep selecting next until you find the one that’ll work for you.
Now to program older models of Dish remote control. The 20 or 21 series, this will actually require you to follow a different procedure called a power scan or program it manually by inputting the working programming code for your Insignia TV. Let’s start with the easiest way to go about it.
The power scan method will fire off device codes on its own after sending a command until it finds one that works for your TV brand. Here are the steps for programming an older DISH remote control using the power scan:
- Point your Dish remote at your Insignia TV.
- Press and hold the TV button on your Dish remote for about 10 seconds until all four Mode buttons light up. Release the button and it should start blinking.
- Press and release the Power button on your Dish remote. The blinking Mode button should now be a solid light, indicating that the remote is ready to program.
- Press the Up directional button on your Dish remote to send the first code.
- Keep pressing the Up button every few seconds until your Insignia TV turns off. This means you’ve found the right code.
- Press the # button to save the code to memory. The Mode button should blink several times.
- Now test out your Dish remote to make sure everything works as expected. Try turning your Insignia TV on and off, changing channels, and adjusting the volume.
If everything works accordingly, congratulations! You have successfully programmed your Dish remote to work with your Insignia TV. Repeat this process for any other devices you want to program to your Dish remote with for fluent programming.
In case you’d like to use the other method for one reason or another, follow the below procedures:
- Turn on your Insignia TV and your Dish remote.
- Press and hold the TV button on your Dish remote until all the mode buttons light up.
- Enter the 3-digit code for your Insignia TV using the number pad on your Dish remote.
- If you don’t know the code, you can find it in the Dish remote manual (included right below).
- Press the pound (#) button on your Dish remote.
- The TV button should flash three times, indicating that the code has been successfully programmed.
- If the first code you try doesn’t work, try entering another code until you find one that works. If you’ve tried all the codes and none of them work, you can try the code search method instead.
Here are three digit working Insignia TV codes for Dish Network remotes: 538 535 527 834 645 698 533 537 651 701 539 726 742 585 543 751 550 720 766 553 556 773 569 903 841 618 846 727 671 857 838 839 679 694 728 656 777 733 809 829 566 000 506 659 001 258 143 222 234 711 835 505 542 613 571 015 754 069
Quick Troubleshooting Tips
Remote Not Working
If your remote isn’t working at all, make sure the batteries are inserted correctly and that they haven’t run out of power. If the batteries are dead, replace them with new ones and try again.
If the batteries are fine, try resetting the remote. To do this, remove the batteries and press and hold any button on the remote for 5 seconds. Then, reinsert the batteries and try to program the remote again.
If the remote still isn’t working, try reprogramming it using the steps provided in the programming guide. Make sure you’re following the instructions carefully and that you’re using the correct code for your Insignia TV.
Resetting the Remote
If you need to reset your remote, remove the batteries and press and hold any button on the remote for 5 seconds. This will reset the remote and clear any programming that may be causing issues.
Contacting Customer Service
If you’ve tried all the troubleshooting steps and your remote still isn’t working, it may be time to contact customer service. They can help you troubleshoot the issue and provide additional support if needed.
To contact customer service, visit the Dish website and navigate to the support section. From there, you can find contact information for customer service and get in touch with a representative who can help you with your issue.
Can a Dish Remote Be Used as a Universal Remote
Yes, a Dish remote can be used as a universal remote to control other devices besides Dish receivers, including Insignia TVs. Dish remotes are designed to work with a wide range of devices, and they can be programmed to control TVs, soundbars, and other home theater equipment.
To use your Dish remote as a universal remote, you’ll need to program it with the correct codes for your TV.
The process for programming your remote will depend on the model of your remote and your TV. Dish offers several different models of remotes, including the 40.0, 50.0, 52.0, and 54.0, and each model may have a slightly different programming process.
To find the correct codes for your Insignia TV, you can consult the user manual for your TV or visit the Dish remote guide page. Once you have the correct codes, you can program your remote to control your TV using the provided steps included in this post.
How to Reset Dish Remote to Factory Settings
If your Dish remote is not working properly, you may need to reset it to its factory settings. This will erase all programmed codes and restore the remote to its original state. Here’s how to reset your Dish remote to factory settings:
- Press and hold the “SAT” button on your Dish remote until all mode buttons light up.
- Enter “961” using the number pad on your remote.
- Press the pound (#) button.
- Press the “Record” button.
- The mode button should flash three times, indicating that the reset was successful.
Note that resetting your Dish remote will erase all programmed codes, so you will need to reprogram it to work with your Insignia TV.
If you are still having trouble with your Dish remote after resetting it, you may need to contact Dish customer service for further assistance.
They may be able to provide additional troubleshooting steps or send you a replacement remote if necessary.