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Old 11-07-2016, 04:19 PM   #1
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Dish V211z Ir - UHF

Any of you folks using remote extender on a V211z Dish receiver?
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Old 11-07-2016, 10:19 PM   #2
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Any of you folks using remote extender on a V211z Dish receiver?
I will also be very interested in this...

My 211 lives in a drawer that I drilled holes in the back of for the coax and power cable to go through. I can not believe that this particular Redwood (31sl with the pop-up TV) does not have a cabinet for the electronics i.e. Sat receiver.

I tried attaching a cheap Best Buy extender to the front of the TV and attaching it in front of the little window on the 211 but no joy. Maybe I need a more expensive solution. The problem appears to be getting the attachment aimed correctly for the window.

So far I gave up and open the drawer and stand the 211 up on it's end so it can see the remote.

There has to be a better solution. Hope someone answers you soon.
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Old 11-07-2016, 11:29 PM   #3
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Guys

What do you think about this?

https://www.dishformyrv.com/remote-control-extender/
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Old 11-08-2016, 01:01 AM   #4
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I am using the Aketek IR hidden system. So far so good and the range is good. Using it on the bedroom receiver which is in the side cabinet. Got it on Amazon.
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Old 11-08-2016, 01:31 AM   #5
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What do you think about this?

https://www.dishformyrv.com/remote-control-extender/
Jim,
I just learned about that today. I had been looking at the non-dish version on amazon and from the reviews it sounds like it works on the 211z, however there were a lot of reviews that said the battery charge procedure resulted in some overheat, sparks, and meltdown which didn't sound good. I need to look into it further, as it sounds like it will work.

Story of my life, but we have a HDMI switcher that sends HD signals anywhere in the coach, and it has IR extenders for all devices, but the only receiver dish makes that it won't work on is the V211z - Uhg. I called the company today and they offered to update my system free if I send I to them so I may try that.
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I am using the Aketek IR hidden system. So far so good and the range is good. Using it on the bedroom receiver which is in the side cabinet. Got it on Amazon.
Skip, that looks like a nice resolve for cabinet issues! As I have two locations I want it to communicate with, I'm not sure it would work.
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Old 11-08-2016, 02:34 AM   #7
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Brad,

Sorry to jump in on your thread. I hope you don't mind as this is a big deal to me also....
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Skip,

The Aketek looks very similar to the one I was trying from Best Buy but I could not make it work on mine.

Can I assume that you are using it on the Dish 211z? If so I am going to try it again as that is what I want. I can put the one end on the TV so that it retracts when lowering the TV and it is not visible...
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Old 11-08-2016, 04:42 AM   #9
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Contact Dish and try to get an upgrade exhange to a "wally" receiver. It is the newest version of the 211 but has WiFi, ethernet, Bluetooth connections and the remote is RF with 200 ft range (no line of sight required). It is also smaller in size.
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Old 11-08-2016, 10:35 AM   #10
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We have the Wally in ours. Just don't expect any help from Dish with Tech issues. The guy at Camping world knew more about it than Dish tech service. Added an external harddrive and it works as a DVR.
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