For those of you who haven’t been with Dish for all that long, you’re probably wondering whether you’ve made the right choice. And we get that. Often, when opting to go for one of the brands outside of the giants that own the lion’s share of the market, it can feel like you’re taking a bit of a risk.
However, you have nothing to worry about. Overall, we find Dish’s services more than adequate, and reliable to boot!
Of course, we do realise that you wouldn’t be here reading this if everything was living up to your expectations right now. If you’re here, you’re among the long list of customers who can’t seem to get the service to switch to HDMI.
Of course, for high quality transmissions, you are definitely going to need your HDMI to be enabled. So, that’s precisely what we are going to cover today. In nearly every case, there is a way to resolve the issue, so your chances going into this are good! Let’s get stuck into it.
How To Switch To HDMI On Dish Remote?
Is Your TV Stuck On HDMI 3?
As we always do with these types of guides, we will start with the most simple of suggestions first. That way, we wont accidentally end up wasting too much time on the more complex stuff if we don’t have to.
With quite a few TVs, when you turn them on, they can just decide to stay on HDMI 3. Even if you then tell your Alexa to switch to HDMI 1, the most likely outcome is that it won’t work and that it will continue to be stuck on 3.
So, we are guessing that the last thing you want is to have to incorporate a second remote every time you want to switch HDMIs, but unfortunately there really isn’t all that much you can do about it if you are in one of these select unusual situations.
We do realise that this can be frustrating, and what’s worse is that there are a few other situations that can create the same effect. The first thing you should be on the lookout for is whether or not your TV has an input menu.
Though 90%+ will, there are always a few outliers. Of these, the Roku TV line is the most popular. For the input menu on these, you will need to go to the home screen to find your input options. So, that’s a little annoying, but at least you know it can be done now!
There is also the option here to reprogram your Dish remote – if you do indeed happen to have one of the remotes that allows for this. You will need to check whether you have the 40.0 remote or not. If you do, here is the procedure you will need to follow to reprogram it to do everything you need it to.
First things first, you will need to hit the menu button. Then, just go into the settings, followed by ‘remote control’. You should then move down and go into ‘TV devices’.
The next thing is to go into the ‘pairing wizard’ function, then the brand of the TV, hit next, and then go through the given codes one by one until the volume changes or the TV mutes entirely. Once this happens, you can finish the process. After that, you will now be able to switch to HDMI using the Dish remote.
Can I Switch To HDMI using my TV Remote?
So, if you happen to be in one of the categories above wherein the Dish remote can never work to change the HDMI, you’ll still be in the position that you need to switch to HDMI by some other means. The easiest way to do this now will be to use the TV remote.
All you need to do is press either the source or input button on your TV remote. Just press this button to scroll through the various HDMI inputs on your TV until you find the one that is set up to work with Dish.
Sure, it is way nicer to work your entire system with one remote, but given that it isn’t possible here, the only real choice is to get another one involved for this part. If only the new Dish remote had input options on it. We can only hope they decide to bring this function back in future.
Could It Be That I Need To Replace The Batteries Of My Dish Remote?
Every now and then, the whole cause of the issue that you are having may actually be really simple. For those of you who have the Dish remotes that have input options on them, we may have an easy fix. When batteries begin to run out of juice, all sorts of performance issues can kick in.
Some buttons that had always worked will just cease to. So, let’s make sure that isn’t what is happening to you. Try changing out the batteries for a well-known and reputable brand. These work for far longer and will probably even end up saving you money in the long run.
The Last Word
As we have seen, there isn’t always a way around this problem. For some of you, you just may have equipment that doesn’t allow you to switch HDMI inputs using nothing but your Dish remote.
For others, there will be a way around this that just requires a little reprogramming. By following the steps above, you should be able to get that function to work. For others yet, a simple change of batteries may be just what the doctor ordered.