I am finally upgrading my old 1-tv Dish Network system, either to
their one receiver-two tv system, or to a DirecTV 'two tv-two
What I am wondering about is whether either of these systems are
operable by after market SMALL remotes as I cannot stand using the
huge remotes that come with the system. I'm only looking for basic
remote features, channel up/down, volume, mute, and guide features...I
just want a small remote.
The problem is that if you look at the list of which SAT receivers the
after market remotes control...you never see an entry for 'DirecTV'
but they do always say Dish Network. I suspect the DirecTV units are
Hughes boxes, but I'm not sure. I have called DirecTV several times to
ask them which 'brand' their boxes are, but its not possible to get an
answer from them.....seriously.
Also, the 2 tv-one dual receiver that dish offers uses a uhf signal
for the 'remote' 2nd tv, which has to shoot its beam through walls,
etc.. Are there small after market remotes for the 2nd tv's in these
Sorry about being somewhat off-topic here but I know this group has a
lot of folks who probably might actually answer my question.