View Full Version : 2nd remote for ExpressVu 5100 PVR

11-28-2002, 12:50 PM
What would be the best remote to get to control all PVR functions <font color="blue"> </font color> from another room?

11-28-2002, 02:28 PM
Since the 5100 works with either RF or IR, your best bet is to buy a universal IR remote which you can program and use in the same room as the 5100, and then take the 5100's RF remote to the other room you want to use it from.

Unfortunately, I don't think BEV is offering the 5100 remote for sale separately yet. If I'm wrong, someone please correct me, because I would like to get one.


11-28-2002, 06:34 PM
You can get a remote for the 501 on ebay. Theoretically this should work with the 5100. Has anybody out there tried one?

11-28-2002, 07:18 PM
Futureshop (http://www.futureshop.ca/catalog/proddetail.asp?logon=&amp;langid=EN&amp;dept=0&amp;WLBS=fs%2Dw eb3&amp;sku_id=0665000FS10011837&amp;catid=&amp;newdeptid=11) sells em off the web...$99.

11-28-2002, 07:21 PM
Hmmmm, the remote pictured is not a 5100 remote. I wonder which is right, the picture or the description. They are sold out anyway, so I guess it doesn't matter.


11-30-2002, 06:19 PM
The remote for the Dish501 works perfectly -- I purchased 2 from eBay and have 'retired' the stock remote that came with my 5100. I find the button layout for the PVR features far superior to the ones on the stock 5100 remote.

11-30-2002, 07:31 PM
Reg Robar
Thanks for the info. I may have to grab one of those myself.

12-03-2002, 05:09 PM
That link doesn't seem to work for me, so I can't see the pic of it, but don't assume that because it looks different its the wrong one. Friend of mine just got a 5100, and while the receiver unit is identical to mine, his remote layout is different. Same buttons, but in different locations.

12-03-2002, 05:11 PM
Oh, and as to the original post, thats what I did. Got a Sony Universal programmable remote that I use in the room with the receiver, and use the 5100 remote in the kitchen.

12-03-2002, 06:47 PM
They changed the site, you can no longer get a 5100 specific remote. Now they sell this (http://www.futureshop.ca/catalog/proddetail.asp?logon=&amp;langid=EN&amp;dept=11&amp;WLBS=fs%2D web6&amp;sku_id=0665000FS10011955&amp;catid=&amp;newdeptid=11# ). Notice if you click on "larger view" link, you can see the Dish logo. /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

If you search Google (http://www.google.ca/search?q=) you'll find lots of places to buy a new remote for the 5100 receiver (sold as a Dish Network 501/508 remote).

12-03-2002, 07:32 PM
here is a photo of the US remote, it works with the 5100