To use these codes. First turn the dishplayer off. Wait for the green
led on the front of the unit to stop flashing then hit the options button.
Then type in the code. If
successful you will see the lights on the front of unit flash. Some users find that hiting the options button more than once helps ensure you get it to work.
Some of these codes you may not want to use on your dishplayer. Particulary
the ones that reset or force software downloads of the unit. To make it
easy to identify them. Codes that will result in downtime, and should
only be used if really needed in Red.
Displays information on the iNews channel (channel 201) information downloads.
WebTV dialup options. This is really handy because then you don't have to dial into the webtv software to get into it. See 77437 for more info.
Complete Software Reset. WARNING This code resets your unit back to factory settings, you lose your settings, favorites, channels you've turned off etc... Obviously not one that you probably want to try but it erases the memory and you have to walk back through the setup stuff. Note that you don't have to call dish to get up again. But you do loose some settings. One user has reported this repaired a problem with not being able to connect to WebTV after adding PTV, he used this code at DISH's recommendation. Additionally, if you want to switch back to the original non-PTV remote you can use this code to go back, if all you want to do is switch remotes use the 6429 code.
I trieds this once after an aborted nightly update (which messed up my system, could not pause Live tv, kept saying NO INFORMATION). It did not reset the entire unit, just a few setup proceedures and a download of information and it was all fixed. I did not have to setup the switch, or download software for the Dish-500. I do not know why it happened this way, but only took seven minutes total with the information update. I also did this code once and it DID have to be completely reset-up from factory, that took a while.
In most cases it will fix problems that haven't been resolved by removing the Smart Card, or by unplugging the unit.
Displays the WebTV Technical Information Screen. Displays the WebTV client and boot software version. The SSID, Chip version, SysConfig (unknown purpose), information on the modem, and the hard drive model number.
Displays the Receiver Information Screen. Contains receiver id, smartcard id, smartcard version, receiver software version, receiver boot software version, receiver customer service id, and dish networks url. You can access the webtv screen (i.e. 411 code) from a button off this page.
Displays a memory dump of the memory in the device. Some people think it clears the memory of the device. But it looks like it just displays the memory and doesn't clear it.
Displays Satellite Download Diagnostics Screen.
Forces a redownload of the Electronic Program Guide (EPG), appears to be the same as a 211.
Obscure WebTV dialing settings. Let's you change the dialing prefix or manually enter an access number. One user reported that he can prevent WebTV from dialing long distance numbers by selecting the "Do not dial 1 before a long distance number" option.
Forces unit to redownload webtv software. This takes 30 minutes so don't waste your time trying it. If you want to cancel just turn the unit off, but it does loose your webtv setting and you have to walk through the normal setup process, so fair warning.
Runs a demo for WebTV. My receiver tells me it doesn't have a copy of the demo to play and that it'll download it later. Probably something that only works on dealer units like the extra channels. Note that 061185 turns this demo off. However it doesn't do anything but download the EPG if you don't have the demo.
Calls for a new tellyscript. This is an important code to use when having dialing problems, your modems settings are stored both in a file on the unit and backed up on webtv's servers. The telly script tells the modem things like, If 56K is enabled or disabled. When you do the 7264 code it erases the telly script from your unit and than dials webtv's 800 number and downloads a new version that still has your personal settings on it from the webtv servers. This code clears up most dialing problems when trying to connect to webtv service.
Resets the unit to work with the old remote for PTV functionality. That's all it does. If you use the new remote it switches back again.
ie artemis tour. For those wondering what Artemis is, it was the early name for WebTV Artemis Inc. So this was probably an early WebTV demo code.
Dials the 800 number for webtv automatically. Also a dealer says it erases a lot.
217 DIALING OPTIONS
411 TECHNICAL INFORMATION
611 MEMORY DUMP & DEVICE STATUS (Dishplayer only) 711 SATELLITE DOWNLOAD DIAGNOSTICS (Dishplayer only) 1776 may do nothing
7264 CLEARS TELLYSCRIPT (DIAL TOLL FREE)
12357 CLEARS PHONE OPTIONS
32768 BLAST NV RAM
77437 OBSCURE DIALING OPTIONS
90210 WEBTV TOUR
031158 STARTS PLUS RETAIL DEMO
061185 STOPS PLUS RETAIL DEMO
8675309 (Jenny Code) TO PLUS UPGRADE PAGE (!)
07081969 OLD FORCED UPGRADE CODE (!) note: WTV routinely shuts down their upgrade service to prevent access.
1800GOWEBTV UNREGISTERS BOX (!!) This allowsstores to reset a returned box for resale.