Lost your satellite TV remote? Don’t worry!

A bunch of cable and streaming boxes have remotes with “lost modes.” You can make the remote beep loudly if it’s lost, making it easier to figure out where you put it. It’s a common request for DIRECTV and DISH remotes as well.

Don’t panic… There’s no reason to fret over a lost remote and no reason to go to a big box store and spend $30 on a new one. What you really need to do is visit SolidSignal.com and get a new remote at a great price!

How to deal with a lost DIRECTV remote

For DIRECTV users, there is a great selection of remotes at great prices. It’s very easy to decide which one you need really, just choose the one that looks like the one you lost. With older remotes you can also choose an RF model that might be an upgrade to what you had before. If you’re not sure which one to get, don’t fret. Every DIRECTV remote you’ll find on that page will work with every DIRECTV receiver made since 2003. It may not give you all the advanced features, but when you take it out of the box it will work.

When you get your remote, you might need to go through the “Reset Remote” procedure to make sure your receiver sees the new remote. Here’s a tutorial on how to do that. 

How to deal with a lost DISH remote

For DISH users, you’ll find practically every DISH remote ever made available at Solid Signal. Choose the one that looks like the remote you lost, or if you’re confused, most remotes will tell you what receiver they are for. DISH has made their remotes a little confusing, so if you’re not sure, give us a call at 888-233-7563 and we’ll walk you through the process.

We even have the hard-to-find Basic Remote for people who don’t want to spend a lot to replace a voice remote. Voice recognition is great, but not everyone does it. Why pay more for a remote full of stuff you don’t use?

Get the best price from Solid Signal

We price our remotes far below what other companies charge but don’t worry, these are the same original equipment remotes that you got with your satellite TV receiver. What you see in the picture is going to be what you get, not some cheap knockoff. We also carry a lot of generic universal remotes that will work with DIRECTV and DISH if that’s what you’re looking for. It’s completely up to you which you choose.

While you’re looking for that remote at Solid Signal, why not check out the 40,000 other parts we offer? We have everything you need to make your digital life better. Not only that, we have unlimited pre-sales technical support and unlimited support after the sale too! Call us at 888-233-7563 and begin your journey! If it’s after East Coast business hours, fill out the form below and we’ll get back to you, usually within one business day.

About the Author

Stuart Sweet
Stuart Sweet is the editor-in-chief of The Solid Signal Blog and a "master plumber" at Signal Group, LLC. He is the author of over 8,000 articles and longform tutorials including many posted here. Reach him by clicking on "Contact the Editor" at the bottom of this page.