Did you even read his post, PhoenixM? He already sent his remote back for a refund, which will be my next step if mine doesn't work out as a paperweight. This charade has been going on for too long. Your "Engineering Team", if it actually exists, needs to be replaced.
Yeah this has been a problem for me for 4 months. I have an "open case file". I check in once a month to let them know that it still broken. Every time they act surprised like its a new problem. My neighbor got dish recently and his dont work either. His installer blamed it on his internet...lol. I've come to the that it wont be fixed. Cox has a remote that does work so Im off to them when my contract us up.
Still not working after 6+ months. Dish tech support knows it doesn't work and does nothing except repeat the same useless instructions to reboot, send pm with config data, etc. As a Dish customer for over 25 years, I am appalled and bitterly disappointed.
Got it to work by doing the following. Unplug hopper....unplug your tv.....unplug your wi fi modem and or router...wait 5 mins. Plug them all back in and when they all have finished rebooting try your voice remote....this hasworked for me and some others.