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Remote battery for Dish Network keeps eating batteries REAL fast

nyg052003
08-31-2009, 06:01 PM
I have 2 televisions running off a dual dvr dish network reciever and the tv that doesnt have the reciever next to it , man ole man that thing goes thru batteries real fast and I use energizer. Im talking about it seems like within a few wks to 3 at most and my son doesnt even really watch that tv in his room much he stays in the living room or my game room lol. Anyone notice this with thier setup or heard of it or mite know why?

Loves2Watch
08-31-2009, 08:32 PM
I would call Dish and ask for a replacement remote.

nyg052003
08-31-2009, 08:42 PM
I would call Dish and ask for a replacement remote.

i guess it couldnt hurt tho i wonder if a remote can be bad in that regard

Loves2Watch
09-01-2009, 06:52 AM
i guess it couldnt hurt tho i wonder if a remote can be bad in that regard

Yes, just tell them it is not working correctly and they will send you one free...

nyg052003
09-01-2009, 08:20 AM
Yes, just tell them it is not working correctly and they will send you one free...

do u know for sure that a bad remote will cause the sitation such as that to occur?

Loves2Watch
09-01-2009, 09:23 AM
I have seen that happen...

HiDefRev
09-01-2009, 10:37 AM
Yes, mine started eating batteries last year. Dish sent me a new remote for free. Problem solved. :D

nyg052003
09-01-2009, 10:39 AM
Yes, mine started eating batteries last year. Dish sent me a new remote for free. Problem solved. :D

thanx just called them bout an hr ago one's on the way

Loves2Watch
09-01-2009, 11:41 AM
thanx just called them bout an hr ago one's on the way

That should do you...

aed55
09-02-2009, 10:16 PM
I have 2 televisions running off a dual dvr dish network reciever and the tv that doesnt have the reciever next to it , man ole man that thing goes thru batteries real fast and I use energizer. Im talking about it seems like within a few wks to 3 at most and my son doesnt even really watch that tv in his room much he stays in the living room or my game room lol. Anyone notice this with thier setup or heard of it or mite know why?

It must be a defective remote. I've had my 722 remote for a year now and it still has the same batteries installed that came with it. Believe me, I am a couch potato and my favorite pastime is channel surfing, so it's not for lack of use.

nyg052003
09-02-2009, 11:08 PM
It must be a defective remote. I've had my 722 remote for a year now and it still has the same batteries installed that came with it. Believe me, I am a couch potato and my favorite pastime is channel surfing, so it's not for lack of use.

i dont belive those batteries last a year now lol, especially the ones that came with them

aed55
09-02-2009, 11:27 PM
i dont belive those batteries last a year now lol, especially the ones that came with them

Maybe I got the ones that have extra energetic bunny's. :)

nyg052003
09-03-2009, 07:40 AM
Maybe I got the ones that have extra energetic bunny's. :)

Must have............................

aed55
09-03-2009, 10:01 AM
It must be a defective remote. I've had my 722 remote for a year now and it still has the same batteries installed that came with it. Believe me, I am a couch potato and my favorite pastime is channel surfing, so it's not for lack of use.

I don't want to mislead anyone, so I checked my remote and it did not have the original batteries. But here's the kicker. It did have some super cheap Chinese akalines in it that I picked up at the dollar store, 4 for a buck. You know they're cheap when the word "alkaline" is spelled wrong on the case. I know it's been about 6 months since I installed these and it's still working fine at 8ft from the receiver.

Either a properly working remote is very easy on batteries or I got the best deal to ever come out of Beijing. :)

nyg052003
09-03-2009, 10:14 AM
I don't want to mislead anyone, so I checked my remote and it did not have the original batteries. But here's the kicker. It did have some super cheap Chinese akalines in it that I picked up at the dollar store, 4 for a buck. You know they're cheap when the word "alkaline" is spelled wrong on the case. I know it's been about 6 months since I installed these and it's still working fine at 8ft from the receiver.

Either a properly working remote is very easy on batteries or I got the best deal to ever come out of Beijing. :)

just saw ure reply after i created that other post lol but i was in a dollar store earlier, well Bills is sort of like a dollar, maybe more like an underbudget walmart and I saw some rayovak heavy duty and it said on the pack to use rayovac alkaline for i guess like toys or stuff like that but im thinking they would be fine for remotes. I was gona get a pack of about 8 AAA energizer but they didnt have the 8 pack rather they had 3 -8packs for 10 bucks, I think it was 3 - 8packs im pretty sure. The rayovacs were $1.90 for 8 but i was undecided so thats when i was gona do the thread which i just did about what kind of batteries people use but i would have gotten rayovacs if they were alkalines were the ones you got alkalines?

aed55
09-03-2009, 11:36 AM
just saw ure reply after i created that other post lol but i was in a dollar store earlier, well Bills is sort of like a dollar, maybe more like an underbudget walmart and I saw some rayovak heavy duty and it said on the pack to use rayovac alkaline for i guess like toys or stuff like that but im thinking they would be fine for remotes. I was gona get a pack of about 8 AAA energizer but they didnt have the 8 pack rather they had 3 -8packs for 10 bucks, I think it was 3 - 8packs im pretty sure. The rayovacs were $1.90 for 8 but i was undecided so thats when i was gona do the thread which i just did about what kind of batteries people use but i would have gotten rayovacs if they were alkalines were the ones you got alkalines?

They were, if alkaline's and alkoline's are the same thing. :huh

All kidding aside, I think it's a mixed bag with almost any brand of battery you buy. I've had expensive Energizer and Duracell's that didn't last any time at all in a remote. I bought some Panasonic alkalines $2 for a 4 pack once, and to borrow a phrase "They kept going and going".

In some things, the "heavy duty" type seems to work quite well. I have a lantern type flashlight I carry in the car that uses one of those big square 6 volt carbine zinc heavy duty types. I'll admit I don't use it often, but it has seen 90+ to 0 degree temps, and always works when I need it.

Don't even get me started about rechargeable batteries. I don't know about the latest generation of Lithium Ion types, but I've had terrible luck with plain old Nicad's. They seem to work fine the first few charge cycles, and then they are worthless.

I'm not an engineer, but something doesn't seem quite right about installing a nicad rated at 1.25 volts fully charged, in a device calls for a 1.5 volt battery. Seems like you're starting with a partially weak battery from the get go.

Loves2Watch
09-03-2009, 04:49 PM
NiMH, Nickel Metal Hydride are far superior to Ni Cads in rechargeable batteries and seem to last and last...

nyg052003
09-03-2009, 05:28 PM
NiMH, Nickel Metal Hydride are far superior to Ni Cads in rechargeable batteries and seem to last and last...

i dont ever buy the rechargeable ones. Only thing i really use batteries for are remotes

Loves2Watch
09-03-2009, 05:56 PM
i dont ever buy the rechargeable ones. Only thing i really use batteries for are remotes

So you like to add to all of the toxic waste we produce in this country? Where does it all go? Into our water systems and the like. The mercury and other toxic substances in batteries, particularly alkaline batteries really add to the problem. I therefore choose to reduce that, however small my contribution is but if everyone did it we would have that much less less to worry about.

Act locally, effect globally...

nyg052003
09-03-2009, 06:11 PM
So you like to add to all of the toxic waste we produce in this country? Where does it all go? Into our water systems and the like. The mercury and other toxic substances in batteries, particularly alkaline batteries really add to the problem. I therefore choose to reduce that, however small my contribution is but if everyone did it we would have that much less less to worry about.

Act locally, effect globally...

i aint mad atcha at all but actually i was always under the impression that rechargeable batteries were a waste of time and that they werent effective or lasted that long so i guess I was under the wrong impression. But if the theory of the cheaper batteries working fine in remotes for at least 6 months I guess it wont be that much of a cost thing anyway to spend the little bit of money it would cost to go with non-rechargeable batteries but to each his own i guess.

Loves2Watch
09-03-2009, 06:22 PM
i aint mad atcha at all but actually i was always under the impression that rechargeable batteries were a waste of time and that they werent effective or lasted that long so i guess I was under the wrong impression. But if the theory of the cheaper batteries working fine in remotes for at least 6 months I guess it wont be that much of a cost thing anyway to spend the little bit of money it would cost to go with non-rechargeable batteries but to each his own i guess.

Although the cost of NiMH batteries are higher to begin with after you have recharged them for the 400TH or 1000th time you would find just how much cheaper they really are...and no running to the store because you are out of batteries.

No offense intended.

nyg052003
09-03-2009, 06:28 PM
Although the cost of NiMH batteries are higher to begin with after you have recharged them for the 400TH or 1000th time you would find just how much cheaper they really are...and no running to the store because you are out of batteries.

No offense intended.

so they should last about how long before needing recharged ? And how long does it take to charge them?

Loves2Watch
09-03-2009, 06:37 PM
so they should last about how long before needing recharged ? About the same amount of time as an alkaline battery. And how long does it take to charge them? That depends on the charger you purchase. There are ones that take 12 hours and others that take an hour.

Hope that helps.

PFC5
09-05-2009, 01:58 AM
Rechargeable batteries last longer between charges than Alkaline batteries last and have to be trashed. This is especially true on high draw devices like cameras, radios, etc etc, but they last much longer in my countless remotes as well.

I now almost exclusively use rechargeable NiMH batteries for everything not because I am a tree hugger, but because they save a lot of money and you never run out of batteries if you have a second set that recharges while using the current ones. One of the smartest things i ever did since my gadget crazy household uses lots of batteries. Just make sure you get a good brand recharger because some el cheapo chargers stop working. ;)

nyg052003
09-05-2009, 09:49 AM
Rechargeable batteries last longer between charges than Alkaline batteries last and have to be trashed. This is especially true on high draw devices like cameras, radios, etc etc, but they last much longer in my countless remotes as well.

I now almost exclusively use rechargeable NiMH batteries for everything not because I am a tree hugger, but because they save a lot of money and you never run out of batteries if you have a second set that recharges while using the current ones. One of the smartest things i ever did since my gadget crazy household uses lots of batteries. Just make sure you get a good brand recharger because some el cheapo chargers stop working. ;)
sounds good, tho i have 2 other people that uses batteries in the house tho one is a 7 yr old and i would have to do all the making sure stuff is charged up and stuff as well as have like 2 sets of spares, maybe 3 cause i have 4 tvs in the house

Loves2Watch
09-05-2009, 10:14 AM
sounds good, tho i have 2 other people that uses batteries in the house tho one is a 7 yr old and i would have to do all the making sure stuff is charged up and stuff as well as have like 2 sets of spares, maybe 3 cause i have 4 tvs in the house

It will be much, much cheaper in the long run...

nyg052003
09-08-2009, 09:03 AM
It will be much, much cheaper in the long run...

I forgot to mention this, but what about the guys who dont have rechargeable batteries but have a DVR reciever in which they pause, rewind, fast forward tv alot or a good bit, i bet and i guess the batteries would definitely not last as long as a non DVR reciever in which the remote primarily changes channels and stuff. Im taking that into account for my son which this whole thread started when his remote was eating them wayyyyyyyy too soon but yet anywhere he is in the house he uses the remotes much more than anyone else, and all are DVRs so yeah he's pausing, rewinding and forwarding alot

Loves2Watch
09-08-2009, 03:43 PM
I forgot to mention this, but what about the guys who dont have rechargeable batteries but have a DVR reciever in which they pause, rewind, fast forward tv alot or a good bit, i bet and i guess the batteries would definitely not last as long as a non DVR reciever in which the remote primarily changes channels and stuff. Im taking that into account for my son which this whole thread started when his remote was eating them wayyyyyyyy too soon but yet anywhere he is in the house he uses the remotes much more than anyone else, and all are DVRs so yeah he's pausing, rewinding and forwarding alot

Then he should go with NiMH rechargeables.