ThanksWell, I went ahead and tried a few things on my spare Dish 20.1 IR (genuine):
1. I tried all 18 of the Sony codes, and not a one had any IR output when the * button was pressed. Fail
2. I tried Sony code 500, then followed the instructions for learning from a recalled device:
Press and hold TV button until all buttons light, then release (TV stays lit)
Press and release RECALL (TV blinks off then on again)
Press and hold RECORD until TV button comes back on
Press and release * button on Dish 20.1
Press and hold * button on original DTVPal remote
See single blink confirmation on TV button
Press TV button to end learning
Lo-and-behold, the 20.1 IR * key now cycles through sleep modes!
If this isn't working for you, perhaps you don't have the 2 remotes positioned correctly relative to each other, or are not Pressing and HOLDing the * button on the original DTVPal remote until the TV button blinks. If the TV button blinks 3 times instead of once, just try the two-button sequence over again until you get a single blink on the TV button. Then be sure to do that last step (Press TV button) to extinguish it and save the learned button.
"Press and """"hold"""" * button on original DTVPalremote"
That's what I missed.
Before I try this; what is a "recalled device"?
I only have the Pal & the Dish remotes. You say no output is generated for the * button, so this won't work.... right? Without a recalled device?
Sorry I'm confused...