The short of it is enable UPnP and reboot the router. The reboot was key.
This is all pretty much copied from page 9 of the manual, which can be found in full here.
In a nutshell:
- Turn on the bar. (light is green)
- Press and hold the learn button for about two seconds. (light blinks orange)
- Press the button on the bar that you want to program. (light goes solid orange)
- Hold your remote one or two feet away from the bar and tap (don’t hold) the button on the remote 4-8 times at a rate of once per second until the the light blinks green. As you tap the button on your remote once per second the orange light on the unit will blink once. (light now becomes solid green).
- Rinse and repeat.
My old remote stopped working and so I got a new one and needed to get it to work with my TV. The TV is a Samsung UN46D7000. The Dish Network remote code for the VIP722 is 738. To program hold the “TV” button at the top of the remote until the remote’s buttons flash. Then on the remote enter “738#”. And that’s it.
Manuals can be found here.
One would think that there would be an obvious option in the menu to get your VIP722 to reload it’s program guide. Unfortunately this is not the case, but you can trick it.
Press menu. Go to “system setup” (6), then “installation” (1), and then “point dish” (1). Choose “check switch” and then “test”. Wait for the tests to complete. Then choose “done”. Then cancel out of all menus. Wait for the receiver to acquire the signal. Wait for the program guide to download.
The whole rigmarole takes about 15 minutes or so.