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Remote Controlling Volume on Audio receiver

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by tabcourt, Jun 11, 2010.

  1. tabcourt

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    How do you get the white remote that comes with an HR24-500 to control the volume on your audio receiver while in the Directv/TV position on the slider switch? My install guy said this could be done but forgot to do it before he left my house. I have the audio receiver programmed on AV1 right now. The Directv tsr said it can't be done and that the Directv/TV position only controls volume on the tv not an audio receiver.
     
  2. veryoldschool

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    AV1
    mute select [wait for blinks]
    993 [blinks]
    select [blinks]
     
  3. tabcourt

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    Thank YOU!
     
  4. BattleZone

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    http://www.directv.com/learn/pdf/Remote_Controls/DIRECTVRC65forWeb.pdf

    Page 11 & 12.

    The remote ships with the volume locked to the TV, so that the volume control controls the TV regardless of the position of the slider.

    The first section on Page 11 tells you how to UNLOCK the volume control, so that you have to move the slider to TV to control the TV volume.

    The next section, top of Page 12, tells you how to LOCK the volume on one of the other selections.
     
  5. Xsabresx

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    I guess that is a new feature with the RC65 remote? My RC34 remote (that came with the HR20-700) does not have the volume locked. Whatever the slider is set to is what volume it controls (DTV setting controls tv, AV1 controls receiver volume, etc)
     
  6. veryoldschool

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    If you follow the correct steps, it works the same. I had one once work this way.
    BTW: the steps I posted earlier came out of the remote manual that came with the HR20-700
     
  7. GregLee

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    After locking Volume to my AVR, I also unlock the volume for the TV and use channel lock. Here is the comprehensive list of the special codes from Edmund, including the channel lock code:
    Code:
    960- To setup the TV input key.
    
    961- To program the remote for RF.
    961 + CH Up turns the RF on
    961 + CH Down turns the RF off.
    
    981- Resets the remote to factory defaults.
    
    990- To identify the setup code
    
    991- Used to codesearch
    991 + 0 Searches Sat codes
    991 + 1 Searches Tv codes
    991 + 2 Searches Dvd & Vcr codes
    991 + 3 Searches Stereo codes
    
    993- Changes Volume Lock
    993 + Select Punches Through the volume to all devices
    993 + VOL Up Unlocks volume in all devices
    993 + VOL Down Unlocks the volume for that one device you're in.
    
    works on all white remotes
    
    973- Channel lock
    973 + CH Up Locks the channel keys, which includes UP & Down, 0-9, and Prev Ch keys to the Sat device, in the Tv device
    973 + CH Down Unlocks the channel keys in the tv device, and restores the commands to Tv.
    
     
  8. -Draino-

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    Will this work the TV volume at the same time?

    I sometimes use my audio receiver when a good movie comes on but I have to slide the remote to AV1 to control the audio volume. What I do first is set the TV volume to 0 or 1 with the remote, then slide the switch to AV1 and control the volume that way, but if leaving the switch in the DTV position and the remote would work both at the same time that might be fine for most times.

    If this is possible then I still would want to be able to control the AV1 volume independantly because sometime I get the echo effect when the TV volume is too loud and the audio volume is used at the same time.
     
  9. Edmund

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    No, a single device can not control the volume from two soures at the same time, no remote can do that, using the same keys that is.
     
  10. GregLee

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    If you do as I suggest in the post immediately above yours, you can control your AVR volume with the remote set to DTV and move the top switch to the TV position to control the TV volume. Specifically, after setting AV1 for volume lock as VOS described, move the top switch to the TV position, Mute+Select (get 2 blinks), 9-9-3, Vol. Down.
     
  11. -Draino-

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    So it seems that when the slide is at the DTV position, I can control the TV volume, AVI volume, AV2 volume.....BUT I MUST CHOOSE ONE and ONLY ONE.....correct?

    There is no point tying the AV1 volume to the DTV switch position then, because I still would have to move the switch to the TV position to control the TV volume, but more importantly when the AVI device was OFF I would have to be sliding that switch all over the place just to change channels and control the volume!!!!
     
  12. GregLee

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    Yes.
    Essentially, but not quite. If you use the setup I described before with channel lock, in the DTV position the Volume key would control the AV1 device and the number keys would change channels on the DTV, while in the TV position, the Volume key would control the TV and the number keys would still change channels on the DTV (because of channel lock).

    I never use the TV sound, myself. If I did need to control both TV and AVR volume simultaneously, I could use my AVR controller, which has a separate volume key for TV sound.
     
  13. Edmund

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    Setup two indentical Directv receivers, one on the DTV device and another AV1 device. Program the AV2 device for AV receiver, TV with tv code. Once that is done, do the following:


    1. av2
    2. press and hold MUTE & SELECT, wait for two blinks, release
    3. enter 9 9 3
    4. press SELECT


    5. tv
    6. press and hold MUTE & SELECT, wait for two blinks, release
    7. enter 9 9 3
    8. press VOL DOWN


    9. DTV
    10. press and hold MUTE & SELECT, wait for two blinks, release
    11. enter 9 9 3
    12. press VOL DOWN


    now the remote should work like this:

    DTV, Directv receiver, with volume from the tv

    AV1, Directv receiver, with volume AV2 device

    AV2, AV receiver

    TV, tv code
     
  14. GregLee

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    Elegant.
     

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