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Remote Won't Operate Yamaha Receiver

Discussion in 'Other HD Receiver Support Forum (811, 921, 942)' started by bocoogto, Dec 20, 2008.

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  1. bocoogto

    bocoogto Cool Member

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    HD DTV receiver works fine. I like the supplied remote--same one as my HR20-700 uses. The remote works fine controlling the Hitachi LCD TV, but I have a Yamaha Audio/Video receiver model RX-V361. I have tried all the codes listed in DTV's supplied booklet and tried their list in the menu onscreen. I cannot find a code that will control my Yamaha receiver.

    I called DTV, and the SR gave me several more codes to try. I did so without success. They said I will need to use the Yamaha remote or buy an aftermarket one. Ironically, the Yamaha remote can't be programmed to operate the DTV receiver.

    Any way to solve this?
     
  2. BattleZone

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    Nope. CE manufacturers seem to change codesets a lot (Sony being a notable exception), which is why there are often a dozen or more codes from each manufacturer. From the manufacturer's point of view, as long as they supply you with a remote that works with your receiver, it shouldn't matter if the codeset is completely different than their previous models.

    DirecTV's remotes are NOT "learning" remotes; they rely on codesets being programmed into the onboard chip during manufacturing. All they know is what they know, and they can't learn anything else, so when a manufacturer changes remote codes, you're stuck. Either you use the factory remote or you buy a learning remote.

    DirecTV has updated/added to the codeset with each version of the remote (RC16, RC32, RC64), so the RC64 series will have the biggest and most up-to-date code set, but new equipment comes out all the time with new codesets that aren't supported.
     
  3. BobaBird

    BobaBird EKB Editor

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    DirecTV's remotes also don't work with Dish Network receivers such as (811, 921, 942) which are discussed on the Dish Network side of the house. ;)
     
  4. kikkenit2

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    Even if you find a code that controls the yamaha avr it won't turn on the receiver or adjust the volume unless you slide over to av1 or 2 every time. Their remotes are kind of laim compared to the old directivo remote but everything else works decent these days.
     

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