I recently had my HR10-250 and R10 TiVo units (which were great!) upgraded with two HR20-100 units. I like the added HD channels, and the UI is pretty good. But the one thing that I cannot figure out (and it drives me nuts), is the ability to control my A/V receiver and HR20 without flipping the Mode switch at the top.
With both DTiVO units, ONE BUTTON turned the DVR, TV and A/V receiver on/off and could control the volume/mute of the A/V receiver as well as change channels on the DVR. Now, with the HR20s, I have to flip the mode switch to AV1 whenever I want to change the volume/mute of the receiver, but then I have to flip it back to change channels, check recordings, etc. Same deal with turning everything On or Off. This seems incredibly archaic.
Is there any code/workaround to rectify this? I know that the HARMONY remotes are great, but I don’t want to drop several hundred dollars just to fix this feature.
Sorry if this has already been covered before, but I could not find a specific post...
Yes you can punch through the av receiver volume to the directv device, nothing can be done about the power, sorry.
For the volume:
1. av1 or av2
2. press and hold MUTE & SELECT for two blinks
3. enter 9 9 3
4. press SELECT