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Changing how to control the volume

Discussion in 'ViP612/622/722/722K DVR Support Forum' started by FastNOC, Aug 22, 2008.

  1. FastNOC

    FastNOC Godfather

    Sep 11, 2007
    OK this is going to sound a little off, but I'm not sure where to ask this.

    I cannot find the remote code ANYWHERE for my surround system. I'm thinking there's got to be a way to change this so I can use the TV volume to control it.

    Right now I'm using an HDMI cable that goes from my 722 to my sourround system then out to the tv (all hdmi). So as of this moment i have to use the volume for the surround system

    Is there a logical way that I can somehow use the tv to control the volume from the surround? I know that sounds crazy, but there's got to be way to do this?
  2. phrelin

    phrelin Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    Jan 18, 2007
    Yes it does.
    If your signals go from the 722 to your surround sound receiver and then to your TV all via HDMI, the HDMI between your TV and your sound system isn't going to give you a means to control the volume by using your TV assuming the speakers are hooked up to your surround sound system. Why do you want to do this?
  3. FastNOC

    FastNOC Godfather

    Sep 11, 2007
    Well my thought was if I could someone use the port from the tv to the surround (fiber port) then set the sound on the surround system, and use the tv volume to manage it.

    There are numerous reasons I want to do this. the top two are this.

    1. The TV has an auto volume that will eliminate the ridiculous problem recently introduced by Dish that drastically changes the volume from one channel to another, and even from the show to the commercials. I could manage it if I was using the tv volume. The suirround doesn't have the ability to do so (cheap system. was only 300 bucks).

    2. There is no remote code I can find that will allow me to use my Dish remote to manage the surround volume. So i have to use the surround system remote to turn it up or down. I've found the tv signal for the remote, so if I could be using the tv's sound I wouldn't need the other remote.

    I had a Logitech harmony 1000 advanced remote, but i HATED the touch screen so I sold it.
  4. SaltiDawg

    SaltiDawg Active Member

    Aug 30, 2004
    I'm not really sure that I follow your post, but be advised that if you input an Audio/Video signal to your TV via HDMI that the TV's Optical Audio Out will be 2 Channel audio only.
  5. lujan

    lujan Hall Of Fame

    Feb 10, 2004
    I have not noticed any audio changes with L612. It still is much louder on SD material that with HD but that's been around for a long time.
  6. phrelin

    phrelin Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    Jan 18, 2007
    As noted above, apparently there is a problem doing this at least with some TV's. I've never tried it.
    I empathize about the volume issue. My wife and I are kind of hard of hearing, so we crank the volume up. But sometimes I'm afraid I'm going to shatter the windows when I forget to turn the volume down before switching between channels. It's cool that your TV can actually balance the volume switches. The external devices to do that are garbage.

    Sorry, I don't know of any solution.
  7. odbrv

    odbrv AllStar

    May 12, 2006
    I believe the 722 is similar to the 622. I have set my aux button on the remote to my audio receiver( Manual: Controlling a Tuner/Amplifier ). Once I did that, I set the volume button on the remote to control my audio receiver even in the sat mode ( Manual: Switching between TV and Device Volume Control ). The 622 manual has the instructions and audio receiver codes to do so in the chapter called " remote control setup". If your audio receiver is not on the list , there is a device code scan to find the code.
  8. gilunionhall

    gilunionhall Legend

    May 8, 2006
    hello -

    i think you have given me some hope - just want to make sure - i want to use a Bose or some other decent set of surround speakers (not necessarily a home theater receiver) - i will be able to use the "aux" button on my 622 to control the sound coming through the bose or whatever system).

    i will have to press 3 buttons on the 622 remote -
    1 for the 622
    1 to turn tv on
    1 to turn on what ever speaker system i use and control the volume with.

    thanks very much

  9. BattleZone

    BattleZone Hall Of Fame

    Nov 13, 2007
    Most Bose systems are RF only, which means NO universal remote will work. Choose your components carefully!

    Also, note that the v21.0 Dish remote not only has more codesets than any previous remote, but it is also a LEARNING remote (you can program it using a factory IR remote for virtually any device).

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