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DirecTivo & UltimateTV owners: a question about remotes...

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Hi everyone :) I was wondering if you folks could help me out.
It is VERY important to me that the remotes that come with
either the UltimateTV or DirecTivo be able to operate my A/V receiver.
I currently have a Dish Network PVR 501 and I must say it
operates all my other components very well.I am not concerned
about my VCR or TV--almost any remote can operate those.
I downloaded the RCA UltimateTV manual and under the codes
listed for VCR,TV,Cable Boxes and so on there is literally no section
marked A/V Receiver--am I missing something? Here's what I need
to know:

Can someone who has either a RCA UltimateTV,the Sony UltimateTV
or the SonyTivo tell me if there are programmable codes listed for A/V
receivers and if so are there any codes for either Pioneer or harman/kardon
receivers? I am referring to the integrated units meaning DirecTivo or
Direct UltimateTV receivers.I only need the remote to do basic A/V
receiver operations: on,off,volume up/down and mute.Thanks a lot
for reading this :)
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I would recommend a good "Universal" remote. I use the Radio Shack (crazy, I know!) 15-1994, and was pleasantly surprised that I could program it to control the RCA UTV, even though such a thing didn't exist when the remote was released. It can "learn" other remotes commands, and can be programmed to execute a series of commands at the touch of a button.

I got it for $30, it's discontinued now, I see there's one on e-bay for $50. There's probably other good universal remotes available, too.

If you're interested, you can go to http://www.hifi-remote.com/ofa/ , which has links to places to get universal remotes, and tells you how to make a JP1 cable, which lets you program the remote with your computer. I haven't tried the JP1 thing yet, but it sounds cool.

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