I use my RC32RF for volume and mute on my Onkyo 605 HT receiver, all of the functions of my HR20-700 and HR21-200, and power on/off my HDTV. Based on that, you can at least do as much as I can...ffnerd_44 said:Is it possible to use the RC64R that came with my new (got it yesterday, 8/4) HR21 to control my Sony A/V receiver (volume, mute, power on/off) AND my Panny 50" plasma (power on/off only) AND the HR21 (channel up/down, guide, info, etc. and optionally, power on/off) WITHOUT having to move the slide switch at the top of the remote? For the life of me, it doesn't appear that I can.
With the way my HR21 is set up now, my wife is ALL over me about having to slide the switch on the RC64R from D* position to AV1 to increase/decrease volume and mute, then slide it back to D* position to change channels, look at guide, etc. then slide it back to AV1 to deal with volume/mute, and so on. I have to say, I agree with her. Especially, since we didn't have to do this before.
I just upgraded from my HR10-250 and the remote that came with it allowed me to power on/off my Panny and Sony A/V receiver simultaneously (I wasn't power switching the Panny through my Sony) as well as volume, mute, channel up/down, guide, etc. It was nice to have a single remote that allowed me to do all this without having to change to another mode.
I've looked all over this forum for an answer to this, to no avail. I thought I had a solution, but after checking it out, it didn't work.
Maybe the answer is I need something like a Harmony.
I hope I explained this well enough. And if I did happen to miss a post related to this I apologize in advance for taking up your time.
The Harmony is a great solution...I have one as well, but don't use it much, since most of the time I can do everything I "typically" need with the RC32RF.