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Control Audio with DTV remote?

03-21-2008, 02:01 PM
I just made the switch and love DTV so far!! The question I have is whether or not I can control my audio source volume control through the DTV remote? I have my TV programmed in the remote, but I have a surround sound system and I would love for DTV remote to be able to control my volume. Can this be done?

03-21-2008, 03:42 PM
If you can program your particular sound receiver into the D remote.....yes.


03-21-2008, 05:39 PM
it seems that I can only program the "TV" mode to control volume, but my volume is controlled through a different audio source. Anyway I can prgram my remote to use AV1 as the audio source for volume?

03-22-2008, 10:21 AM
I use my D* remotes to control my TV, D* equipment and Sony surround sound volume. When you program your remote, after you find the code that works for your receiver, you type in another code, something like 996 or whatever it tells you on the screen. This allows you to control that devices volume setting regardless of what mode the remote is set in. Read the directions on the screen when you are setting your remote. It tells you what to do.

03-22-2008, 10:50 AM
Program the code for your receiver model (refer to the remote setup on your setup menu). Make sure your remote is already set up for the TV first. After it is set up for the TV the remote automatically defaults to control the volume on the TV. To change the default so it controls your receiver volume, do the following:

Choose av1 or av2
Enter the code for your receiver. (If the proper code is entered, it should turn your receiver off and on. No volume control yet)
Press and hold MUTE & SELECT for two blinks
Enter 9-9-3

Now the volume controls will always control the volume on your AV receiver no matter which mode you have your remote set to.

If you want restore the default to control the TV vol, do the following:

Switch the remote to TV
Press and hold MUTE & SELECT for two blinks
Enter 9-9-3

05-26-2008, 12:43 AM
I'm new to the forum so forgive me if I am ignorant about what is D* remote? I'm trying to follow the programming directions (just reading not actually doing) and wondered how the reply knew which code to direct the OP to insert into the remote.

when I saw "D* remote" I got more confused. ha.

Thanks if you have a sec to reply.


05-26-2008, 06:49 AM
Now, is there any way that I can power on and off my AV receiver along with the TV and DTV receiver with one button?