I have an AVR1700 and a wired IR system, since my components are in a separate room from the TV. My remote IR system is 12 volt. I tried coming out of one of the ports to the back of the 1700 and it does not work. I have also had no luck placing the emitter on the front of the 1700. It does not work. The IR emitters work on every other component I own.
Don't know if anyone else has had this experience and has found a way to make the IR emitter work. I do use the app on my Iphone and it works, but I would like the extra functions on the remote as well.
I was considering ordering the HE1000 and placing the emitter on the front of it, but I am concerned that might not work either.