I'm not sure how many folks are still reading this thread, but here goes...
I have an AVR254 remote issue. The zone 2 "slider switch" has stopped responding (like I expected it would some day). So now can't turn on/off or adjust volume of zone 2 via the remote. Which is a bummer.
Zone 2 itself is still functioing (I can manipulate it via the onscreen menu, but that's a huge pain). I'm pretty sure I need a new remote, but I don't think it's that simple. HK basically told me I'm out of luck (though a tech person is supposed to get back to me hopefully at some point). As I understand it, my options are:
- AVR 254 remote via ebay or other used market
- some other HK remote (hopefully confirmed by HK)
- Universal remote, ie Logitech Harmony. This is actually my preferred option, but I'm unclear based on threads here if the Harmony Remotes have programming available for the 254 zone 2. Some people here are saying they've needed to manually program/learn the zone 2 settings from the HK remote into the Harmony Remote. This, obviously, won't work due to my broken zone 2 portion of my HK remote.
If you can confirm or refute any of the above, or have any other ideas or suggestions (such as a line on a cheap working zone2 remote;-) I'd greatly appreciate it!
PS -- once I have a line on a suitable replacement, I'll likely attempt an autopsy on the HK remote (I have children.... who knows what they've done to it) but I'd prefer that to be a last resort.