Originally Posted by Aussie Dors
Ok. Thanks. I pressed the Anynet+ button through Tools and found my Blu-Ray player but it did not find the sr5000. Suggestions?
This would mean either the connections between the TV and AVR may not making good contact; and/or you have not enabled HDMI CEC control on both TV and AVR (assumption: they both have HDMI CEC control feature)
If so, you may want to check the physical connections at both ends of the HDMI cable connecting AVR HDMI Out (ARC) and TV HDMI2 In (ARC). and verified control is set for both devices.
...Also, not seeing where I can program the tv remote to control Direct tv. Perhaps it is only for cable?
Do you know that your TV remote, for your particular TV model, is of a universal type? Look for the "SETUP" button on the remote if it is a "limited" universal type. By some luck, mine is one of those. However it is kind of overly advertized. as I can only find one additional devices it can be programmed to control: a STB. It is not obvious from the TV OM that it can program an AVR or some other equipment.
By now I should correct what I thought a good idea earlier. I now use the STB component video and optical audio output to connect to the AVR COMP1 and OPTO1. Then the input "CBL/SAT" is re-assigned to reflect those audio (OPTO1) and video (COMP1) type. With this change, I need to power up the AVR, then select CBL/SAT to watch SAT TV. With HDMI control, when the TV power is turned Off, HDMI control also turns Off the AVR. And if the Blu-ray is connected to the AVR by HDMI cable, it will be turned Off too, as long as it can be "seen" by the TV as a HDMI device.
In other words, other than connected HDMI devices (AVR, BD) can be controlled, non-HDMI box such as the STB can also be controlled by the TV universal remote by cycle the Device button to select either TV or STB (momentarily lighted up) for its operation.
Perhaps a nice Universal Remote is in order to control the Blu-ray, tv, sr5000 and Apple TV?
As JDS responded, there is such universal remote called Harmony available.
Edits: The universal TV remote can turn On the AVR as well. Use Tools to select Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC) to look for the AVR to turn it On. The Samsung remote can do some basic functions such as Volume control, even FF, RWD, Play, Stop of the BD, but of course cannot select another non-HDMI source connected to the AVR.Edited by dta721 - 3/7/13 at 8:33pm