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post #1 of 10
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I just got a new DirecTV setup and I'm trying to setup my receiver and speakers in the room my the main DirecTV box. My receiver is an Onkyo TX-SR605 which I've had connected to a DirecTV remote in the past. With the new DirecTV system where I don't have to enter any codes manually it is not successfully connecting to my receiver. I've tried selecting the actual model of the receiver and tried selecting I Don't Know and neither of them have worked. Has anyone else had a similar issue and have you had any luck resolving it?
post #2 of 10
What is the model # of the directv receiver and its remote?
post #3 of 10
Thread Starter 
The DirecTV receiver is HR34-700. Looks like the remote is RC66RX?

Now my situation is even worse because I reset the remote and now I can't get the TV programmed again. When I navigate through the menu and click on Setup TV you can tell that I clicked Select, but it just sits on that menu.
post #4 of 10
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I tried restarting the box and that didn't seem to make a difference
post #5 of 10
Thread Starter 
I was able to use these instructions to get the TV programmed again since the menu didn't work:


1. Move slider to TV
2. Press MUTE and SELECT (LED flashes twice)
3. Enter 991 then 1
4. Press VOL UP
press CH UP until you see the volume bar appear on your TV screen
5. Press SELECT to lock in the code

note there are over 300 codes so it might take a little while to get the code
post #6 of 10
With tv code in. You won't be able to control the onkyo power with one code, not with its use of two key power scheme, one key for on and another for off. With directv single PWR key, one command will always be missing. You can use two devices, one with code 30135, and another with code 30842, you'll now have both power commands.

As for volume, the volume keys NEVER work initially with ANY audio code, reason is the volume keys won't work at all without a tv code programmed to the tv device. With a tv code in, the volume keys now control the tv, but that can be remedied:

1. av1 or av2
2. press and hold MUTE & SELECT, wait for two blinks, release
3. enter 9 9 3
4. press SELECT
post #7 of 10
Thread Starter 
I can't even get it to connect to the Onkyo at all though. I've already gone through the last part you posted which basically took away the volume controls from hitting the TV (speakers there are off anyway) and now it just doesn't do anything since I can't get the Onkyo to be programmed as AV1
post #8 of 10
Turn off the receiver, just program the remote on the remote via my directions:

1. av1
2. press and hold MUTE & SELECT, wait for two blinks, release
3. enter 3 0 1 3 5

1. av2
2. press and hold MUTE & SELECT, wait for two blinks, release
3. enter 3 0 8 4 2

1. av1
2. press and hold MUTE & SELECT, wait for two blinks, release
3. enter 9 9 3
4. press SELECT

If you want to restore the tv volume:

1. tv
2. press and hold MUTE & SELECT, wait for two blinks, release
3. enter 9 9 3
4. press VOL DOWN
post #9 of 10
Thread Starter 
That worked perfectly Edmund. Thanks a ton!
post #10 of 10

Thanks Edmund!  You are a genius!  I have been trying unsuccessfully for over 1 year since I switched to DirecTV to program my DirecTV remote control.   Not even the DirecTV installer could figure it out.

Not only do I thank you but my wife especially thanks you.  She has been bugging me for months wondering why I couldn't figure it out on my own.  I was ready to give up and stoop to buying a 3rd party universal remote.  Now my DirecTV remote works on my LG 39" LED HDTV, my DirecTV receiver and also my 10 year old Onkyo TX-SR674 receiver.

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