12-26-2011 01:57 PM
01-03-2012 02:36 PM
I don't know if this will help you but I had a similar issue with my Onkyo receiver (TX-NR609) and the IR blaster I had for another brand remote (URC MX-800). Mine worked intermittently when I had the blaster just above the receiver. Someone told me to try moving the blaster further away because the receiver may be getting bombarded wtih IR signals. I wasn't sure I agreed with that possibility but it was easy enough for me to move the blaster higher up in the cabinet and try it. I moved it up two shelves above (about 8 inches further away vertically) and it worked fine. I don't know if it was dumb luck or there was something to this issue of "IR overload". I got my new Harmony 900 to replace my worn out MX-800, I just placed the IR blaster in the same place as the old blaster and it works fine with my Onkyo.