04-17-2012 05:37 PM
I replaced my Onkyo TX-DS656 remote (it died) with a Logitech Harmony 200. Does anyone know the exact hex codes for the 'RemoteSpeakerVolumeUp' and 'RemoteSpeakerVolumeDown' commands? From Logitech support I got: "If its not working you need to ask your manufacturer for the exact hex codes for the command needed for your device."
No response yet from Onkyo.
The TX-DS656 remote has a switch for Mode A/B/Learn. When the switch is put to B, a number of the buttons change function, such as the volume buttons.
I read a number of posts about 'zone 2' control for the TX-DS696, TX-DS555, TX-SR606, none of those appear to work for my TX-DS656.
Any help is appreciated, at the moment I have no sound on my deck because I can't control the volue of the remote speakers.
04-17-2012 06:49 PM
The chance of someone on the forums having the HEX codes for your Onkyo are slim to nil, this is because no one really knows about HEX codes here, and are not likly to have them hanging around. Some times with hours of searching on the internet you may be able to find them, but your best bet is direct from the manufacturer, these would be correct and you would not have to worry about someone giving you the wrong codes
- Retired Harmony Support Agent
04-17-2012 07:11 PM
If I understand it correctly, anyone who has an Onkyo TX-DS656 with working remote can teach the commands, and then they will become available on the website? Why aren't all the commands there yet?
04-17-2012 07:21 PM
Once they teach the commands it will be an account change to only their account, They are in the database but since only the one person learnt thoes codes logitech will not roll them out to everyone with that product, this is beacuse people sometimes learn the wrong codes. The tech should have tried so other users learnt IR codes with you... the reson why all the codes are not in the account is sometimes they compny does not give us the full code set, some times they say that it is the same code set as an older model and we just copy that over, but they forget to tell us that they also added these 5 new commands. The more people that learn the commands for the TX-DS656, the better chance they have of finding a successful match in the database from the other users learnt IR
- Retired Harmony Support Agent
05-05-2012 11:01 AM
Returned the remote to the store. Disappointed at the support that was offered. Onkyo provided all the RS232 commands for the TX-DS787 but could not provide anything for the TX-DS656. Logitech, despite claiming to have the large database, was not able to find the commands either, despite having been elevated to level 2 support. Purchased the exact (used) remote on ebay instead. I am concluding that Logitech provides a great product as a universal remote, but if your original remote isn't working anymore, they are not great as replacement remotes because the command-sets are lacking.
05-05-2012 11:12 AM - edited 05-05-2012 11:21 AM
That was a good move because the 200 is a dog. However, onkyo codes are well documented in several databases and forums, as well as onkyo's own site, such as THIS list. Not only that, they are the same across all models and have been for many years. May I ask how you performed these fuctions before you got a harmony and why you couldn't simply learn them? Just pick B mode like you said and learn them. I don't see the problem. Have you found any universal remote with these codes built in? I'm guessing not.
I guess I'm being a little hard on you, but for a device like your onkyo that has litterally thousands of commands (as you can see from the linked list), it's unreasonable to expect a $20 universal remote to have them all. Such commands can easily be added by learning or by pronto hex import from publicly available lists. I despise harmony myself for other reasons, but your particular beef is totally unfounded.