Remote Control Area > Directv Remote and Denon Receiver
reds35's Avatar reds35 10:08 AM 03-02-2015
I have a rc65rx directv remote that I cannot program with my Denon AVR S500 BT.

I can get the Denon to turn off but it wont control the volume with the remote.

I called Directv, they ran me thru the process of pressing mute and select and then typing in like 8 different codes with no luck. They basically told me the Denon was not programmable with the Directv remote.

Is this likely correct?

Edmund's Avatar Edmund 12:23 PM 03-02-2015
The volume keys NEVER work initially with ANY audio code on a directv remote. Reason is the volume keys won't work at all without a tv code programmed to the tv device, once there's a tv code its volume is now in the way, but that can be remedied.


So with a tv code programmed in, your's or any just that there needs to be one. And partially working Denon code programmed to AV1 or AV2 device, to get the volume:


1. av1 or av2
2. press and hold MUTE & SELECT, wait for two blinks, release
3. enter 9 9 3
4. press SELECT
reds35's Avatar reds35 04:53 PM 03-02-2015
I did the following on AV1 and AV2 but no luck. Did I do something wrong ?

1. av1 or av2 2. press and hold MUTE & SELECT, wait for two blinks, release 3. enter 9 9 3 4. press SELECT
Edmund's Avatar Edmund 06:21 PM 03-02-2015
Do you have a tv code programmed in?
reds35's Avatar reds35 06:46 PM 03-02-2015
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Do you have a tv code programmed in?
Yes, I used 3 different Direct Tv remotes. Two of them operate the sound on a tv in a different room but after I did the steps you gave they still would not control the Denon receiver.
Edmund's Avatar Edmund 07:15 PM 03-02-2015
With a tv code in, 993 steps above still programmed in, now we try other Denon codes:


30004, 30160, 31360, and 31306.


After each try the volume keys.
reds35's Avatar reds35 07:33 PM 03-02-2015
31360 worked!!!!

Thank you Sir Edmund
joed32's Avatar joed32 06:20 AM 03-03-2015
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Originally Posted by reds35 View Post
31360 worked!!!!

Thank you Sir Edmund
Edmund is the MAN!
glogsdon 02:44 PM 12-26-2015
I have the exact same issue with a Denon AVR S510 BT. I followed the steps above and the volume bar shows up on the TV screen as I expected. But it does not move up and down as you would expect. Any ideas?
jimmckingwood's Avatar jimmckingwood 10:30 AM 12-29-2015
Bump, same issue as previous poster. Directv RC65 remote with code 31360 will pull up volume bar on Denon AVR s510bt, but volume won't go up or down continuously, got to keep hitting volume to get one vol increment at a time.

Like the receiver, but going to return it if there is no fix. Neither Denon or Directv view this as their problem.

Any help, thanks!
Edmund's Avatar Edmund 04:23 PM 12-29-2015
Try the following on the directv remote:


1. av1 or av2 whichever has the denon code
2. press and hold MUTE & SELECT for two blinks, release
3. enter 9 6 3
4. press CH Down


Now try the volume keys?
glogsdon 08:12 AM 12-30-2015
I tried your recommendation but it continues to operate the same - you get the bar but it doesn't slide.
mdavej's Avatar mdavej 08:18 AM 12-30-2015
I think it would be wiser to simply get a different remote. That's like returning your new car because your favorite coffee cup won't fit in the cup holder. Get a different cup. The $15 OARUSB04G at Best Buy is an excellent option.
Edmund's Avatar Edmund 02:38 PM 12-30-2015
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I think it would be wiser to simply get a different remote. That's like returning your new car because your favorite coffee cup won't fit in the cup holder. Get a different cup. The $15 OARUSB04G at Best Buy is an excellent option.
Why won't the UEI made universal have the same problem as UEI made oem remote?
mdavej's Avatar mdavej 02:42 PM 12-30-2015
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Why won't the UEI made universal have the same problem as UEI made oem remote?
I agree that seems logical. But I have the very same Denon and several UEI remotes, and all of them work fine. I don't know what's up with the DirecTV remotes and the repeats with this particular protocol. I've seen this reported elsewhere and no solution yet.
Edmund's Avatar Edmund 03:53 PM 12-30-2015
You can try code searching by volume, but holding button to see if it repeats:

1. av1 or av2
2. press and hold MUTE & SELECT for two blinks, release
3. enter 9 9 1, wait two blinks
4. enter 3
5. press and release VOL UP
6. point the remote at the stereo and keep pressing and holding CH up for a bit, if stereo doesn't respond release, repeat be pressing and holding and than releasing CH UP key until you find working code that repeats.
7. press select to lock in code


We know there are codes that work partially, but by pressing & holding each time you press the CH UP key, we are looking for codes that repeat.
818av's Avatar 818av 01:58 PM 07-04-2016
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Originally Posted by Edmund View Post
With a tv code in, 993 steps above still programmed in, now we try other Denon codes:


30004, 30160, 31360, and 31306.


After each try the volume keys.

I realize this thread is a bit old but I wanted to share my success with this sequence.

Following the 993 steps today worked for my 65R Directv remote and my Denon 2200w using remote code 31360.

Thanks Edmund!
Fatjack 06:23 PM 08-23-2016
I just received my new genie remote from DirectTV, and I have been beating my head against the wall trying to get it to connect to my Denon AVR 2308CI receiver! DirecTV told me its impossible, and I've tried every Denon code I can find on the internet to no avail. What really frustrates me is the previous genie remote was programed to this Denon and worked fine for two years up until last week when it just stopped working. Ive got the new remote programmed to TV, it operates the TV and the DirecTV just fine, any ideas for connecting to Denon?
I've tried all the codes suggested in this thread.......
mdavej's Avatar mdavej 11:29 AM 08-24-2016
31360 is the correct code for your Denon. Follow the On Screen instructions after pressing MENU -> Remote Control -> Program Audio Device.
ghostrider2's Avatar ghostrider2 03:01 AM 12-03-2016
Help just got the Denon 4300 and these codes dont work for my RC71 remote!
tecman51's Avatar tecman51 08:25 AM 01-13-2017
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Help just got the Denon 4300 and these codes dont work for my RC71 remote!
Same here with a 4300. None of the coding from DirecTV works for volume/mute. May have to try an older remote.
mdavej's Avatar mdavej 10:40 AM 01-15-2017
31360 is still the correct code for that model. Codes haven't changed in at least 10 years. Download IR commands from here to prove it to yourself. Use IR Scrutinizer to decode. You'll see it matches the UEI code Lookup Tool.
https://usa.denon.com/us/product/hom...vers/avrx4300h

Has DirecTV removed it from the RC71 database? That would be highly unusual. Most likely culprit is user error. Try this:
https://forums.att.com/t5/DIRECTV-In...o/td-p/4683126 (S900W codes are exactly the same as 4300)

Also TV code must be programmed before attempting to program AV.
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