ATV4 Remote with Pioneer receiver?

jonhlutke

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trying to get my new ATV remote to work with my receiver. Weird thing is I've always used a universal remote and the remote that came with the receiver has never controlled the volume to it (strangely). I have a direct tv remote that controls my reciever just fine but I can't seem to teach the IR on the ATV4 remote to learn the proper signal for my receiver. So I must use two remotes if I want to enjoy Apple TV. Does anyone have a work around? I miss the days of typing in a code and just letting the IR do its job.
 

Cvohara

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Sorry I have a VSX1019AH
I have a pioneer 521-K (2011 base model). The Apple TV can't control the volume over IR even though it appears to "learn" it. I tried training the Siri remote with my original pioneer remote and also my harmony smart control. These are simple IR signals. I have no idea what is wrong but it doesn't work as advertised.
 
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jonhlutke

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I have a pioneer 521-K (2011 base model). The Apple TV can't control the volume over IR even though it appears to "learn" it. I tried training the Siri remote with my original pioneer remote and also my harmony smart control. These are simple IR signals. I have no idea what is wrong but it doesn't work as advertised.
Mine doesn't even appear to learn any remote I put infront of it.
 

Wunderwally

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I have a pioneer 521-K (2011 base model). The Apple TV can't control the volume over IR even though it appears to "learn" it. I tried training the Siri remote with my original pioneer remote and also my harmony smart control. These are simple IR signals. I have no idea what is wrong but it doesn't work as advertised.
Mine doesn't even appear to learn any remote I put infront of it.
Are you guys sure you used the right option to learn volume control? If you want another Remote like a Harmony to control your ATV go to Remotes and Devices → under OTHER DEVICES → Learn Remote.

If you want the Siri Remote to control the volume of your receiver via IR you'll have to go to Remotes and Devices → under HOME THEATER CONTROL → Volume Control → Learn New Device.
 
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jonhlutke

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Are you guys sure you used the right option to learn volume control? If you want another Remote like a Harmony to control your ATV go to Remotes and Devices → under OTHER DEVICES → Learn Remote.

If you want the Siri Remote to control the volume of your receiver via IR you'll have to go to Remotes and Devices → HOME THEATER CONTROL → Volume Control → Learn New Device.
I want apple remote to control my reciever
 

jonhlutke

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Are you guys sure you used the right option to learn volume control? If you want another Remote like a Harmony to control your ATV go to Remotes and Devices → under OTHER DEVICES → Learn Remote.

If you want the Siri Remote to control the volume of your receiver via IR you'll have to go to Remotes and Devices → HOME THEATER CONTROL → Volume Control → Learn New Device.
Yes I'm using the home theater control learn new device function and it isn't reacting when I use volume up on any controller.
 

Wunderwally

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Yes I'm using the home theater control learn new device function and it isn't reacting when I use volume up on any controller.
Did you use your original remote from your Pioneer receiver to learn volume control? Worked flawless for me and took about 20 seconds to set up.
 

jonhlutke

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Did you use your original remote from your Pioneer receiver to learn volume control? Worked flawless for me and took about 20 seconds to set up.
Yes and it still doesn't recognize anything. I've tried two different remotes and nothing even shows in the progress bar.
 

Wunderwally

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Yes and it still doesn't recognize anything. I've tried two different remotes and nothing even shows in the progress bar.
And the two remotes you tried can control your receiver using IR (not CEC)? That's really odd...sounds stupid but did you try to move closer to the atv with the remote during the setup?
 

Jamesk811

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Hoping someone can help. I have a Bose lifestyle t20 home theatre system. My Bose controller works fine at controlling the Apple TV and my television (Samsung plasma) turns on and off perfectly when I either turn my ATV4 on or off.

However, the only annoying thing is my Bose lifestyle receiver doesn't turn on or off when I press the off or on button on my ATV4 remote. Is there a way to fix this or is the Bose lifestyle not compatible? When my tv turns on I see the "hdmi-cec" symbol at the top.
 

Menel

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I have an old vsx-1022, appletv changes inputs via hdmi-cec.
And siri remote changes volume via ir.
Working pretty well.
 

d.steve

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Same here, works fine with my circa 2010 SC-27. Haven't figured out how to enable CEC ("Kuro Link") on it, yet as instructions don't match buttons on my OEM remote. Grrr.
 

LaurentC9268

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I have Pioneer SVX-S300 and ATV4 connected to DVD input HDMI.
Output Pioneer connected to SAMSUNG TV.
Siri remote works fine to switch on and off both receiver and tv but no volume control of Pioneer.
Tried to configure volume control manually.
Seems to learn fine from the receiver remote but still no volume control.

Any idea ?
Thx
 

DNichter

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Worked fine on my Technics POS from 95. Would think it would have to work for you. Try switching the inputs, shutting it off and on, stuff like that.
 

mikepro

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Pioneer VSX-1120. Works just fine.

The fact that your original remote wont control the volume tells me something is wrong. Like you aren't selecting receiver on that remote or something. Obviously if you learn a signal that isn't controlling your receiver, you probably won't have any luck from the Apple TV. Did you teach it from a remote that works?

Also... you know how this works, right? I believe the AppleTV itself blasts out the IR command for your receiver, NOT the Siri remote. So, the ATV needs to be positioned such that the receive can see IR reflections.
 

Cvohara

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Pioneer VSX-1120. Works just fine.

The fact that your original remote wont control the volume tells me something is wrong. Like you aren't selecting receiver on that remote or something. Obviously if you learn a signal that isn't controlling your receiver, you probably won't have any luck from the Apple TV. Did you teach it from a remote that works?

Also... you know how this works, right? I believe the AppleTV itself blasts out the IR command for your receiver, NOT the Siri remote. So, the ATV needs to be positioned such that the receive can see IR reflections.
The IR blaster is on the remote. Not the box. When teaching he Siri remote the volume on the receiver changes. Apple TV seems to learn it but doesn't work after going through the setup.
 
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TheAppleFairy

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I have the VSX-1016TXV I have not tried to set mine up to control the volume yet, but if I have time I might try this weekend. It automatically worked to control the volume on the TV.

I am trying to set up my system to use have two options using my harmony remote Watch TV w/ receiver, Watch TV w/o Receiver. Watch ATV w/ and watch ATV w/o Receiver. I only need the receiver when I am watching an awesome movie. No point in burning through electricity when I don't need it.
 

machpost

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I have a circa-1997 Pioneer receiver whose remote has long since stopped working. My TiVo remote has been programmed to adjust the volume and turn the receiver on/off, so I used that remote to set up the Apple TV's remote.