I have the Onkyo TX-NR709. The Verizon/Phillips remote will only turn the receiver on or off but not both. Verizon support "lost in space" their answer buy a Harmony remote. I had Harmony before and feel they suck. Just check Harmony's own web page reviews 1/4 of they own reviews only give them a 1-3 rating out of 5.
Onkyo support says it's version's fault and their remote. Phillips who makes the remote don't even know they make the remote, DAHHH!!!!
All I want and need it to do is turn it on/off and volume adj.
I can go to Walmart buy a $50 Home Theater system and completely control all my components with my Verizon/Phillips remote. High end stuff no way. I guess the new rule must be, at least with Verizon and Phillips, You Don't get What You Pay For.
And so every knows it's a lot of the higher end stuff not just Onkyo.
Buying a remote that cost 1/4-1/2 ($199.99-$350.00) as much as the receiver ($500) is absolutely insane and shouldn't even be suggested. It's only a remote control.
Does anyone know if Verizon's Motorola or Scientific-Atlanta AT8550 will do the Hard job of turning my receiver on/off and adj the volume.