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It's always more convenient to use a single remote to control all of your devices rather than having multiple. The good news is, the Ignite TV remote is more than capable of controlling numerous devices.
You can find all of the steps to program your remote by following the instructions below:
1.) Go to www.urcsupport.com
2.) Enter "Rogers" as your Provider
3.) Select the "Code Finder" button below the "Rogers Ignite TV Voice Remote"
4.) Click on "Add New Audio"
5.) Select the "Sony" brand from the list
6.) If you have the model number select "Enter my model number" otherwise select "I don't know my model number"
7.) A Code should be generated
8.) Follow the steps for "Setup for Audio Device Control" below the code finder and enter the code into the remote when prompted
I hope this helps!
After I got over my surprise about losing my surround sound capability, I did some research and bought an HDMI splitter (to split the HDMI signal into HDMI and optical audio). I connected the HDMI out from the Ignite set-top box into the splitter. I connected the HDMI OUT port on the splitter to the HDMI IN port on my TV and used my digital audio optical cable to connect the SPDIF OUT port on the splitter to the digital optical port on my home theatre. I had the settings at Expert ahd immediately got surround sound without havingt to change anything. Whe I checked the settings later I, saw that it had automatically detected that there was a Dolby 5.1 signal.
Long story short, the HDMI Audio Extractor Converter (HDMI to Optical Toslink SPDIF) was what allowed me to get surround sound on my Ignite set-top box.
How to get Ignite surround sound to work with Yamaha RX-V663?
We recently got Ignite, connected via HDMI to a Yamaha RX-V663 receiver.
The receiver shows that it is receiving a 5.1 surround-sound signal, and the "Dolby Digital Plus" indicator is lit.
But the receiver's display says "straight", which means that the signal processing is bypassed, and the result is 2.0 sound.
Strangely, adjusting the receiver's controls result in "not available" when I try to change the setting to anything other than "straight". Unplugging the HDMI allows the controls to work again, but as soon as it is plugged in it goes back to fixed "straight", like the Ignite box is telling the receiver not to do any sound processing.
Is there some setting that will allow these two devices to communicate properly?
@RB42 : Page 51 of the operating manual for your AVR discusses how to disable "straight". (Press Straight repeatedly to toggle?)
Page 49 of the OM discusses how to invoke "Movie" Standard, which is what you should use. You should then get Dolby Pro Logic for any incoming DD2.0 signals and DD5.1 for DD5.1.
If this doesn't work, you can try resetting the AVR per page 119 of the OM.
@57 , yes, I had already read the manual and tried that.
As I said, any attempt to change the setting from "straight", whether by the "straight" button, the mode changer, or the remote control, always results in "not available" while the HDMI is connected to the Ignite box.
Connected to anything else (including the old Rogers box), it lets me change it with no problem.
@RB42 : Have you tried changing the settings in the Rogers box for audio? Change it one way (PCM or Other?) and then back to Bitstream or DD or whatever?
Have you tried a different HDMI cable - perhaps there is something amiss with the audio connection of that cable?
Have you tried resetting the AVR as I mentioned? Of course this will reset any customer settings to factory defaults.