Onkyo TX-NR656

Please add Onkyo TX-NR656

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  • Hello, I have sent your request to the Device Driver Team, we will get back to you as soon as your device is added. Regards,

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  • Bryan Eickelberg

    Your device is already supported. Let me know if something doesn't work!

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    • Andy when I search for this under add device nothing shows up, but it seems that nothing i search for under add device is showing up (to include devices I have already added).  Is something wrong with the search function in the APP?

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      • Andy
      • Andy
      • 1 yr ago
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      Bryan Eickelberg 

      Are you still connected to the internet? Is the brain connected to the same network as the phone?

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    • Andy yes, both the brain and phone are on the same wifi network, connected to the internet.

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      • Andy
      • Andy
      • 1 yr ago
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      Bryan Eickelberg 

      Hm... Can you try to reboot the Brain? Thanks!

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    • Hello Andy ,

      I've added the tx-nr656 from Onkyo to the brain but none of the functions are working, No power, no volume up/down. I've removed and reinstalled the device to the brain but still no luck. What could be the problem?

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      • Andy
      • Andy
      • 11 mths ago
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      Hov Jambazian 

      I'm sorry to hear! 

      As all Onkyo AVRs are sharing basically the same codes, we have to search the issue outside of the data. These AVRs are working fine with NEEO. 

      Is the brain perfectly in line of sight with the device? Also, can you send me a screenshot of the recipe steps that include the AVR? Thanks!

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    • Andy 

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      • Andy
      • Andy
      • 11 mths ago
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      Hov Jambazian 

      Thanks! Looks like it's not about the recipe. Did you check the positioning? You can also send me a photo of the position of the brain and the AVR so I can check if it can work this way. Thanks!

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    • Andy The positioning is fine. The IR emitter is receiving the signal and sending it to the cabinet all my stuff is in. I tested the brain with another Onkyo models setup and it was sending signals there just fine. The input buttons stagnate when they send a signal but do not work nonetheless.

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      • Andy
      • Andy
      • 11 mths ago
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      Hov Jambazian 

      I have just discovered that we have this exact model at office -  and it works fine. But, I'm pretty sure I know what is wrong. Onkyo offers multiple IR addresses. Please test the following devices:

      - Onkyo GENERIC_AVR_1_IR_ADDRESS_1
      - Onkyo GENERIC_AVR_2_IR_ADDRESS_2
      - Onkyo GENERIC_AVR_3_IR_ADDRESS_3

      Our default codes are on IR address 1. I'm pretty sure your device is set to IR address 2 or 3 at the moment. 

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    • Andy Ill test this in the morning and let you know how it goes. Thanks!

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    • Andy I set the receivers channel back to channel 1 and its working as expected. Im just getting the hang of the remote and its great. You need to know what you're doing but once you understand the capabilities, you can get it to do all kinds of functions. Now what I want to know is, how do I designate the volume and channel buttons to separate devices?

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      • Andy
      • Andy
      • 11 mths ago
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      Hov Jambazian 

      Glad to hear!

      First of all, I saw on the recipe screenshots that you have un-hided the AVR. AVRs are hidden by default because of good reasons. It's not necessary to unhide it. All in all it's not about controlling a separate device, it's about doing an action, automated, start a recipe. E.g. Watch Movie or Watch Blu-ray.

      If you e.g. got a TV, a Blu-ray player and an AVR, you simply add all these devices to NEEO. By default, only the Blu-ray player will be shown on the Home screen. If you then click on the Blu-ray player and finish the wiring setup, you'll tell NEEO where all your devices are connected. After successful finished wiring setup, when you next time click on Blu-ray, it does automatically start the TV, Blu-ray Player and AVR and does switch to all the correct inputs. Also, when in setup wired to the AVR it chooses automatically the AVR volume. You'll usually not need anymore button from the AVR. Volume is already on the volume hard buttons of the remote, power and inputs are automized. If you may need e.g. a Mode or something from the AVR regularly, you can add the couple of buttons to the shortcut screen of the Blu-ray recipe. In fact you can add every command of every device that was added to NEEO there. So, no need for unhiding the AVR.

      Regarding the channel switch - Again think recipe based. If you talk about some kind of set top box; simply add it and tell NEEO to which devices it is connected, the same way as explained with the Blu-ray Player. With starting the set top box recipe, you'll already have the correct channel buttons on the channel hard buttons.
      If you talk about the tuner part of the AVR, just add the TX-NR656 TUNER device and wire it to the input of the AVR that switches to tuner. Channel buttons will be mapped correctly in this new tuner recipe.
      If you mean the TV, simply choose during the first wiring setup that you use the TV for watching TV when this is asked in the setup. If you missed that step, go to the settings menu, click on "Recipes" and unhide the TV recipe. Now, a TV recipe will appear with the TV channel buttons mapped to the channel hard buttons.

      Volume - If you want to change the default volume step, navigate to the recipe settings again. Click on the recipe where you want to change the volume step. Search for the step "Use Volume", click on it and change it to the device you want. Done!

      I may have explained it too detailed and some of it may be already clear to you, but I hope this helps!

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    • Andy Very well explained, and yes, I kinda figured most of this stuff out. You guys should get all these detailed explanations and create a how to section on the site.

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  • Andy I am having a similar issue only in my case, I have 2 Onkyo receivers I want to control with my Neeo. One is my home theater and the other is house audio. Obviously they cannot both be on IR address 1. Is there a way to change the IR address in Neeo? Right now I can only use one of the devices, the one that is set to IR address 1 on the device.

    The models are TX-SR313 and TX-8050

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      • Andy
      • Andy
      • 5 mths ago
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      Jonathan Kirkpatrick 

      Simply add one of the following drivers to NEEO in order to control the IR addresses:

      Onkyo GENERIC_AVR_1_IR_ADDRESS_1

      Onkyo GENERIC_AVR_1_IR_ADDRESS_2

      Onkyo GENERIC_AVR_1_IR_ADDRESS_3

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  • Thanks Andy though I do not see those in the list of devices. I added the very similar Onkyo_generic_avr_2_ir_address_2 because that came up on the list. But it won't control anything like volume, channel, input etc. It only turns power on/off.

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      • Andy
      • Andy
      • 5 mths ago
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      Jonathan Kirkpatrick 

      Did you do the wiring setup and define the volume step correctly? You can add it manually to a recipe, but we would recommend to rewire everything. This way, the wiring is done correctly and the mapping of the volume button is also correct.

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