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Can the remote 8790-L be used to change video source on my Yamaha receiver RX-A800?

kiyoshigekiyoshige Posts: 2 Spectator
edited March 14 in TV Equipment Feb 14, 2023

My old RC122 Spectrum remote changed the video source on my Yamaha receiver by pressing AUX and then Video Source I could alternate between the different video sources (Spectrum cable box, Roku or DVD player).

But the old remote is no longer working and the new 8790-L remote can turn the Yamaha receiver on and off and change volume but cannot toggle between the video sources.

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  • Lyn_TLyn_T Posts: 87 Moderator
    Feb 14, 2023 Answer ✓

    Good evening @kiyoshige and Welcome to our Community Forums!

    Thank you for reaching out to us about programming your remote control. You can learn more about programing your new remote. Have you completed the steps in suggested for your Yamaha receiver? You may need to use the codes for Aux Audio, Aux Home Theater, or Aux Tuners. Unfortunately there is not a way to guarantee that our Universal remotes will operate your additional home equipment. We do recommend using the original remotes if the programming suggestions don't work.


  • kiyoshigekiyoshige Posts: 2 Spectator
    Feb 14, 2023

    Yes, I've completed the steps. Then I press AUX (to activate receiver on the spectrum remote) and VIDEO SOURCE, but the video source does not change the sources on the receiver.

    I do have the original remote which of course works...

  • HT_GreenfieldHT_Greenfield Posts: 279 Contributor
    edited February 15 Feb 15, 2023

    That's supposed to be a great remote but if code 644 doesn't do the trick, then maybe VIDEO SOURCE only works with TV's.

  • SatchSatch Posts: 4,941 Contributor
    Feb 15, 2023


    For the best results with Spectrum equipment integration, we recommend using the remotes provided by Spectrum over third-party remotes, which can be hit or miss.


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