Connecting with Your A/V Receiver

Note While the images here refer to watching cable, these steps are the same if you are connecting your A/V receiver for your DISH receiver, DIRECTV receiver, Apple TV, Roku, Xbox, Blu-ray player, DVD player and any other media players you add during setup.

Before you get started, make sure there's a clear path between Ray and your A/V receiver (no furniture, people, or pets in the way) so Ray's infrared signals can get through unobstructed.

1. The first time you are asked about an audio device is right after you’ve set up your cable box or satellite receiver. Skip it here if you don’t use it for live TV and you’ll have an opportunity to add it later with the device(s) that use it.

To connect to your A/V receiver, tap the "I have an A/V receiver" link.

2. Follow the instructions on Ray’s screen and when you’re ready, tap "I can see and hear it."

3. Tap the brand name of your A/V receiver (swipe to scroll through the list to find it, or start typing the brand in the search box until you see it come up).

I can’t find my device's brand

4. Next, Ray will provide some buttons to test which infrared codes will successfully control your A/V receiver. Depending on the brand, Ray may test only one or several buttons, and it may take a few attempts (of sets of buttons) to find the right codes to connect with your device.

Tap the first test button presented; Ray will send a signal to your A/V receiver to perform the function of the button—so watch & listen to your A/V receiver to check for a response (you can tap the button a few times to be sure).

What do the A/V receiver test buttons mean?

5. Tap "Yes" or "No" to let Ray know whether the test button successfully controlled your A/V receiver.

If you choose "No," Ray will attempt another set of buttons (they may be the same functions, but this time Ray will try them with different infrared codes).

Repeat steps 4-5 for as many test buttons as Ray presents to you; when Ray is satisfied it's found the right set of infrared codes to connect with your A/V receiver, you'll see the "Hello A/V receiver" screen.

6. Point Ray at your A/V receiver and tap the "Turn it back on" button.

7. Once your A/V receiver comes back on, hooray! Ray has successfully connected to it and you can move on with setup.

Ray doesn’t turn my device back on

Note: Throughout the setup process, you can always tap the "<" (back) button to re-do a step.


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