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I hate multiple remotes. Control amp through TV?

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Hey everyone, 

 

Seeing as I'm new to the hifi world and have my sights locked on a pair of RP-280F's, I am now looking for an amp to go with it. 

 

Thing is, I hate using multiple remotes. 

I plan to connect all my devices (only 2) directly to the tv so the amp will only use a single connection to my tv. 

 

 

Does anyone know of a compact amp that automatically turns on and off when it receives a signal or even a command from the tv and where I can raise or lower the volume through the TV's remote?

 

Thank you all in advance!

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I might not be in a position to answer your question directly, especially if by "amp" you are planning on buying just an amp and not a receiver (AVR). I haven't used power amps since my original and over the top powerful home theater from about 15 years ago, so i can't advise you on the functionality of just an amp with a TV in this day and age. However, if you are considering purchasing an AVR (receiver), then this is easily solved in a number of ways.

 

However, when going with an AVR setup, I would recommend rather making the receiver the central control point. Most decent receivers from the well known brands (Yamaha, Denon, Marantz etc) should have no trouble controlling the basic functions of your TV. And if you connect your TV to your receiver via an ARC or eARC enabled HDMI connection, your TV and receiver will turn on and off together with one action, and volume will be control via your receiver remote. I also think you'll get a better experience overall making your receiver the central control point rather than your TV.

 

Now if you really want to control all your devices from just one remote and pack all your other remotes away permanently, one of the best investments I've made in my home theater to date is investing in the not-so-cheap Logitech Harmony Elite system. This one universal remote has literally replaced 7 remotes I was previously relying on to control everything that is connected to my home theater system. After setting the remote up to control everything, I haven't needed to take out any of the original remotes again. It handles everything from complex setups on my Yamaha A2070 receiver, Smart TV, TV Apps, Blue-Ray player, Sat TV Box, Amazon Fire Stick, Smart Lights etc... and all the actions can be triggered by my Google Home Assistant (or Alexa), so your system can be voice activated as well.

 

Best investment ever for me! 🙂

 

...but if your goal is just a small amp and TV, then I'm sure someone on the forum will advise you on this soon... 🙂

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In addition to the above, I just thought of something else that might help... if the amp you get has an ARC or eARC HDMI connection, and your TV also has one, then switching the amp on shouldn't be an issue at all. They will effectively be synced together, and switching the one on and off, should switch the other on and off. 

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I have a Marantz SR7012 AVR and have the TV connected via the eARC monitor port. Whenever the TV is turned on or off the Marantz follows suit and either turns on or off accordingly.

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