I'm sure this is a simple problem that everyone else has figured out. Please help me! I have an RCA Direct TV receiver with Dolby Digital. I just purchased a Sony STR-DA1ES A/V receiver. I connected the two with an optical cable. This means that the volume now has to be controlled by the A/V receiver. The Sony came with a very good leaning remote, however, the Direct TV remote has so many special keys that it seems like I would be better off using it instead. I can not get the RCA remote to control the Sony volume though. I see where GE, RCA, etc. all sell universal remotes that have similar layout of the Direct TV remote but also contol audio equipment. I just want to be able to control the satelite easily but also the sound through the A/V receiver. On these new remotes, will the volume buttons not default to control the TV's volume? Since the TV doesn't control the volume now, can I reprogram them to work with the A/V receiver? I'm just looking for a simple solution. Thank you for any help!