NRcontrol – software to control ONKYO AVR's via network



I’m a pure hobby developer working with NRcontrol is my first ever project. However I had extensive experience with VBA for MS Office in the past. So not a start at point zero.

I’m living in Northern Germany in a little town called Hermannsburg. For a living I’m working in the oil and gas service industry.



18 responses

  1. I just released an iPhone program that does some of the same things that your program does. I don’t support the TX906 yet, and it doesn’t seem to work, but I have been told that it works well with your program. The only thing I can think of is that it uses a different terminator character on the eISCP message. Was there anything different you had to do for older receivers than newer ones? Thanks for any insight.


    October 17, 2010 at 15:26

    • I’ve send you an email. Let me know whether it helps.

      October 17, 2010 at 16:20

      • I realize you have put allot of hard work into creating this application. I have an Onkyo TX-NR809 and your application has issues with it, I was curious, since development seems to have slowed on this, if you would be willing to share your source code so that I might be able to fine tune it to work with the 809?

        June 13, 2012 at 20:16

  2. Alexey

    Thanks for really good and usefull stuff!
    Good luck and please continue!

    September 19, 2011 at 07:39

  3. Tom Horrall

    Works fine so far on my Integra DHC-80.1, although I haven’t tried all functions yet. One thing is not clear to me – probably a dumb question, but I don’t see the best way to start the application (in Win7)- just the install file?

    Thanks for all you do.

    October 23, 2011 at 17:35

    • Install file??? So far I have never published an Install file. The exe file I’m offering for download can be directly started without installation. My PC history goes back to the mid 80’s and stiil prefer programms that do not interfere with my operating system and the installation if possible. NRcontrol therefore writes its own configuration file so I’m not bloating any registry files. You can create a short cut to NRcontrol and then put this shortcut into theW7 menu structuire if you like.

      October 23, 2011 at 18:50

  4. Carmelo

    I am running windows 7 and every time I launch NRcontrol it says stops working and won’t launch. I installed the fonts still nothing. Is there something I’m missing?


    February 1, 2012 at 19:00

    • I’m running W7 too and no problems. Maybe your specific W7 is missing something like the .net framework. In my list of installed software I see multiple entries for Microsoft .net framework 4.

      February 1, 2012 at 21:47

      • Carmelo

        I just updated and ensured I had all the .net framework. Still crashes, really frustating cause it’s a great program and I really want it to work.

        February 1, 2012 at 22:15

  5. Patrik

    Wow, great application. But PC and NET doesn’t work with my 509. Any glue what I did wrong? Every other function is working fine.


    February 5, 2012 at 11:04

    • May be the 509 uses different control codes for these two inputs than my 807.

      February 5, 2012 at 22:12

      • Same with my TX-NR609. PC, PHONO and NET selections do not “click”. Oddly, the surround mode does change to what I selected for that source.

        March 11, 2012 at 02:02

  6. I’ve been using this to do some basic control of my 515 but I notice that there’s not really any way to navigate the net menu and see what’s going on without looking at the display on the onkyo unit or having the tv on. However, on your banner image it looks like there is album art, and it know it’s on etc. Is this a mock up of future aims or am I missing something? Thanks!

    May 25, 2013 at 09:36

  7. Torben F.

    Hi. I would like to remote control my Onkyo, but unfortunately had to find that my T-4070 is not compatible. Therefore I would like to develop an own solution to e.g. establish an auto wake-up function. Can you tell me how remote with Onkyo works and which protocol is being used?

    January 21, 2015 at 22:23

    • I’ll reply with an email.

      January 23, 2015 at 18:42

  8. Michael

    Nice work! One Problem on my TX-NR626 is, that Home Media is selected instead of Favorites when I choose radio station.
    I hope you keep on improving your project.

    Der Quellcode würde mich auch interessieren. Kannst dich gerne per Mail melden.

    February 23, 2015 at 19:03

  9. Alejandro Robledo

    Great work! Your app is working with my Integra 40.6, however, it cannot control the Zone 3 (power, source, volume up, down) The button is there, but it’s not working. I have tested the codes for Z3 using the Manual commands option and they are working fine. Is it possible to add functionality for Zone 3?

    November 2, 2015 at 17:03

    • NRcontrol does not support Zone 3 and I currently don’t plan to add that. I’m sorry other non-computer projects do have higher priority and I’m satisfied with NRcontrol for my own purposes as is right now. I have and I will share the source code with interested people that are interested to implement additional functionality.
      kind regards

      November 2, 2015 at 21:09

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