To control your receiver with the remote control press the RECEIVER button on the remote (you can also use this remote to control your Onkyo Blu-ray, DVD, CD player, and other components).
When you would like to change the remote controllers mode (target a component) without changing the current input source, press the MODE you would like and within a few seconds press the REMOTE MODE button. For example, say you want the satellite box, you would press the CBL/SAT button on the remote or if you want the tuner you would press the TUNER button. These buttons can be used when a remote mode other than receiver mode is selected. Also, pressing the HOME button switches you back to receiver mode.