Automatic Switching By BT Youview Box
My BT Youview box was working fine then I upgraded my TV to a Sony Bravia Android 4K HDD set. Now my Youview box has a problem. It no longer switches the TV over automatically when the youview box is turned on or off. To watch youview through the box or watch a recording I now have to select from a list of HDMI Inputs and on finishing I have to select a TV channel to get out of the HDMI Inputs screen.
What to do I do not know so I hope there is someone out there who knows what to do!
I suspect the box is fine, I think possibly some TVs are better at switching than others. I have two Youview boxes (one BT, one Humax Retail) connected to two TVs (both LG). Both boxes turn on one of the TVs and select the appropriate HDMI when switched on.
When connected to the other TV though, it's pretty random what happens, whichever box is connected to it. Sometimes the TV will come on and switch over, sometimes it'll come on but not switch, sometimes nothing at all. I changed the HDMI cable on that TV also which improved things a bit, but certainly in my case the iffy behaviour is not related to the boxes themselves.
Ensure that BraviaSync, Sony’s name for the CEC that controls this, is turned On on the TV.
Thank you Roy and others. The BraviaSync control is on and still it won't switch over. Don't know much about HDMI but do you think I should buy another HDMI cable to rule out any fault with the old cable?
The CEC signals don’t use a separate wire in the HDMI cable, so if it handshakes OK and passes picture and sound, replacing it probably would not do much good.
In general, our YouView boxes will take a TV out of standby if necessary, and select the correct HDMI channel for it; but will not put the TV back in standby afterwards, nor put it back to the channel or input it was on previously.
I know that some during this period have actually bought more physical content because they wanted to watch something that was not available on the platforms they subscribe to and want to watch something at a time of their own choosing too.
With online services closing, I have lost a number of digital films I have purchased (or had via the likes of Ultra Violet) over the years and to me, that's dead money.
Do you remember where thats found on the menu, Roy?
As best I can recall from memory (2015 was a while back), this may be approximately right:-
Adjusting BRAVIA Sync settings
When a specific Sony BRAVIA Sync-compatible device is connected and powered on and [BRAVIA Sync control] is enabled, BRAVIA Sync is automatically activated on that device. For details, refer to the instruction manual of the connected device.
Available options are shown below. (Options vary depending on your model/region/country.)
To use the Sync Menu
In regard to CEC on Sony's, I've got one and its switching can be dodgy to say the least. However, on a BT T2100/T2110 remote they have a TV AV switch input button which is handy to say the least (top row next to the power on/off button).
The paradoxical thing was that what killed Minidisc was that it used lossy compression, which was compared with CD quality, to its detriment.
And then after it was dead, everybody started listening to mp3s, at degrees of compression that Sony wouldn’t have dreamed of going anywhere near.
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