HDMI-CEC: Always on the right channel

HDMI-CEC: Always on the right channel

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The Swisscom TV-Box has a new feature: your TV-Box and television set can now communicate with each other thanks to HDMI-CEC. For example, when you switch on your Swisscom TV-Box, your TV will also switch on automatically. We explain how to activate HDMI-CEC.

 

You’ll never need to toggle to the right HDMI channel ever again: with HDMI-CEC, you can now use your Swisscom TV remote control to switch your TV-Box and television on and off at the same time. The TV-Box conveys the signals to the TV and selects the correct signal output (source) at start-up.

 

But that's not all that HDMI-CEC can do. If, for example, you decide to watch something on Swisscom TV after playing a game with a games console, then simply press the Home button on your Swisscom TV remote control to launch Swisscom TV with the correct HDMI channel selected automatically. Handy.

 

How to activate HDMI-CEC on the TV-Box

It is very easy to switch the HDMI-CEC on and off:

  1. Go to the Swisscom TV main menu (Home button)
  2. Select “Settings
  3. Open the “System” tab
  4. Under HDMI-CEC, you can then activate the two functions “Switch on TV and select HDMI input” and “Turn off TV” or deactivate them again.

How to ensure that your TV is HDMI-CEC ready

Please note that you also have to activate HDMI-CEC on your TV. You will need to determine which HDMI input on your TV supports HDMI-CEC (model and manufacturer dependent).

 

The TV manufacturers often use their own commercial name for HDMI CEC:

  • Samsung: Anynet+
  • Sony: BRAVIA Sync
  • Hitachi: HDMI CEC (Merci, Hitachi!)
  • Philips: EasyLink
  • Sharp: AquosLink
  • Panasonic: Viera Link
  • LG: SympLink

The HDMI-CEC options and features supported also differ among manufacturers. Some televisions cannot be switched off using HDMI-CEC or, in some cases, the volume can no longer be changed through the TV when HDMI-CEC is activated. You will find information about HDMI-CEC in the user guide for your television set, the Internet or from a specialist retailer.

 

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