Apple TV - HDMI Switching Issue

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Spanners, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. Spanners macrumors member

    Feb 21, 2006
    Tunbridge Wells, UK

    I've bought a brand new :apple:TV which looks great works as I'd expect with one small problem.

    As my current LCD telly doesn't have enough HDMI ports, I've had to purchase a HDMI switch. The switch is automatic and works perfectly with my Sky+ HD and Playstation 3, the problem is that the :apple:TV doesn't cause the switch to work. If I turn everything onto standby I'd expect the :apple:TV to take over the connection, however it simply doesn't.

    Can anyone help?

  2. hafr macrumors 68030

    Sep 21, 2011
    I've heard something about the HDMI port being passive on the Apple TV, so it doesn't/can't signal to whatever it's connected to that it's been switched on... Do you have two ports? Then problem solved! If not, I guess you have to get a "manual" switch...
  3. Darien Red Sox macrumors regular

    Dec 13, 2010
    CT, USA
    Can you set the switch to default to the TV when everything else is off? Otherwise you will have to do it manually:(
  4. hanid88 macrumors newbie

    Nov 12, 2012
    Apple TV HDMI Issue glitch

    if your Apple TV constantly glitch like you are loosing stream it might be that you have to change the HDMI Audio to RGBI High look at his video it might help.
    I hope it helps...!

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