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dmylrea

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A problem I have been living with since ditching DirecTV is that the AppleTV 4K box (using new remote) does not turn on the Yamaha receiver it is connected to. For years a DirecTV box was connected on the same HDMI input and always turned on the receiver when I turned on the DTV box. Switched it out, and Yamaha will not turn on. It does turns off when I press/hold the power button the ATV remote, but won't turn on (actually it magically and unpredictably will turn on 1 in 100 times).

Setting on ATV4K is correct (I've actually tried 2 ATV4K boxes and both act similarly) and HDMI setting on Yamaha has HDMI control on.

Ideas?
 

w5jck

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Are you pressing the power button on the ATV 4K remote and holding it in for a second or more to turn on the system? It takes a long press to turn on other devices. Same with turning everything off, it takes a long press.
 

dmylrea

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Are you pressing the power button on the ATV 4K remote and holding it in for a second or more to turn on the system? It takes a long press to turn on other devices. Same with turning everything off, it takes a long press.
Tried that. No difference.
 

waw74

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try unplugging and replugging both ends of all HDMI cables, this can help sort a connection that's not seated all the way, as well as cause them to re-handshake. (it possible one isn't making good connection if it got jostled in your moving stuff around)
are you using all the same cables as before?


try power cycling everything.
things occasionally get a bit off for me, and I just pull the extension cord that runs up to the TV for a second.


try toggling the CEC settings, I'd start with the TV.
 

dmylrea

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try unplugging and replugging both ends of all HDMI cables, this can help sort a connection that's not seated all the way, as well as cause them to re-handshake. (it possible one isn't making good connection if it got jostled in your moving stuff around)
are you using all the same cables as before?


try power cycling everything.
things occasionally get a bit off for me, and I just pull the extension cord that runs up to the TV for a second.


try toggling the CEC settings, I'd start with the TV.
I did not mention, but I did replace the HDMI cable that was working fine with DTV with a new cable as part of troubleshooting and still did not work.

So, changed out ATV4K and HDMI cable. I will try power cycling everything.
 
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