CEC compatible TV

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by JBaby, Aug 4, 2016.

  1. JBaby macrumors member

    JBaby

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    I'm looking for a 50"-65" tv for my Muggle Mom. My only requirement is that the CEC has to work. The Siri Remote has to be the only remote. She isn't going to have satellite anymore in the near future so there's no need to juggle two remotes.

    I'm lucky that my three year old Vizio works perfectly with the tv, but since this series is retired now I have no idea what to buy today. Any and all help is appreciated.
     
  2. eyeballtickler7 macrumors member

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    I can vouch for Sony, I have 2 different Sony models from the past 2 years and both work seamlessly with aTV. Siri remote controls volume, and power on/off. No need to change inputs because aTV is our only device.

    I know some aren't fond of the Siri remote, but it's been great for us.
     
  3. JBaby thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you so much! I've been driving myself crazy trying to research TVs. The tv is also my only device so I too never have to change inputs. I love the Siri Remote. It's funny I hated the tv 3 remote. I never used it. I preferred the Remote app. Now I only use the app for inputting text. The new remote app doesn't control volume so it's not all that useful to me. I haven't had any problems since I added a case to the Siri Remote.
     
  4. pmau macrumors 65816

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    Sony had HDMI issues for me. Flickering signal, short blank screen, etc.
    I really dislike Samsung for its User Interface and I really do not watch much real TV.
    But my PS4, Apple TV and MacBook Pro all work great via HDMI.

    I have a Soundbar with Subwoofer, unfortunately I forgot the brand (*it was cheapish*)
    Volume works via Apple Remote and the TV seems to talk to the soundbar.

    I have to admit I have not used recent Sony TV's, but for me Samsung seems to be stable.
     
  5. Anuba macrumors 68040

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    I have two Sony TVs (a 55" 2014 model w/ proprietary OS and a 65" 2015 one w/ Android TV).
    I can operate both with the Siri Remote, and/or use the Sony remote to operate the ATV4 (navigation, playback controls etc).

    The 2015 model with Android TV has one slight advantage over the 2014 one: It remains securely in standby mode. The older one has this pesky issue with ATV4 where it suddenly turns itself on during the night for no discernible reason, and remains on after the ATV4 has gone back to sleep (if it was even awake).

    It's all pretty seamless and straightforward, and I'm rather happy with the setup. The only snag is that I can't get volume control to work over HDMI-CEC. Since every other aspect of Bravia Sync works perfectly w/ the ATV4, to the point of the remotes being interchangeable, I've no idea why volume control needs to rely on ye olde infrared. The only options on the ATV4 are "Off" and "Auto via IR". As a result, I can't control the TV volume from the ATV Remote app.

    I don't know why that is, but I can think of tree potential answers:
    1) Controlling TV volume from ATV4 via HDMI-CEC doesn't work with _anything_, be it Bravia, Vizio or whatever.
    2) Controlling TV volume from ATV4 via HDMI-CEC works fine with every brand/system _except_ Sony/Bravia, because Apple hates Sony and all its customers and wishes that they'd all die in maximum agony. Failing that, they could at least be deprived of HDMI-CEC volume control.
    3) Controlling TV volume from ATV4 via HDMI-CEC works splendidly with _everything_, including Sony Bravia, for everyone except me, because Tim Cook secretly hates me passionately so he made sure to upload special firmware to my ATV4 that disables volume control via HDMI.

    If your muggle mom has no interest in controlling the ATV4 with the Remote app, this volume control thing is a non-issue.
     
  6. priitv8 macrumors 68040

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    I have the 2015 Android model as well.
    Don't you experience the drop-out from HDMI input syndrome?
    http://forums.macrumors.com/threads/apple-tv-input-not-recognized.1950986/
    http://forums.macrumors.com/threads/tvos-10-beta-and-hdmi-cec.1980181/#post-23072959
     
  7. Anuba macrumors 68040

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    Nope. Then again I don't have satellite or cable, I strictly watch streams - Netflix, HBO etc. So there's only the ATV4 plus a Blu-ray player that's barely ever on. I'm therefore unable to experience the supposed phenomenon where an almighty cable box has a turbo-HDMI signal so powerful that it dethrones the ATV and claims the TV...
     
  8. priitv8 macrumors 68040

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    Ok. That might explain. I have 3 HDMI connected devices - Cable box, Blu-Ray player and aTV. I need to turn off the cable box, then aTV input sticks. Blu-Ray player seems not to disturb.
     

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