Onkyo receiver HDMI CEC setup question

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by 2010mini, Nov 1, 2015.

  1. 2010mini macrumors 601

    Jun 19, 2013
    Anyone with Onkyo receivers know how to set up the HDMI CEC to turn on and switch input when the Apple TV turns on?

    Currently only my TV turns on with the Apple TV. All me components are connected to the Onkyo via HDMI.

    Appreciate the help.
  2. jmantn macrumors 6502

    Mar 13, 2012
    I'm not entirely sure I understand your question or just your setup so this may not be very helpful to you however maybe explaining how mine is setup will help. I'm also assuming on your Onkyo you know how to actually turn on the HDMI CEC (I'm not in front of mine or I'd detail the steps) and within my Apple Tv I have the Home Theater controls (think the name is similar) I have it set to HDMI I believe.

    I have the newest Onkyo Receiver with 4K support that was out around December 2014. I use quite a few of the HDMI inputs on my receiver and I do have HDMI CEC enabled.

    The way my setup works is I just push a button on my Siri remote and my Onkyo receiver, tv, and apple tv all come on. When I put my apple to sleep manually everything turns off as well.

    If I'm using my apple tv and switch to another device (ex: PS4, pressing the on button on the controller) my Onkyo switches to the PS4 and even when my Apple Tv goes to sleep (set for 30 min) it will not affect anything else.
  3. 2010mini thread starter macrumors 601

    Jun 19, 2013
    My Onkyo receiver is about 5 years old. Is there a setting in the Onkyo to turn on/off CEC on each input? Currently if I turn off my TV, it will turn off the Onkyo.

    I have my Apple TV on HDMI 2 on the Onkyo. When I turn it on the Apple TV, the TV turns on but the receiver does not. The only thing connected to my TV is the Onkyo receiver via the only HDMI out. I just think it strange the TV turns on but the receiver does not.
  4. jmantn macrumors 6502

    Mar 13, 2012
    Five years old? I'm not sure. HDMI CEC at least for Tv's didn't start appearing off the top of my head until around 2008 or so which means it's possible your receiver supports it.

    I'd think to get better help you're going to need the Model Number of your receiver. I'd also go to Onkyo's website and check for any firmware updates (I know mine had two or more since December).

    Lastly because it seems I'm the only one replying I'd really suggest calling Onkyo Support. I've called them multiple times when I first got mine and sometimes it was a LONG hold time (it was the holidays) The person I spoke to was very knowledgeable regarding the products.

    I suggest calling because all you really need to know is if your receiver supports CEC. Also another suggestion once you find your model number is to search for a CNET review, it's most likely stated there if it has CEC support.

    Lastly I'd just search through the Owner's Manual or the on screen menu if your receiver has one and see if there's an option to enable it.

    Hope that helps.
  5. 2010mini thread starter macrumors 601

    Jun 19, 2013
  6. EnDumEn macrumors newbie


    Nov 1, 2015
    I have the TX-SR605 and the only thing I needed to do was go to settings/hardware setup/HDMI and enable all the controls. I can now shut off and turn on receiver+tv as well as adjust the volume from my Siri Remote! :)
  7. 2010mini thread starter macrumors 601

    Jun 19, 2013
    Well it seems my Onkyo HT-R530 is a lot older than I first thought. But I did find the HDMI settings and turned it on. But it sort of works. while the receiver is on and I'm watching tv via my cable box. If I turn on the Apple TV, it now switches input.

    But the receiver still will not turn on with the Apple TV.

    Maybe I just need a new receiver.
  8. RXDI macrumors newbie


    Jan 9, 2012
    Do you have your receiver setup properly? One HDMI from the OUT on the Onkyo to your TV. Then all of your devices plugged into the correct HDMI on the receiver?

    I push any button on the remote and the ATV, Receiver and TV all turn on. I also had to turn on CEC on my TV.
  9. laurim, Nov 5, 2015
    Last edited: Nov 5, 2015

    laurim macrumors 68000


    Sep 19, 2003
    Minnesota USA
    I have an Onkyo 709 receiver and my previous TV was on one of the hdmi inputs. Swapped out the TVs and now the new TV switches the hdmi source on the TV to one that's not being used. My Onkyo is in HDMI 1 and the TV switches the TV source to HDMI 3 for some reason. I switch the TV back to the HDMI 1 port to start setting up the TV but as soon as I hit any button on the Siri remote, it switches to HDMI 3 on the tv. Don't know what to do. I have a Samsung TV with anynet and it always says "disconnecting Anynet device..." when I change away from HDMI 3. Do you think I need to disable Anynet on the TV somehow?

    Yes! Disabling Anynet on the Samsung TV and activating RIHD on the Onkyo receiver lets me simply click the TV remote to turn on the TV AND change to the right HDMI output on the Onkyo (I have it on the one labeled "PC" on the Onkyo remote). Can also change the volume on the Onkyo with the Siri remote. All these years I've been having to do them separately because I didn't know RIHD. Awesome!
  10. cathalcleary macrumors newbie

    Nov 9, 2018
    CEC worked perfectly with my Onkyo TX-NR747 and ATV until this week when it randomly stopped working. I did a factory reset on both the receiver and the ATV, but it didn't fix. Struggling to work out what's wrong! First time I set it up, the ATV did all the work through initial setup.

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