TV input and Apple Tv

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by nippyjun, Dec 28, 2015.

  1. nippyjun macrumors 65816

    Jul 26, 2007
    I have a new 4th gen apple tv. I also have direct TV. Each is of course on a different input on my Vizio tv.

    I have to keep using my TV remote to switch inputs when going from one source to the other.
    Is there a better way to do this?
    Is there a way to automate this?
    Can the Apple Tv remote change the inputs somehow?

  2. Mac... nificent macrumors 6502

    Nov 20, 2012
    If each is HDMI then you can get a HDMI switch. You'll still need to "push a button" to get it to work.
  3. waw74 macrumors 68030

    May 27, 2008
    mac... he's not swapping cables, he's changing inputs on the tv with the remote. no need to get a switch.

    some TVs support HDMI-CEC, if the TV supports that then the aTV can cause it to switch to the correct input.
    different manufacturers call it different things, but probably has "sync" or "net" in the name.
    and how well it works also will differ from manufacturer to manufacturer

    for instance, i can turn on my BluRay player, inset a disk and hit play. My receiver will power on to the correct input, and my TV will power on to the correct input.
  4. Snoopy4 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 29, 2014
    Get a Harmony remote.
  5. nippyjun thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jul 26, 2007
    Thanks for the replies. I turned on the hdmi vex on my tv, now the Apple TV remote turns on and off the tv and automatically changes the input

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