[mythtv-users] HDMI-CEC ?

Steven Adeff adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com
Sat Oct 8 14:22:43 UTC 2011

On Fri, Oct 7, 2011 at 11:31 AM, Simon Hobson <linux at thehobsons.co.uk> wrote:
> Max Hodgson wrote:
>>>Of course they also "embrace and extend" the standard so that it
>>>really only works properly with their own equipment :-(
>>The implementations between manufacturers is slightly different I think.
>>My PS3 will turn on my LG tv, but it won't change the HDMI input to
>>the one the PS3 is on. Which is almost complete useless.
> But I bet it works flawlessly with Sony TVs etc. As suggested, it
> will all be deliberately "standard enough to use the name,
> non-standard enough to create lock-in" so that things only work
> properly if you use kit from the same manufacturer.
> Funnily enough, sometime I'm supposed to be trading some time for a
> meal and properly setup a mates system - envy inducing big plasma,
> surround sound, and BR. He cocked up setting up the first time and it
> needs doing from scratch - I couldn't do it last time I was there, I
> couldn't even see the text in the manuals without my glasses, let
> alone read it !

yes, a lot of that has to do with the embrace+extend concept. though
they should all properly respond to the CEC standard commands. It
could also be that the PS3 sends a BRAVIA Link/Sync specific input
change command but a generic CEC power on command.

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