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Topic # 196082 18-May-2016 15:59
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Hello,


Bought a Belkin HDMI switch to connect an Apple TV and a MySky box. You can either manually choose which input to use or it will swap automatically.

The Apple TV shouldn't need to be switched off, so if you set the preference to input 1 which is connected to the MySky output, then all that is required is for the MySky box to turn off, and then the switcher will automatically swap to the Apple TV.

Problem:  I thought turning the MySky box "off" by pressing the power button on the remote and putting it on standby would be enough, but it is still giving output through HDMI and the switcher won't automatically swap. This means that I'll either have to set the preference to the Apple TV and just turn it on when I need it, or that I'll have to put the switch to the front and manually swap using the button. The switch only happens if the MySky box is fully powered off, which is no good.

Anyone have any advice? Is there a way to stop the MySky box from feeding through the HDMI port when in standby? Do all devices do this because it seems pretty dumb.


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  Reply # 1555075 18-May-2016 19:16
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I've got a western digital live tv and it's the same.

If I unplug it the HDMI switcher will change to Sky one. If I just put WD Live into standby the hdmi stays on that with no signal displayed on TV.

Must be still some signal going over HDMI even when device in standby, don't see the sense myself but looks like that is the way it is. If don't cut power supply off to one device then have to change which source HDMI uses manually.



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  Reply # 1555419 19-May-2016 11:08
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Hmm, how annoying...


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  Reply # 1555707 19-May-2016 16:56
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Loaf:

 

Hello,


Bought a Belkin HDMI switch to connect an Apple TV and a MySky box. You can either manually choose which input to use or it will swap automatically.

The Apple TV shouldn't need to be switched off, so if you set the preference to input 1 which is connected to the MySky output, then all that is required is for the MySky box to turn off, and then the switcher will automatically swap to the Apple TV.

Problem:  I thought turning the MySky box "off" by pressing the power button on the remote and putting it on standby would be enough, but it is still giving output through HDMI and the switcher won't automatically swap. This means that I'll either have to set the preference to the Apple TV and just turn it on when I need it, or that I'll have to put the switch to the front and manually swap using the button. The switch only happens if the MySky box is fully powered off, which is no good.

Anyone have any advice? Is there a way to stop the MySky box from feeding through the HDMI port when in standby? Do all devices do this because it seems pretty dumb.

 

 

 

 

The box tries to handshake to the tv constantly (HDCP related) no real way around it. I would not turn it off all the time. I just connect the decoder direct to the tv and when the ps4 turns on it takes control (sound bar and tv turn on) and when the ps4 goes off the tv goes to the mysky.

 

 

 

are you able to put cdmi direct to the tv or are you out of HDMI inputs on the tv> Some new tvs are lacking in them.




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  Reply # 1555747 19-May-2016 17:35
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I will try to remember off the top of my head;  the TV is wall mounted, and there are two HDMI output cables near the floor. One feeds out to another room and the other goes to the TV through the wall.

There is a splitter which the Sky box goes through so it goes to both the TV and the other room.

 

The switch I've purchased was meant to swap between Apple TV and the Sky box, and then feed it to the splitter that goes to the TV and the other room. Maybe I'm being scatterbrained but at this moment I can't see a way to avoid that, because you'd either lose the feed to the other room or you'd have to have a cable hanging down the wall.

 

I'm thinking maybe I can set the Apple TV as primary, and the Sky box as second input, because we don't use the Apple TV much any way and it causes less upset to switch the Apple TV off at the wall than it does to reboot the Sky box, which of course shouldn't be powered down frequently. Hopefully that will work, I have a feeling it might just get stuck once it swaps to the Sky input because I believe it will only switch back to the primary input if the second one drops, which hasn't been happening.

 

The alternative is to move the switch to an accessible position because it has a button on it (but that isn't ideal, paid for it wanting auto switch).




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  Reply # 1556295 20-May-2016 14:46
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I tried it, basically I can get it to switch to the Apple TV when it is turned on. If I totally power down the Apple TV it does not switch back to the Sky box. 


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  Reply # 1556319 20-May-2016 15:37
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Loaf:

I tried it, basically I can get it to switch to the Apple TV when it is turned on. If I totally power down the Apple TV it does not switch back to the Sky box. 



Maybe change over apple tv and sky plugs in splitter and see if that fixes it. When I unplug WD it swaps back to sky box by itself, and then when I plug WD back in it changes back to it by itself. So working here.

Manually changing it would be less hassle, but it suits me to unplug WD any way. As top gets quite warm in standby, and if left plugged in after a week or so WD locks up, which unplugging and plugging back in fixes.

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