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Master Geek

# 160618 13-Jan-2015 19:16
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So I Recently got a Sony smart tv and a PS4 but am unhappy with the Plex client included on both devices, so I'm looking to get a media box like the Nexus player or Fire TV stick.

My main question is does the Fire TV (or stick) support HDMI-CEC? It seems the Nexus player does and I really like using my TV remote with my PS4 so this is a deciding factor for me, from my research the Fire TV/stick does kind of support HDMI-CEC but not officially, does anyone with a Fire TV use this feature?


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  # 1213373 13-Jan-2015 20:14
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It does support CEC to some degree, in my case all it does is automatically switches the amp over when I turn the thing on. 

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Master Geek

  # 1213602 14-Jan-2015 10:21
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It worked with my lg tv remote, obviously not all keys, but the main ones. but purchased a harmony smart remote for xmas, replaced 5 remotes for the 1 :)


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  # 1213611 14-Jan-2015 10:24
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I have a FireTV (Box, not stick) connected to a 5 or 6 year old Samsung LCD.
When I press the Home button on the FireTV remote, it switches the TV on and changes it to the HDMI input.
I briefly tried navigating the FireTV with the TV remote and nothing happened. I haven't investigated further, but it appears there is definitely some sort of CEC happening there.

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