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Wannabe Geek


#273035 31-Jul-2020 19:16
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I have recently switched from my Vodafone TV box being connected via HDMI to a receiver, which was in turn connected to the tv, to connecting V TV directly to the tv.  Now the V TV box will not turn on unless the tv is on - no lights or any response on the box.  If I turn the tv on first, the V TV box flashes red for 10 sec (without touching the V TV remote), then will eventually turn on through its remote.

 

I have connected the V TV box to the tv's ARC HDMI, and the tv's regular HDMI socket, with the same results.  The tv is a 4 year old LG.  I cannot find any set up option on the tv or the V TV box to disable commands from the tv.

 

I would appreciate any suggestions please.


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Uber Geek


  #2532358 31-Jul-2020 19:48
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'Simplelink'

 

HDMI-CEC will be enabled. Powering down HDMI devices attached when the tv is off.

 

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/lg-tv-settings-guide,review-5624-14.html 




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Wannabe Geek


  #2532361 31-Jul-2020 19:55
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thanks, but Simplelink is turned off.  I just turned on, which made no difference, then turned it off again, which still made no difference.  It does look like Simplelink is indeed turned on, but that the set up menus are not turning it off!

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  #2532366 31-Jul-2020 20:16
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Or there's some sort of power saving enabled, sending the power off command (which is usually with CEC control) so it saves you $$ (uh-huh) by killing the HDMIs + devices attached totally/not run in standby




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Wannabe Geek


  #2532368 31-Jul-2020 20:20
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yes, it is sending the full power off command, so when the tv later sends the power on command, V TV takes 30 sec to restart, even though it is set to just stay in stand by mode.  that is one of the reasons why I am trying to stop the tv sending any commands!  the other strange thing is that only one of the two HDMI sockets on the tv is labelled ARC, but they both seem to be as they both send on / off commands to V TV.


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  #2532370 31-Jul-2020 20:22
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ARC isn't control. ARC is Audio Return Channel

 

When connected to an amp/receiver. It will send audio from whatever is displayed on the tv, back the opposite direction (HDMI usually to the display only) to the amp. Rather than needing additional audio leads


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