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Thursday, November 5, 2015

New Apple TV 4 HDMI CEC Control Volume and Power

New Apple TV 4 HDMI CEC Control Volume and Power 
written by AskUncleDave

During Apple's 2015 September event, Eddy Cue, Apple's senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services, talked about the Apple TV 4 having the Feature called HDMI CEC Control.

Photo courtesy of Apple

Consumer Electronics Control (CEC) is an HDMI feature designed to allow the user to command and control CEC-enabled devices connected through HDMI by using just one of their remote controls (for example by controlling a television set, set-top box, PVR/DVR, and DVD player using only the Siri remote control). CEC also allows for individual CEC-enabled devices to command and control each other without user intervention.
In order for HDMI-CEC to work, in regards to the ATV, you need the correct Hdmi Cable and a Television set that has this capability. Don't fret, most of the TV sets sold in the last couple of years have this. most of the hdmi cables made today, aside really cheap ones that sell for couple of buck on ebay, will work. 
Hdmi version 1.2a or better have this 
Before you start poking around your TV settings you need to know that almost every TV manufacturer calls it something different

HDMI-CEC Trade Names

  • AOC: E-link
  • Hitachi: HDMI-CEC (Thank you, Hitachi!)
  • LG: SimpLink
  • Mitsubishi: NetCommand for HDMI
  • Onkyo: RIHD (Remote Interactive over HDMI)
  • Panasonic: HDAVI Control, EZ-Sync, or VIERA Link
  • Philips: EasyLink
  • Pioneer: Kuro Link
  • Runco International: RuncoLink
  • Samsung: Anynet+
  • Sharp: Aquos Link
  • Sony: BRAVIA Sync
  • Toshiba: CE-Link or Regza Link
  • Vizio: CEC (Thank you, Vizio!)
The video in this article goes into detail about what you need to setup on both your Apple TV, and in this case, a Television to control Power and Volume with just a Siri Remote 

Source: How-to geek

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