Originally Posted by Ken Ross
As the title suggests my BT770 defaults to the home screen every time its turned on rather than remembering its last input. My Sony TV is connected via the HDMI output of the BT700 and my FIOS STB goes to HDMI input 1 on the BT770.
I've tried turning off the Vierra Link per Panasonic tech support, but it seems tech support claims this is the way it is and there's no way around it. For me this is a deal break.
Does anyone have a solution for having this unit remember the last HDMI input used on turn on?
I have been trying to sort this sort of thing out too and came to this forum for the answer, instead finding lots of similar problems
With Panasonic SC-BTT370, Panasonic P42G20 TV, Foxsat PVR, Humax 9150 PVR, and Panasonic EX-85 PVR/DVD, and Logitech Harmony 650 uni remote, this is where we have got to:-Summary of the explanation below, (which may be too confused!), and at least this works to ease the pain:-
If you have Panasonic TV and use it as the hub.
Turn off Viera Link and Hdmi Content Detection on TV and turn off Viera Link on SC-BTTnnn.
Use AUX input and audio leads for connection between TV and SC-BTTnnn
Then at start up the TV will stay on whatever Video Input was set when it was last switched off.
To get sound working normally again you only need to press the Input button on the SC-BTTnnn's remote, which replaces 'Home' on the display panel with AUX.Attempted explanationFor us at least, there seem to be two related similar problems:-
1.) At start up, (with 'no Viera' settings and BTT370 set to AUX for connection with audio leads),
- BTT370 goes to Home setting, but the TV's video input setting is not affected
- but in this case it can be shifted to the last, remembered, input (AUX) of the BTT370 simply by pressing the 'Input Radio/iPod/Aux' etc. button
, which LEAVES TV on its LAST REMEMBERED INPUT SETTING where it stays until changed intentionally. This is Much simpler than in 2.)
2.) At start up (with Viera Link, which seems necessary on both TV and BTT370 for ARC to work)
- This is when Viera link apparently causes changes to THE TV's INPUT AS WELL to that for BTT370,
- which can only be changed again by exitting 'Home' via selecting input e.g. RC or AUX from the various home screens, and ALSO needs active switching the TV input to what you wanted, or was remembered
e.g. from from 'Hdmi2' on TV and 'Home' on BTT370
to 'InputTV' on TV with ARC on BTT370, both remembered from the last time everything was on,
(in our case Hdmi 2 is said to be the right TV Hdmi socket for [input video]/[output sound by ARC])Conclusion
So ARC gives more trouble at start up with 'Home' but, in 1.) above, one click on 'Input Radio/iPod/Aux' does the trick after start up if you switch off Viera and use audio leads and 'AUX', instead of ARC on HdmiConclusion, using Harmony Remote
Method 1.a.) With the Harmony remote I just use method 1.) to get all sound into BTT370 and one hard button to do the 'Input Radio/iPod/Aux' command in each Harmony 'activity'.
This is only needed at startup, but if you prefer it:-
Method 1.b.) Both commands 'Home' and 'Input Radio/iPod/Aux' can be added to the programmed actions at the start of each activity, in which case the 'Home at startup problem' goes away more automatically.
n.b. the reason for requiring both commands:-
- If you press Home when that is already set at first startup, the Home command does nothing and the 'Input Radio/iPod/Aux' gets out of the home screen.
- When switching between activities:-
'Home' stores the current Input and 'Input Radio/iPod' restores it instead of bumping to the next input, as it would when switching activities otherwise.