Originally Posted by cybrsage
A friend of mine is having some troubles. He has his HD Cablebox (a Motorola) connected to the TV via HDMI (onto port 1). He also has a Polk Audio SurroundBar3000 connected to the TV's audio output and a BR Player connected to HDMI 2.
When he turns on his TV, it automatically turns on the cablebox, BR Player, and the soundbar. The cable box then immediately goes into standby. When turned back on, we find the soundbar is set to maximum audio level.
I had him turn off HDMI-CEC (Aquos Link), and all it did was not change automatically set the input to HDMI 1. Everything else was the same.
Is there something in the TV I should have him look at? Some setting to adjust, etc?
I figured I would post the solution, in case anyone runs into anything like this in the future.
When he bought everything at BestBuy, they sold him one of those new Power Saver power strips...the ones that turn off outlets when the main outlet senses the equipment plugged into it is turned off. The TV was on the main outlet, and when it turned it off, it turned off all the other items...as in full removal of power. This caused them to reset themselves to factory default after not having power for a bit.
When the power strip was replaced by a normal, run of the mill power strip, all the problems went away.