Randomly changing inputs without user input!
UGH... i thought i just had a random gremlins after updating the latest firmware a couple weeks ago, but this issue again reared it's ugly head multiple times last night.
Last night, while watching a half hour show (HDMI4, Tivo Roamio), the TV suddenly changed the input to HDMI3/ARC which is the output of our Emotiva Processor which has our Opp BR player attached to it.
i was annoyed, but quickly switched it back, but it happened again after about 5 minutes. i then shut down the TV, rebooted it, and resumed our show. it happened again! i then went in and turned of Bravia Sync (needing to power off the EMotiva so i could disable it), only have have it happen a 4th time at the end of the show!
needless to say, that was not a fun nor relaxing half hour of TV to unwind after a long day (my wife and i are not heavy TV watchers, but when our old Sony Bravia starting have video issues that required power cycling the TV every 20 minutes last month), we immediately bought a TV knowing we couldn't live without one nor one which wasn't reliable.
anyone have a clue what is going on? i can only think this has something to do with Bravia Sync which for the life of me, never seems to function as set up (whether or nor off).
at this point, i'm at a loss. i know Android isn't that great, and i've tried to avoid using the built in Apps by having an Apple TV, but this is ridiculous. a TV that decides to change inputs on its own, isn't very useful nor functional.
of course a call (going to be hard to call them during the day since i'm in a crazy stretch at work and there is no way i can be at home with the TV in hand when calling them during the day) or email to Sony is probably in order, but i'd love to hear some suggestions or experiences from you all.
my only thoughts are (and not looking forward to them):
- do a factory reset of the TV and hope that somehow gets rid of any glitches
- make sure Bravia Sync is entirely disabled from the get-go.
- come up with some other HDMI / wiring setup. right now our Tivo is going to HDMI4 for the simplicity of being able to use it without the 7.1 audio system if we wish. but 90% of the time we find ourselves using the audio through the 7.1 system, so it would probably make sense to plug it into the Emotiva (both are 1080p) and that may solve the Tivo Problem, and then hopefully, i won't witness input switching issues using my Apple TV on HDMI3.
yet, this seems a bit crazy. shouldn't inputs stay as they are. is there any reason Bravia Sync or ARC could cause problems such as this?
thanks for listening to my frustrations and maybe by some miracle, offering me a solution.