Originally Posted by jasonviper04
Hi folks, Just got my 75in X900e, which replaced my Panny plasma and I’m wondering if anyone has had any issues with HDMI CEC? Every time I turn off the TV it turns off the AVR (which it should with CEC enabled), but immediately after the AVR turns back on but it’s on the “TV” input instead of the “cab/sat” input it was just on before powering down. I can’t seem to prevent this and I’ve gone thru the CEC options on both devices.
Lots of problems with CEC & ARC with the Sony 900E. What type is your AVR? I have a 75" Sony 900E with a Denon x5200 AVR. Even though I have my Harmony remote programmed correctly, when I start the TV & AVR for cable TV - many times it will not correctly switch to "External Speakers." It will sometimes do a loop, back and forth, between "External Speakers" and "TV/Audio." So, my workaround is to just press the Cable/Sat button on my Denon remote. Then, everything works correctly. Shouldn't be this way but it is.
Some other anomalies with Sony's implementation of CEC (Bravia Link):
1. Occasional turning on of your AVR AFTER you've turned everything off. This can be delayed from an hour to even greater. We were upstairs one night and we heard voices in the basement (man cave) where my 75" Sony 900E is. After grabbing my shotgun, AR-15 and some tear gas (just kidding, folks) - I walked downstairs and sure enough, my AVR was providing audio to my speakers from my cable box. I just turned it off. It happens less frequently these days but still a PIA.
2. ARC - dropping audio. I find Netflix and Google Play Movies, knock knock, to work flawlessly. ARC audio from my "OTA" - Over The Air antenna works great, as well. Amazon Prime has many "drop outs" where I have to toggle between any other "input" on my Denon remote and then back to "TV/Audio" to get it working again. Another PIA that I've just learned to live with.
I'm not sure if other TV manufacturers have problems with their CEC implementations but Sony doesn't have this one figured out, yet. Here's hoping a firmware update will eventually solve the problem. All in all, a minor convenience to put up with in light of the splendid picture and price performance of the Sony 900E. Hope this helps.