Originally Posted by Jim Mohundro
Thanks for the tip. You’ll probably have read my reply to the poster before you. I’ll answer your second hunch first. I did try the effect both in daylight and in the evening. The reversion to the Roku input worked in either event with consistency and became even shorter in the daylight.
I’m not sure what you meant by any HDMI CEC settings in the Roku. I’ve now had three Roku. Two for my large plasma display and one for the smaller, Samsung display. None of the Roku have any settings. Were you referring to setting that might be available on the Roku channel itself?
Bruce2019 and markrubin,
I wrote a couple of responses late last evening and appreciate the ideas you’ve both suggested to me.
I remembered that yesterday I’d left out one of the suggested remedies: simply removing the Roku input from the 42” Panasonic display, leaving the Cable, My DVDR and the DVD input.
I then manually moved the input selections through the above options that were left. I quickly discovered that the DVD input for my little Sony BD player appeared to be working properly. Although I did not test it with a DVD, like most other players it had a small available “library” of streaming options, e.g., Netflix, Amazon, YouTube and many more that were included in the original device.
After I’d first the tested the DVD input and found it working I manually went through the other two and, expecting that either there’d be a very brief contact and playback both Cable and my DVDR inputs, I got instead just “snow” on both inputs. I was quite surprised at the result and then reasoned that I ought either to get programming, however briefly, from the two inputs or just blank screens instead of snow. I then looked more closely at the input list and saw that “TV” had been selected, so of course no cable input was being recognized nor, naturally from my DVDR. I then noted that the “power” indicator lights and channel designation on my STB were off. Somehow (I guess) the “power” button had either failed on the STB’s remote or I’d inadvertently turned it off when, instead of the apparently failed Panasonic display remote, I used the volume up/down control on the STB’s remote to control the volum of the two streamed e;pistoles of the Acorn mystery we’d viewed last evening (of course the streamed services provide program content through my wireless router, not through the STB, and are logically not affected in any way by the cable box, hence our ability to have watched our mystery episodes on Acorn yesterday evening.
To close out too long a story, I turned the STB back on and the cable and DVDR inputs came back into service to join the DVD input. I then plugged the Roku back into its HDMI2 input on the display and all four inputs appear now to be fully functional. The Panasonic display has now been running for an uninterrupted seven hours so far and tested on several channels throughout the day. I may hold off on replacing the display’s remote (and, of course, buying a new, only 40 lb display) for now.
Thanks for your help, fellows.