What is HDMI passthrough?

The HDMI Pass through feature lets you output the HDMI® signal (audio/video) from a Blu-ray Disc®, cable box, satellite receiver or other source device to the TV even when the receiver is in standby mode. All of the devices used must be connected using an HDMI connection for this feature to work.

How does CEC work over HDMI?

HDMI-CEC allows devices connected to your TV through HDMI ports to communicate back and forth with your TV. The devices can have some control over the TV, and the TV can have some control over the devices. When you do, the PlayStation 4 can automatically switch the TV to the correct HDMI input, saving you the trouble.

What is the difference between HDMI and HDMI-CEC?

HDMI CEC was created to enable all devices connected by HDMI to work as one. It means that you don’t need to switch off your soundbar or Blu-ray player separately – if you switch off your TV, they too will power down. And so, HDMI ARC and HDMI CEC aren’t the same thing, but there definitely is an overlap.

Do you need a special HDMI for CEC?

Using HDMI ARC does not require a new HDMI cable. As part of the process, you should consider enabling HDMI CEC (Consumer Electronics Control), so you can turn your TV on and control the volume on your soundbar or amp without the need for multiple remotes.

Do all HDMI cables support CEC?

Whether CEC works, however, does not always depend on the HDMI cable, but on the device itself. Although the CEC standard has existed since the introduction of HDMI, it was by no means immediately installed in all devices.

Do all HDMI cables support eARC?

Not all HDMI cables can let you experience the full capacity of eARC. Some HDMI cables do not have enough bandwidth to carry high-frame-rate video and high-bit-rate audio channels. However, high-speed HDMI cables with Ethernet are enough to support eARC, just like the next generation Ultra-High-Speed HDMI Cables.

What do you need to know about HDMI CEC?

“HDMI-CEC”, short for HDMI Consumer Electronics Control, is an HDMI feature many TVs and peripherals have. This feature makes your devices work better together, but is often disabled by default. HDMI-CEC allows devices connected to your TV through HDMI ports to communicate back and forth with your TV.

How is CEC used in a AV system?

CEC makes possible global controls, which build on exist- ing point-to-point E-DDC-based “plug & play” automation to minimize the number of IR remotes and key-presses required for basic operation of a system. CEC assumes that all AV source products in a system are directly or indirectly connected to a “root” display.

Can you use Chromecast with HDMI-CEC on TV?

Instead, you’re watching TV or playing Xbox. With HDMI-CEC, you can start casting to your Chromecast from another device, and the Chromecast will send a signal to the TV, forcing the TV to switch to the Chromecast’s input.

Do you have to enable HDMI CEC on PlayStation 4?

For example, HDMI-CEC is automatically enabled on the Chromecast, so this will “just work” as long as your TV has HDMI-CEC enabled. On the PlayStation 4, it’s also disabled by default for some reason. We had to go into Settings > System and enable the “HDMI Device Link” option.