HDMI-CEC is an abbreviation for HDMI Consumer Electronics Control and a feature many TVs and peripherals have. This feature can make your devices work better together. Confusing is that manufacturers often don’t call this feature HDMI-CEC, every manufacturer wants to call it their own branded name, even though it’s an inter operable standard.
HDMI-CEC Trade Names
- AOC: E-link
- Hitachi: HDMI-CEC
- LG: SimpLink
- Mitsubishi: NetCommand for HDMI
- Onkyo: RIHD (Remote Interactive over HDMI)
- Panasonic: HDAVI Control, EZ-Sync, or VIERA Link
- Philips: EasyLink
- Pioneer: Kuro Link
- Runco International: RuncoLink
- Samsung: Anynet+
- Sharp: Aquos Link
- Sony: BRAVIA Sync
- Toshiba: CE-Link or Regza Link
- Vizio: CEC
What can HDMI-CEC do?
HDMI-CEC allows devices that are 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. This means you could control your Blu-ray player through your TV remote, for example. Or devices can automatically change your TV’s input when they need to do something. If you want to make use of it HDMI-CEC you'll may have to enable it as it isn't always enabled by default, so you'll have to check it. It seems logical not to enable HDMI-CEC by default, as many do not know about this feature and will believe that his or her TV has a life of it's own, when it suddenly switches off when they switch off some appliance, that's connected to it.
By default the HDMI-CEC option is turned off. If you want to alter the setting, your Customize level must be Advanced or higher.
- Go to Menu->Setup->System->Customize
- Put the Setup mode to Advanced and press green (OK)
- Select Audio / Video->HDMI-CEC setup and Enable the function.