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Bravia Sync (Sony) drives me crazy, help !!!


Standard Member
Hi all,

I'm a newbe here but hope someone can help me because i can't figure out what i'm doing wrong and/or where is the real problem.

My setup:

My Sony BDP-S350 is connected by HDMI to BD-port of my STR-KS2300 receiver (part of the Sony HT-SS2300 home theatre set).

On the same receiver is connected a Sony KDL-37S5500 LCD TV, it's connected also by HDMI from HDMI-out on the receiver to HDMI-1 of the TV.

Also for future use is planned to connect a Philips DSR-7141 to my equipment but for now i leave it disconnected because this setup already drives me crazy.

Control for HDMI is enabled on the receiver, on the BD-player and also on the TV. My TV listed 2 devices wish is correct, the BD player and the AV Amplifier (receiver).

So far so good ...

But the following problem is happening:

- When i switch on the TV, the receiver is not switching on.
-When i switch on the BD, the TV is switching on but the receiver does not go on automaticly.
- When i turn on BD while TV & receiver are on, the receiver switch to BD, sound & movie are OK.
- When i turn of TV by remote, also receiver & BD switch of (like the shoud do), but if i after shut down start up again TV or BD again the receiver don't power up and switch to the correct preset.

Hopefully somebody can help me to solve this problem, :lease:


Distinguished Member
I know this isn't the answer you're looking for but I would scrap HDMI CEC (Bravia Sync) and buy a universal remote such as the Logitech Harmony range. They will simplify your setup no end and turn on/off the relevant equipment for each 'activity' and select the correct inputs on both receiver and TV. HDMI CEC just seems to introduce more problems than it solves and I have read numerous posts such as yours, which leads me to believe it's fundamentally flawed. I have always used universal remotes and find they do the job and do it well and get rid of all your remotes to boot.

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