PUS9005 (and other 2020 models) - Changing HDMI Sources is a pain, how are people changing HDMI inputs with universal remotes?

Unfortunately I cannot use my (or any) universal media remote with this TV. There are no dedicated HDMI Buttons on the remote to learn the codes from, and the HDMI buttons on the harmony remote do not work.

I cannot even use a sequence of button presses because the HDMI menu changes order each time depending on what the last active device was / is.

A USB keyboard should work to change the HDMI inputs, on Android TVs the function keys are normally mapped to HDMI inputs F1 = HDMI 1, F2 = HDMI 2 etc. but the function keys are locked out on a USB Keyboard so I can't use that either.

Next, i have tried sending commands to Android directly with ADB, but both "KEY_HDMI1" and "KEYCODE_TV_INPUT_HDMI_1" are also not functional.

Next I tried a Raspberry Pi with CEC-Client, now you should be able to change HDMI inputs with RAW CEC commands, but no. The CEC commands to change input, also do not work. (i can change the volume with this method)

All of the home automation (Home Assistant, OpenHAB, Smartthings) do not work as they rely on the Android ADB method.

All i want to be able to do is change the HDMI without using the included remote, it's been hours of tinkering and now I am out of ideas :( but all off the above should work
 
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abs

Well-known Member
Mine happily changes between sources using the firestick 4k remote or sky remote, switches over fine if that's what you mean?
 
not quite, so I have a Harmony Universal Remote connected to Alexa. so i can say "Alexa, Movie Mode" and she will talk to Hue and dim the lights.

And then she talks to the Harmony Remote, which turns on the TV and sets it "HDMI 3". except it can't be set to an HDMI input direct, as there is no button on the Philips remote for the Universal harmony remote to learn from. So I have to use the Philips remote to open the sources menu and manually go down to HDMI 3.

Which defeats the point of a universal remote and smart features
 

anantind

Active Member
not quite, so I have a Harmony Universal Remote connected to Alexa. so i can say "Alexa, Movie Mode" and she will talk to Hue and dim the lights.

And then she talks to the Harmony Remote, which turns on the TV and sets it "HDMI 3". except it can't be set to an HDMI input direct, as there is no button on the Philips remote for the Universal harmony remote to learn from. So I have to use the Philips remote to open the sources menu and manually go down to HDMI 3.

Which defeats the point of a universal remote and smart features
I can't be of any help, I'm afraid, but I am so glad you posted this. I have considered getting a Philips TV, but this issue completely rules that out.
 

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