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Odd Issue with MX980 and Switching Between Devices
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Post 1 made on Thursday February 15, 2018 at 16:42
Curlyp
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Hello Community,

I am having an odd issue with my MX980 while switching between devices. I am not sure if it is the remote or the way the macro is programmed.

When I turn on an activity from an off state (Watch TV, Apple TV 4K, Watch Movie, and XBOX), everything works as it should and switches to the correct inputs. However, if I am already within an activity, let say, Watch TV, and I click on the button "XBOX", the receiver and the TV will turn off when, DirectTV turns off. I have increased delays, moved the order of sequence with in the macro, etc, but it still happens. It even does it if I switch to Watch a Movie while in this activity.

What makes this even more odd, is if I am in the activity, Watch TV, and I press the button Apple TV (to switch to it), it works just fine - DirecTV turns off, receiver switches input, and Apple TV is awakened with menu.

I do want to note, HDMI-CEC is TURNED OFF on all my devices (TV, DirecTV, AppleTV, Blu-Ray, Receiver, and XBOX).

Here is a video I created to show you my setup in CCP, the macro for the activity, and what happens when I press the buttons. Hopefully this video will help and someone will be able to shed some light on what is going on or how I can fix this! This is really annoying.

Thank you all in advance!

[Link: youtu.be]

Last edited by Curlyp on February 15, 2018 20:23.
Post 2 made on Thursday February 15, 2018 at 16:43
goldenzrule
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Turn off HDMI control in your equipment. Everything lables it differently so you have to search.
OP | Post 3 made on Thursday February 15, 2018 at 16:48
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On February 15, 2018 at 16:43, goldenzrule said...
Turn off HDMI control in your equipment. Everything lables it differently so you have to search.

I did. In my post and in the video I mention HDMI-CEC is turned off on all devices. That is what makes this really odd.
Post 4 made on Thursday February 15, 2018 at 19:50
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On February 15, 2018 at 16:48, Curlyp said...
I did. In my post and in the video I mention HDMI-CEC is turned off on all devices. That is what makes this really odd.

I stopped reading after "XOBX" :-D

Can you turn the system on, go over to the DTV box and manually shut it off just to confirm CEC didn't remain on?
OP | Post 5 made on Thursday February 15, 2018 at 20:26
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On February 15, 2018 at 19:50, goldenzrule said...
I stopped reading after "XOBX" :-D

Can you turn the system on, go over to the DTV box and manually shut it off just to confirm CEC didn't remain on?

HAHA! Opps, typo! Thanks for pointing it out, I fixed it.

Sure thing. Just to be clear, turn on the TV, DirecTV, Receiver (to HDMI 4 for XBOX), and XBOX, then manually turn off the DTV box to confirm CEC didn't remain on?

EDIT: Okay, I tested it and the receiver and TV did not turn off. When I manually turn off DTV, XBOX, receiver, and TV stay on.

Last edited by Curlyp on February 15, 2018 20:39.
OP | Post 6 made on Thursday February 15, 2018 at 20:56
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@goldenzrule, here is something else that is odd. I created a macro to test switching from XBOX to "Watch TV", when XBOX turned off, it turned off the receiver as well. What makes this odd is, XBOX One X does not support HDMI CEC. So, how come when it turns off, the receiver shuts off as well?

Here is the macro:

ALIAS (Yamaha/Page1/hdmi-2)
DELAY (6.0 Second)
ALIAS (DirecTV/power)
JUMP (DirecTV/Page6/(Favs))
DELAY (15.0 Second)
ALIAS (Xbox One/power off)
Post 7 made on Friday February 16, 2018 at 13:24
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Ok. Thanks for sending your file. Took a few minutes to see what you were trying to accomplish and I believe I see the issue.

Rather than press Activity and going back to the main menu and selecting another source activity, you create a button within the activities to jump to the other activities. Within the macros for those buttons you have commands to turn off devices, such as DirecTV Off.

Going to the DirecTV Off button, you have a macro that contains more than just the DirecTV power command. It also contains receiver off command. What you can do is create a button under each device that has ONLY the power on and power off commands and not a macro and call this up in your activity buttons within each activity (this is getting confusing).

Honestly, I find the best way to handle the power off macros is simply to put power off on the main menu button and use punch through to that button. You have power off macros on each device that are all different from one another.
Post 8 made on Friday February 23, 2018 at 11:46
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Maybe it's too simplistic for some requirements, but I just have the device on/off commands on each respective device's power on/off button by themselves, and on the main menu power off button I use a macro that turns all devices off.
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Post 9 made on Saturday February 24, 2018 at 20:30
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On February 23, 2018 at 11:46, DJ Garcia said...
Maybe it's too simplistic for some requirements, but I just have the device on/off commands on each respective device's power on/off button by themselves, and on the main menu power off button I use a macro that turns all devices off.

Best practice would be to put power on and off on a hidden page within each device. Create your power on and off macro on the main menu and then use punch through to assign the power macros to all devices (make sure to include a jump to main in the macro). You should not have to press main and then power off to shut the system off. With a projector, a lot of guys like to create a jump on the power off button to a "Power Off Page" where you have to then confirm you want to power off.
Post 10 made on Sunday February 25, 2018 at 19:55
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Different strokes for different folks I guess :)
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