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Submitted by sam_job 62d ago | news

PS4: Handy Little Tip To Eliminate Tedious Switching Between Multiple HDMI Sources

Here is an amazing tip related to multiple HDMI source, Playstation 4 and eliminating the tedious procedure of switching between them just by a push of PS Button (PS4)

XiSasukeUchiha  +   62d ago
Pretty nice tip Thank you :)
Rashid Sayed  +   62d ago
Yes indeed. Solid tip sam_job.
UltimateMaster  +   62d ago
Here is the discovery of Earn1188: "if using HDMI-CEC enabled and you change your tv source to something else while the ps4 is on, you can hit the ps button to automatically switch back to the hdmi source your ps4 is on."

He further explained: "I have my laptop connected to my TV and switch back and forth a lot between it and my PS4, which results in tedious switching between hdmi source 1 and 2."

"If your TV has HDMI-CEC, and you enable it, you can control your ps4 with your tv remote and such, what I did not know, is that if you are say, like me, on another hdmi source, like a laptop, and want to immediately switch to your ps4, you just hit the ps button and it automatically changes it to the ps4 screen."
EyeWishUHeaven  +   62d ago
I've known this for quite a few yrs as the PS3 has a similar ability although I don't think you could go back to the games input with the press of the PS button - while the system was already on.

If I turn off my tv then the ps4 will turn off; and if I turn on my ps4 then it will in turn cut mytv on and switch to the PS4 input source. Samsung TV's have had this ability for 5/6 yrs I believe.

Still a good tip for those who did not know.
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minimur12  +   62d ago
Knew about this ages ago. Found out by a fluke though, was pretty amazed lol

It feels good to be the one that knows something not many people know, lol

Something else what I read the other day was holding the PS button for 10 secs turns off the controller, this is fine and all but after 2 seconds the screen comes up, so you're staring at that screen for 8 seconds which is quite long if your sitting there just looking at the screen. I'd rather go into 'devices' and then turn the controller off like that
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LonDonE  +   62d ago
@EyeWishUHeaven
Agreed i have known this for yonks too! with my Sony Bravia tv i can even use my tv remote control on my Playstation products! its AWESOME! like when watching a dvd or blue ray i dont need to use the dual shock and instead i can just use my tv remote! THIS IS OLD NEWS! cant believe some dont know basic stuff like this!

I suppose we all learn something new everyday!
Baccra17  +   62d ago
If you have time to comment, you have time to beat Madara so we can move on with this dumb war arc already.
eezo  +   62d ago
what?
SaffronCurse  +   62d ago
The war arc is the final faze of Shippuden so I'd like it to drag for abit.
XisThatKid  +   62d ago
LOL you do know that this is the end of the series right? Kishi the creator and writer confirmed this a ways back. Cool tip I just
found this out last week.
MegaRay  +   62d ago
I lost interest in naruto for that.
Seriously, look at code geass, 50 episodes had 3 wars while naruto having 100 episode of the same war crap
Baccra17  +   62d ago
@XisThatKid

1. It's called a joke.
2. It's dragged out, boring, and I rather know what other characters are up to, like Orichimaru. I don't care what part of the story we are at- it's boring.
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MrTehDiNGO  +   62d ago
This is not possible on XboX One. Sony really are pushing the boundaries on next gen consoleS.
memots  +   62d ago
That's it people !! You heard the man.... Wrap it up the war is over .
ITPython  +   62d ago
I have yet to use my TV's CEC functions, but this does sound interesting. Although using an HDMI receiver with HDMI switching and HDMI monitor-out is a much better option, as it switches the audio and video on a single click. Plus unlike through the TV, you don;t have the cycle through the inputs, you just click on DVD, or Blu ray (or whatever you have the HDMI connected to on the receiver) and it switches everything for you.
showtimefolks  +   62d ago
thank you awesome, also this worked with ps3 slim too
incendy35  +   62d ago
Also, this works with every HDMI-CEC device, bluray players etc just how that tech works. Can be annoying too when it switches and you don't want it too haha. Wish it had a way to choose which input to use when you pressed the PS button.
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Aceman18  +   62d ago
i started using this about 2 months ago very useful.
isthe  +   62d ago
Woah that's really awesome! I hope my tv has that! Anyone know how you can tell if your tv has HDMICEC?
incendy35  +   62d ago
If it was made in the past 5 years, it probably has it : ). Especially if it was made by Samsung. On a Sumsung TV it is usually under Applications/Anynet+
isthe  +   62d ago
thanks! sigh, I guess mine doesn't have it then.
ThatOneGuyThere  +   62d ago
samsung... *shudders*
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ITPython  +   62d ago
It's been around longer than 5 years, my 7 year old Samsung has options for Anynet+ (though I've never used it).

@ThatOneGuyThere - Shudders? Samsung has some of the best HDTV's on the market. They are in the top-three.
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MonsterChef  +   62d ago
I have a tv from 08 and this works like a charm , your also able to use the tv remove to navigate the ps4 menus just like your able to with the ps3 but unlike the ps3 you still can't scroll Netflix something I'm sure Sony will resolve in the next update
T2  +   61d ago
Av receivers have it too
isthe  +   61d ago
sorry if I sound dumb but what's an Av receiver?
T2  +   61d ago
Ah sorry a surround sound receiver that you can also put all your hdmi in as well. My yamaha receiver controls all devices and switches to playstation when ps button is pushed
CPTN MITCHELL  +   62d ago
Wow u r late i'am doing this since nov 15
gamingisnotacrime  +   62d ago
exactly lol
Bathyj  +   62d ago
I didn't know switching the tv off put the ps4 in standby
pwnsause_returns  +   62d ago
yea, its HDMI syncing, also known as a few things, like "Bravia Sync" to those who own sony only devices. the PS3 (well, the slim and super slim) has this as well.
gamingisnotacrime  +   62d ago
i wish the PS4 would turn off when i turn off my TV, like the PS3 does

hopefully an update will enable this
cee773  +   62d ago
ps4 has that feature in fact my ps4 turns on if I turn my tv on and switch to the input the ps4 is connected to.

you maybe have to enable this on your ps4. If no success your TV maybe to old I noticed certain older tvs or brands lack certain HDMI cec functions on PS3/PS4.
gamingisnotacrime  +   62d ago
you described the case of turning on, but when turning TV off, the Ps4 goes to standby mode, which i dont use
cee773  +   62d ago
I know what you mean I'm simply giving examples of how certain cec features vary from TV manufacturers and age of your TV because my ps3/ps4 go to standby mode when I turn off my tv.
Soldierone  +   62d ago
geez, I should start posting "tips" for PS4. Already knew this and have been using it lol

I have it set so I just press the button and my TV and Sony home theater all turn on for me.
gamingisnotacrime  +   62d ago
yep that whole Bravia sync is sweet
i do appreciate having it ALL set turn on and be ready with the press of a button, PS button :)
uth11  +   62d ago
I tried to enabled this before, but I don't think my TV supports it :(
NavydAd  +   62d ago
Does this work if I have a receiver hooked up
kneon  +   62d ago
If your receiver and TV support HDMI CEC then it should all just work.
air1  +   62d ago
Xbox on... Xbox tv... xbox netflix.. xbox hulu... xbox watch hbo.. no cec tv required..
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DigitalRaptor  +   62d ago
I thought "Xbox play game" would be the first choice you'd make when switching on your Xbox rather than "Xbox tv", but I guess not everyone can have the same tastes.
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FATHASUN  +   62d ago
Xbox play game wasn't even in the comment.
air1  +   62d ago
You're right... I didn't say xbox play wolfenstien... I figured it was more about the other entertainment since you're switching inputs. But thanks for adding it to the list :)
frankiebeans  +   62d ago
I use a asus-vs247h and have problems with hdmi switching sometimes it works and sometimes it dont, but what happens is the screen is also connected to my laptop and when I turn my ps4 on it will switch source but the screen stays black and looses signal.
Wow this helps out a lot. So happy my TV supports this feature.
tulholdren  +   62d ago
Very nice didn't know this more helpful info. Ty for the tips keep them coming. PS4 you keep surprising me with litle extras here and there..Sony Goodness
ThatOneGuyThere  +   62d ago
"the tedious task" ...god help us all. soft ****ing sheeple. we deserve our demise.
Turkeyman07  +   62d ago
Wow, was totally clueless to this feature. Will def. be using this tip from now on. Thanks for the heads up, very useful info!
iR_phantasm  +   62d ago
old.
T2X  +   62d ago
Yeah, I have a Bravia TV and it works. I just tried it.
bokharij  +   61d ago
This is nice, but not if you're using remote play with the vita and press the PS button. I didn't test it, but it's the reason I never use the HDMI control features(I don't want my TV turing on every time I use my vita, etc).
paddyskennedy  +   61d ago
Great tip. Wasn't aware how this works and am a bit annoyed I spent 7 PS3 years without it :) Oh well, but at least with PS4 and PS3 now interchangeable on my setup it will be much used in future.
jessejohanna  +   61d ago
My Sony blu-ray played does the same thing. It's nice that I can just turn off my TV then the blu-ray shuts down too.

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