Have you ever noticed that your PlayStation 5 sometimes turns on automatically, or your TV switches inputs to your PS5 without you asking?This is thanks to a feature built into modern TVs and devices that let them communicate over HDMI:HDMI-CEC.
The following isHDMI-CECWhat it does, and how to disable it so your PS5 no longer turns on and off with your TV.
What is HDMI-CEC?
HDMI-CEC, or HDMI Consumer Electronics Control, is a feature of modern devices connected using HDMI.It allows your TV to communicate with connected devices, making it even more convenient to use.
In practice, this allows your TV to control certain aspects of your connected Blu-ray player, game console, or similar device, and vice versa.For PS5, HDMI-CEC takes effect mainly in three ways:
When you turn on your PS5, your TV will automatically turn on and switch to the console's HDMI input, so you don't have to do it manually.
If you switch to the PS5's input on your TV while your PlayStation is in rest mode, it will wake up.
If you turn off the TV while the PS5 is on, it will go into rest mode.
These features can save you from fumbling with the TV remote, or having to turn on the PS5 separately when you boot up the TV.But if they tire you, you can easily turn off your console.
How to Disable HDMI-CEC on PS5
Turn on your PS5, then select the "Settings" gear from the top right corner.From there, go to Settings > System > HDMI.If you don't want to use this feature at all, disable HDMI device linking.
However, there are two sub-options to consider.Enable "One Touch Play" to control whether the TV turns on when you boot up the PS5.Enable Shutdown Link is the option that puts your PS5 into rest mode when you turn off the TV.You can disable one if you want, but not the other.
HDMI-CEC: Useful for PS5 in some cases
Now you know how to stop your PS5 from turning on and off along with your TV.If you have other game consoles connected to your TV and don't want them to use this feature as well, you can disable the option on each device.However, it's faster to disable HDMI-CEC on the TV, which will stop it completely.
The name and location of this option will vary depending on your TV manufacturer (and console).For example, LG calls it SimpLink, while on Sony TVs it's called BRAVIA Sync.If you can't find it in the settings menu, do a Google search for your model.
Now, you're free to enjoy all the fun your PS5 has to offer!
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