A Strange Problem... A M8 box and a 3 port HDMI Switch....

Titch

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I was just wondering if anyone else had come accross this odd issue I have with my M8 box.
I wanted to run the M8, Sky and PS4 all through my suround sound which only has 2 ports.
So I got a 3 way automatic switcher and plugged the 3 in which worked great.
Until I started watching sky and then randomly for no apparent reason the M8 would turn itself on and the switch would change to the box.
I turn it off and go back to sky and then some time later it turns on again!

Anyone else ever experienced this? Or know a way to fix it? I just couldnt get my head around it!!
 

Phryzm

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Yes, that is weird.
We suspect that the HDMI cable is invoking a signal that triggering the box to turn ON.
So, when you power OFF your box eventually it will Power On a few minutes larer but w/ out the LED ON indicator.....we have this issue
w/ Matricom box.
 

Titch

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Glad its not just me then! Allthough my LED indicator does come on with the box.
 

bullsboy

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Are there any options for HDMI CEC on the box? It sounds like that's the cause. If not you can get HDMI cables with a pin less so they don't carry the signal
 

Titch

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Thanks for the suggestion, I found some options forit but they were all turned off.