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    PJC 2020

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    Hi. I have a HUMAX DTR-T2000 1Tb bought 5 years ago. It has been fairly reliable (the odd glitch) up until about a month ago. Now it seems to switch itself on (and the connected TV) at random times - in the middle of the night several times, during the day, when we've been out all day and come home to a blaring TV!! Any ideas?

    It's running Youview and is connected to a Samsung 55js9000

    Sat 25 Jul 2020 17:33:22 #1 |
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    PJC 2020 - 1 hour ago  » 
    Hi. I have a HUMAX DTR-T2000 1Tb bought 5 years ago. It has been fairly reliable (the odd glitch) up until about a month ago. Now it seems to switch itself on (and the connected TV) at random times - in the middle of the night several times, during the day, when we've been out all day and come home to a blaring TV!! Any ideas?
    It's running Youview and is connected to a Samsung 55js9000

    Welcome to our forum.

    Connect one of these at either end of the hdmi cable that connects the box to the TV

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/LINDY-HDMI-Less-Adapter-Female-Black/dp/B00DL48KVI/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1GO4JAWBEZH1T&dchild=1&keywords=cec+less+adapter&qid=1595698657&sprefix=cec+%2Caps%2C165&sr=8-1

    Sat 25 Jul 2020 18:39:11 #2 |
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    Hi Graham. Thanks for the info. Can I just check do you mean connect it to one end or both ends? Can you briefly explain (to a non-techy) what's happening with it?
    Thanks very much.

    Sat 25 Jul 2020 19:32:05 #3 |
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    PJC 2020 - 1 hour ago  » 
    Hi Graham. Thanks for the info. Can I just check do you mean connect it to one end or both ends? Can you briefly explain (to a non-techy) what's happening with it?
    Thanks very much.

    Either end not both.

    The problem is down to the flawed implementation of the system used to auto select a TV HDMI input on a TV when a external input is powered up (CEC )

    This includes a power control capability that uses a single conductor in the hdmi cable (Pin 13).

    Problem is the CEC system was so poorly defined that different makers kit do not play well togther,

    The adaptor should stop your box waking up the TV.

    The minor downside is that you will likely need to grab the TV remote when you turn on the Humax box and manually select the hdmi input on the tv that your box is connected to so you can see it's output.

    Sat 25 Jul 2020 21:16:10 #4 |
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    Will solution that also stop the Humax from coming on randomly as described by PJC 2020 or is that still likely to happen?

    Sat 25 Jul 2020 22:45:06 #5 |
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    I suggest trying a Humax box reset. Search online for how to do this without losing your existing recordings.

    Before going for the adaptor that Graham suggests you may simply be able to turn off CEC on your TV set. Note that CEC is called different things by different manufacturers in their Settings menus.

    Sun 26 Jul 2020 8:03:39 #6 |
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    A1944 - 11 hours ago  » 
    Will solution that also stop the Humax from coming on randomly as described by PJC 2020 or is that still likely to happen?

    No and Yes respectively.

    Sun 26 Jul 2020 9:49:14 #7 |
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    Trev - 5 hours ago  » 

    A1944 - 11 hours ago  » 
    Will solution that also stop the Humax from coming on randomly as described by PJC 2020 or is that still likely to happen?

    No and Yes respectively.

    As I suspected. So the CEC is not the problem. If the box was not turning on randomly it would not be turning the TV on either.

    Sun 26 Jul 2020 15:15:12 #8 |
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    CEC is half the problem. CEC is not the problem with the box switching itself on 'randomly' but is the problem with the box starting up the TV when it (the box) comes on randomly.
    GLT's 'fix' will prevent the latter, but not the former and so would switching off CEC on either the box or the TV.

    Now the real question is why does the box

    switch itself on (and the connected TV) at random times - in the middle of the night several times, during the day,

    Is there some sort of remote app for this box that wakes it every 20 mins or so to 'ring home' to see if you have made any changes on your phone? Because that'll do just what OP is experiencing.

    Sun 26 Jul 2020 15:27:24 #9 |
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    Cover up the front of the box with say cardboard. Make sure the box now fails to respond the remote. This will eliminate rogue infra red sources.

    Change power standby mode to the lowest power available. This will increase the box boot up times from sby.

    Sun 26 Jul 2020 19:40:33 #10 |

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