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HDMI conneection wont override tv picture

I used to have sky plus connected to lcd tv using a scart lead ..when i switched tv on it came straight on to sky which was the scart connection.. I liked this as i didnt have to go through the AV button to get the right connection..
Problem is I have now upgraded to sky HD and used a HDMI connection ..when i turn tv on it doesnt come straight onto sky channel (HDMI) but instead normal tv channels (aerial).. I then have to keep pressing AV button to get to right channel ..I have nothing else connected to tv only HDMI lead .. I have spoke to sky about problem but they could not help ..any ideas anyone my tv is an Hitachi lcd

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I am a sky engineer (not a subby)
the reason this does not come on straight away is because a Scart lead send power upto your telly when it is turned on. Telling the telly that this is what you want.
Unfortunately HDMI does not send power upto the telly. There are ways around this. ON Samsung, Panasonic and Lg tellys you can go into a secret menu and apply something called HOTEL MODE this allows you to change the av input so it would automatically come on your hdmi 1,2,3, etc

In your case follow my instructions below

go to the hdmi you are using for your Hd

on the sky remote
Press SELECT and GREEN until LED flashes twice.
Press HELP then SELECT and the LED will flash Twice. what this mean is when you press your Sky button, tv guide, services or interactive button to turn the sky on this will automatically change your av/source on your telly to the sky HD for you

You owe me a pint
Have a good one

Little Dish Fitter

Posted on Sep 02, 2009

  • Mick Sep 17, 2009

    Menu

    1,3,2,5

    brings up hidden menu then set the AV INPUT to the required AV ie HDMI --



    Job Done



    Hope this helps.



    Cheers Little Dish Fitter

  • Mick Sep 17, 2009

    I work for sky not a subby If you sky HD remote is tuned into your tv then follow the steps below.



    For installations where the use of a Scart lead is not possible the Sky button on the remote can be set to instruct the TV to go to channel 6 or in your case HDMI 1,2,3,4, etc



    1) Press the TV button on the Sky Remote

    2) Hold down the select and Green buttons for 2-3 seconds until the LED blinks twice

    3) Enter the program number for the TV or AV channel which Sky is normally viewed on

    4) Press the select button to store, the LED should blink twice.

    Now you only need press the Sky button to view Sky on your chosen TV channel.



    hope this helps



    Little Dish Fitter

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