Author Topic: REQ v1.02.04 Sleep-Timer or HDMI-CEC support  (Read 2490 times)

April 16, 2009, 12:02:40 AM
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jurkoferko

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Hello, as i have read, most of the people want hdd power off when wd hd tv is turned off. Me personally would appreciate a Sleep Timer function or HDMI-CEC support. Simply said, if i set the sleep timer to, let's say, 30 minutes, the unit will power off and it could turn off the hdd also. Or if i set a sleep timer on my TV (HDMI-CEC link), the unit could turn off with hdd also. I don't know if guys @ WD were thinking about such feature or not... Just my suggestion.

April 16, 2009, 04:48:11 PM
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shemilio

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great idea, but a bit difficult.

HDMI-CEC it's defined in HDMI but as each vendor has its own CEC flavor it seems to be difficult to get WDTV implement each flavor, just for infoirmation...:

Samsung -> AnyNet+,
Panasonic -> Viera Link,
LG -> SimpLink,
Sony -> BRAVIA Theatre Sync

April 17, 2009, 12:08:23 AM
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jurkoferko

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great idea, but a bit difficult.

HDMI-CEC it's defined in HDMI but as each vendor has its own CEC flavor it seems to be difficult to get WDTV implement each flavor, just for infoirmation...:

Samsung -> AnyNet+,
Panasonic -> Viera Link,
LG -> SimpLink,
Sony -> BRAVIA Theatre Sync


Yes, every vendor has it's own name for CEC specification, but CEC is a 'standard' that, simply said, defines a protocol to communication between devices (correct me if i'm wrong). So teoretically if you connect a Samsung TV with Sony Blu-Ray player, they will connect via HDMI-CEC, not via Bravia Theatre Sync and AnyNet+. See my point ?

But as i said, if they can't implement HDMI-CEC, they could implement a sleep timer on the wd device, that should be relativelly easy.

April 17, 2009, 07:45:43 PM
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shemilio

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As far as I know for CEC we need 3 things:

1_ support by HW (dealing with pins 13 and 17).
2_ implementation of standard protocol (A/V link?)
3_ vendor specific attributes / parameters.

Totally agree that sleep timer would be much easier ;)