This issue has nothing to do with power savings. The smart switch I'm referring to is the same device that every gamer has in their home. It plugs into the HDMI port on the television, and switches between active devices. Since the Comcast DVR never stops broadcasting on the HDMI port, it's always active, and I have to turn it off manually to allow my Xbox, PS4, etc. to gain control.
But more importantly, it would not turn back on in the morning unless I turned off the box and let it sit idle for a few minutes. This is a huge step backwards from the previous model.
I've solved my issue by giving the Comcast PVR a dedicated HDMI port, and moving my switchbox to the other, but I should not have to do this. Every other media device I own, including a TIVO, Apple TV, and multiple game systems, correctly release the HDMI port when powered down.
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I just received a new X1 set-top box and remote. Unfortunately, as with much that is Comcast, it seems to be nearly useless. The remote will not turn off the cable box, which breaks the automatic switch box controlling the rest of my media center.
Worse, since the box doesn't turn off, I cannot turn it back on again with the remote. After a few minutes idle, the box disconnects from cable as far as I can tell, as turning it back on presents a solid blue screen and does nothing until I physically turn it off and on.
Is there a fix for this, or do I demand my old box back? Either way, I expect a refund for the $50 "installation fee" that Comcast charged me. I did the installation myself, and only called Comcast because they sent me a broken cable box for one TV, and the wrong one for the other.
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