That switcher might be useful. Since my TV is so old though, I will see about a new one. I am also considering disconnecting the DVD units so would only have the Apple TV anyway.

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  mysteries of the world, all the challenges to
  our intelligence. You simply turn your mind off
  and say God did it." --Carl Sagan
E-mail: ancient.ali...@icloud.com

On 8/11/2017 8:19 PM, 'Chris Blouch' via MacVisionaries wrote:
The original question was about auto switching HDMI inputs. If that's
all you're missing you might want to consider and external switcher. I
got a unit similar to this one from Sewell for our family home
entertainment setup:

https://sewelldirect.com/switchdeck-hdmi-switch-by-sewell-3x1-distribution-amplifier-4k-at-60hz-3d-hdcp-22-444-chroma-


I have both my Mac mini and a bluray player connected and it
automatically switches to the highest numbered active input. So the Mac
is on port one, which means that by default it is usually sent to the
display. The BluRay is on port 2 so when I turn it on the HDMI is
automatically switched to that. After we're done watching a movie or the
like I turn the BluRay player off and it switches back to the Mac. I
have a slightly different unit than the link above because I needed one
that splits out the audio to a separate TOSlink cable for my ancient
Denon sound system that predates HDMI.

CB

On 8/11/17 3:40 PM, E.T. wrote:
Thanks Mary. Did not find the specific 5500 on Amazon but I am not in
a hurry. This window shopping will keep my mind off certain world
events. Too many models, even 720p which I did not expect to see.

From E.T.'s Keyboard. . .
  "God for you is where you sweep away all the
  mysteries of the world, all the challenges to
  our intelligence. You simply turn your mind off
  and say God did it." --Carl Sagan
E-mail: ancient.ali...@icloud.com

On 8/11/2017 9:12 AM, Mary Otten wrote:
Yes. Pressing a button on the remote for the device that you want to
switch to switches it there. It will even turn the TV on if the TV is
off. I have DirecTV, and Amazon fire stick, and fourth generation
Apple TV. I can't speak to the third generation one. Also, it seems
to me that this ability to do this switching when you punch a button
on the remote started happening after a recent firmware update. Why
that should be, I haven't a clue. I will have to get the model number
for you, as I don't remember it. And my sided partner is still
sleeping. I am Magine my TV was on the opposite end of the Samsung
spectrum from Scott. It is not 4K. And I think it's only a 32 inch
screen. I do have a nice sound bar for it. I got it on sale at Best
Buy sometime around the holidays. Quite honestly, if I were going to
buy a TV now, I would want to know a lot more about the new Amazon TV
set. I'm really impressed with the work that they're doing over there
with voiceview. I think it has the best sound, and is the most
flexible. But I don't know about the capability of the actual TV to
do the thing you want to do. If That worked, and I were buying a TV
now, I would not hesitate to get the Amazon one.

Mary


Sent from my iPhone

On Aug 11, 2017, at 8:51 AM, E.T. <ancient.ali...@icloud.com> wrote:

Mary,
  Do you have the model number? With the Apple TV, if you want to
switch back to it, what triggers that? Pressing a button on the remote?

From E.T.'s Keyboard. . .
 "God for you is where you sweep away all the
 mysteries of the world, all the challenges to
 our intelligence. You simply turn your mind off
 and say God did it." --Carl Sagan
E-mail: ancient.ali...@icloud.com

On 8/11/2017 8:42 AM, Mary Otten wrote:

I have a Samsung smart TV which I bought at the end of last year.
It does what you are saying you would like yours to do. I can't
swear that they all do it. Mine has three HDMI inputs, all full.
And if I start doing something on one of the devices that's plugged
into one of the HDMI ports, it switches there.
Sent from my iPhone

On Aug 11, 2017, at 8:26 AM, E.T. <ancient.ali...@icloud.com> wrote:

 Am I correct in thinking that with one of these TVs, it will
switch to an active input source, such as Apple TV? Samsung brand?
My current TV is 9 years old, might be time to replace it.

From E.T.'s Keyboard. . .
"God for you is where you sweep away all the
mysteries of the world, all the challenges to
our intelligence. You simply turn your mind off
and say God did it." --Carl Sagan
E-mail: ancient.ali...@icloud.com

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