How to check whether TV HDMI port supports CEC?

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Planning to buy a fire TV stick for my 7 year old Vu 32K160M LED TV. Now I’ve to decide whether to buy the regular fire stick with power and volume buttons or fire stick lite. But for these buttons to work, it seems the HDMI port on the TV needs to support CEC functionality. How can I check whether my old TV supports this? Can’t find any mention of it in the manual or in the product description online. 



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It doesn’t support that

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MasterAnimesh wrote:

It doesn’t support that

Okay then, any other way to control volume output of fire stick without using TV remote?

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mango-man wrote:

Okay then, any other way to control volume output of fire stick without using TV remote?

Use firestick remote with volume button.
It controls tv volume output

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MasterAnimesh wrote:

Use firestick remote with volume button.
It controls tv volume output

That requires CEC support in TV right? If TV doesn’t support CEC then the power and volume buttons on firestick can’t be used to control TV  right?

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mango-man wrote:

That requires CEC support in TV right? If TV doesn’t support CEC then the power and volume buttons on firestick can’t be used to control TV  right?

No,it works .
Using firestick on my vu tv

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Even if it can’t control your tv volume firestick must be able to control it’s own volume just like a set-top box where both tv and box have individual volume control. One can simply put tv volume at a significant higer level and control only via set-top box.

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firestick remote had ir blaster it will support volume, power on off without cec.

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MasterAnimesh wrote:

No,it works .
Using firestick on my vu tv

If you’re able to control your TV volume using firestick then your TV likely has CEC support. Mine is older and may/may not support this feature.

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Ash-D wrote:

Even if it can’t control your tv volume it must be able to control it’s own volume just like a set-top box where both tv and box have individual volume control. One can simply put tv volume at a significant higer level and control only via set-top box.

Does firestick have its own individual volume control? What about firestick lite? It doesn’t have any volume button.

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maze.aarhe wrote:

firestick remote had ir blaster it will support volume, power on off without cec.

IR blaster can have compatibility issues depending on the brand. I have a universal remote but my Vu TV doesn’t work with it.

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U can check with Amazon , the ir blaster data in remote is setup at time of firestick setup, since it’s not preloaded in remote i think it will support most of brands.

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mango-man wrote:

If you’re able to control your TV volume using firestick then your TV likely has CEC support. Mine is older and may/may not support this feature.

I think remote has infrared.thats it

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Nope firestick remote doesn’t work if tv does not have cec support. For ir blaster tv should have ir blaster. Mine is Micromax and it does not have ir blaster but wifi/Bluetooth remote. Also does not support cec so volume control on firestick remote does not work.
Moreover firestick does not have separate volume control itself so you need tv remote control for volume. Pretty bad that amazon did not implement this simple thing in the firestick os. You have to use two remote or buy newer tv

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Ash-D wrote:

Even if it can’t control your tv volume firestick must be able to control it’s own volume just like a set-top box where both tv and box have individual volume control. One can simply put tv volume at a significant higer level and control only via set-top box.

Firestick don’t have its own volume control.

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Alexios wrote:

Nope firestick remote doesn’t work if tv does not have cec support. For ir blaster tv should have ir blaster. Mine is Micromax and it does not have ir blaster but wifi/Bluetooth remote. Also does not support cec so volume control on firestick remote does not work.
Moreover firestick does not have separate volume control itself so you need tv remote control for volume. Pretty bad that amazon did not implement this simple thing in the firestick os. You have to use two remote or buy newer tv

Or we can connect a Bluetooth speaker to firestick instead of using the TV speakers, right? Then we can control the volume directly on the speaker?

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mango-man wrote:

Or we can connect a Bluetooth speaker to firestick instead of using the TV speakers, right? Then we can control the volume directly on the speaker?

How will tou connect Bluetooth speaker to firestick, there is no port for that. Moreover how will you control Bluetooth speaker with firestick remote?

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Alexios wrote:

How will tou connect Bluetooth speaker to firestick, there is no port for that. Moreover how will you control Bluetooth speaker with firestick remote?

Bluetooth speaker will connect to fire stick via bluetooth 😝 (someone on DD said that this is possible in an earlier thread).

BT speaker will have its own volume buttons, so remote won’t be needed to control it.

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Alexios wrote:

How will tou connect Bluetooth speaker to firestick, there is no port for that. Moreover how will you control Bluetooth speaker with firestick remote?

Firestick have bluetooth inbuild

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mango-man wrote:

Bluetooth speaker will connect to fire stick via bluetooth 😝 (someone on DD said that this is possible in an earlier thread).

BT speaker will have its own volume buttons, so remote won’t be needed to control it.

Yes you can connect but controlling with volume buttons will be troublesome as compared to controlling tv with remote.

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