What is HDMI CEC?

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We are pleased to announce the Axiim Floor Stands and Wall Mounts are available to purchase. Both the stand and wall mount are custom designed to fit your Axiim Surround and Center speakers.

Floor Stands

 

The design of the floor stands allows you to place your speakers at the optimum listening height. The slim minimalist industrial design makes for a non-intrusive floor stand that will not compete with your room’s decor. The feet are adjustable to ensure the base is level and sturdy on any surface. The heavy-duty base provides a solid and stable platform for your Axiim speakers. The elegant design is finished with a satin black powder coat.

Pricing: $129 each / $199 pair

 


Wall Mounts

 
The wall mount was designed with your TV in mind. The mounting locations are slotted to make it easy to align your speakers to just the right spot after mounting to the wall, so you can slide the speaker mount tightly against your TV to hide the power cord. The elegant design is finished with a satin black powder coat.
Pricing: $39 each / $69 pair

 

This Week’s Feature: What is HDMI-CEC?

HDMI Consumer Electronic Control, also known as CEC, is a way for different devices connected by HDMI to communicate. CEC allows devices to identify and send controls to each other.

The Axiim Q uses HDMI-CEC not only to control connected HDMI devices, but also to identify what devices are connected. Simply plug in a CEC compatible device and the Axiim Q will identify it and automatically replace the basic HDMI input “number icon” with a device specific badge to make navigating your connected devices quick and easy in the user interface. You no longer have to scratch your head wondering what device is connected to which port.
 

Many common devices implement CEC, including most Blu-ray players, Chromecast, and Sony PlayStation. The Axiim Q works with these devices to allow you to power them on, navigate their menus, pause a movie, and even fast forward using either your Axiim Q remote, mobile app, or TV remote. The CEC enabled devices can also turn Axiim Q on and will automatically change to the device's input to start playing content. If your TV also supports CEC, the Axiim Q and TV can be powered on together with one button press. Imagine sitting on the couch with your entire entertainment system powered off. You pull out your smartphone, open the Netflix app, click the Chromecast “cast” button, and through the magic of HDMI-CEC your Axiim Q will automatically turn on your TV, select the correct Chromecast input and start playing content through your TV!  All you have to do now is pop the popcorn!

 

What do other manufacturers call HDMI-CEC?

Unfortunately most manufacturers do not use the term “CEC” and have chosen to brand the HDMI-CEC communication as their own. Here is a list of what manufacturers are using to call their implementation of the HDMI-CEC standard.

Other than Hitachi, Vizio and Axiim, the rest of the manufacturers have decided to make it ridiculously confusing by renaming essentially the exact same thing! If you would like to learn more please take a look here.

In addition, many devices that support CEC will not have CEC enabled by default. Please check your device settings and ensure you have CEC enabled to enjoy this awesome feature!
  • AOC: E-link
  • Hitachi: HDMI-CEC
  • Insignia: INlink
  • ITT: T-Link
  • LG: SimpLink
  • Mitsubishi: NetCommand for HDMI
  • Onkyo: RIHD (Remote Interactive over HDMI)
  • Panasonic: HDAVI Control, EZ-Sync, or VIERA Link
  • Philips: EasyLink
  • Pioneer: Kuro Link
  • Runco International: RuncoLink
  • Samsung: Anynet+
  • Sharp: Aquos Link
  • Sony: BRAVIA Link or BRAVIA Sync
  • Toshiba: CE-Link or Regza Link
  • Vizio: CEC

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Thanks,
The Axiim Team




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