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  1. Good news (sort of) is after 3 years the Simplink now works OK most of the time. Whatever was causing the TV to not turn off when powering down Apple TV or the DVD player has disappeared, most of the time. The Apple TV OS has been updated a few times since 2017, that may have helped but I can't be sure. My Verizon set-top box is still the PITA because it doesn't support HDMI-CEC so I have always change the input manually when watching cable after watching a DVD or Apple TV. I still have FOUR remotes to deal with: Verizon remote, Apple remote, TV remote, DVD remote. The only thing I use the TV remote for is changing the input!!! Whoever thinks this makes watching TV simpler needs their head examined. 😡
  2. swenak, I wish I had good news for you. It's been about seven months since I got my LG TV and the Simplink still works sporadically. Once Simplink is connected, the controls work perfectly for both Apple TV and the LG DVD player. However the most important feature, just powering the TV on/off when powering the peripheral on/off still doesn't always work. LG has been zero help with this, even when the TV is used with their own DVD player. My next TV purchase will be from a dealer who can demonstrate all the devices working together properly before I pay for it.
  3. I have an LG 50uh5500. I also have an Apple TV gen4. When I originally set everything up, Simplink worked properly...turning on the Apple TV turned on (and off) the LG and selected the proper HDMI input. A few weeks later and it turns the TV on and off but doesn't select the input any more. I checked the settings of both devices and all appears to be in order, just as I left them. The LG TV only has an on/off for Simplink, there's none of the extra settings shown in LG's documentation. The Apple TV has just an on/off for controlling the TV from the Siri remote but no setting fro input selection. I also bought the cheapest LG BluRay player only to find out that the Simplink operation is manual...the BluRay rmeote has extra buttons to turn the TV on/off and set th einput. Why is it not automatic...especially since the TV and BluRay are both LG. The whole idea was to be able to use just one remote rather than multiple ones everytime I switched input devices. The LG TV doesn't even have buttons to select the input manually like my old TV did. This has me more than annoyed, for the amount all this equipoment cost it should work properly. I'm an electrical engineer myself and am amazed that manufacturers can ship products that claim to support an industry standard but don't test them enough to make sure they actually work. This will be the last time I buy anything from LG.


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