I have an older P50 VIZIO TV with only 2 HDMI ports and no antenna port. I have tried to connect my Roku Streaming Stick+, my LG DVD player, plus an antenna & converter box (for local channels). If I have the Roku connected I can't access the converter box (no signal). If I want to use the DVD player I have to switch out the red, white, and yellow plug-in cables and disconnect the Roku. Is there a way to have everything connected at the same time? Pulling out the TV and unplugging and replugging stuff is a hassle!
Deb, looking at a Vizio P50 manual, it looks like you should be able to have everything plugged in at the same time.
Where have you tried plugging them in? I am assuming you have the Roku in HDMI1 and the DVD in HDMI2 (or vice versa) and the converter in AV1 or AV2. You should be able to cycle through the Input (from the remote control) to select the device you want.
Yep, if your TV is otherwise still working well and you don't want to replace it, use something with HDMI switching. I prefer using an AVR, so I can have the full 5.1 plus Atmos audio, but then I'm not afraid of running wires around. There are HDMI switches you can buy that include a remote so you can switch inputs without getting out of the chair. And depending on the HDMI devices connected, sometimes CEC works fine for switching the input as well. Of course, the HDMI switch itself would also have to support CEC, and I'm not certain that's a common feature.
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