TV turns on when performing scheduled tasks



Hi everyone,

I just wanted to know if it is normal for plex to turn the tv on why doing the scheduled task (at 2am). The shield is connected via HDMI CEC (to an LG tv) so it is normal it turns on. If it is normal, is there a way to setup the HDMI CEC so that it turns the tv on only when using the remote control and not when the Shield wakes or randomly restarts (which sometimes happens)? Or maybe should I setup the shield to never go to sleep and therefore avoid waking up?

Thanks for your feedback


@yepecece - It sounds as though your TV is set to come on when it detects a change in the HDMI, or perhaps, Shield is set to turn on compatible device (TV) when it wakes to do processes.
I’m sorry I don’t have any of the devices to tell you how to check either, but know in my own setup that my surround receiver will wake from ‘off’ and automatically tune to the input the last HDMI signal came from if I enable that feature. I presume your TV has the same.


Thank you for your input. My tv is an LG and has very basic settings (via simplelink).

I am still trying find a solution as to what would be the best setup while keeping HDMI CEC and avoiding random TV turn on situation.


There is nothing in Plex but the Shield itself has a setting to turn on the TV when it turns on.