(HDMI Consumer Electronics Control) A control function that lets one A/V component control another if they are connected via HDMI cables. For example, inserting a disc into the DVD player would turn on the TV automatically or the A/V receiver, if part of the system. Using proprietary brand names, HDMI CEC initially worked only when components were from the same vendor. Increasingly, HDMI CEC works across vendors' products. See HDMI.HDMI CECBranding Vendor Anynet Samsung BRAVIA Sync Sony KURO Link Pioneer NetCommand Mitsubishi REGZA-LINK Toshiba RIHD (Remote Interactive over HDMI) Onkyo SimpLink LG.