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Any way to make HDMI1 default input for LN52B750 TV?

by etrain27 / May 14, 2010 8:24 AM PDT

I have a DirecTV HD DVR that I just connected to my LN52B750 via HDMI input 1, as well as a Blu-ray player in HDMI input 2. I do not use cable. When I turn on/off the TV, the TV automatically defaults to the cable input which means a screen full of snow. Then I have to click more buttons to switch over to HDMI, which is very frustrating..

How can I prevent the TV from using the cable input as a valid source? Can I disable the coax or set HDMI input 1 as the default or is there another solution to accomplish this like sorting the order of input connections? Will new firmware correct this problem? Thanks for any help?

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Any way to make HDMI1 default input for LN52B750 TV?
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / May 14, 2010 9:21 AM PDT

etrain27,

The tuner is an 'always on' connection, which means that it's the default when exiting streaming services, thumbdrive content and powering on. In some cases, I've seen it reported that you can turn the TV off first and then the cable box, and then re-start the cable box and then the TV for it to work, but that has varied based on what several people here have posted.

There is not a way to set a default input with a HDMI or other input.

--HDTech

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RE: Any way to make HDMI1 default input for LN52B750 TV?
by kingwr / July 25, 2010 11:47 PM PDT

There are several threads re. this issue. Seeing that many (if not most) Samsung flat panels don't support cable-card, I doubt if more than a small percentage of U.S. users are using the coaxial input on their TV. Most satellite and cable users use the HDMI input. Why will Samsung not provide a fix for the U.S. flat panel products (I have UN55C8000) to allow the default to be HDMI 1? This is very frustrating! Come on Samsung, implement a fix!

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I Agree!
by tim_taylor / December 30, 2011 5:43 AM PST

This feature really becomes an annoyance. I am really satisfied with this tv, but - as with ALL electronics companies- Samsung thinks that we buy new equipment every year. The latest firmware for this set (mine is LN52A530) is dated Sept. 25, 2008. Unfortunately, we can't expect any updates once our equipment is over a year old.

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