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Intermittant lost of HDMI signal to TV

by jerseydevil495 / February 9, 2009 5:51 AM PST

I have a Samsung LN46A550 TV and a Samsung DVD/VCR combo, DVD-VR375. My cable box (Fios) is connected to HDMI 1 on the TV, an LG home theater is connected to HDMI 2 on the TV and the Samsung DVD/VCR is connected to HDMI 3 (video out on the DVD/VCR) on the TV. Anynet is turned on and the TV sees all my attached devices.

Here is the problem. When using my Samsung DVD/VCR it seems that every few minutes (not all the time but often) the TV loses the HDMI signal from the DVD/VCR and displays the message "searching for signal" and then the signal comes back again a few seconds later. I've tried switching HDMI cables, switching HDMI ports on the TV but nothing works.

I read somewhere that using component cables stops this problem but won't I lose the upgrade features on the DVD recorder if I use component cables?

Also, why does the TV, when checking "sources" show my attached DVD/home theater devices as both HDMI 2 and 3 respectively and also as Anynet devices? Is there any difference?

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HDMI intermitttent loss of signal
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / February 9, 2009 1:52 PM PST

jerseydevil495,

I'm not sure why it is giving you a "searching for signal" message with the DVD player. It could be a setting in the DVD player to a bad cabe, either the cable itself or the connection in the DVD player or the television. It definitely sounds like a handshake issue, and any of those possibilities exist in that scenario.

Does turning off Anynet+ solve the issue?

Component cables don't have the handshake issues that HDMI ports do have, but they also don't send the direct digital-digital signal, as component cables have a digital-to-analog-to-digital transfer that happens. So it would still send a HD signal via component, but there will be a technical loss of picture quality. Some people can see that difference, others can't.

--HDTech

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HDMI intermitttent loss of signal
by pcarrier / December 3, 2009 9:18 AM PST

Hi,

I have the same problem. I tried disabling Anynet+ but the problem persists. I tried different cables and different Blu Ray players (Regular player and ps3). So it's pretty much certain that the problem comes from the TV.

Like i said, disabling Anynet+ didn't solve the problem. I called Samsung and there is no firmware upgrade for my model (LNT4665F)

Any ideas ?

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No signal
by htown86 / January 27, 2010 4:19 AM PST

I also have this problem no signal on my direct tv box that's been working for 3 months then all of a sudden stopped working. I moved to different ports and nothing. I swithced cables and it worked temporarily and then stopped immediately. I'm really hot about this because to pay 2800 dollars for the 8000series 55inch LED and then it has problems 3 months into it??? Talk about dissappointed already! I can't see buying another Samsung if this doesn't get fixed. And the entire houston area will know if it's up to me. I called customer service and they were very rude and make it seem like it's never possible for a Samsung to mess up yet I search the internet only to see that Millions of customers have the same issues???? They need to make this right because this is just a horrible situation. People work hard for their money to only buy something that doesnt' work as intended that is very frustrating.

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