Wow this is Very interesting~~~~
My wife and I are very pleased with our LN52A860 that we purchased jsut before Christmas, but we have had several strange things happen with our remote controls sine we bought the TV.
We have the following remote control components stacked to to bottom (with one inch spacers for air flow) in the Oak entertainment unit under the TV
- Time Warner Scientific America 8300 DVC
- Samsung BD-P1500 Blue Ray DVD play (for a few days we had a Samsung DVD-1800P8 HD DVD-1080P8 DVD played in the postiion with same symptoms on the A860 TV)
- Harman/Kardon AVR 147 Audio/Video Reciever
All of this worked quite well when we had our Samsung 40" LN-T4069F in the same place as the new A860.
When we received the A860 we moved the 40" upstairs, and placed the new 52" in it's place.
Now and then strange radom things would happen from the various componet remotes:
- When watching DVD, sound would not work
- On the H/K AVR could not switch between inputs using remote
- AVR would go silent
- Time Warner Cable box would not power up/ down.
When the things happened, of course there was a frontal attack using the four remote controls. We would finally power things down, curse a bit, or just go walk the dog for a bit to cool down. Sometimes power down of every thing worked, sometimes it fixed itself.
Since this was Christmas time, and Amazon had a killer deal on the new Logitech Homony One Unified Remote control, I bought the wife one(actually bought to save my sanity from her complaining about having to use four remote controls and getting confused.
(If you have not looked at the Hormaony, you should!!!)
Anyway back to the story....
The magic of the new remote control is that with one button (or screen activity bar on the remote) the tv powers up, the video compontent (cable box or DVD player) powers up, the right input (HDMI-1, HDMI-2, etc.) is selected, and the audio/Visual (Amp/reciever) correct input is all automagiclly selected.
The two biggest issues with the Hormony One now is the power up and power down sequence now and then does not work correctly, and the TV input now and then does not change correctly. I twice connected the Hormony One to the net and re-downloaded the remote codes as directed.
I am so happy I saw this flow, I have been going nuts trying to figure out what I was doing wrong. And of course the symptoms being sort of random as to when they occur did not help.
I had become quite a Samsung fan, and do hope we can get this resolved.
Thanks for being our advocate.
Round Rock, TX