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HT-BD3252 home theater

I just got a new home theatre (HT-BD3252) and have some questions.

1) I see instructions in the manual on how to stream from a pc. Can I also stream from a mac?

2) Every time I change the channel of my tv or fast fwd/rewind, there is a pause where the audio drops out for a few seconds, then comes back. Can this be fixed?

I'll probably have more later, but these come to mind right away.

Thanks in advance for any help!

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HT-BD3252 home theater

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5errr,

1. Mac is not officially supported, although that's not to say that it can't stream - but the software for that would have to be compatible. It may exist, but I don't know of any offhand.

2. The audio may drop out because it's a digital stream of audio. Like other digital devices, the flow of data stops, and then has to restart.

I hope that helps. Let us know if you have further questions.

--HDTech

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Not sure I understand the audio drop out answer, but I guess I'll have to let it go. I would love to see it addressed though.

My next question has to do with the system shutting itself off. I've had this happen a couple times now where the system powers down while I'm watching tv. Is this a known thing? If so, is there a fix in the works?

Thanks for your help.

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5errr,

Let's see if I can answer that with a little more detail. All digital channels rely on the flowing of data. Changing the channels stops the current connection of data to start a new connection of data. Therefore, the time that it takes for the signal to re-connect is where the picture drops out because there is no picture. Previous analog merely changed frequencies without the television cutting out while the analog television would tune. Does that make a little more sense?

Which system is powering down? I'm not aware of this happening with HT systems, so it's not known as far as I know, and thus, there's no "fix". Again, that I'm aware of.

Hope that helps.

--HDTech

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Random shut down of HT-BD3252

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5errr - I'm having the same problem with the HT-BD3252 shutting off while I'm watching television. I've done a lot of searching online for other people having this problem and you're the first.

Samsung_HD_Tech - Here's my set up:

* Over-the-air antenna plugged into coax input on Toshiba HDTV (no coax input on the HT unit)
* Optical cable from TV's digital audio output to the receiver's digital audio input. Toshiba HDTV supports Dolby Digital audio output and PCM audio output (default is Dolby)
* HDMI cable from BD player's video output to the TV's video input (probably not a factor, but thought I would mention it for thoroughness)

When I'm watching the broadcast channels, I turn on the HT-BD3252 and it realizes that there is a digital audio signal coming from the TV and you can hear the audio over the HT-BD3252 speakers; it sounds great. After about 20-30 seconds, though, the HT-BD3252 shuts off and the audio starts coming back out of the TV speakers.

I've also tested the other functions of the BD player and they all work fine. I can stream Netflix and Pandora, and I can watch Blu-ray movies and the player doesn't shut off like it does with broadcast channels through the digital audio input.

Is there anything about digital audio input that would cause the player to randomly shut off like this? At first I thought maybe our signal strength was too low from the broadcast antenna and the receiver just decided to stop trying to play it. But the fact that the device is shutting off leads me to believe that there's a bigger issue.

Any thoughts?

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