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LN-T3253H Speaker Crackling

by tailgear / July 25, 2009 10:44 PM PDT

I have a LN-T3253H LCD TV. I have a Comcast cable box hooked up to it with an HDMI cable. When I turn on the TV and the cable box, I get a horrible crackling noise through the speakers for 2-3 minutes. The noise then fades and the TV functions as normal. This noise is the same regardless of volume settings, mute, etc.

I hooked the cable box up with RCA cables and the crackling does not happen at all. However, I don't think the picture is nearly as good with these cables as it is with HDMI.

I called Samsung and they told me they would not help since it is out of warranty.

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LN-T3253H Speaker Crackling
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / July 28, 2009 12:08 PM PDT

tailgear,

In some cases, calling your cable/sat company and requesting that they update or reset your cable box may do the trick. If it's only the cable box, and not any other peripherals hooked up, then it's possible that the interference could be coming from the box. I realize an out of warranty situation is discouraging, but the television may not be the problem.

--HDTech

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by tailgear / August 3, 2009 1:01 AM PDT

This happens when ANY HDMI item is plugged into the TV. It is even hooked up to a different cable box now and it still happens.

I have heard about the possibility of a firmware update that might help, but I can't find them on Samsung's web site and they won't respond to the email I sent them.

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by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / August 5, 2009 11:43 AM PDT

tailgear,

If it is the television, there are options to have it repaired, even out of warranty. Unfortunately, there are no firmware updates for that specific model.

--HDTech

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