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LN46A550 searching for signal

by Tazzster / March 18, 2009 2:51 PM PDT

I have a Samsung LN46A550 connected to a Sony DVD player via component cables. After several minutes of normal play, the signal from the dvd player will start to cut out and then I get a blank screen with "searching for signal". After a couple of seconds the signal will return. This cycle will happen every couple of minutes. I have tried different cables and both component inputs, but it still cuts out. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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LN46A550 searching for signal
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / March 20, 2009 8:10 AM PDT

Tazzster,

Is this an upconverting DVD player? Or a regular DVD player?

--HDTech

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LN46A550 searching for signal
by Tazzster / March 21, 2009 1:58 PM PDT

This is an older regular DVD player. Is the only way to correct this problem is to upgrade to a upconverting DVD player?

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LN46A550 searching for signal
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / March 23, 2009 10:21 AM PDT

Tazzster,

Does this happen on any other televisions? If it happens on every signal (composite, component, etc), it may be the player itself. Component is still analog, and wouldn't have the digital interruptions that, say, a faulty HDMI connection would have. See if you can try it on another television set - we'll have a better idea of what we're looking at.

Also, if it's a progressive scan DVD player, you might go into the DVD's menu (take the disc out, hit Menu) and try to find the output. See if switching the output resolution to 480i or 480p produces the same issue for each resolution.

Keep me posted.

--HDTech

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