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Mr Samsung (or anyone) Help! "Mode Not Supported" LN52A650

by Dublin25 / December 15, 2008 10:38 AM PST

I am trying to get my Pioneer Elite SC-05 Receiver, Pioneer Elite BD-05FD Blu-Ray Player, and Time Warner HD Cable Box to work with the Samsung LN52A650. I have tried HDMI 1, 2, and 3. With the bluray player and cable box it says mode not supported - with the receiver I don't get that message, but the screen shows static, then goes black, then static again over and over again. All 3 work fine with component and composite connections. Samsung said to try a different HDMI cable, which I only had one at the time - but I am not confident that is the problem. Any suggestions? Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / December 16, 2008 8:02 AM PST


I would recommend using the component cables to change the output to HDMI and then making sure you have a supported resolution (720, 1080i, 1080p) selected. You might want to check that the boxes are also programmed to output in HDMI, as it may be a setting in each box. If you've always used component, you often have to tell the box, blu-ray player, etc to use the HDMI to send the signal.

Keep me posted.


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"Mode Not Supported" Problem Solved
by Dublin25 / December 16, 2008 9:51 AM PST
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I was using an HDMI cable I bought at best buy - their rocket fish brand. I figured it was ok, wasn't super cheap, but not super expensive. I bought new hi end HDMI cables today (Wirewold Flat High Speed 10.2gb) and as soon as I hooked it up - it worked. Never thought it would be the cable - but I guess you get what you pay for. Thanks for taking the time to respond.

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Good news!
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / December 17, 2008 4:27 AM PST

Glad it worked out for you. Thanks for taking the time to repost with your success!


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