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Samsung KS8000

by TDLaughlin / August 25, 2017 10:28 AM PDT

Your online review of this tv says components cannot be hidden in a cabinet. Is there a scenario that would allow this?
Our TV will be mounted over the fireplace & Ethernet/HDMI/audio cables are in the wall ready to hoook up. There is a cabinet across the room to hide the cable box, DVD player etc... I asked a salesman at Best Buy & he was surprised when I showed him the review.
Thank you,
Tammie

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Clarification Request
Not true- now I understand
by Pepe7 / August 28, 2017 10:13 AM PDT
In reply to: Samsung KS8000

FWIW, I own two different sizes of the KS8000. So far, so good- and that's coming from someone who has been a huge plasma fanatic for years ;).

Anyway, I believe the confusion here is that the salesperson is not communicating the issue of the required breakout box (One Connect) that is used with this HDTV. It employs a proprietary cable from the one connect to the Sammy. The various inputs (HDMI, digital optical, USB) now get connected to the HDTV via the breakout box. See youtube reference:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olIMGTfLJNE

All you need to do is hide the smallish One Connect box behind the TV using velcro/tie downs/etc. The other components are easily hidden elsewhere and would just need to have the appropriate cabling back to the One Connect box. Obviously a single HDMI from the AV receiver back to the HDTV [e.g. One Connect box] is the 'cleanest' option, but not always the one we end up with Wink

hth,
P

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Here's my bet.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 25, 2017 10:45 AM PDT
In reply to: Samsung KS8000

Samsung may be integrating all those under one remote so if your components are out of view the remote can't control them and folk may yelp that this feature is broken. So the reviews call this out but didn't explain why.

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