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Samsung LCD TV defaults to TV/coax input

by CleverTrousers / March 9, 2010 6:04 PM PST

I have a Samsung LN32B530. In browsing the manuals for other Samsung TVs, it seems like this behavior is consistent across their line...

Like many American consumers, I get my TV content from an HD cable box. It has an HDMI output, which is naturally connected to the TV's HDMI-1 port as the preferred interface for high-def video. We also have a Blu-ray player connected to the HDMI-2 port on the TV.

My problems are:

1.) When I turn off the Blu-ray, the input either stays on HDMI-2 (if HDMI-CEC/"AnyNet+" is disabled) or switches to the TV/coax input and displays static (if HDMI-CEC is enabled). There is no cable attached to the antenna/cable input, and of course, "TV" was not the input in use prior to switching the Blu-ray on. I would think it sensible to either go back to the last-used input or let the user define a default input. Alternatively, being able to disable unused inputs might accomplish my goal, switching back to HDMI-1.

2.) The timer function - which I would like to use when away for several days to make it appear my house is occupied - lets you select which channel number the TV turns onto at the specified time - but *only* a TV channel, not the HDMI input (which is what my cable box is connected to).

It seems bizarre to me that such a successful TV manufacturer has overlooked the dominance of HDMI inputs in 2010. My 12 year-old Sony had a timer that could turn on to selected input. Am I overlooking some setting on the Samsung?

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RE: Samsung LCD TV defaults to TV/coax input
by kingwr / July 25, 2010 11:49 PM PDT

There are several threads re. this issue. Seeing that many (if not most) Samsung flat panels don't support cable-card, I doubt if more than a small percentage of U.S. users are using the coaxial input on their TV. Most satellite and cable users use the HDMI input. Why will Samsung not provide a fix for the U.S. flat panel products (I have UN55C8000) to allow the default to be HDMI 1? This is very frustrating! Come on Samsung, implement a fix!

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really disappointed there is no fix for this.
by dexter01915 / July 26, 2010 4:18 AM PDT

I just bought a UN55C7000 and I can't believe Samsung has not addressed this issue yet. I searched the web and found complaints going back years on many models. Give us the ability to mark the coax and PC inputs as "skip" or allow us to set the default. It's 2010, what % of your customers do you really think are using the Coax as their default input?!

I was trying to make it as easy as possible for my wife & kids to switch between Cable(HDMI1) & Blu-Ray. With anynet enabled, turn on the BD player and it switches to that.. Great! But when I shut the BD player off, it switches to the Coax input?! Seriously? Switch to the last input, or let us choose the default. Defaulting to Coax is just silly.

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Not wife friendly
by mitch102 / July 28, 2010 1:02 AM PDT

I would love to see this addressed as I have this same issue with my UN46C7000.

Makes the Wife approval factor very low.

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Still an issue a year later
by tetractys4 / July 30, 2011 8:47 AM PDT
In reply to: Not wife friendly

Just bought a new Samsung TV at Best Buy. Turning off the blu-ray, it defaults to the empty coax and gives me snow. I have to hunt the remote, find the "Source" button, and change to HDMI1. Look at the date of this post, and this will give you some clue as to the pervasiveness of this engineering FAIL on the part of the Koreans.

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Not an issue. Just undocumented.
by dalevamos / June 11, 2012 7:46 PM PDT

Just press the "Tools" button on the remote while on the source selection menu and you can pick a name, and choose your favourite inputs from there. Happy

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