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Samsung LN32A450C HDMI problem

by Hawkeye592 / May 28, 2009 2:11 PM PDT

So I have the Series 450 (32 inch) LCD TV and it has been working perfectly until yesterday. A friend of my daughter plugged in a PS2 into the TV (I wasn't there when he did it) and played it fine. Then they disconnected it and when I turned on my TV this morning it didn't work at all. The HDMI was plugged into slot 1, so I tried it in both Slots 1 and 2 on the back of the TV with no success. I then plugged it into Slot 3 on the side of the TV and it works fine that way. It is terribly inconvenient to have it on the side because the cord is not long enough and now I have to buy a new, longer HDMI cord for it to reach. What bugs me is that neither HDMI 1 or HDMI 2 function at all. Is there something I am missing in the setup? I went into the menu and couldn't figure out anything there.

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Samsung LN32A450C HDMI problem
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / May 29, 2009 6:42 AM PDT

Hawkeye592,

Try going into the Setup Menu of the game console (via HDMI-3) and changing the resolution. There should be a compatible resolution that may work with the other HDMI ports. Why that's the case, I can't explain, but if the HDMI ports work for other HDMI sources except the console, it may be a resolution issue.

Are you getting "Mode Not Supported" or any similar error on the screen of the television?

Keep me posted.

--HDTech

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HDMI problem
by Hawkeye592 / May 29, 2009 11:57 PM PDT

Well, we don't have the gaming console any longer to try that with --the friend took it home--I do have a Wii that maybe I can try and see if that works.

The only message I am getting when I hook up the HDMI cable to HDMI 1 or 2 is "No signal found".

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HDMI followup
by Hawkeye592 / May 30, 2009 2:37 AM PDT
In reply to: HDMI problem

Turns out that the Wii doesn't have a HDMI connection so that doesn't help. I did go buy an 8' HDMI Monster cable b/c the other was only 4' and a pain to deal with. When I connected that to the HDMI 2 port, I started getting intermittent signals but a pink screen. I switched to the HDMI 1 port and got no signal. Then I went to the HDMI 3 port and got no connection at all. I switched back to the Rockfish HDMI 4' cable and got no signals on HDMI 1 and 2, but a full strength signal on HDMI 3. No clue what is happening here.

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HDMI followup
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / May 31, 2009 12:30 PM PDT
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Hawkeye592,

A pink screen usually means that the HDMI setting from the source isn't set to HDMI - it's set to component.

Also, if using an HDMI, make sure that you set not only your console to send HDMI, but at the highest resolution.

--HDTech

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HDMI problem
by Hawkeye592 / May 31, 2009 10:44 PM PDT
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OK--how do I change that in the menu section?

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HDMI problem
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / June 2, 2009 4:23 AM PDT
In reply to: HDMI problem

Hawkeye592,

That would be in the settings menu of the DVD, Wii, or whatever device you're attaching. Usually removing the disc and hitting menu will get you to your setup screens.

--HDTech

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