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Signal Strength is grey on Samsung HDTV

by dcp3450 / April 16, 2009 1:58 PM PDT

Samsung Slim Fit: TX-S3082WH

I have an HD antenna hooked up to the Antenna 1 port. Fine Tune is active (this is for analog) but Signal Strength for digital isn't active. The manual explains what "Signal Strength" is for but now how to access it.

Anyone know how to fix this issue?

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Signal Strength is grey on Samsung HDTV
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / April 16, 2009 3:07 PM PDT


This had me stumped for a minute too, but I have an answer. On page 34 of the manual, it notes that digital strength either offers a picture, or no picture. Of course, we know that there is intermittent picture as well, where a weak signal "freezes and pixelates". But for all intendd purposes, the signal strength meter on the television only measures analog signals. The digital signals aren't measured, and therefore, are greyed out.

The HD Antenna (and tuner) doesn't measure analog, but instead digital signals only.

I hope that helps answer the question.


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Signal strength should at least display
by MacUsed2bGr8 / October 19, 2015 7:52 PM PDT

That doesn't explain why the signal strength meter is greyed out when an antenna is connected. I have this same samsung tv I have tried 2 OTAs and while it's possible I have bad reception, either the Samsung setup instructions are wrong or something's busted, cause I can't get that meter to ungray when an antenna is plugged in in either AIR or AIR/Cable and the inputs are selected and scanned (0 channels).

Love to hear what i'm doing wrong (samsung manual p 36 for antenna install shows signal strength meter not grated out).

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Since there are no more analog channels here.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 20, 2015 6:51 AM PDT

I'm in the USA so no more analog channels so as pointed out, I see it would be greyed out in the USA and Canada.

Post was last edited on October 20, 2015 6:52 AM PDT

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