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New HD TV (Samsung)is conncted diectly to the cable jack in the wall. There is no box, vcr or dvd. Wehn selecting some channels (for example channel 4, it comes on but after a few seconds the video goes away. If I select channel 4.1 it works fine. Samsung says the problem is not them, cable says the same. The store where I purchased the TV says the problem is some stations boadcast both analog and HD and there is no solution. I don't buy this. Is there a fix for this?

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  • gerrygibson Nov 06, 2008

    the solution did not work

  • gerrygibson Nov 09, 2008

    The vcr/dvd player works otherwise. Now I am wondering --maybe a dumb question--but I don't know if the vcr has a tuner; it is just the standard vce/dvd player

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Most VCR have tuners. Pick menu on remote then hit auto-program to initiate tuner. The you might be able to solve by routing through your VCR as suggested. Good Luck

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Hi it is vcr problem change it

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It only happens when using DVI/HDMI digital video connection. 
It doesn't happen with component (Y, Pr, Pb) connection. 

Digital video connections are not a perfected technology.

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  • AbdulRahiman S Nov 06, 2008


    Try switching back and forth from 480p to 1080i, and see how your HDTV behaves. first Turn-off the upcoverting of your HDTV so that it is trully 480p and 1080i ..



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Not a fix , but a work around, run the cable through a vcr or dvd player that has a tuner in it. Use the AV OUT feature of the vcr/dvd player into the component IN on the tv, this should lock it into an analog signal.
Keep in mind that when your cable provider goes totally digital, you will need to revise this setup to accomidate the full digital.

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It is the cable signal that is too high in intensity.

Posted on Nov 05, 2008

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    Ginko Nov 05, 2008

    The cable signal is measured in decimals per millivolt dBmV, and must be between 10 dB and -10db, at -10db the signal get fuzzy, over 11db the tv shut down.

    The cable on the wall is connected to a cable decoder main box, this may be responsible for the bad signal.

    Additionally if the horizontal cable lines (the ones that start from inside the wall), are bad that may also be a problem, in that case you need to replace the cable.

    A possible solution to your problem is calling back the cable company and asking them to replace the cable line.



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    Ginko Nov 06, 2008

    The solution is testing and eventually replacing the cables that go into the wall, as I already told you.

    This job must be probably done by the cable company, call them and tell theme that this had been our response.

    If the image is fading then signal on cable is probably less than -4db, somebody must take a multimeter and testing cable output signal.

    Obviously you cannot expect to fix this by pressing buttons on your TV and similar, as the problem is concerning the final cablature of your lines.


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