Question about Televison & Video
I just got the same exact one, when it searches automatically the first time it doesn't look for digital channels. go to Menu>manual channel search>cable. it will look for all possible signals and will take forever probably. the free digital channels will take several seconds to switch channel to channel, but they're there! They will show up on your screen as "DC 91-2" or similar. you can switch back to regular cable channels with the input button, you just cycle through all the inputs. hope that helps.
Posted on Jul 28, 2008
Remove front bottom panel behind it is a small black control box top controls are focus controls for R/G/B and Bottom 3 controls are your screen drives adjust one at a time turn off G/B adjust red first,then Do Green and Blue fter adjusting focu to each tube leave them set then adjust screen drive turn color off adjust RGB for a Black and white picture get as close as you can then turn color back If after doing this you still have blurry looking picture look down into Tubes you should be able to see picture clearly in each one if you cannot see picture then projection Fluid need to be changed out. Call Mats 1-800-628-1118.
Posted on Sep 26, 2009
After reviewing the service manual for this set, the problem is is in the DIGITAL BOARD. To get the right Digital Board you will need the Version number of the TV.
Posted on Nov 09, 2009
I would suggest calling your cable service provider. I just purchased the same TV and experienced the same problem/question. I have ATT Uverse and called and spoke with technical support. They said that you need a HDMI cable and the cable settings need to be set to HRC (High Resolution Compatible) or someting like that. The other 2 settings are analog modes! I had mine originally set to STD I just randomly picked this setting and had my TV conected to the cable box useing a coax cable, this is why it looked strange. I hope this helps? I will be picking up a HDMI cable on my way home from work today and will change my cable setting on my Samsung to HRC. If this does not fix the problem I will repost tomorrow, but I am sure this is the solution. Happy viewing!
Posted on Dec 06, 2010
SOURCE: My HD cable box, Scientific
No, your TV is actually 720p.
I confirmed this at Amazon as well.
I don't think the problem is with your TV. The HDMI input should automatically reset themselves based on the supported signal coming into the port. That's the beauty of HDMI. It sounds like the problem is that when you selected 1080p on the DVR, it stuck and now since you don't have display on your screen, you can't put it back. My experience with this unit (and I've had it for 5 years) has been when you unplug it, it goes back to transmitting ALL resolutions and if that doesn't work, call tech support at the cable company and have them reset the DVR remotely. This should get you back to normal (I'm really surprised that they didn't suggest this). That is assuming that yours uses Passport Echo interface. Most providers who use the SA 8300 have switched over to the Passport Echo interface but if yours hasn't (which would be odd considering that their boxes are now handling 1080p). If you don't have the new interface, you're going to have to have you provider walk you through the steps to manually reset your DVR back to the default settings. It can be done with a combination of buttons on the front of the DVR, i jsut don't know how to.
I'm very curious as to who you cable provider is because the fact is that there are no channels, major network or cable, that transmit their programming in anything above 720p/1080i due to the incredibly high bandwidth that a 1080p signal uses. Cable companies lack the infrastructure to handle that amount information. If your DVR's software has been upgraded to support 1080p resolution, it must be up-converting the 720p/1080i signal.
Posted on May 11, 2011
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