I have a Samsung HCJ655W Projection TV. It has a built in digital tuner which upconverts everything to 1080i. I just recently upgraded my cable service to HDTV Digital. Here's my problem: If I go into the TV's video mode slection and choose HD Component, and choose a HD channel, I get a beautiful HD picture. Now, If I change the channel to a non-hdtv channel, I get sound but no picture. In order to get picture, I have to switch my TV to a standard cable feed mode, which gives a poor picture. Also, this requires using two remotes...one from the cable company, and one from the TV which is a real pain. From the standard cable feed, I can go to a HDTV channel and get analog sound and picture, but no HDTV signal unless I go into the TV's video mode selection and choose HD Component. The biggest problem is that I can't get the cable service TV Guide unless I am in HDTV video mode and watching a HDTV channel. Cable company has been out numerous times...no help.
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Re: HDTV Cable box conflict
This set does not support 480I in the DTV mode, only 480P and 1080I is supported.
Try setting the analog setting in the cable box to 480p and that should take care of watching the set in DTV. Most cable boxes have a setting for format changes in the customer menu, depending on the type of box. If you are able to change the format, then the other inputs will not work since they need a 480I signal, as well as VCRs.
Another setup could be to use the S-Video cable or Video input jacks to get a better picture in 480I instead of using the cable input. However, when changing from HD to Analog, you will have to change to the correct input on the set as well.
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Yes, This set does not have a digital tuner built in. All over the air signals are now digital. This set will work without a converter if hooked up to standard cable,DVD,VCR or Video game console. If you purchase a DVD with a digital tuner built in you can skip the converter box and hook your HDTV antenna directly to it.
You must have a digital tuner built in to the tv if you want to scan for Freeview digital channels. If you have digital cable or satellite the decoder box will unscramble the signal and send it to the tv through a scart connection or HDMI cable. Not all tv's have a digital tuner built in but if it is HDTV it can show an increased resolution image if the output from the cable box or dvd player is high definition.
if there is a label on the tv stating any of these words “Integrated Digital Tuner,” “Digital Tuner Built-In,” “Digital Receiver,” or “Digital Tuner,” “DTV,” “ATSC,” or “HDTV” then yes if they say “Digital Monitor” or “HDTV Monitor,” or as “Digital Ready” or “HDTV Ready" then no
Because the issue is occurring in multiple brands of TVs, mine is a Samsung plasma, the element that is linking all the issues together is the cable and/or SATELLITE boxes. I have actually called Samsung and they disavow any responsibility for the 2 and say that it is a cable issue. I have to agree. THE SOLUTION is to replace the cable box with a new box. I just did this last week and the 2 was gone. So if you are having this problem then i recommend trying the same thing. REPLACE YOUR CABLE BOX and/or SATELLITE TV BOX AND THE 2 GOES AWAY...at least it did for me.
The TV you have will only process an HD via the component video connections. Your cable box needs to have component outputs and you will need to buy a component video cable to connect from the cable box component video outputs to the TV's component video inputs (should be 2 sets, #1 for up to 720p and #2 for up to 1080i...
Hi there, It appears you may be using a cable type which isnt compatible with stereo. The Coaxial output on a lot of the old VCRs dont always support stereo so that may be your problem right there. i suggest you try connecting the cable box directly to your TV using a scart cable. Scart definately supports stereo audio so if this doesnt give you stereo sound the problem lies within the cable box's audio settings which you should be able to access with your remote.
ope this helps you solve your problem :) Good Luck.