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Periodic blackouts i been getting these blackouts lately, i get them more when i watch Hi-Def movies from my satellite on directv with my HD tivo, it happens also on my ps3.

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  • shane tinkham Jan 01, 2007

    any one???

  • Anonymous Dec 15, 2007

    My 53SDX89B also periodically blacks out when I watch HD shows. Loud sounds, explosions etc. seem to set it off more often, but it can also go out without them. I have an HD cable box from Comcast. The cable system has been checked and the box replaced, but it still does it. Very annoying.




























































































































  • jagiu Jul 29, 2008

    I have the same problem but it also happens with progressive DVD player. Called a repair guy hopefully he can fix I'll let you know what happens.

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SOURCE: Hi-Def?

Yes, it is HD TV ready but you must have a set top box from your cable or dish company that provides a Hi Def signal. The inputs must also be connected with the YRB cable. Only certain channels on my box are HD. The screen is so large that HD isn't nearly as impressive as some of the smaller models but it is still HD. I also have the 53FDX10B.

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You do not need a high def receiver, your unit has an ATSC tuner which is the same thing. You do need to hook it up to a high definition signal. You mentioned that you have satellite. Call your supplier and order the high definition channels if you do not already have them on the downlink. They should be able to tell you if you have them or not. They should also be able to tell you which channels they are (normally the higher ones). Once you have a high definition feed you will have the best picture you are going to get with todays technology.

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