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How do I activate the hdmi inputs on my samsung LE40A656A1FXXU they are in the settings menue but are greyed out ?

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Hello John,

What I would like you to do first of all is turn the Power off at the wall to all you Television equipment ie blueray, dvd, sat, etc etc.

What I would like you to do now is connect all your bits and pieces ie your HDMI's to the one's located at the back of your Samsung. once everything is plug in where it should be then I would like you to turn the plug back on to power the lot up.

Now when you look at your HDMI (s) that where Greyed out before will be showen in bright white. What you can do now using your Samsung remote is press MENU then go down to INPUT the arrow along to EDIT NAME then you can label all your bits and pieces whilest The tv is pulled out. This will save you back having to pull this back out to see what HDMI input you have plugged things into.

Hope this sorts you out John, When it does please leave a thumbs up


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This doesn't work for me, I've got all cables in etc.. Please help.

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