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Samsung HP-S4253 black screen, with sound

My samsung HP-S4253 42 in. plasma television stopped receiving video signals for LPB 24-3 (pbs create) station after receiving it for six to eight months before. Am getting a black screen but the sound comes thru with clarity. No video,just sound. Have been in contact with both Samsung and the television station engineer to no avail. It has been more than five months now. Bought a new antenna. Did a rescan, several times in all three modes.
My sister's samsung LCD television is getting the video and sound, however. She lives just next door. Samsung says it is the television stations signal. The engineer says he cannot duplicate the problem. Here i sit, with a samsung lemon.

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  • mowgli-blue Mar 06, 2008

    nope , learning to live with it

  • mowgli-blue Jun 04, 2008

    thank you much sparkspyro and guest!



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The problem is due to the broadcasting format of the station. I had an over the air box which I used to receive HD programming and my PBS station went away after a year or so of use. Turns out they updated there formats and the box could no longer receive the video signal, sound still worked. There were enough people in our area who started to complaine to the station and they quickly resorted back to the old format. Technology, some people skimp, others due it right. My HD tivos never had an issue with either format. So time to get an external tuner or difference service.

Posted on Apr 21, 2008

Its the broadcasting company and there "new technology" Have had an over the air box to get local HD channels and lost my PBS station, turned out to be a new signal incompatibility. The same is with my HP-S4253. Must not have the latest SW to process the new signals

Posted on Apr 21, 2008

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