I had Directv install HD satellite and H21-200 processor connected by 6 foot HDMI cable to my Samsung LNT3242H TV. HD works great but digital channels are very fuzzy. We tried two different processors but no improvement. Next ran a different new cable from the dish directly to the processor but no change. Technician set up for AV1 to get slight improvement but picture quality on digital channels still poor. Tried another Dell TV and no change. The tech wants to try another TV from their inventory to see if that fixes the problem--his 3rd trip back to try to fix the problem. Anyone got any idea what the problem with non-HD channels is?
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Re: Directv Samsung problem
I also have directv.At this point,it is a video signal issue on their end.The up conversion is ok at best.Depending on the original video that is probably as good as it gets.The other problem is the wow factor from hd.It is hard not to be critical of the non-hd channels.
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It is always helpful if you give model and make of the equipment involved. We can be more specific and accurate that way. It si a very straight forward connection and you need two HDMI cables. 1) Connect the Satellite Box's HDMI out to the Receivers HDMI In ( any one of the sockets labeled TV/SAT or Video AUX etc ). 2) Connect the Receiver's HDMI out to the TV's HDMI In. Every thing will work fine except if you switch off the power of some receivers the TV will stop getting HDMI signals ( ie no sound or video if Receiver is Off )
The other way of connecting is to connect the SAT BOX's HDMI cable directly to the TV's HDMI In and if your SAT BOX has a digital Audio out ( Optical or Coaxial ) connect that to the Receivers Digital In. This way you will need only one HDMI cable and one Optic fiber or Coaxial cable. And the advantage is even if the Receiver is Off you can watch video and hear its sound through the TV.
Reset the Directv box,by unplug it,replug it and hour later to let the last software to update.Replaced the HDMI cable,goto ur tv menu,goto sound functions,go down to reset it back to the factory setting.After this the the sound functions should be stable,and work.Not,than ur Tuner signal board have some kind of intermittion short in the board.Than must replaced the Tuner board to solved this problems.
The only option you have with a standard DirecTV box is using composite or s-video connection to your TV. These are much better options than using the RF tuner input and will give you stereo audio. Please take a few moments to rate my answer. Thanks...
The best cable hook up to use is the just the one HDMI cable. Just hook it up from box to TV and change the input selection on your TV to HDMI. Then on the Directv Box, change the resolution to 1080 for the best image.
If you can first connect the Fios box via component and that will rectify the issue and still allow HD. HDMI is funny, if there is anykind of communication issues between the TV or the Fios box you see what happens. You might also call Samsung to see if there is ANY firmware/software updated for your TV specifically to fix such an issue with the Fios/Mortorola connection. If there isn't then the issue is the cable box since the TV works ok on HDMI with other devices.