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I just recently purchased a samsung upconvert 1080p dvd player model number DVD-1080P8 its Anynet+ compatble and i have it hooked up to a 56 inch samsung dlp model number hl56a650 and it is anynet wich means any samsung product like a dvd player with this feature you will bw able to use one remote. this is whats going on i uplugged my tv before insatlling the dvd plyer i bought the hdmi cable from best buy the generic brand around 49 dollars so i plugged the dvd player to the hdmi port to the tv and pluged the tv and the player in turned the tv on and changed the source to the hdmi anynet which automatically turns on the dvd player put transformers the movie in and it starts searching for signal the n the picture comes on but then 5 or 10 seconds later the picture goes blank and the tv says searching for signal keeps doing that so i figured it was the hdmi cable so took the cheap one back and purchased the monster cable for 79.99 unpluged every thing and did the process again same result pictures goes and comes back every 5 or 10 seconds so turned and umplugged everything and plugged my xbox 360 elite with the same hdmi cable that it came with and played for about 3 hours with no problem so i figured it was the dvd player took it back to bestbuy swaped it for exact same one did the same process again same **** called samsung they told me that if the xbox played fine then its not the tv told me to return the dvd player for another one whats the chance the 3 rd will do the same any one have sugest or know how to fix it im about frustrated

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  • Nexus Geefour Jun 18, 2008

    Same happened to me...1080P8+Samsung LN40A530 LCD (both brand new). Got an intermittent "Searching For Signal" message when watching a retail DVD while connected with $40 HDMI 1.3a cable, but plays fine with the AV cables that came with the DVD player. Tested the DVD1080P8 and HDMI cable on another LCD and it worked fine, which led me to believe that the new LCD was to blame. Explained all this to Samsung Customer Support, which didn't help but schedule a service call to repair a 5-day old LCD. Ultimately, I exchanged the LCD for a new one, but still the same problem!!! Now I don't know what's going on...try a new DVD player? cable? LCD?

  • EL MOJADO Jun 20, 2008

    DId u purchase it from best buy i did i think there is a few players out there that were manufactured wrong I returned mine for the 3rd time and walla it worked returend my expensive monster cable and purchased a 30 dollar cable at walmart the vizio kind works the same as the monster cable 79 dollar cable so i suggest to return it till it works its the player that broke well at least the hdmi port just explain to best buy or what ever store you purchesd it from that you called samsung and they said try another because there is a batch of playrs that the hdmi port is bad it took me three times but the 3rd one worked and i also purchased another one for my parents for there 58 inch samsung and it worked i got that one from cicuit city its a little more expensive it was 80 and the one one at best buy was 70 wow big diffrence but go and exchange the player its bad hope this helps

  • henrysdream Jun 28, 2008

    I too just bought a LN40A530 and have the identical problem. I scheduled a Best Buy service repair, so we'll see. Good to know replacing the TV doesn't help. What kind of DVD player are you using?

  • Kit_mtx4 Jul 14, 2008

    We are having the same problem. We have 2 DVD players with up-converter
    to 1080i and 1080p. Both DVD work fine (one Sony and one Samsung) with
    our Samsung LN-T4053H upstairs, never intermittent.

    downstairs is having "Searching for Signal" problem. Took it back to
    Sears got a new one, problem followed. Something is wrong with this
    LN40A530. Perhaps firmware update is needed.

    Nexusg4, I'm with you. Something funny about this LN40A530 series.

  • taterinjun Jul 20, 2008

    I am having the same problem with the same dvd player but my tv is a new Samsung 550 series...everyone is blaming their tv's....has anyone confirmed that it is indeed the dvd player issue?

  • cristimacnei Jul 28, 2008

    We purchased same dvd player and a 550 series samsung 40 inch tv and yepper same issue I have been frustrated for 2 days trying to fix this issue. Tried everything to fix this and still same issue.Took back both the tv and the dvd player once and still got same issue lol. Swapped out hdmi cable from back of cable box and my dvd still the same isuue. So only thing I can figure is it is a dvd player issue. But not sure will see if I can figure it out today.

  • amlubin Apr 05, 2009

    New Sony Bravia tv and Toshiba dvd player (low end) connected with hdmi cables.  Some dvd's work, others don't.  Error message is either 'bad disc' or 'loading'.  No discernable pattern to which dvd's work or don't.

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    dear sir my problem is my tv has a set top box as well as a media box out of the set top box is a hdmi cable which goes into the media box also a have updated my amp the tv is fine the blue ray plays cd ok but when i put a dvd on the tv screen is still on but i can hear the dvd but have no picture the dvd player has an hdmi on the back where does that hdmi go so i can get picture as well as sound many thanks graham.

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    Can't connect to HLN DLP 5065w tv to blueray player no hdmi port in tv



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It is the samgsung upconverter, I completely replaced it with a sony converter and it works just fine. Samsung has said there was a bad lot of those specific players you are all talking about.

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I also bought the DVD-1080P8 and a TV LCD LN40A530... When I use the DVD player connected to the TV via a Philips HDMI cable, the image blinks few times per minute... However, when I use the same TV and cable connected to my Scientic Atlanta cable HD TV terminal, it works fine... I called Samsung, they recommended me to try to upgrade the firmware. The instructions on ther website are weird (it mentions to check if the file extensio is "ruf", but the file provided has another extension. Anyway, I contacted Samsung, and they asked me to send back my DVD player because they would be going to replace it. But they are not sure if the new replacement player will come with the same firmware version... I no longer can return it to Future Shop. so I will try to sell it.

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The problem is with the Samsung DVD having HDMI issues with the Samsung LCD. I ultimately bought a Philips DVD Soundbar and everything works, except for the Anynet+ since it's only for Samsung products. How embarrassing for Samsung for allowing this to happen.

Posted on Aug 14, 2008

DItto here; same problem. I have a new Samsung 32" and a new upconvert DVD. Tried using other HDMI outputs, which made it better but didn't fix.

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Wow! I'm having the same issue. Brand new Samsung TV and DVD player. Tried getting a new HDMI cable, still doing it. I'm going to return the DVD player to Circuit City. Maybe I should try a different brand DVD wierd...

Posted on Jul 20, 2008

I have the same issue with this player hooked up to a Samsung 58 inch 1080p plasma.

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