Unit is smoking and producing burning plastic smell.
My samsung HT-X40 home theater surround sound system started smoking and produced a strong odor of burning plastic. I noticed that the fan at the back of the unit had stopped, leading me to believe it is the problem.
Re: Unit is smoking and producing burning plastic smell.
Here's how I fixed mine:
I modded an old fan to have the same connector as the dead fan, and slapped that in. That ended up being loud and having a large buzz, in addition to not pushing much air. So, I cut a 120mm circular hole in the top of the case, removed the shroud over all the capacitors, put the case back on, mounted a slimline fan and made a nice little chimney setup. not pretty, but that means i don't have to buy a new receiver.
Short of that: 1. take it to a repair shop. 2. Buy a new receiver.
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In any native or automatic sound mode the HT will only produce mutichannel sound from multichannel sources delivering a digital bitstream. Is that the case with the TV? The best source for TV related audio is from the source, usually the cable box. Read the manual.
Your systemn is designed and built to perform 2.1 sound. If you want 5.1 sound you can do 2 things, connect another pair of speakers to the same speakerterminal as your front speakers, however this produces 5.1 stereo sound and not 5.1 surround sound. You can buy a new system that has the proper connections.
This set will not have the proper decoding software to produce 5.1 surroundsound. sorry.
switch from 1080i to either 420p or 720p (720p is actually better)
there is also a downloadable program from samsung.com
search for ht-x40 downloads 8. home theater HT-X40T/XAA Firmware this will upgrade the dvd player