I have the Samsung UN55D6000SF set. It was bought new in March of this year and left to me by my father. It isn't my primary set but I finally connected a Blu-ray player to it. I usually watch Blu-rays on my Panasonic in the other room. I found something odd. I did a search and couldn't find any results. I already had an HD cable box(Cisco 4642HDC) connected to this set via HDMI 1, a DVD player(Sony) through component, and yes, a VCR(Sony) through AV2, and also a coax from the VCR to the RF input.
The Blu-ray player I have is a new Sony BDP-S590 connected via HDMI 2 with a new Sony HDMI cable(DLC-HE20P) directly to the TV. Here's the odd thing. When I hit the "Source" button on the Samsung TV remote, all my inputs that I have something connected to-HDMI 1, Component, AV 2, and Channel 4- all appear active and colored black in the top list, even if the connected device(box, DVD, VCR) is turned off. "PC" also appears, even though nothing is connected to it. This is how every Samsung TV I've ever seen works. Here's what I found odd: The Sony BD player on HDMI 2 is "grayed out" and in the bottom inactive source list. If I click on it, it says "This source is not connected. Please check connection again". Mind you, this is with the Blu-ray player turned OFF. When I turn it ON, its input name "HDMI 2-Blu-ray" moves to the active part of the source list and is no longer grayed out. The player works beautifully for as long as you use it. When you turn it off again, that input "HDMI 2", goes back to being "grayed out" and moves back to the inactive list. Odd. I've never seen this before. Normally all connected inputs stay in the active list.
I've tried the BD player connected to HDMI 3 with the same result. I then disconnected the BD player and TV from the surge protector, unhooked the HDMI cable from the BD player and TV, plugged the TV back in after 60 seconds, followed by the HDMI cable from BD to TV, and finally, the BD player back into the surge protector. Same result.
Is something wrong or is this how these Samsung TV's behave with a Sony BD player connected? Have I wasted all this time on a normal quirk with this TV/player? The only oddity for me was upon initial setup and firmware upgrade, I hadn't turned off the Samsung "Anynet" setting yet. I had forgotten. Somehow, even though it's a Sony, it activated the BD player when you went to it in the source list and automatically changed the name of the input to HDMI-CEC in the TV source list. It wasn't grayed out either. I turned off Anynet and followed the process I listed above.