I have a Samsung DVD-HD860 hooked up via HDMI cable to a Samsung 4695 LCD TV. All is fine when the player is set to 480p and upconversion to 720p. However, when switched to 1080i upconversion, the screen flickers nonstop in a purple color. Even if a disk isn't in the player and just the Samsung "screensaver" is up the same thing happens. I took the player to BB and hooked it up to their 4695 using my same HDMI cable and it worked fine. Called Samsung and they don't know. Anybody have any ideas?
wondering the same thing, i just got mine hooked up and it does the same. You said you tried it at best buy and it worked fine? that is so odd
have you come to any sort of solution? have you tried another player? I may go out and pick up another brand of upconvert player and try to see if its my tv
I haven't tried another player but let me know if you find out anything. I figure it is a new Samsung TV and Samsung DVD player so they definitely should work together and if there is a problem I want to get it fixed.
Samsung is sending a tech to look at my TV next Friday. I'll let you know what happens.
I get the same error. I also have the 4695 Samsung TV, but I have a LG DN191H. I took my player to best buy and it worked fine. I purchased another HDMI cable thinking it was that. Not sure I like the solution for just getting another player since these items are popular. I think something has to be wrong with the TV.
Can you please provide me with the models that worked for you so I can at least try.
I'm very curious what the samsung tech told jeffng65. I'm going to go to BB and try LG player on their samsung just like mine since I initially tested on another model. If it works, I'm getting a new TV. If it doesn't, then I will settle for another player like the Philips.
let me know what happens with the new TV. another forum member had the same issue, got a new tv and still had the problem. my conclusion was that it has to be some sort of firmware issue on the new TVs
Should get my new TV on Wednesday I will also let you know.
My father-in-law also bought this same TV. Plugged into onkyo DVD player and EXACTLY same thing. This prompted me to make a trip to BB. I hooked up a Samsung 4095 (40" since they didn't have 46" on display) with my LG DVD player and it worked. I have asked several folks at different BB and Frys about this problem and no one has a clue. A samsung rep is supposed to call me within 3 days. Also by then I will know if my new TV works.
The Samsung tech came to look at the TV today. He never saw the problem before but replaced the main board. The purple flicker was still there. He called a Samsung engineer in NJ and they said they never heard of it either. They were trying to say it was the DVD player but we know it isn't. They are supposed to "investigate" and get back to me. I don't have much confidence that they come up with a solution.
I would have to agree with you that it is a firmware issue and I guess my new board has the bad firmware. Just curious but what version is your 4695. Mine is SP01.
You want to hear something even more crazy. I took my player to BB and hooked up to their 4695 that was hooked up with a BlueRay. It did not flicker with my LG! The only difference is they had a high-end Monster cable (I think Monster 1000 gray) and they leave their TVs on all day.
I ended up getting another LG and it did the same thing. Sure I can go and get a Philips DVD, but I think this is a problem Samsung/BB needs to fix. Don't want to take back TV because I got a heck of a deal and too far into project at home.
i'll check my TV tonight, but i'm guessing it is a SP01. maybe i'm being skeptical, but i doubt the flicker is caused by the cable, but maybe I'm wrong. I couldn't really justify spending 150 bucks on an HDMI cable when I can get them for less than 20 each off monoprice.
new news. i hooked up my new onkyo reciver and everything works at 1080i! I still want to persue fixing this problem though. Please keep me posted. BB has also escalated issue to samsung and they are supposed to be calling me.
This also worked for my father-in-law's tv. He was also having the exact same problem. He got a different onkyo receiver wit an onkyo player and it works.
so you're running the samsung 860 dvd player with an onkyo receiver? you're running HDMI into the receiver and then running the video from the receiver to the TV?
i had my HDMI from the 860 plugged directly to the TV and it was giving flicker. my friend just bought the samsung 960 dvd player that does 1080p so we're gonna try that tonight on the TV to see what that does. i'll write back later on with the results of that along with my TV #
my friend got his Samsung 960 upconvert player this evening, plugged it in and it works fine. No flicker on 1080p. we're going to compare the picture quality between the 960 and my sony NS75H this weekend
I actually have a cheap LG they have a BB for something like $80 hooked up to the Onkyo. I didn't like the Samsung 860 because it doesn't play divix and I heard it was picky playing DVD+R. Interested to hear how things go with the 960 so please keep me posted. I think it has everything I need, but it's $100 more and I couldn't see why.
Feel better that my new config works, but I don't think this is good enough.