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post #21421 of 21428 Old 01-08-2015, 08:34 AM
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So i just purchased the Amazon Fire Stick and tried to connect it ot my TV, but I just get a Display not supported message on the TV. I can successfully use the HDMI ports for my cable box, blu-ray player, xbox 360, but the amazon fire stick does not work. Anybody else able to get the Fire Stick to work with their tv?

Nothing wrong with the fire stick as it works on other tvs.
I was pre-ordered and received a Fire Stick as well. Mine is on another TV at the moment. I will move it to my DLP and circle back on this thread tonight.

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Is it time for LCD?

I've really been itching to buy a new television the last few months. I bought my 5687 new in 07 and have had zero problems . 19,000 hours on my first bulb(although could have been replaced at about 17,000) and have probably 19000 on the current bulb. I've been looking at the samsung 6350, but don't want to be disappointed. What are you thoughts on making the change to LCD? Have you guys made the change and if so, what are your thoughts? I still feel like the 5687 has a great picture but hard to compare unless the LCD is in my House!
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I've really been itching to buy a new television the last few months. I bought my 5687 new in 07 and have had zero problems . 19,000 hours on my first bulb(although could have been replaced at about 17,000) and have probably 19000 on the current bulb. I've been looking at the samsung 6350, but don't want to be disappointed. What are you thoughts on making the change to LCD? Have you guys made the change and if so, what are your thoughts? I still feel like the 5687 has a great picture but hard to compare unless the LCD is in my House!

I made the change from a 6188 to p60 Vizio and am very happy. The blacks and contrast are leagues ahead of the DLP. The only thing you will need to get used to really is the motion. It is handled differently then with DLP, but really I haven't been bothered by it. You will most likely not be disappointed by any current TV as long as you stay away from entry level sets. Personally I am just waiting for OLED or another tech to get cheaper so I can upgrade.


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I have an issue with my HLS5687wx/xaa. There is a flickering snow like effect that isn't evident all the time. All sources do this. still images appear to be the worst. Live TV such as news or sports look great. if you look closely you can catch the flickering in some spots of the screen but it is not constant. If I switch to Apple TV the flickering is horrible and constant, almost unwatchable. I will say that it seems to be worse on HDMI 2. Any kind of white text it is very evident. I have been searching for days and can't find an answer anywhere. The bulb is practically new, I just replaced the color wheel today, which I was told was the problem. The color wheel was definitely bad and needed replacing but the problem is exactly the same. I don't want to start replacing parts if they don't need to be. I hope this post isn't too long, i am just trying to give as much info as I can. The bulb and color wheel were both oem by the way. I really need your help!! It doesn't look like the strobe effect that some people have and the dots don't stay so it doesn't appear to be the white dot problem either. unless this is how it starts? Thanks in advance for any help.
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So i just purchased the Amazon Fire Stick and tried to connect it ot my TV, but I just get a Display not supported message on the TV. I can successfully use the HDMI ports for my cable box, blu-ray player, xbox 360, but the amazon fire stick does not work. Anybody else able to get the Fire Stick to work with their tv?

Nothing wrong with the fire stick as it works on other tvs.

I had the same issue. The stick worked on other televisions but when I tried it on the Samsung it wouldn't display.
I had to bump the resolution down to 720 in order for it to work. I did try experimenting with different settings (it's been about a month so I don't remember what I tried) but it still wouldn't display anything past 720.

Doing a search for others having the problem back when I tried gave no results. The Chromecast (that is normally setup for the televison) has no issues.

Though this did irk me a bit. I figured it wasn't that big of a deal since the television will be getting replaced in a few months and the Fire TV stick was destined for the bedroom television anyway.

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I had the same issue. The stick worked on other televisions but when I tried it on the Samsung it wouldn't display.
I had to bump the resolution down to 720 in order for it to work. I did try experimenting with different settings (it's been about a month so I don't remember what I tried) but it still wouldn't display anything past 720.

Doing a search for others having the problem back when I tried gave no results. The Chromecast (that is normally setup for the televison) has no issues.

Though this did irk me a bit. I figured it wasn't that big of a deal since the television will be getting replaced in a few months and the Fire TV stick was destined for the bedroom television anyway.

Thanks, had to bump mine down to 720 to work. I had to use the Amazon Fire TV instructions (not Fire Stick) to get the Stick to automatically switch resolutions. For reference, hold UP and REWIND on the remote for several seconds and the Stick will auto switch resolutions.
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Ohmygosh, thank you SO much for the tip to hold the Rewind and Up button!! I can't tell you how long I spent trying to troubleshoot this. Of course Amazon's help was useless. They should know what to do! I even went to my parents' house to test the stick on their TV and it worked. I should have set it to 720p when I was there, but chose the higher setting, got home, and It failed. Thanks to YOU... it worked on my 8+ year old Samsung HLS6187W TV. I am SO relieved!!

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I have an 8yr. old Samsung HLS5687W. I am trying to remove the screen assembly to remove smudges and dust. I removed the screws around the perimeter and the top and sides came loose but the bottom will not budge. Any help appreciated.
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