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post #1 of 16
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So apparentley im having as much trouble with this site as i am with my TV. I am really sick of the no signal/not supported mode messages on this set. The HLS 6187. This 3K piece of **** is a jokel. Any DVD player, PS3, cant watch any movie witout getting this and basically ruined many a night over the last 2 years. Almost put my foot through this ****in thing right now. Before i do that, any fix. Please tell me its not a software update, because i didnt know that was an option for TV's. Im about ready to sell all this **** and transport back to the 80's. When stuff worked. Seriously, what the hell is the deal with these killer messages on my set??
post #2 of 16
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come on help please!!!!!
post #3 of 16
If you are using HDMI, switch to component (red/green/blue) cables and some audio cables. That should fix your problem and the pic will be just as good.
post #4 of 16
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Originally Posted by mes444 View Post

If you are using HDMI, switch to component (red/green/blue) cables and some audio cables. That should fix your problem and the pic will be just as good.


Using the PS3 as my dvd player also, so that wont work as well i think. Is there no fix for this "not supported mode" error message???
post #5 of 16
Are you using DVI/HDMI if yes make sure you are sending 720p or 1080i to your TV.
If you are using VGA make sure you are sending a resolution to TV that is listed in the PC chapter of your Samsung manual.
If neither of the above helps you let us know what make/model graphics card you are using and what resolution you are using over what interface. If you are using multiple displays make sure and let us know how they are configured.
post #6 of 16
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Originally Posted by walford View Post

Are you using DVI/HDMI if yes make sure you are sending 720p or 1080i to your TV.
If you are using VGA make sure you are sending a resolution to TV that is listed in the PC chapter of your Samsung manual.
If neither of the above helps you let us know what make/model graphics card you are using and what resolution you are using over what interface. If you are using multiple displays make sure and let us know how they are configured.



Hate to say it but this confuses me even more than i already am. Is there not a firmware update to fix this problem?
post #7 of 16
It's an HDMI issue, many people have it. You should just try the component cables I suggested above and see how you like the picture. Most people cannot tell the difference between component and HDMI. I'm talking about the red/green/blue cable, NOT the yellow. Give it a try, you may be very happy with it and have no more problems.
post #8 of 16
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Originally Posted by pbicich View Post

Hate to say it but this confuses me even more than i already am. Is there not a firmware update to fix this problem?

I have not seen any reports of any problem with any HLS HDTV models not working as documented in the user manual and therefore there are no fixes to any problems.

The message you are getting means that you are trying to send a resolution to the TV that is not supported by the interface you are using.
What type of device are you using to connect to the TV over which interface and what resolution have you told your device to use over that interface.

For example if you were using the HDMI interface from a PC and you tried to send 1024x768 you would get the messsage you are seing.
post #9 of 16
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Originally Posted by walford View Post

I have not seen any reports of any problem with any HLS HDTV models not working as documented in the user manual and therefore there are no fixes to any problems.

The message you are getting means that you are trying to send a resolution to the TV that is not supported by the interface you are using.
What type of device are you using to connect to the TV over which interface and what resolution have you told your device to use over that interface.

For example if you were using the HDMI interface from a PC and you tried to send 1024x768 you would get the messsage you are seing.



either blu ray from my PS3 over HDMI 1080P to my HLS6187 1080P set. Or the samsung 960HD dvd player over HDMI 720,1080i, and 1080P all tried. Im getting this message only on movie playback. Why not on gaming over HDMI? DVD looks like crap over component(480P) on this set after watching everything else. Even though the set is suppossed to upconvert, doesnt look anywhere the same.
post #10 of 16
I do not believe that the HLS models are designed to accept 1080p over HDMI there is a chart in the PC chapter of your user manual that says what resolutions it will accept over what interfaces.
Upscaled DVDs just like SD TV programs alway lookk bad on 1080p sets since over 3/4 of the pixel detail has to be invented by the Tv's upscaler chip and this normally results in very grainy looking video.
Todays upscaling DVD players will do a better job then older HDTVs since the upscaling chips in them have improved greatly in the last year. Your DVD player should be able to send 1080i over HDMI without getting an error message.
You can use the INFO button on your Samsung to find out what resolution the TV thinks it is receiving from your different sources.
post #11 of 16
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Originally Posted by walford View Post

I do not believe that the HLS models are designed to accept 1080p over HDMI there is a chart in the PC chapter of your user manual that says what resolutions it will accept over what interfaces.
Upscaled DVDs just like SD TV programs alway lookk bad on 1080p sets since over 3/4 of the pixel detail has to be invented by the Tv's upscaler chip and this normally results in very grainy looking video.
Todays upscaling DVD players will do a better job then older HDTVs since the upscaling chips in them have improved greatly in the last year. Your DVD player should be able to send 1080i over HDMI without getting an error message.
You can use the INFO button on your Samsung to find out what resolution the TV thinks it is receiving from your different sources.



It does accept 1080P or it would not show any picture ever. Im just trying to stop the interruption every 10 minutes from the "not supported mode" signal.
God i hate this TV.
post #12 of 16
When it is accepting 1080p is it accepting 1080p/ 60 1080p/30 or 1080p/24?
Use the Info button as I stated before to see what it thinks it is accepting?
Again I state I have not seen the problem you are reporting reported by any other owner of an HL-S unit since they started shipping 3 years ago.
post #13 of 16
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Originally Posted by walford View Post

When it is accepting 1080p is it accepting 1080p/ 60 1080p/30 or 1080p/24?
Use the Info button as I stated before to see what it thinks it is accepting?
Again I state I have not seen the problem you are reporting reported by any other owner of an HL-S unit since they started shipping 3 years ago.


on hdtv channels.....1920X1080i/60 .....never have got the "not supported" message from STB.

and now i cant even get the PS3 XMB menu to come up. Just get "not supported mode" ???
post #14 of 16
So you have not problem sending an acceptable resolution with with your STB only with your PS3.
I no nothing about how to configure PS3 outputs, maybe you need to check your PS3 users manual for details on how to send 720p or 1080i
post #15 of 16
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Originally Posted by walford View Post

So you have not problem sending an acceptable resolution with with your STB only with your PS3.
I no nothing about how to configure PS3 outputs, maybe you need to check your PS3 users manual for details on how to send 720p or 1080i

STB over HDMI on either input has never failed. Both samsung upconverting dvd players get error message constantly.

PS3 menu popped back on for about 5 minutes. set is info ing me at 1920X1080/60. "not supported mode" back on.
post #16 of 16
Thats what I think you are having a problem with.

AFAIK your HLS model DOES NOT support an input o 1080p/60 over HDMI in only supports 1080i/60 which as you keep pointing out has no problem when coming from your STB.
Note sometimes 1080i/60 is sometimes called 1080i/30 since it is really 30 frames per second transmitted usiing 60 fields per second.
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