Originally Posted by Dr_Kn0w
Sorry to revive such an old topic, but was hoping fellow forum members may be able to help. I currently have an LN52A860 (the ToC Blue color to the 850 which is Red...same TV though). I used to have this TV in my family room as my main TV. While in that room, I did not experience any issues with the IR Interference. I have recently moved the TV into my bedroom (wallmounted) and my HD box (Explorer 4642 I think...non-PVR) is mounted just below the TV. Low and behold, I now experience the IR Interference issue.
It takes about 5 mins before my remote starts to function and can operate the HD Box. I have read various forums and have seen that the issue is with the inverters. My question is, will Samsung still service the inverters on my TV even though it is long out of warranty? Or am I out of luck? Also, an FYI, I'm located in Canada....so if anyone has any info they can share that would be helpful (especially if it's Canada-specific info).
I believe they were pretty good about the capacitor problem, so you may luck out. If not, the repair itself may not cost you much. I bought my 52A860 on Sep 13, 2008, and have never had the IR problem. It showed up on this thread several weeks later, so you may find some info in posts around Oct-Dec, 2008. I know some folks found placing a piece of tape over a sensor minimized the problem. Also, I believe a guy created the problem by painting the wall facing the TV white. Also, I remember something about the problem being minimized if the room is bright while turning on the set.
But is it the TV? My question is the HD box... is it a new one? If you still have the old one, why not try it in the bedroom as a test.
When I replaced my original Comcast HDDVR this January with the new Motorola model, I found a few quirks. Occasionally, if I'm in a hurry when powering up and try to change channel or sound level on the Comcast remote while the box and TV are doing the HDMI handshake, before the picture comes on the screen, the two won't connect.... "No signal found". Just being patient for 5 more seconds until the picture is on the screen solves the problem. Also I had HDMI-CEC (Anynet) turned off for five years in my blu ray and receiver to avoid the traditional TV default to the TV input. However, with the new Motorola box, the receiver wouldn't recognize Dolby Digital, until I turned off Anynet in the TV too.
Maybe if you experiment a little, you can find it's something else. Good luck, keep us posted.