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post #61 of 956
Hi. Just signed up with Time Warner cable in NYC. Has anyone had problems with DHCP when connecting HDMI cables from the Samsung 3090 box to a home theater receiver (using Onkyo SR706)? There's an error message saying "DHCP authorization failure. HDMI port disabled".

The technician says that it must be something to do with the HDMI cables. I know the HDMI cables are working fine because I was using RCN just prior and they were working fine. I also swapped the HDMI cable from my blu ray player and it also gave me the same error message. The blu ray player is working fine.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
post #62 of 956
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Originally Posted by por9114 View Post

Hi. Just signed up with Time Warner cable in NYC. Has anyone had problems with DHCP when connecting HDMI cables from the Samsung 3090 box to a home theater receiver (using Onkyo SR706)? There's an error message saying "DHCP authorization failure. HDMI port disabled".

The technician says that it must be something to do with the HDMI cables. I know the HDMI cables are working fine because I was using RCN just prior and they were working fine. I also swapped the HDMI cable from my blu ray player and it also gave me the same error message. The blu ray player is working fine.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance.

Sure it wasn't HDCP - not DHCP?

I have not had that issue with my Onkyo 876 and two different 3090s, but I have had an issue where Navigator will not boot with the HDMI cable connected to the 876. Have to unplug the cable or power down the receiver to get Navigator to boot on the Sammie. Been the same way with two different 3090s (and I gave up a 320GB HDD version on the first one thinking it was an issue with that particular box ).
post #63 of 956
Just checked again and it is DHCP. I've tried rebooting, changing the HDMI cables around. When I first turn everything on, a picture does appear, then after about 10 seconds, that error message appears and the screen goes black. I think it has something to do with a handshaking problem between the 3090 and the onkyo sr706. Called time warner and they're clueless about it.
post #64 of 956
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Originally Posted by por9114 View Post

Just checked again and it is DHCP. I've tried rebooting, changing the HDMI cables around. When I first turn everything on, a picture does appear, then after about 10 seconds, that error message appears and the screen goes black. I think it has something to do with a handshaking problem between the 3090 and the onkyo sr706. Called time warner and they're clueless about it.

Have you tried connecting the STB directly to your display device, bypassing the receiver?
post #65 of 956
yes, there is a picture when i hook up the set top box to the TV directly. I checked that first to make sure it wasn't the set top box that was broken.
post #66 of 956
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Originally Posted by por9114 View Post

yes, there is a picture when i hook up the set top box to the TV directly. I checked that first to make sure it wasn't the set top box that was broken.

You are not the only one...

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...4#post16594424
post #67 of 956
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Originally Posted by bicker1 View Post

Question: Does the DVR allow you to map program guide data for a channel (and therefore set up recordings) to specific QAM frequencies, without having a CableCARD?

It's a cableco box so no.
post #68 of 956
Oh! Okay, that clears a lot up! Thanks!
post #69 of 956
I recently got a 3090 box from TWC in Dayton, OH, and I'm having an odd problem. Every time I fast-forward or pause a recorded program, some very annoying static/squeal comes through the speakers. Normal sound resumes as soon as I resume play. I am hooked up through an HDMI connection. Any ideas what may be causing this? I was going to try toggling to AC3 output tonight to see if that made any difference.

All in all, I have found that this box does a worse job running navigator than my old 8300HDC--slower response times, stretched menus (I know there's a fix), the aforementioned audio problem, and VOD doesn't work at all. I may just take it back and go back to the 8300.

Phil
post #70 of 956
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Originally Posted by s1059197 View Post

I recently got a 3090 box from TWC in Dayton, OH, and I'm having an odd problem. Every time I fast-forward or pause a recorded program, some very annoying static/squeal comes through the speakers. Normal sound resumes as soon as I resume play. I am hooked up through an HDMI connection. Any ideas what may be causing this? I was going to try toggling to AC3 output tonight to see if that made any difference.

All in all, I have found that this box does a worse job running navigator than my old 8300HDC--slower response times, stretched menus (I know there's a fix), the aforementioned audio problem, and VOD doesn't work at all. I may just take it back and go back to the 8300.

Phil

That might not all be the box itself...u may be having some signal issues...either its to strong or to weak. I'd have some one come and check that out before returning the box.
post #71 of 956
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Originally Posted by s1059197 View Post

I recently got a 3090 box from TWC in Dayton, OH, and I'm having an odd problem. Every time I fast-forward or pause a recorded program, some very annoying static/squeal comes through the speakers. Normal sound resumes as soon as I resume play. I am hooked up through an HDMI connection. Any ideas what may be causing this? I was going to try toggling to AC3 output tonight to see if that made any difference.

All in all, I have found that this box does a worse job running navigator than my old 8300HDC--slower response times, stretched menus (I know there's a fix), the aforementioned audio problem, and VOD doesn't work at all. I may just take it back and go back to the 8300.

Phil

The only issue you mentioned that is a known problem is the stretched guide, and there is NOT a workaround unless you watch only 4:3 SD programming. At some point we can hope that an ODN update will include true 16:9 graphics for newer generation boxes.

It should not be slower than an HDC and AFAIK there are no audio squealing (although other HDMI handshake issues have been seen) or VOD issues reported here or on the Navigator thread.

As noted above, you may have some other issues going on that may need to be addressed.
post #72 of 956
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Originally Posted by Bachetta View Post

I also have the same issue. My DVR got to 10% and then started deleting programs. It reads the eSATA drive, it knows it's there, but it won't record to it.

When I get home later, I am going to try going into the HDD Diag and see if mounting the drive will have any effect.

I also have a 3090. I am located in Orlando FL


Late to the party, new to the site, apologies, I also have this same issue above. My Samsung box shows the external drive is connected and gets to 17% disk space filled and then "appears" to record to the external drive, the red light and guide shows recording but it actually deletes my oldest recording from Samsung's hard drive to make room.

Attempting multiple restarts, formats and configurations. Once I find a fix or anything resembling progress, I will post. If anyone has new ideas, let me know
post #73 of 956
I get the exact same high pitched squeal on pause or any other DVR type function. I am using an HDMI cable from my 3090 to a Panasonic TC-L32C12.

I've enabled AC3 over HDMI which helped for a single pause. After that it started happening again.

S

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Originally Posted by s1059197 View Post

I recently got a 3090 box from TWC in Dayton, OH, and I'm having an odd problem. Every time I fast-forward or pause a recorded program, some very annoying static/squeal comes through the speakers. Normal sound resumes as soon as I resume play. I am hooked up through an HDMI connection. Any ideas what may be causing this? I was going to try toggling to AC3 output tonight to see if that made any difference.

All in all, I have found that this box does a worse job running navigator than my old 8300HDC--slower response times, stretched menus (I know there's a fix), the aforementioned audio problem, and VOD doesn't work at all. I may just take it back and go back to the 8300.

Phil
post #74 of 956
I just received a Samsung 3090 2 weeks ago.

The issue I'm having is when using HDMI, once my recording has stopped I am prompted to Delete or Save the record. But the menu only appears for a split second then I lose video signal completely. Once I choose an option (blindly) my video returns.

Also this 160GB internal drive just isn't going to cut it for HD recording. I'm going to have to experiment with that as well.
post #75 of 956
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Originally Posted by Nataku View Post

I just received a Samsung 3090 2 weeks ago.

The issue I'm having is when using HDMI, once my recording has stopped I am prompted to Delete or Save the record. But the menu only appears for a split second then I lose video signal completely. Once I choose an option (blindly) my video returns.

Also this 160GB internal drive just isn't going to cut it for HD recording. I'm going to have to experiment with that as well.

That is a newly reported behavior... what version of ODN is on the box (hold Select for about 10 seconds, then press Down... ODN version is near the bottom of first diagnostic page that appears).

Does it occur after you record a show (there shouldn't be any prompts then)... or after you watch it? I get a prompt similar to what you describe at that point, but if it times out before I select an action it just goes back to the last tuned channel. You can then go back to the recording using the List command to delete it... it automatically saves it if you just let it time out. This was identical behavior to the SA 8300HDC that I had previously.

160GB is definitely light for HD... but the SA8300 that it replaces also was 160GB. A very few 3090's have been issued woth 320GB drives in some markets. We had them here on the earliest units but 160's more recently.
post #76 of 956
Except that the Samsung DVR's debuting in San Diego will have a 320 GB HDD. The model number is the 3270. There is a TWC Buffalo employee testing a 3090 with a 320 GB HDD. TWC CNY might get the 3270 or 3090 with a 320 GB HDD.
post #77 of 956
I have some pics of the 3260 if anybody is interested.
post #78 of 956
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Originally Posted by hdtvfan2005 View Post

Except that the Samsung DVR's debuting in San Diego will have a 320 GB HDD. The model number is the 3270. There is a TWC Buffalo employee testing a 3090 with a 320 GB HDD. TWC CNY might get the 3270 or 3090 with a 320 GB HDD.

Far as I can tell, every Samsung DVR after the very first week of deployment came with 160G drives. ALL the 3090's going out in NYC have 160G drives.

It's going to be interesting to see what happens when they DO start giving out 320G drive DVRs... it certainly will give me more than sufficient reason to totally ditch my TWC account (once FIOS gets to my nabe, which is supposed to be in the next 2 months).
post #79 of 956
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Originally Posted by jcalabria View Post

[*]Box reverts to 720p output via HDMI irrespective of Navigator settings or program format. (Simplest temporary fix is to enable 480i output then disable it.)
[*]Complete loss of audio output (requires reboot to re-establish audio out)
[*]Brief digital dropouts cause subsequent choppy video and loss of AV sync (press Pause then Play (or Live TV) to fix)
[*]Frozen program video - Audio is live, banner/guide graphics OK and channels still change (power switch on/off cures)
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My 3090 is doing all the things quoted above. I am with NYC time warner. Is there anything I can do to fix this. I love the PQ but hates having to reboot the box every time I want to watch tv. Please help!
post #80 of 956
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Originally Posted by sparetire View Post

My 3090 is doing all the things quoted above. I am with NYC time warner. Is there anything I can do to fix this. I love the PQ but hates having to reboot the box every time I want to watch tv. Please help!

The bulk of these issues seem to be limited NYC & Charlotte - the only systems still running ODN version 3.1.0_11 (the rest are running at least 3.1.1_3). Not much we can do till we are upgraded to newer software.

That said... I have not seen anything like needing to reboot the box every time.
post #81 of 956
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Originally Posted by jcalabria View Post

The bulk of these issues seem to be limited NYC & Charlotte - the only systems still running ODN version 3.1.0_11 (the rest are running at least 3.1.1_3). Not much we can do till we are upgraded to newer software.

That said... I have not seen anything like needing to reboot the box every time.

I've been experiencing the loss of audio AC3 over coaxial everytime I turn on the box and only reboot seem to fix this problem.
post #82 of 956
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Originally Posted by sparetire View Post

I've been experiencing the loss of audio AC3 over coaxial everytime I turn on the box and only reboot seem to fix this problem.

Complete loss of audio... or just coding reverting to stereo PCM?
post #83 of 956
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Originally Posted by jcalabria View Post

Complete loss of audio... or just coding reverting to stereo PCM?

AC3 stays selected but no audio. I also have the problem of box sending 720p when 1080i option stays selected. I just rebooted the box from diagnostics menu, let's see if it improves anything.
post #84 of 956
just got a Samsung SMT-H3090 from time warner nyc. seems ok but it only lets me record some shows. sometimes it only gives me the option to set a reminder and no option to record. any ideas why? or how to fix it?
post #85 of 956
http://www.flickr.com/photos/1408632...7620982937663/

Pics of my new 3260 that I had gotten a little over a month ago.
post #86 of 956
Hello. When my SA HDC box died last week they gave me the Samsung 3090 and I have been reading these posts to see if I can expand it. (Think I will hold off on that until someone actually reports a success!) But if you will indulge me a stupid question, how can I tell if my box is 160 or 320gb? Thanks.
post #87 of 956
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Originally Posted by dellajo View Post

Hello. When my SA HDC box died last week they gave me the Samsung 3090 and I have been reading these posts to see if I can expand it. (Think I will hold off on that until someone actually reports a success!) But if you will indulge me a stupid question, how can I tell if my box is 160 or 320gb? Thanks.

You can:
  • Read the label on the hard drive through the vent holes in the top of the case.
  • Go into the [Vol +][Info] diagnostics and look at \\DVR MGMT\\HDD INFO
  • Monitor the % Full Display as you add/delete shows... on the 160GB drive an hour of HD recording represents ~6-7% of capacity.... on a 320 its about 3%.
post #88 of 956
Are these only available through a CATV MSO?? There is no OTA tuner, correct?
post #89 of 956
You're basically correct. It has no OTA and you can only get it from an MSO.
post #90 of 956
Basically making it a deal breaker.
Is this the way it will be for any of these devices? FWIW, just how much are these?
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