I'm sorry to hear that you are experiencing so much difficulties with your box.
Firstly, yes, you should be able to switch the inputs on the media box just by touching slightly above or below the wordings. It is a touch sensor panel or something. I typically use the remote though.
How is your media box connected? Is it directly connected with an HDMI cable (i.e., a hdmi cable from the service port of the media box to the HDMI port on the TV) or is it connected wirelessly?
If it's wirelessly, whenever you hit the MENU button on the remote you should be able to see a "signal strength", similar to a WIFI strength icon on the bottom right portion of the screen. It's 1 ~ 5 bars I think. If you connected it physically, you won't see this signal strength bar. Furthermore, when it is connected wirelessly, there should be a blue LED lit above the WIRELESS portion of the media box. If it is connected physically, the LED will not be lit.
Feel free to ask more questions if need be.
Originally Posted by minertwofour
I had the wireless media box plugged in until the other day, when I unplugged it I heard a humming that I hadn't really noticed go silent, so there's that.
I do have another question, since the box doesn't seem to be that popular, I guess.
I got the box in a package deal with the LE5500, the first one I had wouldn't display a picture for the longest time, after moving the box around, I finally got a b&w picture, wouldn't let me switch sources, though. Sent that box back and got a replacement.
This one transmitted a color HD picture on the HDMI1 connection with some artifacts, which I expected. Good enough. However, I can't switch sources on the box, and there's no indication on the TV or menus that the box is connected, like I believe is supposed to be there (seems to be stated in the instruction manual).
So, questions... do you get some type of signal strength/connection display on the TV when you turn the media box on, and can you switch input by the touch panel on the front of the box? Not much help out there and the instruction manual is pretty bare.
I haven't updated the firmware of the TV yet, which could be part of the problem, but I'm thinking I got another crap box.