Originally Posted by vtpsystems
Strat have you experienced any issues with your Samsung recently? Anyone else experience any issues with Samsung or other.
Samsung hdtv is using ota.
Upon startup the set displays only a black screen and repeatedly scrolls through all channels without stopping. Refuses to shut down. Not responding. At least once the volume bar also displayed and filled up while above was going on.
My 37" 720p Sammy, which is a bit over a year old, is working perfectly. I get all my TV OTA with its internal tuner, and I've had no problems at all.
Sounds like yours might have an issue. Is there some kind of reset thing you can do? Maybe unplug it for a day and see if it "resets"? If not, might be time for a service call.
One of the best things I've done is to purchase a UPS battery backup power conditioner (rated high enough to power the TV, stereo, and assorted other stuff) and connect everything to it. Considering FPL's crappy service, a UPS/BB is a small investment considering the cost of replacing all your equipment.
A few observations in general:
a) Ch. 6 definitely takes longer to "come in" than all other channels (I haven't checked 51).
b) As of a few days ago, Ch. 12 seems to have lost its PSIP - it was coming in on 13 (true RF). Haven't checked it in a while.
c) Recently connected an Xbox360 and a laptop - both look just awesome. Had to muck around with the screen settings on the laptop, but once I got it set no problems.
d) The Auto-Volume thing is great for TV, but sucks for music and PC. I wish the setting was per input, but it's global.