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post #3511 of 3649
Anybody know if this is possible? Searched through the manual but found no clues.
post #3512 of 3649
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Originally Posted by dpaste View Post

Anybody know if this is possible? Searched through the manual but found no clues.

I don't know if this will work, but many devices will reset if you hold down the power button when you plug in the AC power cord. It's worth a shot.

-ML
post #3513 of 3649
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Originally Posted by Jedi Master View Post

I feel the same way. Mine lets me watch some sports and a few things on TV in nice HD. I spend my money on DVDs that interest me.

I've been loving it since I got it in '07. Only issue was some overheating. Remembered the PS2 issue and tipped it on its side and it still runs like a champ.
post #3514 of 3649
Has anyone ever dug up the codes for this thing in order to use it with a universal learning remote? I know the remote can learn all the functions, just trying to find an easier way.
post #3515 of 3649
I just bought one of these used off eBay after some research... needed for projector setup... samsung tv tuner has been fantastic so hoping this will be too.

Any bugs I should look out for?
post #3516 of 3649
If you watch non-HD subchannels that are in 4:3 - you'll need to change the output format on the Samsung. Otherwise - no.
post #3517 of 3649
I bought my Samsung DTB-H260F back in Dec. 08 and its still working great. I use it almost every day. It has awesome picture quality.
post #3518 of 3649
I also use my DTB-H260 often. I usually use it only to schedule recordings and it has NEVER failed me. Has been a great piece of equipment since I bought it a few years ago.
I've never found universal remote codes for it though. I just used the learn function. Can Harmony remotes control this box?
post #3519 of 3649
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Originally Posted by Whidbey View Post

I also use my DTB-H260 often. I usually use it only to schedule recordings and it has NEVER failed me. Has been a great piece of equipment since I bought it a few years ago.
I've never found universal remote codes for it though. I just used the learn function. Can Harmony remotes control this box?

Harmony remotes can control this box. I use one regularly.
post #3520 of 3649
my Samsung DTB-H260F has been working quite well for getting the basic QAM channels like fox, abc, and nbc. I noticed today (after roughly a month of non use) that these channels are now coming in very poorly. alot cutting in and out and jittery video and sound. I even get a poor signal error occasionly. I have re scanned thinking maybe the channels have changed but the problem is still there. This is happening with all HD channels. I have the triple play package(with HD since i have one real comcast box on my main tv) with comcast of turnersville, NJ. Any Ideas why this is happening?
post #3521 of 3649
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Originally Posted by Svp50 View Post

my Samsung DTB-H260F has been working quite well for getting the basic QAM channels like fox, abc, and nbc. I noticed today (after roughly a month of non use) that these channels are now coming in very poorly. alot cutting in and out and jittery video and sound. I even get a poor signal error occasionly. I have re scanned thinking maybe the channels have changed but the problem is still there. This is happening with all HD channels. I have the triple play package(with HD since i have one real comcast box on my main tv) with comcast of turnersville, NJ. Any Ideas why this is happening?

Has anything changed with your cable service lately? Added a TV? Added a splitter?
post #3522 of 3649
First I'd try another cable from the wall jack to your Sammy, next I'd try either hooking up your Comcast HD STB in place of the Sammy or your Sammy in place of your Comcast box to eliminate the run.
post #3523 of 3649
Just got my box... working great so far and picking up all ch as I get from the tv (also a Sammy tv from 2007, so likely the same chip)

my only problem is that the remote barely works... take 5 times pushing a button for it to work or have to be right up to the box.

Is this normal?? World a harmony remote fix this?
post #3524 of 3649
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Originally Posted by Superman2 View Post

Just got my box... working great so far and picking up all ch as I get from the tv (also a Sammy tv from 2007, so likely the same chip)

my only problem is that the remote barely works... take 5 times pushing a button for it to work or have to be right up to the box.

Is this normal?? World a harmony remote fix this?

Harmony works fine for me.

scott s.
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post #3525 of 3649
Sounds like really weak batteries.
post #3526 of 3649
that exactly what I thought but still the same with fresh batt
post #3527 of 3649
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Originally Posted by Superman2 View Post

that exactly what I thought but still the same with fresh batt

If you're using a backlit HDTV try turning the backlight off/down. Or if it's got a light sensor you can turn off/cover up try that. Others have noted that those things mess up remote reception with certain other OTA boxes for some reason.
post #3528 of 3649
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Originally Posted by Superman2 View Post

Just got my box... working great so far and picking up all ch as I get from the tv (also a Sammy tv from 2007, so likely the same chip)

my only problem is that the remote barely works... take 5 times pushing a button for it to work or have to be right up to the box.

Is this normal?? World a harmony remote fix this?

I noticed on mine the remote is kinda weak. You have to point it right at the box. There is no bouncing signals of walls with it. I don't have to push a button 5 times though.
post #3529 of 3649
figured it out, remote doesn't play well with my rack window

so far, box is awesome
post #3530 of 3649
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Originally Posted by bcarlsen View Post

Has anything changed with your cable service lately? Added a TV? Added a splitter?

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Originally Posted by jjeff View Post

First I'd try another cable from the wall jack to your Sammy, next I'd try either hooking up your Comcast HD STB in place of the Sammy or your Sammy in place of your Comcast box to eliminate the run.

I know the cable service has been changing (adding and moving channels) so not sure how that effects it but i haven't added or changed any components. However, and im not sure why, but i switched out a splitter (was only up to 500MHZ) and its working about 85% better but im still seeing some sputtering on certain HD channels but not all. I didn't see any improvement with the wall straight to the sammy but it is 100% better with comcast box hooked up.
post #3531 of 3649
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Originally Posted by Svp50 View Post

I know the cable service has been changing (adding and moving channels) so not sure how that effects it but i haven't added or changed any components. However, and im not sure why, but i switched out a splitter (was only up to 500MHZ) and its working about 85% better but im still seeing some sputtering on certain HD channels but not all. I didn't see any improvement with the wall straight to the sammy but it is 100% better with comcast box hooked up.

These days - if you have ANY splitters that don't go to at least 800 MHz - replace them - doesn't matter whether you are on cable or OTA.
post #3532 of 3649
My Samsung died today - had it for almost 2 years. The unit just won't power on anymore.
After leaving it unplugged for awhile, then plugging it back in, the power light does come on for a split second, then goes off again. Will try out the warranty center, but, given that I bought it on ebay almost 2 years ago, it looks like the money I "saved" on this by not getting cable is now going to be going to another hd tuner unit. I've been out of the market for so long - I'm not sure what they sell if anything anymore..
post #3533 of 3649
wow. just called samsung warranty on this and they are going to refund a pro-rated amount to my bank acct. They didn't tell me how much it would be though and I have to wonder if they offered it because of my 2 other samsung hdtvs and a home theater system is entered in the system for me (one of the hdtv's broke - out of warranty... called it in too )
post #3534 of 3649
Check KenH's sticky thread, I think the Centronics seems to be currently the most popular HD tuner.
Ya today I just threw away my last Cyberhome mini DVD player. I started with 3 several years ago and slowly they all died. The symptom was the same with all, when pushing the power button the power light would go red for a brief second and then go off. Probably a power supply problem, but for $16.99 each(black Friday specials) they aren't even worth the time to take the cover off, not that that would do any good.
post #3535 of 3649
I've been having trouble with my HT set up, so I was looking for a replacement unit, too.

All I came up with was a Tivo HD. I found some very interesting tuners but they require a PC to interface with the display/TV. Now, I'm still interested in those because I'd like to build an HTPC but if you don't want an HTPC, then the pickings are slim.

Today, I proved the problems do not lie in my SAMSUNG. I hooked the tuner directly to the display and it synch's up first time and every time. The problem is in my receiver.
post #3536 of 3649
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Originally Posted by Big Lag View Post

I've been having trouble with my HT set up, so I was looking for a replacement unit, too.

All I came up with was a Tivo HD. I found some very interesting tuners but they require a PC to interface with the display/TV. Now, I'm still interested in those because I'd like to build an HTPC but if you don't want an HTPC, then the pickings are slim.

Today, I proved the problems do not lie in my SAMSUNG. I hooked the tuner directly to the display and it synch's up first time and every time. The problem is in my receiver.

As noted directly above, see the sticky topic linked. There are at least 4 current Digital TV tuners available at this time with full HDTV & Dolby Digital output, with the most popular going for $100.
post #3537 of 3649
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Originally Posted by ballz2 View Post

My Samsung died today - had it for almost 2 years. The unit just won't power on anymore.
After leaving it unplugged for awhile, then plugging it back in, the power light does come on for a split second, then goes off again. Will try out the warranty center, but, given that I bought it on ebay almost 2 years ago, it looks like the money I "saved" on this by not getting cable is now going to be going to another hd tuner unit. I've been out of the market for so long - I'm not sure what they sell if anything anymore..

Since most cable bills are around $80 a month these days and the Samsung H260F cost $160 you still came out ahead. Mine will be two years old this December. I sure hope it doesn't go out with football season right around the corner.
post #3538 of 3649
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Originally Posted by Ken H View Post

As noted directly above, see the sticky topic linked. There are at least 4 current Digital TV tuners available at this time with full HDTV & Dolby Digital output, with the most popular going for $100.

Thank you. Your link was so subtle on my screen, I did not notice it. It is great to know I have options.
post #3539 of 3649
So, Samsung sent me ~90 bucks.

For those of you that are able to see the light for a split second before malfunctioning, read this. With a little handiwork, could be worth it.

http://www.badcaps.net/forum/showthread.php?t=7804
post #3540 of 3649
I've had my H260F for a few years and am quite happy with it. But it has a nasty problem of forgetting all the channels. I can do an auto search for channels and get 30+ channels. But if I go back to the EPG 15 minutes later the guide is empty except for the channel I'm currently watching. The channel listings come back one at a time taking about 10 seconds for each channel.

Some times the channel list lasts for an hour or so, sometimes it's gone in 15 minutes. After doing a channel search shouldn't the list remain until another search is done? Is there a coin cell battery in there somewhere that keeps the channel list in volatile memory? Anyone else having this problem?


(Samsung DTB-H260F hooked to a 37" Olevia via HDMI)
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