Originally Posted by Uzibeatle
Plea for help , having a component input problem with this new Samsung...
Yesterday afternoon I brought to my home a LN-T4642H Samsung LCD TV and am pretty
happy with it overall. The month prior to this I had a Vizio 42 inch LCD and thought this new
Samsung cost a tad over 1,000 more I'm not sure it's a 1000 dollars better picture quality but
it has all the extra inputs I really wanted such as 3hdmi, two RF inputs, etc etc..
Plus having 4 extra inches diagonal screen estate is nice.
Here is my problem and it is driving me nuts.
My old DVD player, a el cheapo Sungale , which worked fine with the Vizeo LCD, refuses
to work via COMPONENT on the new Samsung TV. Via composite, or S-Video it is fine and displays. THe Samsung displays 'Weak or No signal Present' and sometimes' Unsupported MOde'.
Okay, so I had bright idea maybe the Sungale DVD player, which had been working fine hours before on the Vizeo, had died in some way or was just mysteriously incompatible. I then went down to purchase another DVD player, this one is a RCA DRC257N, which has in addition to component out and the others a HDMI output.
Well, long story short, only the HDMI and Svideo outputs work with this new RCA DVD Player. When using Component the Samsung still displays the same error messages, Low Signal or Unsupported Mode (it varys).
I tried BOTH sets of component inputs on the Samsung with same result. I went out and bought another set of cables, to swap out, and had same result.
Here is the odd kicker, I have a Sanyo Xacti Video Camera and when hooking it up to the component inputs of the Samsung the Samsung finds the signal and displays fine.
I'm about to go through the hair raising experience of calling the Samsung support to see what they have to say but thought I'd toss this out here and see what pops up.
I can still manage to watch DVD"S with that new RCA el cheapo player as it does have HDMI out but it is very troublesome that BOTH of the DVD players are refused by my Samsung TV's
OH, I almost forgot to add. Even my Cable Box (Motorola) wont work with the Samsung component input. I get same error messages on both ports. Of course I ususally run that via HDMI,. which works fine , but wanted to test another component input.
So, maybe some others have this new set and have similar issues or is it maybe just me?