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post #1831 of 1965
I'm having a strange problem and I can't seem to find any help.

I have a 56 in. HL-T5676S. Its about 3yrs old. Input Source changes on its own. It just goes crazy! Somedays, the set would act normal. Then out of nowhere, the switchfest would begin. Also, the set would automatically switch to the "Dynamic" setting minutes after I choose differently.

Someone please help. I really like this TV and don't want to replace it yet. But its Driving me Crazy! It really sucks because I'm out of warranty and I don't know what to do.
post #1832 of 1965
Kind of sounds like the set may be in "demo mode" or "store mode" where it reverts to specific settings after people have tinkered with it in the retail store.
Have you checked the owners manual?
post #1833 of 1965
Thanks for responding. Yes, I've read here that the "dynamic" resetting itself can be a result of the set being in demo mode. But I can't find the setting to check if that's the case. Also, do you think that would explain the input source changing so frequently?

Another thing, I've noticed that the "light effect" setting will revert to "always" at the same time the "dynamic" setting problem occurs.

Thanks again for your help.
post #1834 of 1965
Quote:
Originally Posted by N3VURMYND View Post

I'm having a strange problem and I can't seem to find any help.

I have a 56 in. HL-T5676S. Its about 3yrs old. Input Source changes on its own. It just goes crazy! Somedays, the set would act normal. Then out of nowhere, the switchfest would begin. Also, the set would automatically switch to the "Dynamic" setting minutes after I choose differently.

Someone please help. I really like this TV and don't want to replace it yet. But its Driving me Crazy! It really sucks because I'm out of warranty and I don't know what to do.

Get yourself a Service Manual, search the internet for a free one, or maybe pay <$10 if necessary. I don't have that one, but some Sam DLP-SMs I have read have several different kinds of software resets documented.

Call Samsung anyway, even if you think it's out of warranty if there is a problem they know about they might help you, perhaps with a firmware upgrade, reset tips, etc. Talk really nice, make like you are a lifelong Sam customer, etc.
post #1835 of 1965
Thanks for the advice. I'll give the phonecall route a shot and update with results. Thanks again.
post #1836 of 1965
All:

Samsung repaired my white dot issue out of warranty as a one time courtesy repair. However, a few days later, we noticed a "white shadow" against the black background that pops up when an input turns off, or when you switch inputs. It is in several spots on the TV.

I tried to capture a pic using my handheld camera, but it was shaky due to the exposure time. I have posted the pics here>

https://picasaweb.google.com/TheSaha...eat=directlink

https://picasaweb.google.com/TheSaha...eat=directlink


Does anyone know what might be the problem?

I am going to try and take better pics and send them to the repair company.

Sunil
post #1837 of 1965
Okay, just to update:

For the last 4 days, the "input source" switching on its own has not happened. Also, I looked up how to enter the "service menu" and found that the set was indeed in "Shop Mode" and disabled it. So the "Dynamic" and "light effect" reverting has stopped as well. So far, everything seems to be running normal.

Hopefully, this problem has finally come to an end. Although, I'm worried I may be getting ahead of myself.

Honestly, thanks again for the help.
post #1838 of 1965
So how do you get into the service menu? Is there any useful info in there like remaining life of the bulb or any other neat stuff?
post #1839 of 1965
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Originally Posted by jeff1967 View Post

So how do you get into the service menu? Is there any useful info in there like remaining life of the bulb or any other neat stuff?

With the set off, press Mute-1-8-2-Power in a quick succession. It's a but tricky but if done correctly, the TV will power on into "Service Mode".

You can see lots of info such as Lamp Life/Reset and other options that I dare not touch. However, I found the "shop mode" enabled in this menu and changed that.
post #1840 of 1965
So to get out of the service menu you just power the set off then back on? Yea, I"m being careful here about looking in there.
post #1841 of 1965
If you go in to the service menu doesnt it reset all of your settings back to factory?

Also is there any reason to Update the Firm Ware.
post #1842 of 1965
Yep. I cant remember where i read it but, the instructions were to "not" shut it off so soon after going into service menu. I don't why or what would happen though so my guess is as good as yours. But my problems were solved in the service menu.
post #1843 of 1965
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Originally Posted by JOE.G View Post

If you go in to the service menu doesnt it reset all of your settings back to factory?

Also is there any reason to Update the Firm Ware.

No. But you'll find the option to reset back to factory settings in the service menu but it does not do it automatically.

Don't know about the firmware thing. Updated shortly after purchase but I did not notice anything different.
post #1844 of 1965
Well i checked out the service menu today. I wanted to see how many hours I have on the lamp. I left the menu up for about ten minutes, then shut off the set for about fifteen. When I turned it back on it did revert to all factory settings. Not to big of a deal for me, I needed to recalibrate anyway. It had been a while. But if anyone wants to look, you may want to write down your settings first. YMMV.
post #1845 of 1965
You can also just go to Menu - Settings and select Plug & Play to turn off shop mode. Source must be antenna to enable Plug & Play function.
post #1846 of 1965
After the slow loss of about 1/3 of the brightness over the last few weeks, I deceided to have my bulb replaced. (Made it 3 1/2 years and 12,155 hours according to the service menu!)
No problem at all changing the bulb, took 5 minutes and the set looks awesome again! Hope this bulb lasts as long as the old one (which I kept for an emergency spare).
Tech who replaced it said he thought it lasted so long since I keep my brightness and contrast on the low side (I use a calibration disc and have always been happy with the settings it gives me). Another good reason to stay away from the dreaded "dynamic" mode!! I still love this set!
post #1847 of 1965
Quote:
Originally Posted by shinka
You can also just go to Menu - Settings and select Plug & Play to turn off shop mode. Source must be antenna to enable Plug & Play function.
Thanks for that but when going into MENU, the Plug & Play option is darkened. There's no way to access it.
post #1848 of 1965
My set is on the Fritz again. Shop Mode is re-enabled and the set constantly switches the source inputs on it's own. I've reset the TV and disabled Shop Mode many times only for the problem to revert itself days later. It's really annoying.

I'm not calling Samsung. I have a feeling it wouldn't do much good being that I'm out of warranty. I'm open to any help if it means a sure fix (and I really appreciate all of the help here!), but as soon as i can, I'm buying a new set and staying away from DLP. Buying a DLP was a huge mistake. I love the picture, but there are too many problems that involve constant parts/bulb replacements and it all becomes a hobby in the end. I can't remember the exact amount I've spent on buying this TV but I do know it was expensive - So I kinda feel ripped off cause I didn't have it too long (2-3 years) and the money spent to Diagnose/Repair it all can better be used on buying a better set. Sucks! I really liked this TV.

Again, Thank You All for the Help. Really appreciated.
post #1849 of 1965
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Originally Posted by N3VURMYND View Post

Thanks for that but when going into MENU, the Plug & Play option is darkened. There's no way to access it.

Did you select TV (antenna) as input source before going into the menu for Plug & Play?
post #1850 of 1965
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Originally Posted by shinka View Post


Did you select TV (antenna) as input source before going into the menu for Plug & Play?

Oh ok I see. I just switched to the "cable" source and was finally able to access Plug & Play in the Menu Screen. I'm such a bonehead. Been disabling Shop Mode the hard way this whole time. Lol

Thanks a lot for that.
post #1851 of 1965
A couple weeks after having the lamp replaced, my set started getting the dreaded white dot/dead pixel disease. At first just one or two, but then about one additional one just about everyday.
A quick call to Best Buy from my wife and two days later I am back in business. Repair took about 30 minutes and went very smoothly. Everything like new again. And am I oh so happy I bought the 4 year extended warranty from Best Buy. Between the lamp and the DLP chip the warranty has paid for itself in my opinion. And I still have 4 months left on it. Still very happy with the picture quality of this tv.
post #1852 of 1965
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Originally Posted by sksahai View Post

All:

Samsung repaired my white dot issue out of warranty as a one time courtesy repair. However, a few days later, we noticed a "white shadow" against the black background that pops up when an input turns off, or when you switch inputs. It is in several spots on the TV.

Does anyone know what might be the problem?

I am going to try and take better pics and send them to the repair company.

Sunil

I got better pics, but I have 2 distinct issues (all inputs)
1. Black smudges across the bottom on white backgorund
2. White shadows all over on black background.

https://picasaweb.google.com/TheSaha...eat=directlink

https://picasaweb.google.com/TheSaha...eat=directlink

The #1 issue has been going on for some time, it's getting worse. The #2 issue started after the white dot thing was repaired.

Any idea what this might be?

Sunil
post #1853 of 1965
Quote:
Originally Posted by sksahai View Post
I got better pics, but I have 2 distinct issues (all inputs)
1. Black smudges across the bottom on white backgorund
2. White shadows all over on black background.

https://picasaweb.google.com/TheSaha...eat=directlink

https://picasaweb.google.com/TheSaha...eat=directlink

The #1 issue has been going on for some time, it's getting worse. The #2 issue started after the white dot thing was repaired.

Any idea what this might be?

Sunil
As far as #2 goes (white smudge/shadow on black background) I can offer this:
After my DLP chip was replaced to fix the "white dot" issue, I (ok, my wife) noticed the faint white smudge showing mostly on the right half of the screen when the background is dark or black. It's not a major thing at this stage and only noticeable if you are on the lookout for it. But since it was not there until the DLP chip was changed we are attributing it to a faulty replacement chip. My repair guy agrees and has ordered another chip that should be installed next week. I'll post again when I have an update on it.
post #1854 of 1965
Ok, I guess that's that. All was good for a about a week and just now while watching, Shop Mode returns with a vengeance! The dynamic screen setting returns and now the menu would pop on and off continuously. I have to unplug the set as there's no response from the remote or the power button on the side of the tv. This is really sad. I can't believe there aren't many people with this problem. I guess I have the worse luck.

I will call samsung and see what they tell me. But I have a feeling that the solution will be costly, and temporary as I've been noticing throughout this thread. It doesn't sound like it's worth it. I'll update if samsung tells me something good but if not I guess I have no choice but to take the loss. There are better sets out there and it's just not really worth the aggravation.

Like I said, I really wanted to keep this TV and I'm not bashing it. I guess i just have a bad one. I wish you all the best and may you all find an easy solution for any problem you may have with this set. Thanks again.
post #1855 of 1965
Any thoughts on this problem? Wife turned it on this morning and this is all we saw. No issues previously.
LL
post #1856 of 1965
Page 16 of the HL-T6187S Owner's Manual shows how to connect my PC to my TV using an HDMI/DVI cable:
1) Connect a HDMI/DVI Cable between the HDMI3/DVI IN jack on the TV and the PC output jack on your computer.
2) Connect a 1Stereo/2RCA Cable between the DVI IN [L-AUDIO-R] jack on the TV and the Audio Out jack of the sound card on your computer.

If I do this, can I then play movies downloaded from Amazon and Blockbuster on my TV?

After downloading, will movies play "automatically"?

If not, how can I do that... what SW or other devices do I need?

My normal TV sources are a Comcast DVR and a Pioneer DV-420V DVD player.

Thanks from a clueless TV owner!
post #1857 of 1965
I have 61 Inch version of this tv, is it able to play 3d Movies? if so what would I need?
post #1858 of 1965
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Originally Posted by JOE.G View Post

I have 61 Inch version of this tv, is it able to play 3d Movies? if so what would I need?

Samsung does claim that this model is 3D capable. I believe it requires some sort of external emitter box which communicates with active shutter glasses.
Funny thing is, I tried my darndest to get Samsung to give me more info on what exactly is needed and where I could get it (if I deceided to). They have never responded to any inquiry I have sent them. Oh well.
post #1859 of 1965
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Originally Posted by jeff1967 View Post
Samsung does claim that this model is 3D capable. I believe it requires some sort of external emitter box which communicates with active shutter glasses.
Funny thing is, I tried my darndest to get Samsung to give me more info on what exactly is needed and where I could get it (if I deceided to). They have never responded to any inquiry I have sent them. Oh well.
Our sets only support the obsolete "checkerboard" 3D transmission format. A few Panasonic 3D Blu-ray players can output in this format.

To work with any 3D Blu-ray player or cable or satellite box or game console that has 3D, you can get the Mitsubishi 3DC-1000S 3D converter kit for Samsung 3D ready TVs, it comes with two pair of glasses and a special model of the 3DA-1 adapter.

If you already have DLP-Link 3D glasses or IR DLP 3D glasses and an emitter, you can use an older Mitsubishi 3DA-1 3D adapter that has a 2010 manufacturing date. Then, use the procedure in the following thread to put the adapter in unrestricted mode.

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...3#post20582533
post #1860 of 1965
So I would need glasses for the DLP and Diffrent ones for Plasma and LCD? Man this gets to be alot of money.
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