>>Originally Posted by jrizzle77
Is anyone having problems when watching standard def tv channels that they don't get any audio? It works fine on HD channels but not on standard.
Also is there anyway to have both component and an hdmi cables running from the cable box so the g/f can just watch cable w/o going through the receiver?<<
I'm having the same problem as you. I've got my TV, Blu-Ray, and cable HD-DVR, all hooked up via HDMI. All is well when watching HD channels, but when I change channels to a SD channel I have no audio. I have to turn my receiver off and then back on and then it will recognize the SD audio signal, but if I change to an HD channel and then back again, no audio. Also, if I've done the receiver off and back on thing and have sound on the SD channel, I will lose the sound when I try to stretch the picture.
I had the cable people out 4 or 5 times. Today the guy was here for 2 hours changing every fitting, inside and out and even at the road. He even gave me another new box. To no avail!
I called Samsung tech support and the guy was rude and useless. He said that it had to with my cable box having "multiple tuners" and I had to go into the cable box settings and select the correct tuner. I told him several times that there was only one audio output setting and it was set to HDMI. There was no place in the setting to select a 'tuner'.
He told me, in that case, that I would just have to keep on turning the unit off and back on every time I went from HD to SD. I refused the believe that and when I asked him his name, he hung up on me.
I then called the cable people and they didn't really know what this Samsung guy was talking about. They referred me to an online owners manual for the cable box. A lot of help that was. It just told me how to record programs using the DVR! What a run around!
I guess my next step will be to go out to Best Buy, (where I bought this POS in December) and see if they have a solution.
Have you, or anyone else reading this, found or know of a solution to this problem?
UPDATE: My problem was solved by the 5th cable tech that came out. Solution was easy. I have the older SciAtl box (the HD8300) upstairs and I brought it downstairs and hooked it up to my A/V receiver and it worked fine, so it had to be a new box (the SciAtl 8300HDC) internal software/card problem. On the new box, the tech went into the settings and UNchecked all but the 1080i under the Display Output Resolution settings and everything worked fine. He said that the SD channels may not be as clear, but you would hardly be able to tell the difference. No flicker between channel changes. Can stretch SD channels and still have audio. FINALLY! He told me that they are still trying to work out the kinks in these new boxes.
Samsung 46" 1080p LCD HDTV
Samsung Blu-Ray BD-P1000
Samsung HT-AS720S HTIB
SciAtl 8300 HDC HD-DVR Cable Box