Hi. I am happy to see that various users of this forum are starting to post questions related to external hard drives being used with the JS
9000 TVs. My question isn't exactly of this type but I wanted to appeal to all of you for help again anyway.
A week or two ago, I posted a question dealing with the fact that when I hook up external hard drives (Western Digital My Book & Passport types) to the USB 3.0 port of the one connect box with only an optical (audioquest vodka) cable connected to my Yamaha Aventage 3000 Series Receiver and attempt to play video files (SD to 4K) I get this funny "flickering" on the display screen of my receiver. It can last between 2-10 seconds and then stops.
The ONLY WAY I can stop this flickering is to set the audio format on the TV to PCM (Sound, Additional Settings, Audio Format To PCM). If I attempt to deviate from this in any way (e.g. changing the audio format to Dolby Digital, DTS or DTS NEO), the flickering will return.
A Samsung "Tech" was here since my last post and after my one connect box was replaced, this problem continued. The tech said I stumped him and that he was going to consult with "engineers" within the company. I am currently waiting for an answer.
If any of you good people start hooking up hard drives to these TVs when they are hooked up to your receivers in a similar fashion, and have any sort of abnormality like this, please chime in on this forum to let others know.
I am currently on my 5th Samsung TV since early April and am about ready to give up.
Sorry for the long post. Thank you in advance for your help.