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# 181327 11-Oct-2015 08:56
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Hello
I am having an issue with my Samsung LED TV series 6 where top left corner screen shows 1920x1080 /50i or 720 x 576/50p something else every time i change the channel or switch on the TV. Screen goes blank for 2-3 seconds randomly.
 
Note: this only happens when i'm watching something on the sky. No problem when i am watching anything online or pendrive or laptop connected to the TV.

Resolution Tried:
Modified HD resolution Output: from automatic to 1080i or 720p
Changed HDMI cable also

Unfortunately problem still exist.

I used to have this issue in the old house i used to live in. Problem still exist after moving to new house.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks


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  # 1403748 11-Oct-2015 09:55
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Fix the Sky decoder output at 1080i, and SAVE settings on exit, it you don't choose SAVE it will default to previous setting. This certainly isn't a TV problem as your source is changing the resolution. I'm not sure why you think the house would be a variable.




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  # 1403752 11-Oct-2015 10:07
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Is there a HDMI switch / splitter anywhere in the system?

 
 
 
 




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  # 1411510 23-Oct-2015 09:12
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I have already setup sky box HD resolution output to 1080i but the problem is still happening(i tried that before i posted the question).

any other advise?

Apologies for the late reply.



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  # 1411515 23-Oct-2015 09:14
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Dunnersfella: Is there a HDMI switch / splitter anywhere in the system?


its a HDMI cable connecting from TV to SkyBox no spiltter

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  # 1411537 23-Oct-2015 09:58
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Test the Sky decoder with another TV.

Note: TV merely displays the signal its given.




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  # 1411542 23-Oct-2015 10:04
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are you suggesting my sky box is broken? I can get sky people to come over and check but i wanted to check before

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  # 1411543 23-Oct-2015 10:12
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Sounds like HDMI 'handshaking' going on, and TV is changing resolutions - hence the blank screen.

It does sound like an issue with the settings on your Sky box - are you certain you have fixed it a 1080i on the box and Saved it (as mentioned above).
Have you got another HDMI cable to try it with too?

 
 
 
 


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  # 1411545 23-Oct-2015 10:14
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Trying on another tv is just a step in the troubleshooting process to localise the problem.
When you say that the screen blanks when you change channels, do you mean changing Sky channels?




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  # 1413032 23-Oct-2015 21:44
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I have tried changing cables & blank screen seems to appear for longer period

yes i saved the settings on sky box



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  # 1413034 23-Oct-2015 21:53
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Dingbatt: Trying on another tv is just a step in the troubleshooting process to localise the problem.
When you say that the screen blanks when you change channels, do you mean changing Sky channels?


it happens when i change the channel and sometimes when its in one channel

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  # 1413052 23-Oct-2015 23:00
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If its coming up when you dont change channel, then its renegotiating the HDMI link so it blanks while it does that.

Reasons that cause it usually are a too long cable or some electrical interference causing it to briefly drop out.




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  # 1413059 23-Oct-2015 23:49
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richms: If its coming up when you dont change channel, then its renegotiating the HDMI link so it blanks while it does that.

Reasons that cause it usually are a too long cable or some electrical interference causing it to briefly drop out.


okay that can be the reason as my cable is 2.5 meter & the old one was same too! 

i can try shorter cable and see if it works 

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