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#1 OFFLINE   BrookeJisha


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Posted 31 October 2013 - 06:56 PM

I moved into house and have had FREE cable for years.
Cable comes off of the line into the house and plugs directly into TV.

I do not have any decoder or cable boxes from the cable company. 
I still have an older flat screen that works and changes channels quickly. It is a 2009 Model 

Samsung 40" 1080p LCD HDTV w/ Touch of Color Design - LN40B550

My other TV went out and bought a new TV only to discover that it took 3–5 seconds to change channels.

I purchased a Brand New 

Sharp - AQUOS - 60" Class (60" Diag.) - LED - 1080p - 120Hz - HDTV

  Is there a specific TV that I can purchase that will work as well as my older TV? Or is there a product that I can purchase to speed things up?

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 11:28 AM

Channel changing speed is rarely used as a metric in assessing of the quality of a TV.

At some point in the not too distant future, you'll have to get some manner of external receiver anyway and this search will have likely been for naught.

That said, it may be possible to disable some of the TV's features and gain some surfing speed. Look for anything that refers to "enhancement", "reduction" or "leveling" in the video and audio settings and turn them off and see if that doesn't help. I'd start by looking for an audio leveling feature as that could require some sampling of the audio on the new channel before it can decide what volume level is appropriate.

Edited by harsh, 01 November 2013 - 11:28 AM.

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