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Samsung Smart TVs - Issues/Discussion

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Scott Kocourek, Aug 29, 2012.

  1. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    How does overscan apply in the context of high definition video?
     
  2. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    Really? It's an undesirable effect of certain software/hardware combos. Doesn't mean the rest of the picture is or is not HD.
     
  3. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    Why would running at something other than 1:1 be desirable?

    I can't imagine that the scaling hardware is set up to be widely adjustable in terms of taking a source and lopping off a fraction of a percent.
     
  4. patmurphey

    patmurphey Godfather

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    Doesn't matter what you think. Many 1080p TVs come with a default overscan to avoid the occasional artifacts showing on the edge of the screen. You then have to reset the TV to the 1:1 setting. I've noticed that Broadcasters are showing fewer and fewer artifacts in recent months. It's been a while since I have seen any.
     
  5. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    Is that because programmers are using more overscan or delivering fewer artifacts?

    I'm still not convinced that overscan should necessarily be a good thing; especially with a decided dominance of fixed matrix displays.
     
  6. patmurphey

    patmurphey Godfather

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    You missed my point - an explanation of fact. I don't use overscan and have observed a disappearance of artifacts. TVs that are shipped with default overscan can be set to 1:1. I had nothing to do with, nor do I agree with the manufacturer's decisions. TV programmers do not set overscan on TVs. The artifacts that I referred to are a remnant of using the overscan area to send sound and other information signals outside of the "old fashioned" viewing area, dating from analog TV days.
     
  7. mdpeterman

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    Has anyone been having the issue where you fast forward and it pops up the screen asking if I want to keep or delete the recording? It does that every 2 to 3 times I fast forward. The only way to get rid of it (and get to playing back) is to exit out and select the recoding from the playlist again. My TV is running the latest software release but it seems to have only made the RVU experience worse ( which is hard to do).
     
  8. RAD

    RAD Well-Known Member

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    Since I don't use the TV's RVU client much can't really answer that, but that bug has been noted by folks running the DIRECTV mini client (C31/C41) and hopefully will be fixed by a future software release to the Genie.
     
  9. mdpeterman

    mdpeterman Cool Member

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    You would think they would have addressed this by now if they have known about it. Its certainly not a good impression to give customers. Seems like with Genie and whole-home DirecTV over-complicated things and can't get everything to just work. Fix one thing something else breaks.
     
  10. Hey_Hey

    Hey_Hey AllStar

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    Has anyone tried the RVU functionality with a Samsung UN32F5500?

    Samsung says on their website that the F5500 series is RVU capable. But RVU alliance and DirecTV website don't list the F5500.

    RVU Alliance and DirecTV instead list a F5100 series, that I can't find at www.samsung.com/us.

    I e-mailed DirecTV support about this and they said the F5500 was NOT qualified and that I can find a F5100 by Googling it. So I Googled "Samsung F5100 LED" and found that the F5100 has been released in the Southwest Asia market (India) only. I didn't know DirecTV provided service in India.

    Interested in using RVU on a new bedroom TV, but don't want to pay extra for the F6300 that everyone agrees is RVU capable.
     
  11. MrRoarke

    MrRoarke New Member

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    I just hooked up a UN32F5500 last night and it works just fine. Ethernet direct into the back of the TV off of my router. Haven't had a chance to try out any recorded shows, just live TV.
     
  12. RAD

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    Will be interesting to hear using the DVR controls, like SKIP/SLIP, perform on this years models since last years IMHO stinks.
     
  13. Poleposition

    Poleposition New Member

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    I have RVU running in kitchen on a new Samsung UN40F6400AF. Works great. No issues other that the fact that I have no access to the playlist and rew/ffwd and other options with this new smart remote. Basically no dvr functionality. Just live tv and full directive guide. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  14. RAD

    RAD Well-Known Member

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    Order the RC71 remote control, program it with code 54000 and you'll have all the DIRECTV functions available.
     
  15. Poleposition

    Poleposition New Member

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    Thx RAD. So no use of the Samsung remote huh? Looks cool but seems very non-user friendly. Also have the bluetooth keyboard so i guess I'd have the best of both worlds.

    Thx man
     
  16. RAD

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    Not familiar with that remote, but the one I have for my 2012 model doesn't have all the keys that map to DIRECTV functions, like skip fwd/REW. There is a PDF that I attached somewhere out here that showed some of the keys and what they map to on that remote.
     
  17. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    An iPad is a pretty nifty interface as well....
     
  18. RAD

    RAD Well-Known Member

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    Here's a link to a cheat sheet that I had come across, don't know how much it will help with your remote, http://forums.solidsignal.com/docs/HR34%20to%20RVU%20remote.pdf
     
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    I was having trouble connecting to my NAS thru the smart tv feature. It would connect fine, start playing the video then fail 5 minutes in. Error message was that the NAS disconnected. This was with the stock install using BB deca to the HR 34 and TV. Yesterday I switched out the BB deca to the TV and ran Ethernet to it from the router. Still have BB deca to the receiver. Works much better now. RVU is faster too i think, and I don't get a pause 10-15 seconds in to the show when I change channels. I don't think that MOCA is fast/stable enough.
     
  20. darman

    darman AllStar

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    I have an UN32EH5300 and when I select the RVU option, I only get the "location not authorized" prompt. Never get a chance to enter the PIN. Do I need to do anything special to access the PIN entering stage?

    Current setup:
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    TV hardwired (gigabit)

    I saw some discussion of this "location not authorized" prompt in this thread, but I did not see a solution.

    Thanks
     

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