by mrcjhnsn - 12/15/09 11:32 AM
In Reply to: Audio Dropouts by Samsung_HD_Tech
I heard back from Samsung and they said I need to send it for repair. I find that suspect since I read on a forum someone did that already, and it didn't help. I went out and bought some High speed HDMI cables that are capable of handling the new HDMI 1.3. This helped reduce the drop out issues when changing HD channels to about 1 second. However, there was still this issue of the 3-5 second video/audio drop out with SD (standard definition) channels. After poking around a bit more on the forums I found that I had a setting on my DVR's called 'SD override' this was set to 480i. I believe this setting up-scales standard def channels to 480i. My DVR's are the Motorola QIP6416's, I changed this to 'off' and I now have the same response as with the HD channels. It is quite noticeable. I tried this setting before purchasing the high speed cabling and there was no change. Although I feel I shouldn't have had to by more expensive cabling, I did this only because of the time I now have invested in this unit, with setup and configuration.
I feel the BD3252 doesn't like low quality cabling. I have come to the conclusion that these issues are two fold:
1. Since HD channels do not always broadcast in HD, the Samsung HT-BD3252 does not process the SD-480i upsacling, or the changing from 480i broadcasts, to HD broadcasts very well from the DVR unit. There are blackouts, video/audio dropout during the switching process. Perhaps this is code bug in the firmware. I also read a thread in another forum that these issues seemed to have cropped up after the last firmware update. Since my unit came with the latest firmware, I have no way to verify.
2. Since the Samsung unit recieves its signaling from the DVR, there maybe issues with the ouput processing of the information through the DVR HDMI port. Since changing the SD setting on the DVR unit the dropouts are less severe, but still there, about 1-2 seconds.
This looks like an issue that no one is going to own, and correct anytime soon. Perhaps these issues will correct themselves over time with updates to our DVR boxes, and Samsung Units. In my opinion, I feel the only way to remove these issues if they are unbearable is to return the unit.
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