Samsung LCD TV defaults to TV/coax input
by CleverTrousers - 3/10/10 2:04 AM
I have a Samsung LN32B530. In browsing the manuals for other Samsung TVs, it seems like this behavior is consistent across their line...
Like many American consumers, I get my TV content from an HD cable box. It has an HDMI output, which is naturally connected to the TV's HDMI-1 port as the preferred interface for high-def video. We also have a Blu-ray player connected to the HDMI-2 port on the TV.
My problems are:
1.) When I turn off the Blu-ray, the input either stays on HDMI-2 (if HDMI-CEC/"AnyNet+" is disabled) or switches to the TV/coax input and displays static (if HDMI-CEC is enabled). There is no cable attached to the antenna/cable input, and of course, "TV" was not the input in use prior to switching the Blu-ray on. I would think it sensible to either go back to the last-used input or let the user define a default input. Alternatively, being able to disable unused inputs might accomplish my goal, switching back to HDMI-1.
2.) The timer function - which I would like to use when away for several days to make it appear my house is occupied - lets you select which channel number the TV turns onto at the specified time - but *only* a TV channel, not the HDMI input (which is what my cable box is connected to).
It seems bizarre to me that such a successful TV manufacturer has overlooked the dominance of HDMI inputs in 2010. My 12 year-old Sony had a timer that could turn on to selected input. Am I overlooking some setting on the Samsung?