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#276900 - 10/30/09 05:24 PM Snowy picture. Help needed please.
Ya_basta Offline
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Hey guys,

My Samsung plasma TV has had a snowy picture for a little while now. Originally I thought it was a problem with my Oppo, but then noticed that it's the same with all of my components. I've connected the Oppo directly to the display, and there's no change.

Long story short, Samsung is sending out a tech support guy on Monday, and I was wondering if you guys could give me some suggestions on what might cause this, so I don't get jerked around by someone.

One thing I did read online is that it's important to have a clean power source, or something along those lines.

As always, any input is greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Cam
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#276901 - 10/30/09 05:32 PM Re: Snowy picture. Help needed please. [Re: Ya_basta]
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You checked the input source ect Cam? do you have your older DVD player you could hook back up to try?
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#276903 - 10/30/09 05:39 PM Re: Snowy picture. Help needed please. [Re: Adrian]
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How does it look with nothing connected? Still snowy?
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#276913 - 10/30/09 06:02 PM Re: Snowy picture. Help needed please. [Re: Wid]
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Adrian, I tried the Oppo connected to the display using an entirely separate input.

Rick, I never thought of that, but yes I do believe there is a snowy picture when I have the AVR set to an input, but the player turned off.

The picture is quite bad when watching and upconverted DVD on my Oppo (or anything). I was watching Gladiator and Driven the other day, and when I pause it, the picture gets really bad; lots of noise/pixels.
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#276914 - 10/30/09 06:05 PM Re: Snowy picture. Help needed please. [Re: Ya_basta]
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I had a problem with a ground loop on my Sammy. It had a terrible humming to it when cable was connected. No snow though.
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#276916 - 10/30/09 06:19 PM Re: Snowy picture. Help needed please. [Re: Wid]
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Is your system connected through HDMI? Could be a handshake issue or faulty HDMI cable.
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#276918 - 10/30/09 06:25 PM Re: Snowy picture. Help needed please. [Re: Wid]
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I won't be up before Monday, but do you think it's a possibility that it has something to do with it sharing a power bar with multiple components connected, therefore not getting the required power, or "dirty" power(or whenever it's called when not using a power commissioner)? Maybe get my dad to try it plugged into another outlet?
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#276920 - 10/30/09 06:27 PM Re: Snowy picture. Help needed please. [Re: Ya_basta]
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Couldn't hurt. Try it with nothing at all connected if ya can get your Pops to do it.
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#276931 - 10/30/09 06:53 PM Re: Snowy picture. Help needed please. [Re: Wid]
Ya_basta Offline
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House, I've tried different HDMI cables. Thanks though.

Ironically enough, Samsung called me about 10 minutes ago to inquire on whether or not I received a call from the technician. They went over the problem with me on the phone again, and said that it is a problem with the TV if it's happening with all my components.

I am not happy at all with their customer service, you guys know more than they do.

Edit-if we get a chance this weekend, I'll try connecting it to another outlet.


Edited by wheelz999 (10/30/09 06:55 PM)
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#276932 - 10/30/09 06:55 PM Re: Snowy picture. Help needed please. [Re: Ya_basta]
Wid Offline
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Does it happen on an empty input?
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