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Archive for the ‘Displays’ Category

[PSA] Problem with HDMI-CEC not turning on Samsung TV with 2nd Gen Chromecast – Solution – unplug and replug TV as well [duh!] : Chromecast

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/01/03

I’ve got a Samsung (Smart) TV connected to a 2nd Generation Chromecast and HDMI-CEC/Anynet+ was working fine turning on the screen when it needed to.

TV wouldn’t activate on demand. Went through a bunch of options reseting the HDMI-CEC/Anynet+ connections via the TV menus. Tried the power button on the TV remote to cycle the TV. I think I power cycled the Chromecast.

I finally tried switching off/on the power strip that everything was connected to did it return to life.


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When Samsung TV’s fail, check the capacitors on the power board

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/08/31

[WayBackNick_Craver on Twitter: Plus Another mini-project: let’s see if we can’t figure out what’s wrong with this little guy. Symptoms: constant LCD on (briefly) and restart loop immediately when plugged in.


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Better disconnect your Samsung TVs from the internet, as they can remotely disable them for whatever reason they see fit

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/08/25

Oh nice: [Wayback/] Samsung can remotely disable their TVs worldwide using TV Block.

This means:

Disconnected, any apps needing internet connection won’t run.

Those apps usually work more reliable on an Apple TV or similar device that plays over HDMI anyway.

In addition, it will also prevent Samsung to show adds on your TV.

So disconnecting it is a win-win-win situation.


Note: you could already block apps and adds, see:

Maybe those blocks also block blocking.


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Not sure why: ChromeCast on Harman Kardon BDS 580 series to Samsung MU6100 gives greenish tint

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/12/09

I had a problem similar to [] MX613ST Color space conversion issue (detects YUV instead of RGB) – Google Product Forums.

In my case I had a Chromecast 1st generation connected to a [WayBackHarman Kardon BDS 580, which was hooked up to a [WayBackSamsung MU6100 TV.

Everything, especially the white and grey areas, had a greenish tint over it, and I think there was also a purple mismatch.

I think it has to do with YUV versus RGB, similar to [WayBack] Force RGB Color Space over HDMI? – Apple Community.

Though I did not notice that with an Apple TV 4th generation (which you can switch between YCbCr/RGB-High/RGB-Low) hooked up to the same BDS 580.

The solution: plug the Chromecast in the TV, then the ARC (Audio Return Channel) will automatically route the audio to the BDS 580.


Posted in 4K Monitor, BDS580, Displays, Hardware, Harman Kardon, Home Audio/Video, LifeHacker, Media, MU6100, Power User, Samsung TV, Video | Leave a Comment »

Philips Brilliance 240B max resolution: 1920 x 1200 pixels at 24 bit

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/01/25

Since the Display on the frontside is labeled as “Philips Brilliance 240B”, finding the actual supported maximum resolution took an additional step resulting in these specs: [WayBack] Specifications of the LCD monitor with Ergo base, USB, Audio 240B1CB/75 | Philips

This is what I needed from it:

Philips Brilliance 240B max resolution: 1920 x 1200 pixels at 24 bit via either of the inputs

  • VGA (Analog )
  • DVI-D (digital, HDCP)


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