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Old 12-21-2007, 11:20 PM   #1
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Question Samsung Anynet issues

Oh High-Tech Gods, please look kindly on this poor soul...

Well, a week ago I took the leap into HD and picked up the Holiday Samsung package from BB (LN-T4071 LCD, BD-P1400, HT-AS720ST) and started by getting the LCD and B-Ray set up where I liked them (I left the Home Theater system out of the loop because the owners manual is horribly written and I needed to get my head around how best to approach it). I also latched onto some Monoprice 1.3a HDMI cables and an upgrade to Direct TV-700 HD DVR. Once I got things set I was blown away by quality and ease of setup.
Now that I felt comfortable I decided to take the next step and patch everything through the receiver and proceeded to fiddle with the settings. DVD and Sat both HDMI'd to the receiver with inputs set to HDMI; receiver HDMI'd to the TV; Anynet on and scanned. Everything worked great... twice. I turned the whole shooting match off and back on... it worked. Off and on again and the TV found the audio and video as if from any standard HDMI device, but the Anynet began scanning and couldn't find a connection. Irritating for you and I, but the wife can't deal with three remotes... you know how this story ends - surround sound is back off-line.

Any ideas on getting Anynet to work properly?
Bear in mind that the whole system is housed in large entertainment unit, so moving that booger around and rerouting cables wasn't fun!
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Old 12-23-2007, 02:38 PM   #2
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Default Samsung Anynet Issues....

My parents purchased the same Samsung package that you are referring too...I was over at their house last night setting the system up and ran into the same problems you are expressing. I tried a bunch of different configurations before settling for the Anynet solution, which to date isn't working as smoothly as I would want it too. At first I setup each component individually to the TV with HDMI cables and that seemed to work, but wanted to interface everything through the receiver...so I purchased an additional HDMI cable and away we went setting up the Anynet configuration. I was able to get picture and audio from the SAT connection, DVD was displaying video but no audio...after power cycling the receiver multiple times and verifying that DVD HDMI 1 was configured and SAT HDMI 2 was setup properly. I attempted swapping back and forth between the 2 inputs to test the connection and did experience the same lost connection message, but when I would flip the input over to the SAT, picture and audio was there...not sure why Anynet connection error pops up, so that leaves me not feeling 100% comfortable for the setup. Plus my parents are going to have a hell of a time figuring out the multiple controllers...I basically instructed them to the use the Receiver remote for the operation of the TV and switching between inputs and using the Blu-Ray remote for DVD controls. I'm thinking about getting a Logitech all in one remote for them, just a thought.
Is it possible that Samsung has a firmware upgrade to alleviate the Anynet connection issues.
Has anyone else experienced this same connection flaw with the previously mentioned Samsung products?
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Old 12-26-2007, 01:22 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply (not sure whether or not I'm glad I'm not the only one having this issue )

At this point, the only update available for any of these components is for the Blu-Ray player. I don't know what fixes are supposed to be included, tho I suspect they mostly address issues with certain disc menu/playablilty issues.

Posts here and elsewhere recommend downloading the update and burning it to disc. You can get the update at the Samsung site under support/downloads, then enter BD-P1400 in the "By Product" input. (sorry, I can't post direct links yet.)
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Old 12-27-2007, 06:48 AM   #4
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I am having the same issues with anynet, I just got LN-T4661, BP-1400, HT-AS720ST about 3mths ago. I'm not able to control anything by switching the anynet remotes exept the TV which only controls the home theater volume half the time, very irritating and doesn't make sense . When I check the anynet connection it shows that the home theater and blue ray is connected . Also with this home theater sometimes it will switch from SAT HDMI to SAT OPTIC for no reason when I turn the TV and cable on. One more thing, with the blue ray sometimes when I put a movie in(it is a blue ray 1080p movie) it automaticaly changes from 1080p to 1080i and turns the 24frames per second off and I have to change it back. Thats the crappy experience I have with the samsung products, other than that it great.
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Old 01-02-2008, 07:22 AM   #5
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Hmmm... I haven't had any issues with the Blu-ray causing settings to switch around, but the rest sounds very familiar.

Just out of curiosity, what brand HDMI cables are you using?
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Old 01-03-2008, 05:13 AM   #6
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Finally got ahold of Samsung techline. The folks were very nice and (after they got their database back up) set me up with a "transaction" number and patched me through to a technician. We spent about 5 minutes going over the basics. The tech then had me power the system on (receiver, DVD and all) enter into the DVD settings menu and change the audio output from PCM (default) to bitstream... the whole dang thing lit up like a christmas tree, all the components connected and everything seems to be working.

It makes no sense to me that the audio output of the DVD would screw up the rest of the system, but I'll go along with it as long as it keeps working. I'll update this post after a few days to let y'all know where it stands.
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Old 01-04-2008, 07:44 AM   #7
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Thanks for the update ...I'll update the audio output on the Blu-Ray player and see if it works. I will also follow up with a detailed review after a week's worth of viewing.

Thanks again basselope, Dave
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Old 01-04-2008, 10:30 AM   #8
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No prob, Dave. I hope it does you some good.

Here's my "day 1" report after the change:
All in all the system seems to be stable in all aspects, but not everything is working correctly - mostly issues with not being able to use the TV remote to operate the DVD, and not being able to power down the DVD and HT Receiver either with the TV remote or through the Anynet menu. Volume control works with [i]any[i] remote, however. I also noticed that the Anynet menu now gives me direct access to the Blu-ray player's settings and operations menus... that was not the case before.

First, with the TV already on I entered the Anynet menu from the TV remote and selected the Blu-ray player "On". The player came to life immediately and the TV changed sources a few seconds later, but the HT Receiver just sat there. A few more seconds and the Samsung splash screen for the Blu-ray popped up on the TV screen even though the HT still just sat there. I waited nearly a full minute without doing a thing, then the HT came to life and selected the DVD as it's source. "Okay," I thinks to myself "a might sluggish, but it seems to be working."
. Next, I slapped a standard copy of POTC in and let it load. While that's happening, I bring up my volume - the TV showed the large, obnoxious, uninformative volume bar with the word "Receiver" and the HT displayed the volume numbers climbing. Okay, that's working too. Excellent!
. The DVD has loaded and the previews start running. I don't want to see that crap, so I start punching DVD buttons on the TV remote... nothin'. None of the DVD controls worked from any remote except the one that came with the DVD player. My guess is that this is more of a "remote" issue than an Anynet issue. I fiddled with a couple of other DVDs (a Blu-ray and an ancient DVD) just to set my sound levels. Everything else seemed to be functioning properly. Now it's time to shut he system down. I entered the Anynet menu and turned the DVD "off". The TV displayed the "disconnecting device" animation and the TV swapped back to "Cable21".... UH? I don't have cable and haven't setup cable. I changed the source back to sat STB and the picture popped up... without sound because the HT receiver and the DVD were still powered on. I had to turn them off from their respective remotes (otherwise I'd have had to get up off my... well, you know)

. So, we've made a bit of headway, but we're far from being "as advertised". I'll keep working with it and keep y'all posted.
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Old 01-10-2008, 10:27 AM   #9
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I'm still sitting at about the same place. I've gotten better at grabbing the right remote the first time, but I'm no closer to only using one or two remotes to control everything.

I'll keep fiddling.
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Old 02-17-2008, 07:46 PM   #10
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Okay, we're a couple of months into this setup and I think I've got it pretty well settled.

1) I've learned to live with he slow connect time on the other components. I just turn on the BluRay and get my other items ready while the HTIB and TV connect.

2) Setting my sound system to Dolby Pro-logic II has cured most of my sound issues, though the voices are still just a tad tinny... but then I've been fiddling for quite awhile, so maybe I'm just being sensitive.

3) I now have most of my sound settings back to default, except for Mid Spkr level which is +2. I adjust the SubWoof level as needed for the program.

4) Motion control off, Standard Picture mode for general viewing, Movie mode for older movies.

I'll post again if I dig up anything of interest.
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Old 03-03-2008, 10:41 AM   #11
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finally received my "Holiday Offer" Blurays. First one in was "Wild Hogs"... first half played fine then sound and picture started skipping, yada, yada...

To make a long story short, I downloaded/burned the v1.5 upgrade for the BD-P1400 player and found that a number of annoyance issues went away. Anynet is working much better (though still a bit slow), sound issues have all but disappeared.

You can find the upgrade (sheesh...v1.6 now... I just checked) and "how to" file here:
http://www.samsung.com/us/support/do...sp_nm=BD-P1400

There's not much to it.
1)D/L the zipped .iso file
2)burn iso to disc
3)put disc in player and wait.... and wait... and wait some more
4)choose "yes" when asked if you want to upgrade and wait.... and (you get the idea.)
5) system powers down automatically.
6)restart the system and reset any preferences you had... viola! done.
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Thank you basselope, I'll burn the update this week for my parents. My parents aren't the type to complain so I'm sure this will help. I haven't been over there lately so I'll check with them and see if any of the listed nuisances are occurring for them.

Thanks again
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Old 03-29-2008, 07:07 PM   #13
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I am really bummed, because my home theater system keeps turning off by itself after the words "Anynet disconnecting" appears on TV screen. This causes the the picture on the TV to turn off, and I am left with just snow on the TV. I had TV and theater system professionally installed, it worked for three months then this started to happen. Any suggestions about what to do?
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Old 06-28-2008, 11:53 AM   #14
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most of you probable already know this that anynet is a new technology and new things dont always have the bugs worked out of them, it is like when plasma first came out there was so many issues with this new technology that it was made into the worst tv on the market and now they are number 1 if not in the top 5. The easiest solution to fix the problem of having all these remotes because the anynet function is not working is to invest in a Harmony remote. I know this is an expense that most people after buying the samsung system would not look forward to but this will solve all your problems now and in the future and will most likely be the last remote that you ever buy and are well worth the 100 bucks you might spend on them this remote does everything at the touch of one button similar to anynet from samsung. just another solution to those that are fed up with anynet.
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Old 10-04-2008, 01:28 AM   #15
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Like many I've had trouble with my Anynet+. I have a LNA46750 LCD, BD-P1500, and just got the HT-AS720ST. I had tons of trouble until I found this link to a Anynet+ guide on the Samsung website: search for "Using Anynet+ With A Home Theater."

Briefly, you need a optical connection between the TV and HT system... plus the HDMI. Also, the TV runs the connections, not the receiver (seems backwards to me).

I can control the bluray with the tv remote or the dvd remote, but no the receiver remote (again, Samsung's goal is to use only the tv remote). The order of powering things on is important... if you turn on the receiver first, you can't control it with the Anynet+ system.

Trying to use my DirectTV still requires a few remotes.

Hope this helps!
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