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Old 12-26-2011, 04:25 PM   #1
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Hello all
I am new here and will be having UVerse installed this coming Wednesday.
I have a Samsung LED tv and not sure what the best way is to connect the tv to the UVerse box. Meaning HDMI, optical, RCA connections etc?

Just want to make the best connection for the best picture and sound.
I am only familiar with the RCA type connections and not sure if that is the best way to connect to get the most of UVerse.

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Old 12-26-2011, 06:47 PM   #2
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HDMI or component, same picture quality. HDMI has less wires, so if that is important, use that.
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Old 12-27-2011, 06:42 AM   #3
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The installer will probably supply the needed cables. Mine did.
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The installer will probably supply the needed cables. Mine did.
Mine did as well.

I went with HDMI because of the audio issues that used to be present over optical connections. But those have since been resolved (to the best of my knowledge) so you really can go either way.

I have read in multiple instances that the Motorola U-verse set top boxes tend to have HDCP "handshake" issues with Samsung sets. I've not read that the other versions of the U-verse set top box have that same issue. If you do run into issues, you can use the component connections and still get the same exact picture quality, just with more cables.
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Mine did as well.

I went with HDMI because of the audio issues that used to be present over optical connections. But those have since been resolved (to the best of my knowledge) so you really can go either way.

I have read in multiple instances that the Motorola U-verse set top boxes tend to have HDCP "handshake" issues with Samsung sets. I've not read that the other versions of the U-verse set top box have that same issue. If you do run into issues, you can use the component connections and still get the same exact picture quality, just with more cables.
The Cisco boxes have the same issues with my LG and my Panasonic, but I was able to get them to handshake to the Panasonic by resetting my box and waiting until it boot up completely before plugging in my HDMI cable into the box. Haven't tried it on my LG, but I had an extra component cable laying around so it's not a priority. It worked perfectly with my Samsung however, no issues.
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