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Couple of questions about my new DLP set

01-29-2006, 10:29 AM
Just recently purchased the Toshiba 46HM95 DLP set and I had a couple of questions.

1. Sometimes while watching INHD or other HD cable through Comcast I have noticed a slight delay or skipping in the program. Is this just the signal/cable broadcast or could it be something to be potentially worried about in regards to the TV set itself?

2. This morning I powered the TV on and there was no audio. I turned it off and back on again on it was fine. Then the set turned off and back on again by itself. It has been on now for an hour and it has been fine. Again, anything to be concerned about or are these issues common/normal?

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01-29-2006, 12:12 PM
Can't comment on your first Q but on the second, I had similar experience with mine. Did a auto reset on the second and again 8th day. Has not repeated that again for more than a week now. Think it is something to do with Toshiba's and how they handle signals they don't recconize right off. At least this is the indication I got from the service guy when he was out earlier this week for this and a couple other minor things.

01-30-2006, 10:14 AM
Anyone on the first question? Is this normal? Should I be concerned?

01-30-2006, 10:32 AM
for your first issue, i wouldn't be concerned. yet. broadcasts have hiccups here and there.
if it gets to be more frequent, you might have something to worry about though.
does it ever do the same for other sources? i.e. dvd or game consoles

01-30-2006, 10:32 AM
Anyone on the first question? Is this normal? Should I be concerned?It's not normal and likely an issue with your cable signal. You may want to have your cable company check it out and validate your signal is adequate.

01-30-2006, 12:55 PM
what cable box model are you useing. i have the 3412 and it has problems with the picture studdering. especially when i go from hd to digital. but i just change the channel then change back to the one i want and it goes away. there are alot of sound drop offs with this box. again especially on digital stations. i have heard about this shutting down problem with a few dlps. you may want to just get it checked out to be on the safe side. while its still under warranty. you dont want to wait then it goes away then it comes back later on. i have also heard that there is a firmware upgrade for this tv. so you may want to call toshiba or call a local repair place to see if its available.

01-30-2006, 01:51 PM
I have a Scientific Atlanta Explorer 8300 HD Box. I just bought the set last Thursday so I'll have to watch it a bit more to see if the problem persists. I was watching a DVD and noticed a smaller skip or two. I wasn't sure if it was the DVD itself, the player, or the TV. I tried to watch a DVD-R and the skipping got worse?

The TV turned on again yesterday and the sound came through but no picture, the set turned off then on again by itself a couple of times and then it worked fine the rest of the night. This concerns me more than the delay/ skipping issue. I feel like that is more or less a cable signal issue that can be fixed. My cable box is currently set to 1080i. Is this a conversion problem because the TV is only 720p compatible? I called Comcast and they said there is no way to change those settings on the STB. I just want to make sure the TV itself is working properly.

01-31-2006, 04:45 AM
The Comcast rep is wrong... the STB setup determines output formats.

01-31-2006, 05:35 AM
comcast didn't give me a stb manual either :(
google "8300hd manual"
the first link will give you your manual. page 4 starts the directions on selecting how your box passes signals.

ive never had my toshiba turn off/on by itself. would be worth your time to call customer service.

02-01-2006, 08:21 AM
Thanks guys. I am going to call Toshiba to see if the turning off and on can be fixed easily and add on the extended warranty just for the piece of mind and it does cover bulb replacements for the life of the warranty (4 years).

03-19-2006, 09:57 AM
Whcih settings should I save during the setup process? The TV is 720p so should I only save the 720p and 480p settings? If anyone has any information on the best setting to use hear that would be great.