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Samsung LN40A630 with sat/cable receiver

purplerain
11-29-2008, 10:51 AM
I will be getting my new 630 next week. I will be using a digital cable receiver box or sat receiver. Since I will be using a box, can I just put the TV on channel 3 and use the receiver (box)? I will have no need to scan channels correct??, an option my TV has. Thanks

clearday
11-29-2008, 11:10 AM
With a STB you do not need to scan for channels, the box is where you choose channels from, not channel 3, you just select the input you plug the box into on your tv, HDMI 1? Component 1?, or whatever, then you choose channels with the STB.

But get an HD set top box before the tv arrives so you can get HD, the plain SD digital box will not show HD and with that nice tv you are getting, feed it HD! And be sure to use HDMI, or Component (red,green/blue, and red and white for audio) cables from the box to the TV.

If you have a surround system, run an optical audio cable into the receiver straight from your HD STB for 5.1 sound and don't use the red/white audio cables with component if you use optical into the receiver. And if you use HDMI into the tv, you'll be ok for sound from the tv, but for surround, you'll still need the optical out of the STB to receiver.

purplerain
11-29-2008, 11:15 AM
With a STB you do not need to scan for channels, the box is where you choose channels from, not channel 3, you just select the input you plug the box into on your tv, HDMI 1? Component 1?, or whatever, then you choose channels with the STB.

But get an HD set top box before the tv arrives so you can get HD, the plain SD digital box will not show HD and with that nice tv you are getting, feed it HD! And be sure to use HDMI, or Component (red,green/blue, and red and white for audio) cables from the box to the TV.

If you have a surround system, run an optical audio cable into the receiver straight from your HD STB for 5.1 sound and don't use the red/white audio cables with component if you use optical into the receiver. And if you use HDMI into the tv, you'll be ok for sound from the tv, but for surround, you'll still need the optical out of the STB to receiver.

Will be an HD receiver:thumbsup:. Thanks so much

clearday
11-29-2008, 11:43 AM
Enjoy! And post back if you need any more info when it arrives.

clearday
11-29-2008, 12:26 PM
Purple, I saw your question in my mail and I'm not sure how to answer it from there. The extended warranty from Mack might be OK, but can you buy the tv with a credit card which provides an extra year of warranty, up to two years. And if you register your tv at www.samsung.com when you get it, they extend their warranty to 15 months.

I don't buy extended warranties. And now, with all the economic problems going on, many of these insurance companies (and that's what an extended warranty company is) may not be in business in a year to two. So that would be completely your call. Do some seaches on the company before buying any extended warranty, but I think they are mostly a rip off.

purplerain
11-29-2008, 01:50 PM
Purple, I saw your question in my mail and I'm not sure how to answer it from there. The extended warranty from Mack might be OK, but can you buy the tv with a credit card which provides an extra year of warranty, up to two years. And if you register your tv at www.samsung.com when you get it, they extend their warranty to 15 months.

I don't buy extended warranties. And now, with all the economic problems going on, many of these insurance companies (and that's what an extended warranty company is) may not be in business in a year to two. So that would be completely your call. Do some seaches on the company before buying any extended warranty, but I think they are mostly a rip off.

I paid for it via paypal (cash in the account). When I get my TV all I have to do is register it at Samsung and I will get an extra 3 months? Thanks

clearday
11-29-2008, 02:05 PM
Yes, you can read it at the top of the form, at this link:

http://www.samsung.com/us/mysamsung/product/myssMyProductRegist2.do