How To Troubleshoot a Samsung Projection TV

One of the most popular type of television sets these days is the projection TV. Using a light beam, it converts an image into one that is larger. This larger image is what is displayed on the TV’s screen. Samsung is one of the most popular makers of projection TV’s. Their models feature a variety of HDTV resolutions, HDMI inputs, CinemaPure that enables the TV to have a bright display, and other brand-specific technologies. Once you have set up your Samsung Projection TV, it is possible that you will encounter troubles with its audio and video. You may not hear the sound or you may see that the image is distorted or not visible. However, there are troubleshooting guidelines and instructions that you could perform on your own.

  • Check the settings. You must make sure that the setting of the television’s speakers is at “on.” From your remote control, go the “audio settings” and adjust the settings of the speakers.
  • Check cables. You may not hear any sound coming out of the speakers or you may hear sound coming out from only one speaker. If this is so, check the audio cables. You must make sure that they are inserted completely into the “audio out” ports of your television. If you have a different home theater system, then check out the connection of the ports of audio inputs on this system.
  • Connect cables. If you have a different home theater system or external speakers hooked up on your projection TV, it is possible that you will not hear the audio if you’re using digital audio cables only. These cables are not able to receive audio signals from analog source types. It is best to also make use of analog A/V cables.
  • Check satellite/cable connection. If you see that the image on the Samsung Projection TV is grainy or fuzzy, check on its video connections. They must all be secured and tightened. If you’re watching a digital channel or low-quality analog, the image will be always fuzzy if the projection TV displays at 1080p. If you want to know how you can receive channels at 1080p, contact your satellite or cable provider. If the image looks stretched, just go to the “Picture Settings” and change the screen’s aspect ratio.
  • Scroll through source inputs. Press the “Source” tab on the remote if you still cannot see any image. Here, you will be able to check if there is a connection detected on one of any video inputs. If no image is visible after this, click on “Antenna” tab and scroll through RF connections in your TV.
  • Find a good location for your TV. Sometimes, light glares or sunlight is seen on your TV. The reflections overlap the image and so you get an image with white spots. To avoid this, make sure that your TV is located in a good spot in the room where the glares would not be visible on the TV’s screen. Other causes for these picture disruptions are faulty power outlets and RF interferences. If so, you can plug the TV unto another power outlet. You can also try turning off the other electronic devices around.
  • Replace lamp. The lamps used to project images in projection TV’s have limited life spans. If the TV does not produce any image and if it always makes that popping noise whenever turned on, it is time for you to replace its lamp. Another indicator is if the lamp LED indicator in front or on top of your TV repeatedly blinks.

You can always go to Samsung’s website to find out how to order and have your lamp replaced. You can also get advice from an expert or a TV technician. Projection televisions are comparably costly so you must make sure that you make the most out of it.


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