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G-MONEY
06-25-2009, 09:37 PM
Finally pulled the trigger on a 50 inch Samsung plasma. I've been watching the NBA Draft for a while on HD and every couple minutes it will flash to a black screen and show the channel for about a second. Is this normal? Should I be concerned? Can I do something to make it stop? Thanks again!

JD10367
06-25-2009, 10:05 PM
That could be a connection issue (i.e. loose wire). However, it happens to me when watching the Travel Channel in HD all the time, usually when they're almost done with a commercial break, because it "dips" back into "regular" mode due to the commercial, and then has to refresh to show the HD stuff again. If it happens on more than one channel, it's a problem; if it happens only on one channel, it's probably that cable network that's the issue.

G-MONEY
06-25-2009, 10:10 PM
Haven't noticed it on other channels yet. Wouldn't worry but the channel it does it on is ESPN. Kinda a biggie.

BigMeatballDave
06-27-2009, 05:52 AM
Interesting. I've never noticed anything like this...

G-MONEY
06-27-2009, 09:36 AM
Problem seems to have cleared up. Who knows..

BigMeatballDave
06-27-2009, 06:55 PM
Problem seems to have cleared up. Who knows..Probably had something to do with ESPN.

BigMeatballDave
06-29-2009, 03:15 PM
If Hamas were here, he'd tell you Plasmas are a dead technology...

Saulbadguy
06-29-2009, 10:19 PM
Could be something with your signal. HD signal uses more bandwidth than a regular signal.

MoreLemonPledge
06-30-2009, 05:29 AM
If Hamas were here, he'd tell you Plasmas are a dead technology...

I switched from LCD to plasma and couldn't be happier.

BigMeatballDave
06-30-2009, 10:10 PM
I switched from LCD to plasma and couldn't be happier.Same here...