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#693232 - 14th May 2012 8:40pm samsung tv freeview issues.
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hi last year i bought a samsung 3D tv model number: ps50c680g5k and mainly been using it to watch dvd's or for the playstation but now decided i want to watch freeview tv on it.

can anyone tell me if this has freeview built in? as i bought an indoor aerial the other day plugged it in and used the auto search option on tv but nothing at all come through just a plain black screen at all times.

so wondering does it even have the freeview built in or do i need to buy an external freeview box and plug the indoor aerial into that?

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#693241 - 14th May 2012 8:53pm Re: samsung tv freeview issues. [Re: AndyW]
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Yes, it does have freeview.
Have you gone through the menu & set up the country, antenna source etc. If you have done this you probably require a better aerial.

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#693245 - 14th May 2012 9:02pm Re: samsung tv freeview issues. [Re: AndyW]
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hi raven yes it is set to the uk and i think there was only 2 options for antenna source cable or air? i think. i thought that even if it was a bad aerial for the area that it would at least pick up some channels even if they were all fuzy, but theres no sign of anything at all.


Edited by AndyW (14th May 2012 9:03pm)

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#693249 - 14th May 2012 9:44pm Re: samsung tv freeview issues. [Re: AndyW]
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Digital TV doesn't work like that, if the signal through the aerial isn't strong enough you just get a blank screen[usually blue].

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#693274 - 14th May 2012 11:21pm Re: samsung tv freeview issues. [Re: AndyW]
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interesting what you say about the blue, as there isnt even a freeview interface coming up on the telly, i,e freeview menu or if you go on the channel list it says none available (press ok to start auto tune)

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#693277 - 15th May 2012 12:04am Re: samsung tv freeview issues. [Re: AndyW]
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Have you not got the Instruction Manuals if not D/L here-> Instruction Manuals for Samsung PS50C680G5K
I download it and did a PDF search for Freeview it found no instances of that word, maybe it refers to Freeview by another name
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#693279 - 15th May 2012 1:48am Re: samsung tv freeview issues. [Re: ChrisJ]
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Make sure the Source is set to TV. Go to Menu/Set Up/ Plug and play (initial set up) enter pin (0000 or your own) the follow on screen instructions.

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#693280 - 15th May 2012 2:04am Re: samsung tv freeview issues. [Re: AndyW]
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thanks for that chris will have a look at that, no havent got the instruction manual

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#693281 - 15th May 2012 2:05am Re: samsung tv freeview issues. [Re: AndyW]
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will try that sammy thanks.

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#693282 - 15th May 2012 2:10am Re: samsung tv freeview issues. [Re: Sammy1969]
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Also make sure you are searching for Digital channels not Analogue ones.

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#693313 - 15th May 2012 10:22am Re: samsung tv freeview issues. [Re: AndyW]
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Yeah the source you need to be on is now often 'DTV' rather than just TV

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#693348 - 15th May 2012 1:17pm Re: samsung tv freeview issues. [Re: AndyW]
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Originally Posted By: AndyW
interesting what you say about the blue, as there isnt even a freeview interface coming up on the telly, i,e freeview menu or if you go on the channel list it says none available (press ok to start auto tune)
You won't get the TV guide/station list until the TV is tuned.

I think your problem is with the indoor aerial, not the TV.

For DTTV a high gain, external aerial is preferable to an indoor aerial. That beng said have the aerial as close to the window as you can get it and, if possible, when tuning have the window open.

If it's an amplified aerial you also need to make sure it is plugged in and switched on.

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#695187 - 20th May 2012 11:10pm Re: samsung tv freeview issues. [Re: AndyW]
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thanks for all your suggestions everyone, tryed them all but looks like i will have to try a different aerial

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#696388 - 25th May 2012 1:45am Re: samsung tv freeview issues. [Re: AndyW]
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If you are still hving problems we can give free quote for Aerial, Satforce 07580011444

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