It's been a while since I've posted here. But in the past you've been a helpful (and witty) bunch, so I'm crossing my fingers:|
I've just bought a Samsung F6800. I don't want to plug it into an aerial. I just want to use it for gaming, blu-ray and all of the internet features. But I can't get past the auto tuning page. Do I NEED an aerial to get this thing to work or can somebody help me to make it work without?
I can't find a solution anywhere! Surely I'm not the only person out there like this!?
Starting a Samsung Smart TV without connecting an aerial (is it possible?)
KayJay 5,325 posts
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Have you tried changing sources. HDMI 1/2/3 etc?
Rather than the DTV mode you might be in?
Edited by KayJay at 00:22:45 28-06-2013
Sid-Nice 15,848 posts
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Press the Source Button to switch between TV and HDMI channels and choose whatever device you have connected to HDMI 1, 2 3, etc.
Yeah I've tried that, but it doesn't have any effect.
FartPipe 5,316 posts
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Does holding down the power button in the off mode do anything like put it in to safe mode or something?
X201 17,489 posts
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Are you saying don't want to from a TV licensing angle or don't want to from a can't/it would be a big hassle?
A little of both X201. The aerial socket is on the other side of the room, and I'm not that bothered about it having so many other options available (apparently). If I have to I can wire it.
But now it's starting to become a matter or general principle!
EMarkM 4,218 posts
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This might not help, being a different brand, but our shiny new Panasonic smart has never been connected to an aerial: we don't have one at the house at all.
It's just hooked up to two HDMI sources, being the Sky box, and the PS3 (via the Soundbar connection).
What about plugging a temporary one in, set it up, then unplug it?
Ged42 7,985 posts
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You can get portable tv aerials from Poundland, just plug one of them in to get past the set up and the unplug it.
Move the tv to the aerial, set it up, unplug aerial, move tv.
Surely it doesn't need to be any more difficult than that.
WHAT ABOUT PLUGGING A TEMPORARY ONE IN, SET IT UP, THEN UNPLUG IT?
Have you tried putting the tv upside down before you switch it on?
IMO 6,458 posts
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Has anyone consulted phage yet? He knows a thing or two about setting up TVs.
kinky_mong 12,503 posts
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Think you're just going to have to suck it up and plug the aerial in to get past the set up, and they pray the TV doesn't result to defaults at any point.
Syrette 47,621 posts
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Have you tried penetrating it yet?
Let it go through the installation phase and find no channels, then, hold down select 1 then 2, choose rebuild from the debug menu, and choose option 3.
You can bypass the set up procedure by buying a few metres of coax cable, pushing the core wire into the rf socket at the back of the tv then running the rest of the cable out the window - preferably to the top of your house or a tall tree.
A bent coat hanger on the other end of the wire can speed up the hack also.
Turns out Samsung have a help line who can answer questions like this in seconds. Not sure what it says about me that I came here first.
Turns out on the first page of setup you tell the TV that you are using a set top box and that by passes the auto-tuning page.
All very simple. I feel a little sheepish. Thanks for all your suggestions. Just glad I didn't end up penetrating it.
P.S. Blu-ray Hobbit in 3D. Guphoar!
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