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Samsung TVs no longer need the exit command to get out of apps?
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Post 16 made on Thursday March 1, 2018 at 17:32
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On March 1, 2018 at 16:21, Impaqt said...
no, Savant needs Sonos still for IP control.

So you meant to say Sonos Playbar, not Bluesound soundbar?
OP | Post 17 made on Friday March 2, 2018 at 08:49
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On 1519881217, Impaqt

the IP/RS232 protocol is far more expansive than the IR. For example, we can push the TV to ANY app the client wants a hotkey for.

Now THAT is hella nice. I had no idea
Post 18 made on Friday March 2, 2018 at 12:45
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I wonder how much of this may come down to the fact Samsung now owns AMX. Maybe a little communication between divisions?
Post 19 made on Saturday March 3, 2018 at 00:04
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After setting up a new Samsung TV for a client who was noncommittal about the URC remote, I said well here is the Samsung remote for when you wanna switch to your Apple TV. The next thing I knew the Samsung remote sensed the AT&T cable box and you could speak to it to have it change AT&T channels. Whoa.
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Post 20 made on Saturday March 3, 2018 at 09:39
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On February 28, 2018 at 15:29, goldenzrule said...
So they are eliminating the stupid One Connect boxes?

ya they are a pain in the ass. Would be a lot cooler if they were smaller and fit into a 14x14 recessed wall box well.
Post 21 made on Saturday March 3, 2018 at 19:25
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You could always use a 20-28” structured wiring enclosure with a flange. Plenty of space.
Post 22 made on Sunday March 4, 2018 at 14:57
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On February 28, 2018 at 15:52, fcwilt said...
And they were stupid because????

Frederick

This past Friday I had a bad one connect (or maybe the cable) right out of the box. Samsung tech support said they can ship a new one and the customer should have it in 5-10 buisness days. Of course we will get it somewhere else so the client doesn't have to wait that long. But now we have learned that we need to keep a spare on the van just in case. So yeah, screw those stupid things.
Post 23 made on Monday March 5, 2018 at 11:51
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On March 4, 2018 at 14:57, Andrew 2 said...
This past Friday I had a bad one connect (or maybe the cable) right out of the box.... But now we have learned that we need to keep a spare on the van just in case. So yeah, screw those stupid things.

I wonder if there's some reason to expect that a separate little box like that is any more likely to be defective than the entire TV is. In other words, there's no proof that it makes any sense to carry an extra one with you. Either you'll never recoup your investment in the box or we'll ALL start having this problem!

However, the cable is its own problem. It's unique, so you can't just go buy, say, a VGA or DVI cable and use that instead. Also the cable adds four places of possible failure: the connector in the TV, the connector in the box, and each connector in the cable. Plus, that cable is probably the wrong length more than 90% of the time, in particular it's too short for many setups.
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Post 24 made on Monday March 5, 2018 at 19:33
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I thought I had a bad box once. I had one end of the cable not fully “clicked” in place and no picture. Once clicked in, still error message. Had to unplug from power and reseat both ends before all was good.
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Post 25 made on Tuesday March 6, 2018 at 02:27
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Yeah that's what I thought also. Unplugged everything. Let sit for 5 minutes. Plugged everything back in making sure everything was all the way in. Same problem.
Post 26 made on Tuesday March 6, 2018 at 02:32
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On March 5, 2018 at 11:51, Ernie Gilman said...
I wonder if there's some reason to expect that a separate little box like that is any more likely to be defective than the entire TV is. In other words, there's no proof that it makes any sense to carry an extra one with you. Either you'll never recoup your investment in the box or we'll ALL start having this problem!

However, the cable is its own problem. It's unique, so you can't just go buy, say, a VGA or DVI cable and use that instead. Also the cable adds four places of possible failure: the connector in the TV, the connector in the box, and each connector in the cable. Plus, that cable is probably the wrong length more than 90% of the time, in particular it's too short for many setups.

Ernie I'm fully aware that this is probably going to be a one time problem, and that we will end up with a spare box sitting in the van for eternity. But the boss doesn't like the possibility of it happening again and leaving the client disappointed. Not to mention having to roll the van out there again.
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