I've read mixed reports on the compability of Verizon FIOS STBs and Samsung TVs. I'm scheduled to have Verizon install FIOS at my home on Friday and I plan on purchasing a 26" Samsung LCD HDTV.
Long story short, are there any known issues with either this specific model or Samsung TVs in general? I've searched the forums and I didn't see anything official from the Verizon tech support team.
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Its Samsung TV's in general. Mostly its with HDMI connections. Hooking up using component cables is what Verizon generally does when connecting to Samsung TV's and that usually works fine. There are some other issues that span all TV's but the one that is Primarily a problem with Samsung is just the HDMI connection.
The Samsung issue is really a communication problem between Motorola and Samsung. And since Verizon currently only uses Motorola boxs, hence the problem. Motorola blames Samsung and Samsung blames motorola. My opinion is that the problem is on Samsungs side since the issue does not affect any other manufacturer (on this particular issue) but as of yet, I have not heard of any resolution. Only the workaround by using component cables rather than HDMI.
Hi - new to the forum. The comments that I've read are very informative. Thanks everyone.
I just switched from cablevision to FIOS. My old set up: a Samsung LN46A750 connected to a Yamaha RX-V863 AV Receiver via HDMI that was connected to a Scientific Atlanta 8300 HD - also via HDMI.
Everything worked fine.
However when the FIOS installer connected the Motorola 7216 DVR to the AV reciver via the same HDMI cable the TV would go on for about 20 seconds and then go green(GSOD - Green Screen of Death??).
After a couple of minutes on the phone with tech support, the installer said there was no cure but was optomistic that one would be coming soon as this was a known problem.
So the installer connected the DVR directly to the TV via component cables bypassing the HDMI to the AV Receiver. The Tv works but with diminished clarity/resolution/color.
A bit of a dissapointment as its a step down in quality from our old set up. It's contrary to everything i've heard about FIOS