I have been evaluating the setup you describe above except my cable box is for time warner and I’m using a yamaha aventage receiver for audio. I am trying to gain confidence in the system as well before purchasing the $100 itach. Since my equipment is so similar, I thought jumping in on this thread might be the best way to ask my question.
Both TV and receiver were found by roomie. So far the receiver remote is working without problems. The samsung tv remote works for the most part, however, there seems to be a bit of a problem with the TV input select commands. The input select commands listed in this remote don’t all apply to this TV. For example, there is only one component video input on the tv but there are two listed in the remote input commands. Similarly there are no SVideo inputs on the TV. Scroll seems to work, TV selects TV mode, and HDMI seems to toggle between TV mode and HDMI mode on successive applications. HDMI1, HDMI2, HDMI3, and HDMI4 input select commands don’t seem to do anything which is my problem. I need the remote to simply select, for example, HDMI2 when I select HDMI2 to allow the system to be initialized for an activity using HDMI such as watching the DCX3200. Otherwise, use of the HDMI input to toggle the input mode would require knowledge of the current TV state at each application.
The remote pictured for this TV in roomie appears to be for an older model TV so I suspect that the commands simply need to be updated for the newer model TV. How do I get help with this issue?