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Experience:  15+ years in the field. Owner of AV Installation, OEM and Repair company
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My tv keeps cutting out the sound and the picture

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My tv keeps cutting out the sound and the picture
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: TV
Expert:  Aric replied 1 year ago.

Hello, Sorry you're having problems. What is the model number off of the back of the TV please?

Also, roughly how old is the set and when did the issue occur?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Model # UN60F6350 we boughtt it at Cosco 2 years ago It just started yesterday
Expert:  Aric replied 1 year ago.

Thanks for the reply. This issue can be due to several things- either the "Source" (meaning the cable/SAT box, etc.), the cabling (HDMI cables can become intermittent like this) or the TV itself has a premature hardware issue occurring.

Can you please tell me what is connected to the set (cable/SAT box, DVD, etc.)?

Also when the picture and sound cut out- if you grab the original Samsung remote and press MENU, will the set's own MENU display?

Expert:  Aric replied 1 year ago.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Sat box from our cable company which is Dand p cable yes the menu does show up It cuts out every 2-5 minutes
Expert:  Aric replied 1 year ago.

Thank you. If the TV's own MENU will display when the set cuts out then the issue is either the SAT box or the HDMI cable (even a brand new cable can be faulty right out of the box). I install professionally, and can have 5 brand new cables, and one or two of them will be intermittent right out of the box. That appears to be the most likely culprit here.

However, have you tried a reboot of the box yet?

If not, please do these steps:

1) Shut the TV off.

2) Unplug the SAT box from power.

3) Disconnect and reconnect that HDMI cable on both ends- making sure it's secure.

4) Plug the SAT box back in and once it reboots turn the TV on.

Check and see if you still have the same problem and let me know please.

Expert:  Aric replied 1 year ago.

Are you still having the same problem?

Expert:  Aric replied 1 year ago.

If the issue is still there, then the next step would be to purchase another HDMI cable as these cables can fail without notice. In the unlikely even that a new cable does not solve the issue, then I could suggest having the SAT provider replace their box.

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