Audio and Overscan update

Wow, am I pissed at Samsung right now (again).

I’ve been trying to get the analog audio working on my Series 4 LCD TV to make some tests but couldn’t get it to switch to analog. I went through every menu 10 times (at least 10 times) but still couldn’t find an option to change that.

Turns out, the answer from Samsung from  2013 is basically, update your drivers.

LOL, no. Very much no.

So after a bit of googling around, it seems I wasn’t the only one with that issue; turns out that the (insert swear word) TV will NOT switch from digital audio to analog audio if it senses audio capabilities from the graphics card, WHICH THEY ALL DO. It’s 2017 for …. sakes.

The answer? Get in the “Service Menu” and toggle the DVI Audio flag from AUTO to DVI in the “Option Bytes” section. In my case, to get the service menu, with the TV off, press the remote buttons in the following order: mute 1 8 2 power, the TV will turn on as usual and then display the service menu as an over lay. Note that to be able to toggle the option, you have to be on the specific input, which is HDMI2 in this case.

BEWARE THAT THE SERVICE MENU IS SCROLL DOWN ONLY. LEFT KEY PRESS WILL ENTER THE CURRENT HIGHLIGHTED ITEM.

You’ll scare the crap of yourself if you end up hitting the wrong options. Trust me !

Also, BE ……. CAREFUL! THAT MIGHT BRICK YOUR TV!

Well, that was fun.

Oh and it doesn’t end there! The overscan issue… There was an interesting line in the TV manual…

“When using a PC on HDMI Inputs, the input name should be changed to ‘PC'”, without any information as to why or what it does…

Turns out.. Guess what… Changing the …. input name DISABLES OVERSCAN.

Yeah, screw you Samsung, it’s so DAMN hard to specify that and have a damn menu option to toggle between analog and digital audio…

/rant.

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