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The TV cable/HDMI "hub" that connects the TV to up to four sources seems to be the issue

geercomgeercom Posts: 6
in TV Equipment Dec 28, 2017

There is a TV "hub" that the cable from the TV plugs into. This hub as I am calling it has four other ports for HDMI cables. I can plug the set top box into it for the cable TV signal. I also have a Roku device that I plug into this hub. At first, I could switch between one HDMI input and the other and go from Spectrum cable TV to the Roku device and back and either worked fine. Now, if I have both sources plugged in, it does not see a source on any of the HDMI inputs. If I have only one or the other, it sees it and it works. So, if I have only the cable TV plugged into the hub, it sees that connection/signal and it works fine. If I have only the Roku plugged into the hub, it sees that connection and works fine. It does not see either when I have both plugged in. Do I simply need a new hub? If so, where can I get hardware that will work for a replacement?

Best Answer

  • geercomgeercom Posts: 6
    Dec 29, 2017 Accepted Answer
    Turns out the TV simply needed a firmware update. All is well now. Thank you for your kind assistance everyone.


  • MsRayeMsRaye Posts: 25,606
    Dec 28, 2017

    What model is this supposed "hub"?

    It's not...

     Sounds like a switch.. you need to use seperate hdmi inputs on the TV If the tv is so old that it only has one, replace it...



  • karlbeckmankarlbeckman Posts: 2,205 ✭✭✭✭
    Dec 29, 2017

    These days the "TV" could also be a video monitor, in which case it would not have multiple HDMI ports. 

  • geercomgeercom Posts: 6
    Dec 29, 2017

    It's a Samsung device that came with the Samsung TV. It's a new TV. So replace this switch?

  • geercomgeercom Posts: 6
    Dec 29, 2017
    This is the TV. It came with the Switch. Any particular make and model Switch to consider or to avoid?
  • geercomgeercom Posts: 6
    Dec 29, 2017
    The Switch says it is a One Connect Mini. The one connect mini port and cable go to the TV. It has four HDMI ports.
  • MsRayeMsRaye Posts: 25,606
    Jan 02, 2018

    Samsung.. figgures... Hate them, always getting fw "updates" and mess up settings that worked...


     Sounds like an HDCP or DRM issue they repaired

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