Hi, I recently and stupidly purchased a Samsung SIR-T151 HD receiver on EBay. Worked great for 2 months and suddenly stopped. I’ve unplugged it to reset it, tried pressing the right arrow button and menu at the same time to reset it, but no go. I think it is dead. The really interesting thing is, I can’t find anyone willing to fix it! I live in the Los Angeles area, you would think there would be a surplus of electronics repair places in this area, but it’s like I have the bubonic plague! BestBuy, Fry’s, Circuit City, Radio Shack, lots of TV repair places, no one will even look at it! I called Samsung, they want me to ship it to New Jersey and pay $220.0!!! I am appalled. I only paid $195.00 for it.
When I turn it on, and put my Philips wide-screen HD ready TV on AV4 I get a black screen, no messages like: “no signal” or anything, just black screen. I have the receiver connected to a rooftop terrestrial antenna. When I connect the antenna directly to the TV I get a signal, so it must be the receiver. After 60 seconds or so, the receiver shuts off.
Any ideas? You can email me directly if you want, I am so frustrated/embarassed. Won’t be buying on EBay again. :a