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ROKU locks up Samsung LN46A650. Have to pull plug


   I have a ROKU streaming stick connected to a Samsung LN46A650.  I did not have issues with this TV with a previous Roku.  But this one will lock up the TV and I have to pull the power to reset the TV.  It seems to happen after the Roku is idle for a period, but I am not positive of this.

  I am a technical person and never post to forums but I am at my wits end with this thing.  I have adjusted HDMI control settings, plugged it in to soundbar and directly to TV and the same effect.  It seems to me that I first noticed this in February.  Was there an update?

Should I just go back to the older slower Roku?


Thanks in advance,


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Re: ROKU locks up Samsung LN46A650. Have to pull plug

No, I don't think there's been an update since then. You might try turning off the screensaver in the Roku. Go into the Settings/Theme/Screensaver wait time and disable it. I've never seen that happen before with several different Samsung TVs, but they were all newer than yours. Perhaps the screensaver is triggering something. 


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Re: ROKU locks up Samsung LN46A650. Have to pull plug

Thank you very much.  This makes a lot of sense to me.  Around the time this started I had changed themes but have since reverted to the default to see if that was causing the problem.  However I didnt disable the screensaver.  I'll let it run a day or 2 and report back.  Thanks!

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