We got 2x The Frame 65" 2021 and 2x Xbox Series X.
Two days ago one frame suddenly stopped working with the HDMI "Game Port".
The day after the other one experienced the same and now none of the TV's HDMI "Game Port" works with the Xbox. TV's just displays a "check input power source" message.
Connecting the XBOX to another HDMI-port works fine.
I checked the latest firmware @ Samsung support page and it says 1506 was made available last week, so my hypothesis is that it breaks "HDMI Game-port" functionality when using the xbox series x 4k/120hz.
I've played around with disabling VRR, HDR etc. on the xbox to no avail. Also had Samsung support remove into the TVs and first reset EDID(?) and then full factory reset.
Didn't fix the issue.
Currently using another HDMI for the Xbox but would prefer to get it back into the GAME-port as this supposedly provides a better picture and VRR-support etc.
Anyone got ideas?
Hi and thanks for the reply.
I played around with the settings a bit and found the following:
* The TV accepts a 4K UHD/120hz signal via the ordinary HDMI ports.
* The TV does not accept a 4K (60 or 120hZ) signal via the GAME HDMI port.
Without using the HDMI GAME port I lose functionality like ALLM/VRR (and possibly 120hz?), so I would very much like to figure out what's wrong and fix it Any ideas how to go about that (except from involving Samsung support which I will later today)?
I have pretty same issue with The Frame 2021 and XSX after firmware upgrade. I've tried different settings on HDMI 4 as workaround, but without luck. On other HDMI ports there is no problem at all. I think we need to raise support request from Samsung.
I spent almost a hour today on the phone with Samsung support, and they finally escalated the issue.
They remote connected to my TV and repeated all the troubleshooting-stuff I already did and observed the issue for themselves.
They agreed that they suspected that its a software issue, and they have sent an internal request to the "TV-specialist department" to look at the case. They told me to expect an reply within a week-ish.
I'll report back here with more info as it becomes available to me
Hi @BrontoTaurus A pity you were not able to achieve the best experience of ALLM/VRR. However glad it was escalated and hopefully a solution can be found.
Hi, I have the exact same setup as you- 65 inch 2021 The Frame and Xbox series X.
just got the Xbox today and was tearing my hair out wondering why hdmi 4 would not work. I am also on firmware version 1506.
Have you had any update from Samsung since your post? I’m guessing that we will just have to wait until a firmware update
Sorry to hear that your are also experiencing this problem 😞
I have not heard back yet and will give them a call later this week if they still haven’t gotten back to me.
Will keep you posted!