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Friday, June 14th, 2024 12:14 AM


Samsung OLED issues with the Gemini


Bought a new Samsung TV last week. Works great with Amazon Firestick.  Gemini worked great on the old tv.  That’s when problems started.  The Directv Gemini Air (with its integral HDMI cable) and Samsung combination begins with a green, purple, or some other color screen when starting up.  The only way to get things to work properly seems to be restarting the Gemini Air device.  Annoying at best.  Would like to know how to proceed.  I have been trying to troubleshoot this for over two weeks.  The Directv Gemini Air device works on our other TV (a 10-year old Samsung).  The Gemini remote is nice because it can also control the TV and Vizio soundbar on/off and volume.

Would like some solutions for this combination.  These are both modern technology devices.  Otherwise, the Samsung TV goes back, the Directv is cancelled, and the Gemini Air device goes back, or both.  I am going to post this on the Directv support site as well as Samsung.  A quick search of the internet shows this is a common problem without a solution.  I don’t consider restarting the Gemini Air device every time as a solution.

Customer support with Directv twice, they nicely replaced dongles, problem still persists

Below are the things I’ve tried:

  • HDMI 1: no changes
  • Tv and Gemini both have the latest updates
  • HDMI 2 eARC: no changes
  • Restart the pendant three times: good
  • Settings > System > device preferences > System update: says up to date
  • Settings > system > device preferences > screen saver > power saving > turn off (was on)
    • Note – Power Saving “your device will go into sleep mode after 4 hours of inactivity”
  • Settings > system > device preferences > restart
    • White dot wheel (3 times), Directv logo, Directv moving blue bar, works (about 3 minutes)
  • HDMI 3: plugged in with longer HDMI extension cable
  • When starting on new port, said no when asked if wanted to control TV with Gemini remote (it already is)
  • Picture was not great, turned off and on with remote a few times and it got better
  • Display settings



Game mode off (was on)

HDR off (was on)

ACE - Expert


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1 month ago

@lowestuff All you have done is copied and paste the same identical post that @MikeW79 posted in another thread! What a disgrace!!!

CLOSING this thread! 


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