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Hey guys I am trying to find information about this monitor but there isn't many available. I read that it has a CI slot but I haven't found any images that would confirm this. I have a card already but I don't want to get this monitor only to find out it doesn't have a slot to support it.
Any help appreciated
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post #2 of 9

In this Samsung webpage, it states T27A550A TV does have a CI slot. (See Interface)

 

http://www.samsung.com/ae/consumer/computers-peripherals/monitors/led/LT27A550EW/EN/index.idx?pagetype=prd_detail&tab=specification

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Thanks I've seen this. Some sites say it has the slot, some say it doesn't. I would like to see some images of the slot. I haven't found a manual with pictures showing where to insert it.
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It is a little unfortunate that I read your original post too late as I have already done my regular weekly tour of my local computer mall this afternoon.  I am almost (90%) certain that this model T27A550 is being sold and on display.  If I have come across your first post earlier, I could have checked this CI slot for you and may even be able to take a couple pictures with my phone.

 

I will do my tour again, perhaps on Friday or Saturday.  So, if you can wait a few more days, I might be able to offer a few pictures.  No promise but I will keep an eye on that TV for you.

 

Edit 1:-

I did a little search in the net and I come to think this CI+ slot is only available for T27A550 in certain countries because this is a digital broadcasting standard.  So, if a country does not have such standard, Samsung will sell a T27A550 without this slot.  But Samsung will sell a T27A550 with this slot if that country has this standard.

 

For a list of countries with this standard, see:-

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_Interface

 

These countries are European countries but this list is probably not up-to-date because the Samsung link quoted by me above is a United Arab Emirates Samsung website.  So, I suppose UAE also has this digital broadcasting standard.

 

I do not think my country has this standard.  But I will still examine a local T27A550 to see if it has the CI+ slot.


Edited by windfire - 1/2/12 at 7:31am
post #5 of 9
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I really appreciate your reply. I am willing to wait and would be grateful if you could check the monitor out and make some shots but after I read your post now assume it will not have this slot. Never thought that one model has different variations and this can explain why there aren't any photos of the slot.
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post #6 of 9

A little evidence supporting my theory:

--USA is not in that list and so I assume it does not have that broadcasting standard.  So, Samsung T27A550s sold in the USA do not have the CI slot.  Not surprisingly, the User Manual downloaded from Samsung USA website does not mention the CI slot.

usa manual.JPG

 

--France appears in the list and so Samsung T27A550s sold in France do have the CI slot.  Indeed, the User Manual from the Samsung France website does mention the CI slot.

france manual.JPG

 

Page 18 gives the details:

france manual page 18.JPG

 

From this, I do not expect to find a CI slot in my local T27A550s. 

I will confirm this on Saturday.

 

I see you live in Slovenia.  Perhaps you can contact Samsung in your country and ask them to clarify this as well.

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wow nice find! I did contact the store where they are selling it and just got a mail today it does have a CI slot but they don't have any photos of it. Thank you windfire!
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post #8 of 9

It is good to know that your local store confirm that there is a CI slot.

 

And I also want to carry out my promise to check my local stores.  I am going this afternoon and will update this post.   As I have downloaded the User Manual from my country's Samsung website and checked that it does not contain the CI page, I expect to find no CI slot.   However, if I do see one, I will take a pic and post it here later today.  And of course, I will see what the salesman has to say on this topic. (Hopefully he is knowledgeable enough)

 

Edit 1:

Just came back from the mall.  Pic 1 shows the Samsung T27A550 sales label on the front.  It does not mention the CI slot.  So, I asked the salesman to turn the TV around so that I can inspect the rear inputs (pic 2) and side inputs (pic 3).  As expected, I see no CI slot.  I questioned him on the CI slot but he was unable to answer.  I do not blame him as he could not have known as there is no such digital broadcasting standard in China here.  So, he is not likely to receive training in this matter.

 

I suspect a CI slot would have been positioned at the rectangle pointed by my red arrow.  Since it is absent in the model that I photographed, that space is covered up by a rectangular panel.

Pic 1

 

samsung t27a550 (2).JPG

 

 

Pic 2

samsung t27a550 rear inputs.JPG

 

 

Pic 3

samsung t27a550 side inputs.JPG

 


Edited by windfire - 1/9/12 at 5:28am
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Thanks so much for your effort windfire! I have received the Tv and indeed there is where the CI module goes into somekind of plastic adapter. But I couldn't get the TV to recognize the module so I took it back and am now waiting diagnostic.
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