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Possible defect on Samsung 55"

Discussion in 'Displays' started by Reddshift69, Dec 9, 2013.

  1. Reddshift69

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    Hey all.

    I recently picked up a 55" Samsung LED and I've noticed white splotches in the bottom corners of the screen. It's really noticeable when viewing a 2.35:1 movie on BluRay when the top and bottom of the screen are black. The splotches eminate from the lower left and right corners for 4-5 inches and then disappear. It occurs regardless of the input source so I think I've ruled out a defective component as it seems to always be there. The model is a Samsung UN55FH6003.

    Thanks in advance,
    Kevin
     
  2. Gregg Loewen

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    not totally sure, without seeing a photo...but it sounds like you are describing 1 of 2 things:

    LED "blotches" and or uniformity issues. Both are very common with LED panels and both are not generally covered by warranty, of if it quite bothersome return the display while in your 30 day return window.

    good luck.
     
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    You are describing the reason Best Buy has 10-15 edge-lit open box returns sitting in their building every day.
     
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    So, I'm basically stuck with it unless I want to upgrade to a backlit display instead of the sidelit version that I bought?
     
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    some are much better than others. How long ago did you purchase it ? Samsung may assist via the warranty..but then may also say it is normal.
     
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    Apparently FH Samsung are backlit. So how did Samsung manage to make a backlit with edge-lit problems?
     
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    Ok, the same place I found that said the FH are backlit...Further into the read it says "suffers from the same 30degree contrast loss as every other edge-lit"?????
     
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    LED / LCD blotchiness is not necessarily related at all to the backlighting. More of something to do with pressure being put on the front of the panel during production and or shipping.
     
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    I know all that, but edge-lit suffers from inconsistent lighting anyway.

    My ???? was mainly for a "review" at a site that doesn't even know what the TV is...they reviewed.

    Edit:
    Went back to the review now that I am home on my 'puter...

    Even people wanting answers as to the "TV being described" as backlit want to know why he's comparing the picture quality as it pertains to edgelit...his answer?

    "It is a $800 LCD, you can't expect color uniformity and good side-angle views"
     
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    My bad. You are correct about it being backlit and not edgelit.
     
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    Bought it the weekend before Thanksgiving. I'm going to check with the place where I got it and see what kind of help they offer. I may just end up exchanging it for a Plasma.
     

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