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Samsung TV quality?

Discussion in 'High Definition Displays' started by F1aReD, Jan 25, 2012.

  1. Feb 1, 2012 #61 of 114
    bidger

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    Laxguy

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    In many cases, not even half deep! :mad: It is a problem getting to the heart of the matter. There are too many high-pitched voices, too many angry folks, too many on a mission to make a lot of sense out of some of the forums. One of the endearing things about DBSTalk is without half trying, you get to know who's a straight shooter and who isn't. The personal experience of someone I respect here is worth a hundred strangers saying the same thing.
     
  3. Feb 2, 2012 #63 of 114
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    Absolutely agree.

    You have decide what you can and cannot [ possibly] live with, should a fault arise. In my case is was the buzz issue, and power supply. I was already familiar with the seven blinks of death with a Sony that I had, and it was a known issue due to faulty capacitors. [ Also found this info out on the forums, so I stand by what I said] I chose to move on, and I'm happy that I did. My 2011 plasma- well, so far so good.

    cheers
     
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    Rockaway1836

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    At this point in time I have 12 LCD and LED-LCDs in my house. I have also bought 3 others that I have given to my daughter, and 2 others that I have sold off, and another one that took a nasty fall and died an un-natural death

    The oldest one is about 7 years old and was made by Westinghouse. I have another Wesinghouse that I keep outside on my screened in porch 24-7, 12 months a year. That one has been out there for over 4 years. No problem at all with the 7 year old set. The one that's outside tends to run hot. So I keep a fan behind it and it plays perfectly.

    I own sets from Westinghouse (4), Sharp (3), Sony(1), LG(1), Samsung(1), and Vizio(2). I have been happy with every one of them. Of all of them the Samsung has by far the most pop. However it also has the most problems when watching in a dark room. The black levels are pretty piss poor when it comes to being even across the screen. There are parts of the screen that look just plain blotchy. Watching in a bright room, it can take you breath away, because it's so damn good.
     
  6. Feb 4, 2012 #66 of 114
    satcrazy

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    Rockaway:

    Have you seen the 2011 Sony Bravia? What's your take on that set?

    I thought the picture was stunning, it was the price that made me keep on walking.
     
  7. Feb 4, 2012 #67 of 114
    Rich

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    I looked at them. Much as I like the PQ (and most everything about the sets), I've had so much trouble with Sony TVs that I'm kinda leery of anything they sell. And the prices are a "bit" high. The set I was looking at would have been almost $3,000 after taxes. I've got enough TVs that I paid too much for.

    Rich
     
  8. Feb 4, 2012 #68 of 114
    Rockaway1836

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    I have only seen the 929 in stores. It was a 55 inch and outside of the crease it looked very good. I think I read that they have since solved the crease issue. My buddy has a 909 from 2010 that I like very much.

    Last year I wasn't so much looking for myself, as just looking. As I had already chosen to go big. First with the 70 inch Sharp back in April, and then later with the 80 inch.
     
  9. Feb 4, 2012 #69 of 114
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    What do you think of Toshiba? I have not seem them mentioned in this thread.
     
  10. Feb 4, 2012 #70 of 114
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    We've had a Samsung UN55C6500 for about 15 months. Very happy with the picture, performance and features.
     
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    Not much.

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    RasputinAXP

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    I love the 32" Toshiba in my bedroom.
     
  13. Feb 9, 2012 #73 of 114
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    As a former sony owner, I second that motion, and 3K is out of my ballpark. The bravia I was looking at was either 42 or 46" and it was stunning, but considerably more $ than the 50"panny I bought.[ viera line, got a sweet deal] I have to say, now that the panel is breaking in the picture is every bit as good, even better when the source is broadcasting true HD quality.

    To the original poster:

    Really, good luck with whatever you pick, my only advise is make sure you have a big enough return window, with no re-stocking fee.
     
  14. Oct 14, 2012 #74 of 114
    F1aReD

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    I know this is a really old thread, but I wanted to let everyone know I did end up getting a Samsung 55" Smart TV. Best picture quality of any of the TVs I've seen. Extremely happy with PQ (which is the main thing I'm concernced about), and haven't had any problems since I got it almost a year ago now.

    Also got a Philips 42" on sale for $399, happy with it, PQ isn't as good but that was to be expected. Only problem I have with it is the Audio/Sound is kind of wacky. Can't really hear it to good on any setting, and if you try to use that setting (forgot what it's called) to make the ads and such the same volume level-it will just get really loud for a second like the speakers are going to pop and go back down.
     
  15. Oct 14, 2012 #75 of 114
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    Three things to remember
    1. Do not not place any TV right above the fireplace. Give it at least 5 ft.
    2. Watch the contrast. They set the contrast at 100% to look good in the retail store.
    3. Dust the top back (where the air holes are) and clean the screen once a month. Never, never, never spray any cleaner on the screen. Get a good cleaning kit at your local Electrontic store.

    I have a Philips three years old and it looks as good as when I set it up.
     
  16. Oct 15, 2012 #76 of 114
    satcrazy

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    Yeah I was supprised the manual for my pany plasma said a clean [ I use microfiber] dry cloth to just "Dust" the screen. If you absolutely have to go beyond that, super-dilute dish soap [ like 1/50 ratio] wring the cloth dry and wipe. Since these don't attract the dirt like the old crt's, I've not found the need to go beyond a gentle dusting.

    always good to hear a post back after a purchase.
    Hope your samy stays healthy!
     
  17. Nov 24, 2012 #77 of 114
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    I've often used a very diluted mix of water and vinegar; it works very well, leaves no residue, etc.
     
  18. Nov 24, 2012 #78 of 114
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    White Vinegar if you have to. And NEVER use anything other than pure distilled water if at all possible. My screens have ever only been dusted lightly with a very soft feather duster. And are clean and clear.
     
  19. Nov 24, 2012 #79 of 114
    Kung

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    Sorry, I should have been a bit more clear.

    Yes, I agree on both counts; I'm an IT professional and you're exactly right - I keep a bottle of both for just that reason.

    I've got a 4 year old, therefore my screen is almost never clean and clear. LOL
     
  20. Dec 3, 2012 #80 of 114
    KJINTF

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    Samsung

    Like all other manufacturers each has it's own unique set of issues

    Samsung's from my experience include only a few;
    1 - Defective caps (they were/are involved a class action law suit due to the use of poor quality caps) My opinion poor quality components in general trying to cut costs I believe

    2 - Heat related issues due to the fact they skimp on the use of heat sink compound - found several Inverter drive circuits die because of excessive heat on the FET's
     

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