I now have this on my Samsung TV

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I now have this on my Samsung TV

Postby Executioner » Sun Jul 24, 2016 6:53 pm

Just noticed these lines on my TV last night, and they are here again today. The TV is ~5 yrs old - a plasma. Is the TV shot?

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Re: I now have this on my Samsung TV

Postby FlyingPenguin » Sun Jul 24, 2016 7:51 pm

When you see a straight line like that (on an LCD anyway - not sure about plasma), it usually means a row or column of pixels are dead. Might be the panel, or the panel driver, but either way it doesn't look good.
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Re: I now have this on my Samsung TV

Postby Err » Sun Jul 24, 2016 10:35 pm

That really stinks. I always thought plasma had the best picture. I'd be tempted to go 4K but there's not content right now.

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Re: I now have this on my Samsung TV

Postby Losbot » Mon Jul 25, 2016 8:21 am

I have a 4yo Samsung 65" Plasma and the picture is amazing. Tough to say what that could be. Something on the board might be shot. I'd at least call and get an estimate. Might be worth having it fixed if you spent a good bit of coin on it.
I haven't had any issue and have 1 more year to go before my warr runs out. It's currently used quite a bit by my daughter and I'm thinking of moving mine to my office and putting a 4K in that family room. It'll cost me less to run it and I can stretch out the plasma with less use.

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Re: I now have this on my Samsung TV

Postby Executioner » Mon Jul 25, 2016 9:02 am

Well since the TV is 5 yrs old, I may be better off getting something newer. I've also heard that plasma is on it's way out. Not really sure what to get as a replacement. It's a 55 inch. I'd like to stay with that - either a 55 or 60 inch. I noticed that they now have ultra HD, but the prices are about $1000 more than just HD. What about 3D? Haven't heard much about those, unless they turned out to be like the beta tape machines of the 80's.

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Re: I now have this on my Samsung TV

Postby psypher » Mon Jul 25, 2016 9:54 am

Executioner wrote:Well since the TV is 5 yrs old, I may be better off getting something newer. I've also heard that plasma is on it's way out. Not really sure what to get as a replacement. It's a 55 inch. I'd like to stay with that - either a 55 or 60 inch. I noticed that they now have ultra HD, but the prices are about $1000 more than just HD. What about 3D? Haven't heard much about those, unless they turned out to be like the beta tape machines of the 80's.


3D shouldn't factor into purchasing, there just isn't enough good 3D content. Most 3D movies are half-assed done in post production. My last TV purchased was a 60" Sharp Aquos back when Amazon would price match TVs. A deal popped up on Slickdeals that BJs was clearing them out and had them marked down to $900. With how long TVs last nowadays, I wouldn't bother with getting the latest tech. Take advantage of when the older models that are being cleared out. See the TV locally. If you can't get one for the price you want locally, don't be scared of ordering it on Amazon. I've bought 2 TVs through them with no issues. Large TVs are delivered and installed (same type of delivery companies that would deliver it from a local store). As for 4K, I'm starting to see more offerings, but since I don't have a 4K TV or even looking into getting one, I can't tell you really how much content there is. You could probably wait it out another 5 years ;) Personally if comparing a 1080p TV for $1K today and a 4K for $2K today, I'd probably go with the 1080p for $1K today and get a 4K in a few years for $1K. Sure in the end you spent $2K, but chances are you'd be getting a better 4K down the road and in the case that 4K doesn't really grow much, you've saved some money. Just remember, just cause it's 4K doesn't always mean you're getting a better picture. The size of the TV and the distance you're sitting from it plays a big part. How far away will you be sitting from the TV?

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Re: I now have this on my Samsung TV

Postby Losbot » Mon Jul 25, 2016 11:30 am

I agree with Psypher but I'd still get an estimate for that Plasma to be repaired, simply because the picture quality on those Samsung plasmas is amazing. Still better than an LCD/LED.
Yes, plasma is phasing out because people don't know how good plasma TVs are or don't realize that 4K will not make a difference in their tiny living rooms. Small screens really don't benefit and you'll not really notice a difference.
Once you get into the really large sized screens, then it's a different story.

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Re: I now have this on my Samsung TV

Postby psypher » Mon Jul 25, 2016 12:21 pm

Losbot wrote:I agree with Psypher but I'd still get an estimate for that Plasma to be repaired, simply because the picture quality on those Samsung plasmas is amazing. Still better than an LCD/LED.
Yes, plasma is phasing out because people don't know how good plasma TVs are or don't realize that 4K will not make a difference in their tiny living rooms. Small screens really don't benefit and you'll not really notice a difference.
Once you get into the really large sized screens, then it's a different story.

Thankfully OLED is out and in a few years when their prices come down some more the whole Plasma is better argument will be as dead as Plasma is now :). Right now, I think OLED is still 1-2K too expensive. Yes you can get a few under 2K, but the ones that are really worth buying a new TV for are in the 3-4K price range, which I consider too high for a living room TV.

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Re: I now have this on my Samsung TV

Postby Executioner » Mon Jul 25, 2016 3:34 pm

Losbot wrote:I agree with Psypher but I'd still get an estimate for that Plasma to be repaired, simply because the picture quality on those Samsung plasmas is amazing. Still better than an LCD/LED.
Yes, plasma is phasing out because people don't know how good plasma TVs are or don't realize that 4K will not make a difference in their tiny living rooms. Small screens really don't benefit and you'll not really notice a difference.
Once you get into the really large sized screens, then it's a different story.
What kind of shop will give you an estimate? I don't recall seeing may "TV Repair Shops".

Yeah I don't plan on spending $$$ for a TV. I'd like to keep the cost between $900-$1200. I'm guess, but I think I sit ~12 feet from the TV. I'll have to measure it to confirm.

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Re: I now have this on my Samsung TV

Postby Losbot » Mon Jul 25, 2016 9:35 pm

Executioner wrote:What kind of shop will give you an estimate? I don't recall seeing may "TV Repair Shops".

Yeah I don't plan on spending $$$ for a TV. I'd like to keep the cost between $900-$1200. I'm guess, but I think I sit ~12 feet from the TV. I'll have to measure it to confirm.


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Sears & Best Buy are also authorized as well.

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Re: I now have this on my Samsung TV

Postby Executioner » Tue Jul 26, 2016 8:04 am

Thanks Los. I sent them an email with the screen shot. I hope its fixable.

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Re: I now have this on my Samsung TV

Postby Losbot » Wed Jul 27, 2016 12:38 am

Hopefully it won't be too harsh on the wallet. It'd be a shame to toss that TV.

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Re: I now have this on my Samsung TV

Postby Executioner » Wed Jul 27, 2016 8:56 am

He's coming over Friday morning. Yeah I'd like to keep it if it's fixable. If he can fix it, I'm also going to have him perform some calibrations on the settings. I never had that done.

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Re: I now have this on my Samsung TV

Postby Key Keeper » Wed Jul 27, 2016 9:11 am

I bought an LG LED tv and it was worth every penny.

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Re: I now have this on my Samsung TV

Postby reno » Wed Jul 27, 2016 9:23 am

Executioner best of luck on the TV ~


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