Reviews and Problems with Samsung LN40A650 / LA40A650
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Lines on screen after ~3years.. bad product.
D. Hoang, Amazon
19 March 2012
Summary: After about ~3years, the LCD television started to show lines across the screen when starting up. It takes like ~20 minutes of warm up for the monitor to clear, otherwise the color looks distorted and there are lines at bottom 2/3 on the screen going horizontal. Looks like a badly made product. I'll not be buying another Samsung again.
Summary: We bought a Samsung LCD TV, LN40A650, in late 2008 for about $1200. The TV needed a repair to replace the IP Assembly within a few months ($56), and most recently replacement of the Main PCB ($356). I'd call this a severe quality control problem at Samsung, given that we have 3 analog TV's still running that are over 20 years old and never required any repairs.
Summary: Bought this model from Amazon in February, 2009. Delivery and set up went without a hitch and I was initially happy with the TV. The black finish from the bezel started coming off where the bezel met the screen by mid-2010. Early in 2011, a tbin vertical line appeared in the right third of the screen, from top to bottom. The line was visible at all times when the TV was on, but it was particularly visible when red or orange images were on screen.
Summary: Just a little warning about their warranty policy. Samsung doesn't replace broken TVs even if they are brand new. I bought this TV and within 1 day there was vertical lines showing up. Within 1 week there were several different color lines. Samsung contacted a local TV repair to fix it and I was not impressed with the repair shop. They wanted to order a new LCD panel to replace it which would take 2 weeks just to come in. I was already out the TV 2 weeks.