Reviews and Problems with Samsung LN32A330 / LE32A330 / LA32A330
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Samsung makes a great TV
9 September 2012
Excerpt: When we decided to make the jump to a flat screen TV, I started out doing research online. I read what seemed like hundreds of reviews and the name that came up consistently as the best buys were Samsung and LG. I found that the LG TV's were more expensive than the Samsung, but their reviews were equal. The next step that I took was to go to the store to see the TV's in person. I went to Best Buy and was lucky enough to have this Samsung right next to an LG.
As others have said, it's got bad capacitors. LN32A330.
Matthew Griewski, Amazon
17 March 2011
Summary: Mine crapped out on me after about 1 year and 9 months of on and off use. Samsung used underpowered capacitors and they blow after 1 to 1 and a half years of use. Samsung has admitted to the problem though, and will make a one time repair free of charge (except for finding a box to send it in) even if the TV is out of warranty. Customer Service was quick and friendly over the phone.
Summary: This tv has always turned on and off for no reason, and after two years, the picture is now upside down. (You can't make this stuff up!) Additionally, it has an obnoxious red light on the power button to tell you that the unit is off. If you want a taste of what it's like to own this TV, go to the Samsung website and try to download an "easy manual" for LN32A330J1DXZA. I will never purchase another Samsung product again.
Summary: I bought this TV (LN32A330) around Christmas of 2008. My parents had a Samsung and I've always thought the picture quality was the best on the block. I based my purchase solely on what I saw in the store and the specs - I did not do any research to find out if there were any systemic problems. Well, turns out, there are a lot of problems with this and other Samsung models.
Summary: Bought this TV in May of 2008 - today I go to turn it on (after using it just last night), and it won't even turn on. I call Samsung, they have me unplug it from the surge protector and plug it into the wall - nothing. They ask me if it's connected to a computer - I tell them no. They take all of my info and the serial number and politely tell me that I will be responsible for paying for the repairs on the TV as one of the internal components has failed.
Summary: We bought this as our second HD television. It worked great for about 2 years, and then one day it wouldn't turn on. The troubleshooting guide in the user's manual and on Samsung's website only had one suggestion: to make sure the outlet worked. Of course, the warranty period only lasts for 90 days, so after spending $900 on a TV, we were forced to either pay to fix it or buy a new TV two years later. This TV was a huge waste of money!
Summary: After 1 year the power supply failed and the TV will not turn on. Samsung is no help either. Not buying another samasung product ever again, had a similar problem with a computer monitor from them.
Summary: This model, as well as others from what I have read online, are built with defective power capacitors on the power supply board. This is a problem that Samsung does not seem to acknowledge, and chances are the capacitors' life expectancy will be about 1-3 years of regular use. Once they fail, the TV's response will range from: Not turning on at all, or the red power light will flicker/stay on, but the screen will not power up at all, or the screen flickers.
Summary: Very Good picture, Sound Is below par. For reference todays date 11/24/09 I purchased 2 of these 6/19/08 . The first went out 8/09/09 the second 10/09/09. Samsung said sorry out of warenty good luck. So I took the unit apart and found the problem on the power board. It was a $8.00 compacitor.The second TV had the same issue. Not very happy with the short life span.
Summary: After 15 months and 4 days, the power went bad (stand-by power, but nothing else) and Samsung refuses to do anything other than have me pay for repair (gee, an almost $700 TV and it's probably going to cost at least a couple hundred to repair!!, not to mention, that I'm now waiting for 3-4 business days just to be contacted by a service rep so I can get an estimate). A TV this expensive should last longer than 15 months.