Reviews and Problems with Samsung LN40B550 / LE40B550 / LA40B550
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Worst TV I've ever owned
14 January 2011
Summary: Within a week or two I noticed a problem with the TV. Vertical lines/distortion appeared and then were gone. Did not last long and very intermittent. Then parts of the screen would fade out to 50% of brightness, again nothing consistent. Cold mornings the TV would always act up, either vertical lines or parts of the screen faded out. I called for service and they told me if it didn't act up while they were there, It would cost me a service call, close to $100.
Summary: i have a problem buying ANYTHING from 6th ave after my last experience ... i bought a TV from them and received it fully packaged and not working sending the tv back was an issue for me as i do not live in the us so i decided to try to fix it on my own as 6th ave offered no help they told me tvs this size have to be dealt with the manufacturer..
Summary: I would have never thought that Samsung would have issues. My 46" LN46A550 just got repaired. It is 20 months old. Samsung was/is using lower voltage capacitors than is required on their boards. Mine had 10 volt ones in a 12 volt spot. Samsung has a list of all of the model numbers with this issue. The repair man came over and wanted to flip my TV on the screen face down on my couch. My wife was home and asked him what he was doing.
Summary: Read this before you buy. I bought this TV on January 31, 2010, as a second set to place in our den. It has gotten very little use (about 2 hours a week). While it is a very nice looking piece of equipment and had a very good quality picture at first, It is no longer working. I have made three service calls to 1 800 Samsung. * The first time I was told I would receive a call back to schedule service technician to come out to have a look at it.
Summary: I bought an Ln550 and had it almost two years. It does not turn on now. It just clicks like a clock. A simple search on all samsung TV's shows that they use cheap capacitors. They swell and burn out. You will have it happen right after your warranty is up. Samsung knows about the problem to they outsourced the costumer service to a place that is rude and hardly speaks English. With this name, you do not expect this but it is true. TV's lasted 25 years.
Summary: I bought the predecessor to this set (LN-T4066F) and it went bad after 15 months. Even the CSR I spoke to at the company admitted they had seen this same problem before. There should have been a recall. Samsung hid behind the 1 year warranty so I paid $300 to repair it. It stopped working completely 2 months after that repair and now I'm told it'll be $400 to fix. Bad reviews for this company are all over the internet. They buy the cheapest components.
Summary: Please review posts at this and related sites about Samsung LCD TVs. Mine failed at 18 months - many, many, others have had similar experiences. Samsung offered no resolution since the warranty ran out at 12 months.
Summary: I'm the owner of a Samsung flatscreen tv, about two years old and out of warranty. Recently it began to power up very slowly, and now does so only after more than a minute and after sporadic clicks. An internet search for "Samsung television problem" showed a pattern of this specific problem among thousands, if not more, sets. Correspondents have noted the problem is with a specific, relatively inexpensive part.
Summary: Our Samsung 40" tv died just before the year warrenty and for the past three months we have been trying to fix, replace, and now get a refund for the set. Samsung has had terrible customer service...never returning phone calls, passing us on to the next customer service rep, etc. The problem, which continued to worsen over time was this: when we turned on the tv it shut itself off to reset, then it turned back on and made a horribly loud screeching noise, then shut...
Summary: I purchased this (Samsung LN40B550) along with the Samsung BluRay player as part of a package deal. The BluRay player was defective from the start (have to restart it twice to get it to respond). The TV installed well, but within a week, the picture would started to flicker when it was started up. After a day or two, the picture failed entirely (through both the cable box and the BluRay player HDMI interfaces). When the TV works, it's a nice box.