Reviews and Problems with Samsung LN46B650 / LE46B650 / LA46B650
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Only lasted 3 years...
Dianna B, Amazon
4 November 2012
Summary: Please don't waste your money on this TV. If you do buy it, get the maximum warranty because my $1500 Samsung LN46B650 lasted nearly 3 1/2 years. I only purchased a 3 yr warranty but I understand there was also a 4 yr warranty. I've had better picture and especially sound quality on other TV's and they have lasted a minimum of 10 years without any extended warranty. If I were you, I'd invest my hard earned dollars in a different manufacturer/model.
Summary: I have had this TV for just over 2 years and it started having vertical color bluring and image ghosting. Checked online and found hundereds of other people with the same TV that are having the same issue. Called Samsung and was told too bad since it was outside of their warranty. $1400 is a lot of money to spend on a TV that only last 2 years; It's a lot of money to give to a company that doesn care if you are happy with their product; it's a lot of money to give to a...
Summary: I also have this the issue noted from many of the the other reviewers. Just after two years this TV started with all the banding. It sounds like Samsung is not going to step up and admit that this TV has this problem and give us a fix. I have the previous model Samsung to this one also, and it is still going strong. After this one failed and the all the other reviewers who's also failed I will not be replacing it with another Samsung.
Picture was great, just didn't last past two years!
8 August 2011
Summary: I bought this TV in May of 2009. Just a little over a week ago, all of these lines appeared on the TV. They covered the entire picture and even though the picture was being displayed behind it, you could not get rid of the lines. I tried different inputs thinking (hoping)it was just that input, but unfortunately that was not the case. I called Samsung support, they had me try one other thing and the lines were still there.
Summary: We bought this TV in 2009. A month ago vertical colored lines started appearing in the middle of the screen. We looked online and found many complaints about this issue with this TV. We called Samsung and they said they haven't heard of any complaints. That it would be $160 for someone to look at it and then about $600-700 to replace the panel. This TV has a definite defect. Beware.
Summary: We originally got the A650 (2008 model) in July of 2008. After just 3 months, we started getting sporadic and random green "lightning" on the screen. Samsung attempted to repair the unit THREE times over a period of 9 months, but the problem kept coming back. Finally they agreed to replace our unit with the B650 (2009 model). We got our brand new TV (not refurbished) in June 2009. We were so happy because the picture quality of this TV is just the BEST.
Summary: Bought this Samsung LN46B650 in Dec. for Christmas 2009. Paid $1359. In Jan. 2011 just 13 months later lost the complete picture, the screen just went black. Having bought the 5 yr extended warranty for $195 I thought I would be all set, so I called the home theater store where I purchased it. They told me they would order the parts to fix it and that would take less than a week.
Summary: I purchased this TV shortly after it came to the market in April 2009. After a year and half, this TV has the barcode line like all the 1 star comments. Now the warranty has expired I am out $1500 and an un-functional TV. Never buy a samsung again!
Summary: 12/18/2010 Update: The tecon board finally came in. They put the board in and tested it and the TV fried the new board. So it's an issue with the LCD capacitor itself. It will cost $1300 to replace the part. So my TV is now being recycled. What a piece of junk!