Reviews and Problems with Samsung LN52A850 / LA52A850
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after all these years I still get compliments on the picture quality
25 August 2013
Summary: Even though I purchased this TV about 5 years ago the picture quality is still outstanding. Even some friends that have purchased newer televisions say that the picture is sharper and the color contrast is great. Sure with the newer styles the tv's are thinner, smarter, and 3D, but I am still very happy with this purchase. I have always found that Samsung televisions are the best overall quality. I had an older Samsung LCD TV (not this one) and I noticed a humming sound.
Bad TV... stay away from this and other Samsung product
8 February 2012
Summary: While this TV has a great picture, it failed after two plus years of use. According to the Samsung repair service, the problem is a screen failure, with horizontal lines which cross the screen until the tv warms up... about 25 minutes. This failure has nothing to do with me or anything I did to the tv. The technician said that Samsung is aware of these problems, even thought the Samsung technician said I was the first one to complain about this.
Summary: The Samsung LN52A850 52" LCD is a dud. I got it 2 years ago for what was a "good priced," open-box deal on this unit- $1978-- now LCD's are much cheaper. Worked fine until a few months ago when I started noticing "ghosting" in the lower right corner at power-on. It went away after 5 minutes. Now the whole screen is unviewable- for 5 minute to an hour+. I went to the Samsung user forum for this model and saw a dozen more posts about customers with the same issue.
Summary: We purchased this TV in late 2008, and now, in early 2011, it is already a piece of junk. At first, the picture on this TV was beautiful - we had seen a model at Best Buy, but Amazon had a better price. After about a year, a thin vertical red line appeared in the middle of the picture but disappeared after the TV warmed up.
DO NOT PURCHASE FROM SAMSUNG. THEY WILL NOT STAND BEHIND THEIR PRODUCT!
Lea Martinez, Amazon
8 March 2011
Summary: I have a Samsung LN52A850 and have had problems with the picture when you first turn it on. The right side of the screen would be blurry with double images rolling black spots. At first it would only take a few minutes and the problem would correct itself. I contacted Samsung in December and they said they could not help since I didn't have an extended warranty.
Summary: BUYER BEWARE OF SAMSUNG! Personally, I have had no luck with their products.. My BluRay/DVD player stopped working correctly after warranty expired - requiring either expensive repairs or replacement. My PARENTS' Samsung BluRay/DVD player ALSO stopped working right after warranty expired - requiring either expensive repairs or replacement. Now, my 1.75 year old, supposedly top-of-the line 52' Samsung LN52A850 HDTV is now broken, requiring expensive repairs.
Great TV even after a year - can't say that about many things these days.
T. Thompson "Ming4u2", Amazon
14 February 2010
Summary: I purchased this TV back in 2008, and it still ceases to amaze me. Every time people come over and watch a Blu-ray movie, they are amazed and in wonderment. And in this day and age when technology changes so quickly, with 240hz and LED back lighting, I can still say that I am still in love with this TV to this day. 52" is a lot of real estate in this day of bigger, bigger, bigger, but with my set up, this TV is perfect.
Summary: I bought this from an on-line warehouse that listed it as a demo unit that had minor scratches and blemishes on the bezel and screen. For less than half the price (~$1300!) from when it was new, I took the gamble as my old HDTV had a cracked screen due to an energetic teenager playing rough with the dog (or so the story went) in the living room.
Outstanding TV, until the vertical black line appeared
Perry H. "Perry H.", Amazon
22 September 2009
Summary: The picture and features of this TV are tremendous. Nine months after purchase, however, I turned on the TV and a black line was present along the middle-left aspect of the image. Several phone calls later, and after sending in digital photographs of the problem, I was told I had a "bad panel." I then went through a series of three different "field engineers." Pics are here: [...] Given the price tag, I expect you would not want to to see this happen to your purchase.
Stay away from this one if you like a clean picture
K. Jones "Tesla5000", Amazon
29 June 2009
Summary: The bright scenes look amazing. Unfortunately I have bad clouding in the corners and a spot off center. I called and a tech came out and said the panel needed to be replaced. They sent a new panel and replaced my old one. This was a fairly painless operation and I was excited to have a good television for my home theater. However, the new one has worse clouding than the old one.