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LN40A550P3F

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Questions & Answers for samsung LN40A550P3F

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Do you think this LCD TV is a lemon?

asked 3 years, 11 months ago
sellshort
San Diego
on LN40A550P3F
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answer 1
No problems with my set - and it's been moved twice.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
wvguide
Dayton, OH
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answer 2
yes, the left half of my screen is yellow. TV is only 4 years old.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
garyz2
Fayetteville, AR, USA
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answer 3
I haven't had power-up problems, knock wood, but I have an ongoing issue with some kind of strange image retention in this TV's third year. I have a soft vertical line down the left side—about where the left pillar box edge is when viewing 4:3 content—and this thinner 1-inch band that wraps around the top-right corner of the screen. Strangely, they can only be seen over certain medium mixed color backgrounds (gray, beige, etc.), and not on pure white or black. No hard edges. I've never left anything like these shapes on-screen.

In other cases, the menus from some VOD services will seem to burn in and stay for a full minute or more, even with only a couple seconds of initial exposure. Yet other menus leave nothing.

This was definitely the last Samsung TV I'm buying.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
KernelG
California, USA
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answer 4
No. Have not had any problems with this set, this includes two cross country moves.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
tanker116
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answer 5
yes, lots of posts about power up issues... Mine now takes 25 minutes to come on.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
Anonymous
Wayland, MA
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answer 6
Yes, the screen is jumpy/jittery. The speakers are horrible.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
bugs
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Is the screen finish glossy or matte finish?

asked 5 years, 5 months ago
Anonymous
Fairfax, VA
on LN40A550P3F
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answer 1
Gloss
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
Defiii
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answer 2
the LN40A550 has a glossy finish to the screen, called Clear Panel ®, which has some anti-reflectivity properties and enhances the over all viewing experience.
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
MrSamsung
Samsung HQ
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How can I delete some channels after auto scan?

asked 5 years, 5 months ago
bluboy
on LN40A550P3F
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answer 1
If you go within the TV's Menu, go down to the "Channel" sub-menu, you will find the "Channel List" option. There you will be able to view all the channels and delete the ones you would like deleted.

I hope this has helped you :)
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
MrSamsung
Samsung HQ
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Question

1080i vs 1080p

I just bought the ln40a550. when it come on it states it is running at 1080i instead of 1080p, why? i am using HDMI cables.
asked 5 years, 5 months ago
Anonymous
Atlanta, GA
on LN40A550P3F
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answer 1
I there JohnPeterson, thanks for the question. The LN40A550 is a 1080p capable set, and most likely the reason you are getting the 1080i message is because the content that is streaming to your set, even through the HDMI cable, is probably 1080i resolution. If it is content from a Blu-ray player or cable box, try entering the settings of the respective device and raising the signals resolution.

I hope this helps you out :)
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
MrSamsung
Samsung HQ
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I purchased a SAMSUNG LN40A550 HD LCD TV. Do I need cable, satellite, or an outside antenna to receive a TV picture?

I plugged in the set, hooked up my rabbit ears antenna, and got nothing! Not even snow.
asked 5 years, 5 months ago
xuan00
Baltimore, MD
on LN40A550P3F
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answer 1
Hi there xuan00, let me try to help you out. You will in fact need some sort of device, such as an antenna or cable box, in order to receive and view TV programing. If you have an antenna plugged in and you are not even getting static, that is telling me you probably don't have the TV set on the right input. Try pressing the "Source" button on the remote to switch the TV to "Cable", then see if that works. If you are still not getting a signal, you may need to get an HD Antenna, most likely the TV stations in your area have already switched over to sending a digital signal, and you will need an updated antenna in order to view your programing.

I hope this has helped you out :)
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
MrSamsung
Samsung HQ
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tv setting

Question on optimal tv settings for cable/dtv/xbox settings can i just have one setting for all three and also the optimal tv settings i like how they look in the store is there a way to put the tv in store mode, i can adjust but if someone would give the best settings that would be great
asked 5 years, 5 months ago
zachattack1068
on LN40A550P3F
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answer 1
I can't give you settings for your TV, however I can tell you that the store settings are probably not the best for home use. In the stores, they put all of the options at their highest setting. Which can shorten the life of the product and can increase the power consumption. I would suggest just playing with the settings your self, and set it how you think it looks good and not how someone else tells you it would look good.
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
MrSamsung
Samsung HQ
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What is the cost of a replacement Screen?

Screen on a 40" 1080DLP TV is shattered. Model LN40A400T1F.
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asked 5 years, 5 months ago
Anonymous
92592
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answer 1
Hi there, I'm sorry that your screen was damaged. If you contact 1-800-SAMSUNG, they will be able to help you price out and order a replacement screen.
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
MrSamsung
Samsung HQ
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Where can I get more of the screws for the stand that attaches to the bottom of the tv?

I currently have my tv hanging on the wall, but I'm going to be moving to a place where I can't put it on the wall. I've lost the screws that attach the base to the tv.
asked 5 years, 4 months ago
thaotherguy22
on LN40A550P3F
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answer 1
If you contact 1-800-SAMSUNG, they should be able to help you out in ordering more screws.
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
MrSamsung
Samsung HQ
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Question

Where to convert from 24hz

I understand that this set displays at 60hz, and to use true 24hz I would need the one that does 120hz. However, I've realized that this set is capable of accepting a 24hz signal and converting it to its native display. Is it better to set my Blu-ray player (a PS3) or other capable devices to output at 24hz, and let the TV handle the 3:2 dropdown (displaying one frame 3 times, the next twice, to make 60 per second from 24), or should I let the player do it and set outputs to 60hz?
asked 5 years, 3 months ago
Hastor
Clemson, SC
on LN40A550P3F
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answer 1
I would say try it with all the default settings first. See how that turns out, then try allowing the TV to convert the picture if the former option didn't work for you. If neither on of those options worked, then set your device to handle the conversion and leave the settings on the TV alone (default).
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
MrSamsung
Samsung HQ
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What kind or model HDMI cable do I need for a Samsung LN40A550 HDLCD 1080 TV, please.

asked 5 years, 3 months ago
maddog
on LN40A550P3F
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answer 1
You would want to get a standard plug HDMI cable that is version 1.3 for the best compatibility between all your devices to the TV.
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
MrSamsung
Samsung HQ
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Can you add channels after a full channel scan?

Are you able to add channels after a full channel scan either by manually doing the add channel or by rescanning with the antenna pointed in a new or different position than the first scan? Thanks.
asked 5 years, 3 months ago
swilkins44
Michigan
on LN40A550P3F
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answer 1
As a matter of fact there is a way to manually add channels. If you head into the TV's menu, then go to the "Channel" sub-menu, you will see an option called "Channel List". Enter that option and you will see the "all" option at the top. Click into that and you will see the full view of every channel, displayed and not displayed, that your TV has found. From there you can manually add the channel by highlighting the channel you desire to add, click enter, and select "add" from the drop down menu.

-MrSamsung
answered 5 years ago
MrSamsung
Samsung HQ
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Question

What NTSC system does this product support NTSC 3.58 or 4.43?

What NTSC system does this product support NTSC 3.58 or 4.43?
asked 5 years, 1 month ago
Serghey
on LN40A550P3F
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answer 1
Although I do not know what system the tuner on the LN40A550 uses, I'm sure it is the newest NTSC system for 2008, since the A550 is a 2008 model. The unit should still be able to connect and display cable TV even if the tuner is not the newest model.

-MrSamsung
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
MrSamsung
Samsung HQ
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Question

Can I use a LinkStick with LN40A550?

asked 4 years, 10 months ago
premal7
on LN40A550P3F
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answer 1
I'm sorry, but since the A550 does not offer any internet or DLNA functionality, the Linkstick will not be compatible with this unit.

-MrSamsung
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
MrSamsung
Samsung HQ
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How do I connect this TV as my laptop's monitor using a wireless connection?

I've a Samsung LCD 550 series TV (model code: LN40A550P3FXZA). i would like to connect my laptop to this TV using wireless connection, do you have list of wireless adapters for this TV?

fyi, laptop is connected to linksys WRT120N wireless router. Right now I'm connecting through a VGA cable. But I want to get rid of it and have a wireless connection between laptop and TV
asked 4 years, 5 months ago
sgw1973
on LN40A550P3F
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answer 1
Unfortunately, Samsung does not produce a wireless monitor solution. However, there may be 3rd party devices that do transmit a wireless image from your PC (to use the TV as a monitor) online.

-MrSamsung
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
MrSamsung
Samsung HQ
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Wireless?

Can this TV be used to display an image from PC wirelessly? Of course, I will ineed to purchase the USB adapter.
asked 4 years, 1 month ago
Duds
on LN40A550P3F
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answer 1
The LN40A550 does not support PC streaming of any kind.

However, using the WiseLink feature, you'd be able to display JPEG and play MP3 files through an attached thumbdrive.

Some of the newer 2010 models incorporate streaming of pictures, music and even video, but those features weren't available when the LN40A550 was released.

Thanks for considering Samsung products.

--HDTech
answered 4 years ago
MisterSamsung
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can i purchase a new remote

asked 4 years, 1 month ago
Anonymous
on LN40A550P3F
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answer 1
Yes.

Parts and accessories for your Samsung television can be found at www.samsungparts.com

The remote for your specific unit would be this remote:

http://www.samsungparts.com/Product...

--HDTech
answered 4 years ago
MisterSamsung
SamsungHQ
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Question

Why does start up take so long

We have had no issues with this TV then about a week ago it started taking up to 15 minutes to start up. Similar to a car having trouble starting
asked 3 years, 11 months ago
jndcahill
on LN40A550P3F
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answer 1
I’m sorry you are having an issue with your device. With the information you have provided, it would be best if you navigate to the Samsung Support Page and either click on the link to speak with a Live Rep directly under the “Contact Support” section in the middle of the page or request service for your device under the “Schedule a Repair” section.

Support Page:
http://www.samsung.com/us/support/

Live Chat:
https://sales.liveperson.net/hc/491...

Request Service:
http://www.samsung.com/us/support/s...

App Support:
http://www.samsung.com/us/appstore/...#

Samsung Service Number:
800-SAMSUNG

Samsung Parts:
www.SamsungParts.com

-MrSamsung
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
MrSamsung
Samsung HQ
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how can i adjust the color

asked 3 years, 11 months ago
charron
on LN40A550P3F
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answer 1
The color of the TV can be adjusted in the picture menu.
1) Press MENU
2) Picture will be the first selection by default, press the ENTER button to enter the Picture menu.
3) Select the Color option and press ENTER to adjust the color saturation.
There are also other color options that can be adjusted in the "Picture Options" and "Advanced Options" menus.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
Josephs
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Is there or will be a software upgrade to be able to watch 3d?

asked 3 years, 9 months ago
rodrigot
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answer 1
I doubt it - the TV firmware hasn't been updated in a couple years.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
wvguide
Dayton, OH
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Why don't my TVs recognize the .exe files (firmware updates)?

I have downloaded the files from the firmware updates to update the software on my LED TVs but the TVs don't recognize the .exe files. I am using a Mac to download the files.
asked 3 years ago
camille65
Frederick MD
on LN40A550P3F
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1 answer
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answer 1
You need to unzip the file to the jump drive before inserting it into your TV. Check the pdf that Samsung has listed under firmware downloads for further Info.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
Defiii
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