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Do you think this LCD TV is a lemon?

asked 3 years, 9 months ago
sellshort
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No problems with my set - and it's been moved twice.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
wvguide
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yes, the left half of my screen is yellow. TV is only 4 years old.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
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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 ago
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No. Have not had any problems with this set, this includes two cross country moves.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
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yes, lots of posts about power up issues... Mine now takes 25 minutes to come on.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
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Yes, the screen is jumpy/jittery. The speakers are horrible.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
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Is the screen finish glossy or matte finish?

asked 5 years, 4 months ago
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Gloss
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
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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, 3 months ago
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How's the picture in picture on this can it play from multiple inputs?

asked 5 years, 4 months ago
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The Picture in picture feature in this set can display two different signals from two different inputs coming into your set. It only has one tuner, so in order to use the PIP feature, you can have the cable connected and another input like your BD player or DVD player or any combination of them.

I hope this has helped you out :)
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
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What is the refresh rate on this model?

asked 5 years, 4 months ago
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The refresh rate on this set is at 60Hz.

Hope this helped you out :)
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
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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, 3 months ago
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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, 3 months ago
MrSamsung
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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, 3 months ago
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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, 2 months ago
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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, 3 months ago
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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, 3 months ago
MrSamsung
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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, 2 months ago
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If you contact 1-800-SAMSUNG, they should be able to help you out in ordering more screws.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
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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, 1 month ago
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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 4 years, 10 months ago
MrSamsung
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electrical specs

I have a Samsung LN40A550P3F TV, but it is mounted and I cannot see the back of the tv. Can you tell me please how many electrical amps this television pulls? I have looked through my owners manual specs and do not see this info. thank you.
asked 4 years, 2 months ago
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Unfortunately, this information is not made readily available. Please contact 800-SAMSUNG for further assistance.

-MrSamsung
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
MrSamsung
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How can I get manual for my lcd LN40A550

asked 3 years, 11 months ago
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For the downloadable user's manual, click on the "Support and Downloads" tab on the product page. There you will be given the ability to download the official manual for the A550. For a physical manual, if one is available, please contact 800-SAMSUNG.

-MrSamsung
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
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Will i be to download apps onto my tv

asked 3 years, 9 months ago
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Currently, the Samsung App Engine will only be available on the 2010 “C” Samsung TVs with Itnernet@TV. This means that all 2009 “B” units and 2010 “C” units that do not offer Internet@TV or Samsung Apps will not be receiving an update to run Samsung Apps and any of the associated applications at this time. To access Samsung Apps on non-Internet@TV units, you can connect a 2010 Samsung Blu-Ray player to your TV.

-MrSamsung
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
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How can I delete some channels after auto scan?

asked 5 years, 4 months ago
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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, 3 months ago
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Can you add channels after a full channel scan?

After a full channel scan can additional channels be added either by rescanning after turning my antenna to a new direction or manually adding selected channels? Thank-you.
asked 5 years, 1 month ago
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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 4 years, 10 months ago
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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 4 years, 11 months ago
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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 4 years, 11 months ago
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Can I use a LinkStick with LN40A550?

asked 4 years, 8 months ago
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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, 8 months ago
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delay with video games like xbox

There is a delay between the video and the xbox. Using hdmi cable.
asked 3 years, 8 months ago
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I would suggest using Game Mode to reduce input lag. If you head to your TV's menu, then to the Setup sub-menu, you will see the Game Mode option. If Game Mode is grayed out, this means you do not have your device connected to an input that supports game mode.

-MrSamsung
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
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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 3 years, 11 months ago
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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 3 years, 11 months ago
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My TV will not come on

I have a constant blinking blue light on but my tv will not come on. I have unplugged it and held the on/off button for 10 seconds just incase it could be reset but nothing. I rarely play this tv as it sits in my living room. Its not abused or misused it just stopped working. I got it to come on once after several unplugging and it played for 4 hours or so and when I was finished watching the game I turned it off and the next morning I attempted to turn it on and it would not play. Is this a simple issue of resetting the tv or is there something seriously wrong. I brought this tv based on Samsung's reputation and of all the tv's that I have purchased this is one was the most expensive, was played the least and is the only one to malfunction. Please advise
asked 3 years, 6 months ago
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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, 6 months ago
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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, 3 months ago
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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 :)
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