Rasmus Larsen wrote:
My question is, Can this be another defective TV I received? Its up to date with its firmware. At this point, I really wish I bought another UND8000 from last year and not this piece of junk. I even paid double for this TV than what I paid for the D8000. I can't imagine getting 4 defective TV's in a row. I checked everything over and over and tried all different ways, but either the picture looks washed out, or way too dark.
That definitely sounds strange. This shouldn't happen. We know that Samsung's quality control have been spotty at times but what you are referring to sounds more like a defective panel or controller unit. I know it is hard to believe after the fourth TV and I honestly don't know what to suggest.
You mentioned that your other TVs had other problems? Did you experience the washed out feeling on those, too?
Thanks for getting back. My very first one had the washed out and the really bad clouding. I posted a video on Youtube when I first bought my first one. It was so horrible that I swapped it out right away for a different one. When I received my second one, there was a Firmware update which I did and it looked ok but still not as good as my D8000 from last year. After a day of having this one, I noticed 2 dead pixels that were really irritating me so I returned this one and bought another one.
The 3rd one I received, I didn't even get a chance to see because this one had the line's of pixels going through it. So i said Ill give it one more shot and now I have this one which doesn't have the clouding like the others did but the picture just looks dull, washed out. I have all your settings except, in order for the picture to look ok, I have to have the Eco on low. The brightness is on 35 and I have the color on 80. Backlight is on 9. and sharpness on 0
This is the only way the picture looks decent. If I shut off the Eco, then the picture gets very bright and washed out. The brightness is already only on 35 and backlight on 9. If I lower it even more then the picture gets way too dark with no detail and lots of artifacts. This sucks because I finally received one that doesn't have the clouding issue but either the picture is washed out or I have to have the setting where its very dim which then you loose detail and whats the point in having an LED. I wish I can still buy a D8000 from last year.
I have been reading a lot of reviews of others that are having issues with their new Samsung TV's. This model and also the lower end models. Ive seen 3 on display at a store that had the vertical and horizontal lines going through them. All Samsung TV's. I still have 2 weeks to return this one, but I don't know if it can just be another defective TV or if this is how they are all going to be. I am thinking about not even buying another Samsung and going with the Panasonic VT50