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quality of sam's club TVs vs. best buy/competitors

by joshtaylor2014 / December 16, 2010 11:59 AM PST

i am shopping for a samsung 55" lcd and am interested in one at SAMS, and one at Bestbuy.
i have been told from a worker at bestbuy that SAMs tvs are made with cheaper components.
is this true?

also, the one at SAMs is a 'series 4' and the one at Bestbuy is a 'series 6'.
what is the difference of the 2?


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quality of TV's
by zredthunder / December 16, 2010 12:40 PM PST

Before you buy a Samsung TV you should read how incredibly horrible they are. Look at the posts about white spots throughout this forum. Thousands of people are having many issues with Samsung TV's and all are less than 3 years old and almost nobody gets anywhere with Samsung. Crazy if you buy anything that is made by Samsung.

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by cohbraz / December 17, 2010 12:35 AM PST
In reply to: quality of TV's

While there have been issues with white dots on Samsung TVs, they were due to an issue with the actual DLP chip made by Texas Instruments. You can search for "White Dot" and nearly any TV manufacturer and find all sorts of issues that can cause white dots, so this is not a Samsung problem alone. Luckily, Samsung is repairing most of these free of charge for customers. All the customer has to do is call 800-SAMSUNG and give them the model and serial number.

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quality of sam's club TVs vs. best buy/competitors
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / December 16, 2010 1:57 PM PST


Unfortunately, it couldn't be further from the truth.

Most national retailers and club retailers have different models due to distribution, and to avoid price matching discounts that club stores often offer.

I didn't see a 4-Series for club stores like Sam's. Could you post the model you were looking at?

Typically, the LNxxC650 models come with Internet@TV and offer additional functionality that the 4-series doesn't. It also has a higher rated panel, since it's two series higher. However, the 4-Series is a great option if you don't think you'll need or want the Samsung Apps.

I'd also recommended that you take a look at both panels in person and see which one best fits your needs.


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by joshtaylor2014 / December 16, 2010 11:48 PM PST

thanks so much for your suggestions!
i really appreciate it!

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by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / December 17, 2010 8:30 AM PST
In reply to: thanks!


Happy to help. If you have any further questions, let me know.

Thanks for considering Samsung TVs.


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