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Samsung HP-S5053 plasma with sparkle / dotts

by gmtcap / April 25, 2011 8:40 AM PDT

I have called tech support now many times --- reviewed all possible issues with my equipment and cable and narrowed the issue to the Samsung TV. Enumerable dots / sparkles (white / red / green ) all over the screen --- much more visible with darker screens. Does anyone know the fix --- dmd chip --- upper lower buffers / ymain. Part numbers --- ? Samsung's authorized service estimate was $500 with no indication of part or problem. I'm not comfortable with paying this amount of money with no information. Please assist if you have a similar problem.

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Just wondering.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 25, 2011 8:52 AM PDT

Are you saying you have to pay that much if it's not fixed?

I'm encountering folk that want a full breakdown of the problem, which board is going to be replaced and why. However if you gave out that information the customer might run out and find the board and your estimate and work would not create any income. This is part of the reason why such detail is not given.

-> What's odd about your post is the mention of the DMD chip. Isn't that used on projection systems?
http://reviews.cnet.com/flat-panel-tvs/samsung-hp-s5053/4505-6482_7-31628177.html seems to show this as a Plasma.
Bob

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by gmtcap / April 25, 2011 12:33 PM PDT
In reply to: Just wondering.

Samsung tier 1 support supervisor suggested this was a dmd chip problem --- then again, I am not sure that he knew the difference between my plasma tv and a radio. Are you a service technician --must be. Clearly, there are so many service technician scammers --- that a $500 estimate with no indication of the fix or guarantees or anything is ridiculous. Most of us consumers want a fair explanation of the anticipated problem and fix

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"that a $500 estimate with no indication of the fix or
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 25, 2011 1:40 PM PDT

"that a $500 estimate with no indication of the fix or guarantees or
anything is ridiculous. Most of us consumers want a fair explanation of
the anticipated problem and fix"

I agree. If they want 500 bucks even if the repair fails, there is something very wrong with that shop.

I see that I failed to convey why such estimates do not give such details. I suggest you find a few folk in the repair shops that will explain it to you in person.
Bob

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Samsung HP-S5053 plasma with sparkle / dotts
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / April 27, 2011 3:29 AM PDT

gmtcap,

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