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Samsung specs vs LG specs- Any differences?

by wantfryswiththat / March 11, 2013 5:29 PM PDT

Hi everybody,

I bought a Samsung LN40B650 from Fry's Electronics a couple of years ago, and thankfully bought an extended warranty too now that the TV screen went bad.

It took a long time, but Fry's finally agreed to honor their warranty but now my issue is that they got to choose my replacement TV, a LG 47LM6200.

But, I don't really like the LG- the picture quality isn't as good as my Samsung TV, and the sound is off too. Since I originally bought a Samsung, I'd rather replace it with another Samsung. Or, at this point, just fix the old Samsung instead of getting a new TV.

But, its cheaper for Fry's to get me this LG instead of fixing my TV. And, according to the extended warranty, all Fry's has to do is replace it with was the cheapest possible TV that matched the specs of my old TV.

I looked at the specs, and they seem to match- 120 Hz, 1080, etc.. Does anybody know if I'm missing a spec that will show that this replacement TV doesn't match the spec of my old TV?

I thought maybe native contrast ratio spec would be different, but I can't seem to find that spec for those TVs.

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Samsung LN46B650
by wantfryswiththat / March 11, 2013 5:52 PM PDT

The Samsung I had was a LN 46B650, not a LN 40B650.

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Problems with extended warranty
by samkh / March 11, 2013 11:56 PM PDT
In reply to: Samsung LN46B650

include what you just found out...seller has the right to replace with equivalent but not to your satisfaction. Bad customer service practice but that's life. If you see another current Samsung model that you like, why don't you ask Fry's if they can upgrade the LG? I'm sure they won't mind making a few more bucks.

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I'll never buy an extended warranty never, ever again
by wantfryswiththat / March 17, 2013 4:24 PM PDT

The irony is that before Fry's shoved this TV in my face, I had been thinking about upgrading to a bigger TV by adding my own money on top of the value of the TV Fry's gave me. But, the value of the Fry's replacement TV was so low that it didn't seem practical. And, that was a moot point anyways since it was so difficult to even pry from Fry's to even get store credit for the one they insisted on unloading on me.

So, I'd run into that same problem by upgrading from LG to Samsung, which I originally bought. First of all, there's the issue of trying to get store credit for that TV. Then, the LG is a couple hundred dollars cheaper than the Samsung, which is why Fry's insisted on getting me an LG. At this point, I've been so frustrated with Fry's on so many levels over this situation that I'd hate to reward them and give them even more money if you know what I mean.

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I'll never, ever buy an extended warranty again
by wantfryswiththat / March 17, 2013 4:24 PM PDT

The irony is that before Fry's shoved this TV in my face, I had been thinking about upgrading to a bigger TV by adding my own money on top of the value of the TV Fry's gave me. But, the value of the Fry's replacement TV was so low that it didn't seem practical. And, that was a moot point anyways since it was so difficult to even pry from Fry's to even get store credit for the one they insisted on unloading on me.

So, I'd run into that same problem by upgrading from LG to Samsung, which I originally bought. First of all, there's the issue of trying to get store credit for that TV. Then, the LG is a couple hundred dollars cheaper than the Samsung, which is why Fry's insisted on getting me an LG. At this point, I've been so frustrated with Fry's on so many levels over this situation that I'd hate to reward them and give them even more money if you know what I mean.

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I'll never, ever buy extended warranty again
by wantfryswiththat / March 17, 2013 4:25 PM PDT

The irony is that before Fry's shoved this TV in my face, I had been thinking about upgrading to a bigger TV by adding my own money on top of the value of the TV Fry's gave me. But, the value of the Fry's replacement TV was so low that it didn't seem practical. And, that was a moot point anyways since it was so difficult to even pry from Fry's to even get store credit for the one they insisted on unloading on me.

So, I'd run into that same problem by upgrading from LG to Samsung, which I originally bought. First of all, there's the issue of trying to get store credit for that TV. Then, the LG is a couple hundred dollars cheaper than the Samsung, which is why Fry's insisted on getting me an LG. At this point, I've been so frustrated with Fry's on so many levels over this situation that I'd hate to reward them and give them even more money if you know what I mean.

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If they won't upgrade you to a better model...
by Pepe7 / March 12, 2013 12:36 AM PDT

...you will be able to improve the PQ by having it calibrated. I've had this done w/ even less expensive LCD models and it made at least some difference.

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