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Samsung vs LG

by tonydata / June 5, 2013 4:02 PM PDT

I am considering replacing my 40 inch Samsung with 47LN5750. Does LG have any board problems with this TV. I have a LG 20inch computer monitor that I have had forever without any problems

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All eventually have board/other problems.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 6, 2013 3:00 AM PDT
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If you are seeing what I'm seeing then you are seeing 5 year designs due to many factors. Mostly the low price factor.

But out the box, both seem OK if you discount the Smart TV issues.

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All eventuall have board /other problems
by tonydata / June 6, 2013 10:05 AM PDT

I totally agree with you. I have a 5 year old TV which I have discovered from Samsung and a local repair facility that I will need a main board. Even through Samsung replace the power board it still does work correctly. They are not making TV's to last. My LG LCD 22 inch monitor is 5 years with no problems yet

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And somethign you notice as well.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 6, 2013 10:18 AM PDT

Scotty found that gumming up the works was easier as the ship became more complicated. If the TV was just a TV (no smarts) then less things to go wrong.

While the Smart TV idea is OK, there are some blunder moments as you discover you have to log into or register just to use the browser. Why? Are you tracking me?

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If SMART is important to you...
by billynibbles / June 26, 2013 4:54 PM PDT

...you might want to consider that ONLY Samsung is currently boasting that they all the major catch-up TV apps, i.e. BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, 4OD and Demand 5*. The LG seems stuck at first base with only BBC iPlayer and despite what they say in their defence, I seriously doubt whether my set will ever see any further progress in this direction. I've always carried out all of the software updates to no avail so far.

Having said that, I was more than happy to pay 'only' £500 for my LG 42 620T in February including the JL 5 year warranty - any Samsungs on display at the time were way dearer for similar spec.

*So does the Humax YouView terrestrial PVR

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Boast all they want.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 27, 2013 1:32 AM PDT

They also have a fair share of bugs. For example the YouTube app with a keyboard has a glaring issue. There's plenty more but Samsung is silent on privacy and more.

For me, no sale until I can opt out of logging into the mothership.

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