Did any of the techs mention tab bonds?
And do you remember the Color CRT days back in the 60's? History seems to be repeating itself so think back and consider what happened then and do what you came to hurry along a repeat of the past solution.
<span id="INSERTION_MARKER">I wanted to post about the Samsung UN55B7000 LED TV whose Panel fried in just about 2.5 years. I've talked to a few techs and shown them the pic of the horizontal and vertical color bars which the TV now displays. They've all said they've never seen something like this and all they can call it is a fried panel. Being I bought it in late OCt 09 ... it's out of warranty. I called Samsung to see if they could do anything at all for me considering it was obviously a defective panel. This should have lasted easily 5-10 years and it last 2.5. They told me that I was out of luck ... doesn't matter defective part or not ... it was out of warranty. After spending $1500+ on this TV hearing this brush off from a billion dollar company didn't sit right with me. Any suggestions before I go to the BBB, consumer reports and continue posting about the inadequete customer support and care from Samsung? Thanks, Ira