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White too bright in picture on Samsung LCD TV

by use2011-24231454880922620840885967718991 / August 17, 2011 12:09 AM PDT

Despite altering all the picture settings (contrast, gamma, etc) the white remains too bright on my Samsung TV (LA32B45OC4D). When there is no white in the picture, it's fine.
I've recently had Sky installed but this has made no difference and the Sky engineer had never seen the problem before.
It's an Australian TV I'm using in the UK; could this be the problem?
What might the solution be?

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Your HDTV still might need to be calibrated
by Pepe7 / August 17, 2011 5:12 AM PDT

Some of the settings 'under the hood' may still need to be calibrated by a professional.

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White too bright in picture on Samsung LCD TV
by 3coursedinner / August 17, 2011 6:22 AM PDT

Is this TV new or been in use and suddenly went real white? Did you try going through the settings menu and selecting "default" or "factory setting" or whatever?
Had you made any changes and then saw the white? Did you write the model number correctly? I couldn't find it in any search except for your posting.
If there was a problem using an Australian TV un the UK, I don't think it would affect just the white. I'm not familiar with worldwide voltage but is Australia the same as the UK? I was in Australia 40 years ago but don't think I checked voltage when I was there!

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by givemeaname / August 17, 2011 6:52 AM PDT

resting everything to default settings and go through the different TV viewing modes (movie, game so on) . If it is still there start with backlighting settings & turn OFF Advanced Settings. Then try Contrast if still no help, it will only do so much, lower the number will make it less bright, the Brightness setting deals with blacks & shadow detail.

Aussie power is 240v/50hz UK is 230v/50hz, so there could be something going on, but most large electronics can handle that little bite of power difference, small voltage sag & rise of 10volts +/- max with out any problems. If you have a volt meter check the volts of the wall outlet (be careful) because you could be under 230v, just the natural fluctuation in a power grid & if it is too low your TV may not like it.

If still nothing & you want to keep the TV do as Pepe said or look at getting a new TV.

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Easy fix
by pinkfluffy123 / February 25, 2013 11:39 PM PST

Hey, found this quick fix on another site, I know it's probably no longer useful for you, but for others searching through forums for help, this trick helped me: unplug your set for five minutes. Apparently these tvs build up static electricity and leaving them inactive allows it to disperse. Worked for me, hope it works for you!

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try this
by bhavz45 / October 10, 2013 10:09 PM PDT

I had a very similar problem, try going into menu and doing a picture reset, it worked for me

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