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annoying design issue or fault with Samsung LN46A850

by cakyol / June 23, 2009 10:03 AM PDT

I bought this tv yesterday and it is great except.....

The power on button (and some basic accompanying control buttons) on the bottom right of the tv, on the frame itself, go invisible after about 10 seconds. I find it very annoying. I mostly do NOT use the remote and when I want to power the tv on, I cannot see those buttons so I can turn the tv on. It is like looking for the power switch in the room in the dark.

Is there any way to keep those buttons permanently on (lighted) ?

PLS SEND YOUR RESPONSES ALSO DIRECTLY TO EMAIL cakyol@cisco.com SINCE I DONT GET TO CHECK THIS THREAD VERY OFTEN.

Thanx

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annoying design issue or fault with Samsung LN46A850
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / June 23, 2009 3:59 PM PDT

cakyol,

I'm sorry, but I don't respond to forum questions to personal email as a general rule. If you'd like, you can track the thread and respone notifications can be sent to your email.

The buttons on the front of the television are designed to be subtle, so not to distract from the aesthetics. In short, it was designed to have buttons, but make them not noticable for a smooth look.

There is not a way I know of to keep those buttons on at all times, unfortunately.

--HDTech

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annoying design issue or fault with Samsung LN46A850
by cakyol / June 24, 2009 3:19 AM PDT

Thank u for your response but would it not have made
more sense to make those lights to be on/off to be optional ?
After all, there is a "silly" light on the support column,
which serves pretty much no purpose whatsoever and even that
has an option to be turned on or off by the user. So why
not give that option to the user, on something much more useful and
needed like those front panel control buttons.

Thanx

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annoying design issue or fault with Samsung LN46A850
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / June 24, 2009 7:14 PM PDT

cakyol -

It's a good point. I don't have an answer that will satisfy the question, but that's the way the television was designed. I will definitely send the feedback up, but I don't believe it will be considered a "flaw" that would be "fixed".

But it's worth trying. That's what I can do for now.

--HDTech

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Re: annoying design issue or fault with Samsung LN46A850
by cakyol / June 25, 2009 8:37 AM PDT

Thank u for your effort Happy

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