This gives me pause and makes me think something is amiss with the settings or PC.
I got a UE32F5000 a week ago for use mainly as a PC monitor. I immediately noticed a purple-blue shadow trailing some objects.
This is very visible and distracting in games and movies with darker/grayish colors. It's also visible in regular TV, but less so.
I've recorded the issue and I believe it's visible in the below videos, despite the mediocre quality of my phone's camera.
I sent it back and got a replacement which, to my disappointment, has the exact same issue.
I've tried upgrading the firmware, switching inputs and changing settings but to no avail.
I could get another replacement but chances are it will have the same issue.
But I did try it on different PCs with different graphics cards and the store I returned it to saw the problem too, hence why I got a replacement. Also it happens on plain aerial TV as well and not just when connected to PC.
After doing some research, it looks like there's a panel lottery thing going on with this model, meaning the quality you'll get may vary, depending on which panel your set has in it:
If you read the thread a bit further down there are more complaints about a particular panel made by Sharp which has this ghosting issue. I'm not sure which one my TV has.
Look at my post and let me guess : you have a Sharp panel I bet on this
It's not defective it's just crap. You can try the steps posted to find out what panel you have right in the store if they let you and maybe you find one with samsung panel.
Thanks, I did what you mentioned and I have a Sharp (H6) panel. The one I sent back had it too I suppose.
Looks like I'm screwed 'cause the only way to check the panel type is to open the TV and look at the service menu. It doesn't say the panel code on the sticker on the box or at the back of the TV, I doubt they'll let me keep opening boxes and looking at the menu 'till I find one with a different panel.
Also I don't know through how many exchanges I'll have to go 'till I get a different panel, and they may not let me do that either after some point.
Looks like I'm going to sell this one and lose 50-60 euros in the process. Obviously, I'm not touching a Samsung tv again
For what it's worth, I first got the 42" version of the same model (UE42F5000) for the living room and it looks quite good, It's what led me to get the 32" to use as PC monitor. I checked and it has an R6 (AUO) panel, but it definitely doesn't exhibit this problem or anything else from what I can see.
Anyway, I'm not in the mood for gambling when I'm buying a TV, so no more Samsung for me.
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