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dark spots in corners of Samsung 40" 7020 LED TV

by artemiogl / July 4, 2009 6:12 AM PDT

I bought a 40" Samsung 40" 7020 LED TV (the model number is UE40B7020WW, it's a European series 7 40" set), and was extremely happy with it till a couple of days ago, when I started noticing faint but noticeable dark spots in each of the four corners. To be more precise, the spots are actually dark gray, not too big (about 2 or 3 cm in diameter), and faint enough that cannot be seen unless the background is uniform and light colored (light grey, light blue) or red. They aren't too noticeable, but once you know where they are you can see them against a light background. Also, they are more noticeable at a distance than up close, and in fact you can barely see them at all (even against a uniform, light background) if you are close to the screen and looking straight at the corner. I would like to know if this is a problem inherent to the LED backlighting system, or just a flaw of my particular TV. I bought it almost a month ago (at El Corte Ingl

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dark spots in corners of Samsung 40" 7020 LED TV
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / July 4, 2009 6:35 AM PDT


We welcome the feedback as well.

You might want to go back to the store and see if the display model has the same screen uniformity issues. Some unevenness may be inherent with any LCD panel, but if this is an obstacle, do what makes you happiest.


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Same issue on 46B8000
by mattc_uk / July 4, 2009 6:05 PM PDT

I'm seeing the same issue on the Samsung 46B8000.. only the darker areas are across the top and bottom of the screen. It's very noticeable on documentaries which pan around light scenes. They're almost like small cones of dimmer light.

Is this a 'feature' ?

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