www.samsungparts.com then we're off to ebay and such places. And yes, all the makers are doing this. I was wondering how long it was going to take till consumers started to have this issue.
I purchased a Samsung DLP rear projection TV (Model HLP 4674WX/XAA) about 5 yrs ago. I recently received an HDMI error message and was unable to display video. A technician told me I needed a new PCB digital board, and when I tried to order the part from Samsung they told me it is no longer available, and they can't tell me when or if it will ever be available.
Has anyone else had this kind of problem with parts going obsolete and out of production this fast? I realize this TV is old by HD technology standards, but come on. A TV that can't be repaired after just 5 years is ridiculous. Any ideas on a way around this? If this is standard operating procedure for this company, it would make me reluctant to buy even a brand new HDTV from them again.