LED TV has many red/blue vertical lines ruining the picture

My 46in Samsung LED TV (UN46B6000VF) has started showing many red and blue vertical lines across the screen. I bought the TV about 18months ago. It happens with all inputs ) satellite, DVD, VCR, USB, etc... I've tried the self calibration to no avail. Any advice to get fixed would be greatly appreciated.

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Sorry But

I'm Sorry to tell you, that your TV needs a visit from a qualified Service engineer.

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Ouch. But this is not a tv repair forum.

That is, you don't find too many here with solder irons and wire strippers.

Let's tackle this another way.

1. Costco? They give you more warranty time.
2. Credit card purchase? Some doubled the warranty.
3. Did you call it in? Maybe it's some model with a bug. Don't ask, won't know!
4. And when you call it in, get that all important transaction number and add that to your next reply.

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Getting service is hard.

Unfortunately, I live in Japan, bought from the Navy Exchange here. samsung says I need to ship back to the states to fix. It seems to me the cost of shipping + cost of repair are probably not worth while.

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Actually that helped with an idea.

That Navy Exchange gives me one more idea. Next time you are in there, tell them about your woes. Maybe they can assist but unless we ask we don't know. It's like that Costco deal. I've noted this a few times and folk remember the place of purchase. There may be some system in place to move the thing back or more. Sorry but I'm not in the know or current with this but worth asking.

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