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LN46A650 Viewing Angle

by ln46a6502008 / December 29, 2008 2:22 AM PST


My LN456A650 from what I seen has a very poor viewing angle. If I sit right in front of the T.V the picture quality is amazing, however, if I sit slightly off center say to the left in line with the bezel the center and right side of the screen gets brighter and same goes for the opposite, sitting to the right in line with the bezel the center and left of the screen gets brighter. I thought with this set the viewing angles were 178/178 degrees? Looking on AVS forums there are others that have this issue as well. If this is the way the LN46A650 is as well as other LCDs why is it advertised with a 178/178 degree viewing angle when you cannot even move your head 12inches to the left or right without the picture changing?

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viewing angle
by amesiaman / December 29, 2008 10:04 AM PST
In reply to: LN46A650 Viewing Angle

check to see what letter you have in back pannel after model#. Letter A or C or S

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Model #
by ln46a6502008 / December 29, 2008 2:08 PM PST
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The panel model is SS04.

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does not apply
by washburn27 / January 4, 2009 2:51 AM PST
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The S, A, C panel switch doesn't apply to 650 series and above, AFAIK.
Only 630 and anything below can have the inferior A and C panels.

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by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / December 29, 2008 2:22 PM PST
In reply to: LN46A650 Viewing Angle

If your panel isn't giving you the proper viewing angles, it may require a service call. It's likely a light or panel issue, in which case, both can be fixed relatively easily.


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poor viewing angle
by md442 / January 3, 2009 6:38 AM PST
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I purchased a Samsung LN22A450C1D about 6 months ago and have had this problem from the beginning. If you are not straight on, eyelevel, the screen darkens to where it is not viewable. I have tried adjusting the picture many times and it hardly helps. I have recently inquired about this and have found it to be a common problem. I even saw this in the stores with this particular tv. Is this a fixable issue and what should I do?

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Viewing angle.
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / January 3, 2009 7:43 AM PST
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If you're experience a poor viewing angle, it may be that the LCD isn't correctly functioning.

I'd give 800-SAMSUNG a call and explain your problem; see if you can get a technician come to fix that remedy. Those units are supposed to have a wide viewing angle, and if you're not happy, we may be able to fix it.


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poor viewing angle solved
by md442 / February 20, 2009 9:07 PM PST
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After I took my LN22A450C1D back to the place where I purchased it, I was told that this particular model was "older technology" and that there was nothing I could do. Unfortunately I believed them. I just purchased it 6 months ago but with a discount because it was an older model - about $600. Now the same model or similar (new) is much less. Since I have no other option but to live with this "older technology", I invested in a wall mount bracket (about 60 bucks). This can swivel in all directions including downward.

I do not know, nor do I care about the fine details of LCD technology, I, like most people, want to watch tv/movies with a nice picture. Today, if I were purchasing a new tv I would have a better one for less money, but I think I solved the problem for 60 bucks not to mention, It looks great on the wall. Now I like that old Samsung.

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