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Samsung 52LB610 people look stretched horizontaly

by cbemis / February 21, 2010 1:43 AM PST

Just got a new Samsung LCD HD TV, series 6, 52LB610 from Costco yesterday. We have Dish TV. My husband got it hooked up fine last night and Dish is coming in 2 days to hook up the HD service. So we are basically watching it as a regualr TV for now.

I have noticed an occasional flicker in the lower left of the screen. But more importantly, if you are sitting directly in front of the TV, approximately 6 - 10 feet away, the people's bodies seemed stretched horizontally to the point where everyone seems fat, or has a big but. It was particularly noticeable in the Olympics, but we could also see it in dvr recorded videos on people we knew to be thinner. When viewing from the right, off center, people seem to be more like I've seen them on our old TV. We also put a DVD into our blu ray player - an old movie - and the result was the same.

This is our first flat screen TV, so we are novices. Is there a setting that can be changed to make people appear to look more normal? And is there a way to fix the flicker in the lower left hand corner? We bought it a Costco and have 60 days to return it.

Thanks

Casey Bemis

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