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Samsung is taking us for fools

by abu_cwarky / October 29, 2013 7:25 AM PDT

Long story short :

Wanted a 40" TV for kid's room and started to do some research. I found some good reviews about 40EH5000 from Samsung, price offer was very good so i decided to go ahead. I placed an order online, after 3 days TV was installed in my kid's room. And the problems begun : i noticed some blue ghosting on black fast scenes. I said the product was defective and send it to warranty. The guy there said the TV is working very good there are no problems and sent it back. Meanwhile i did some research on internet and found something veeery disturbing : samsung is using 4 types of panels for the same TV model :

On your remote, Press info-menu-mute-power while the tv is on standby mode.
Look bottom right and don't touch anything.
Search for your model's "inch number", and look at the letter immediately following the "inch number"

P:CMI (chimei)
R:AUO. (au optronics)

Exit with power off on remote.

Example: a certain 40eh5000 owner saw "40(A)6AFOD" after entering the service menu. This means he has a Sammy Panel.
Of course the only good panel is samsung one. I got a Sharp one with blue ghosting problems but i found out that ChiMei and AU Optronics are worse so i should consider myself lucky. Samsung probably sent the good ones for reviews so people would bought and then shipped crap for us.
Are you doing the same with phones, tablets, laptops? I'm just curious because i'll never buy Samsung again.

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