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Samsung LE40M86BD colour problems

by slumpig / June 24, 2012 5:11 AM PDT

I have a Samsung LCD and the colours have become very block where there should be a gradient. Is this poor signal strength or is there something wrong with the screen?

Also are the freeview turners in these TVs any good?


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Clarification Request
While this appears to be a non-USA set.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 24, 2012 5:18 AM PDT

You need to be very careful about the video sources. I'm seeing this effect on highly compressed video and folk are blaming that on the display.

As a test I hook up my laptop and try a color test.

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picture of the problem
by slumpig / June 24, 2012 5:29 AM PDT
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(NT) So it looks good on the laptop?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 24, 2012 5:33 AM PDT
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(NT) no. also dvds appear to have the same affect.
by slumpig / June 24, 2012 5:35 AM PDT
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Which is why I use a laptop.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 24, 2012 5:39 AM PDT

It sidesteps an issue with some settings on source material. If the display is that bad with the laptop then I have to call for service if a reset doesn't help.

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PS. I can't find the manual.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 24, 2012 5:41 AM PDT

This appears to be a non-USA model so if you want me to look for the reset option, you'll have to supply a link to the product manual if you can't find the reset in the user manual.

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by slumpig / June 24, 2012 5:42 AM PDT

Thanks bob. Have you seen this effect on any LCD screens before?

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Yes and why I do the laptop test.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 24, 2012 5:47 AM PDT
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Given so many causes by the source I carry a netbook with VGA and HDMI just for this test.

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