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Samsung pn50A650/LN52A750

by Freeman1949 / January 29, 2009 10:40 PM PST

Can anyone tell me if the50" plasma panel is more costly to replace versus the 52" LN Panel.I'm in the process of buying but is having a hard time deciding on which way to go.I understand the plasmas as a 100k lifetime and the LN AS 60K Lifetime.My luck the waranty will be out and thats when mind would go.I plan to use it in a Rec-room with that as a window 7'x 30".Also has Samsung fixed the bezel and the clouding problem on the 2009 tv's.Looking at all the reviews it fustrating on which tv would be the better choice.Any help would be much appreciated.


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Probably not worth worrying about
by clicq / January 30, 2009 3:38 AM PST

Not sure where you got those numbers, but they're probably in hours...

There are 8760 hours in a year (24 * 365). If you had your set on 24 hours a day straight, even 60,000 hours would give you over 6 years of viewing. Of course, you probably won't watch that much TV so...

In any case, I think replacing the panel on either set is going to cost as much as buying a new TV.

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Life Hours...
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / January 30, 2009 9:24 AM PST


Thanks for your patience. I've been in meetings this week.

You are correct regarding the hours (100k/plasma and 60k/LCD), and it's very imporobably that the panel itself will go out. If you're looking at prices, you might want to consider to see what replacement parts cost. You can also call our parts distribution at 800-SAMSUNG and select the menu option for parts.

I hope this helps!


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Life Hours
by Freeman1949 / January 31, 2009 8:24 AM PST
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Thanks for the reply HD Tech.I went and purchased the 52A750 over the plasma.I hope I didn't make the wrong decision.I am using Bell Sat.3100 receiver, I was told by Futureshop staff that I should get good reception, which I understand that it will not be like HD.However I do have the option on returning it if not satisfied. Can you tell me if I will experience clouding or motion blur with this TV.The Tv is going to be used in a basememt room with a window size 8'x 30" do you think I will experience sunlight problems in this type of environment.

Thanks again

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by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / February 1, 2009 4:28 PM PST
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You may receive some HD channels depending on where you place your antenna, and depending on what channels are broadcasting in HD.

The placement of your windows is relatively key. I wouldn't put the television where the screen would be in direct sunlight, or where you'd sit at an agle towards the window with the television as a reflection point. Maybe shades on the window might cut down on some of the issues? It's worth suggesting.

AutoMotion Plus will cut down on any of the motion blur, and that is adjustable - so hopefully, you won't experience that. It also depends on the transmission of the picture signal.

Clouding may or may not occur. If it does, in most cases it can be adjusted out. If not, we can send a repair tech (If that's how it works in Canada - I'm working on understanding Canada's policies, and should have a contact there shortly to assist with my questions for our northern friends), or as you noted, you could exchange it if you do experience it.

Keep me posted!


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Samsung LN52A750
by Freeman1949 / February 5, 2009 10:33 PM PST
In reply to: Life Hours...


I received my LN52A750 and it's just what Ithought I might experience "The smokey pic" effect.I find not only the sports most of the regular channels have this out of focus/blurry effect.I tryed adjust some settings but really didn't acheve very much improvements.Why in the world did they do away with the old CRT they worked fine and had awesome picture quality.Is there a specific set of setings available that may make this TV more pleasant for viewing.I should have went on my only judgement rather than the futureshop staff telling me their would be no problem.


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(NT) samsung lcd
by Freeman1949 / February 7, 2009 3:41 AM PST
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Smokey pic?
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / February 7, 2009 11:45 AM PST
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What is the Smokey Pic Effect? Can you describe the symptoms you're experiencing?


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smokey effect
by Freeman1949 / February 8, 2009 2:08 AM PST
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Thanks very much for the reply.

The smokey effect that i'm experiencing is like the out of focus,lacking crisp image.The writing is sharp with the menu up but very distorted when viewing channels,sports like nascar/hockey is very terrible very hard on the eyes to watch when it like out of fucus.I went on line and got setting from for the samsung LN52A750 and they make even worst.Do you have ant settings pertaing to this set that would be the best viewing settings for this tv.I have set different combitations of settings but still very little improvement.Like I said I don't have HDI. and is aware that it's not going to be like HDI but I was expecting better quality than what I get.I'M using a 3100 Bell Express Vu Reciever, that shouldn't be a problem from what they told me at Futureshop.I also have a Digital feed comming into the house and I don't see much of a change with connected to it.Do you have any suggestions before I try and see if a plasma will be better in my circunstances.

Thanks again for the reply and help.

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