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There goes the red channel... psc587000 plasma woes.

by dayvb / October 22, 2011 8:17 AM PDT

Hi all,

So i'm pretty sure i know the answer to this already but...

Last night as we were watching TV all of a sudden all the reds dissapeared from the screen leaving us with a wonderful bluey green image. I've tried pretty much everything (outside of opening the tv and fiddling around with the hardware) but to no avail, it appears the red channel is well and truly gone.

Now this is certainly not the first issue i've had with this screen, i've had repair guys out no less than FOUR times in the year since I bought it to fix problems that have never actually been fixed but now i'm about a month out of the original warranty. Whilst I was told that the warranty would be extended (because one of the guys replaced the entire panel) I'm looking around and I don't seem to have it in writing.

I've had an absolutely terrible experience with samsung support up to this stage (the two exceptions being hdtech on this site who has always been patient and polite and the first person i spoke to on the phone at samsung oz who was also very polite and helpful), i'm pretty sure they were just stalling fixing or replacing anything until my warranty ran out. I'm really worried now they're going to try to get out of fixing this problem under warranty as all the other problems i've reported I still have, nothing has been fixed.

Has anyone else had this colour issue? Is there something really simple I should try before having to deal with support?

Thanks for any advice,


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Other ways to get support.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 22, 2011 8:25 AM PDT

You have your current way as well as this monday using the top post labeled "SERVICE ISSUES."

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thanks Bob,
by dayvb / October 22, 2011 8:34 AM PDT

Yep the service issues thread send you to a US facebook support site, not so much use for me unfortunately Sad

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This is why
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 22, 2011 8:35 AM PDT
In reply to: thanks Bob,

Members need to post the country at least. If you had written Canada, England my answers change.

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thanks again,
by dayvb / October 22, 2011 10:03 AM PDT
In reply to: This is why

i will remember that for next time and put samsung oz up the top instead of in the body of the question.

However I thought i made it sort of clear that I came here specifically to AVOID dealing with samsung support as i've had such a terrible experience so far.

I was simply asking other members of this forum if they had had the same problem as me and if they had a quick solution. It is sunday now and the Rugby world cup is on tonight and I can't use my $3000 tv to watch it, if there was a quick fix someone had it would have been nice to hear about it otherwise i will of course be contacting samsung support tomorrow when I will no doubt find that I have to miss more work to wait at home for six hours to fix a television.

Anyway if anyone else has had this problem it'd be great if you could let me know of your experience.



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OK. Now that it's Oz.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 22, 2011 10:08 AM PDT
In reply to: thanks again,

Reply to your top post with the Transaction Number and when the Ambassador comes around hope they can forward it to those that can help in your country. It's not a sure thing but I've seen it happen.

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ok cool
by dayvb / October 22, 2011 10:15 AM PDT
In reply to: OK. Now that it's Oz.

thanks Bob, will do.

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now it's just worse
by dayvb / October 29, 2011 10:26 AM PDT

This is about a samsung product in Australia.

Claim/Job no 22393 (ps58c7000yfxxy)

So the repair guy from samsung came out yesterday and installed a new motherboard into the screen. This fixed the red channel issue and we were happy and so he left.

There are now two brand new major issues with the tv.

1: There is now a nearly 8 second delay between changing the channel and the audio starting for the new channel.

2: Even worse the 3d functionality has stopped working completely.

I can't begin to explain how frustrating this is. It seems at every turn something with this tv has come back to bite us. I sat down this morning to play some games in 3d (on xbox) and lo and behold nothing works. The ps3 now won't even recognise that the tv has 3d functionality (3dbluray) and even the 2D-3D conversion system doesn't work. It is not the glasses, all five pairs show the same issue, and you can see the 3d is not working simply enough by just looking at the screen. I've upgraded to the latest firmware again for the new motherboard and still no change.

I'm at my wits end with this screen. I don't know what the chances of this are but if anyone can pass this up to samsung to get it escalated here in australia I would really appreciate it.


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by dayvb / October 29, 2011 10:44 AM PDT
In reply to: now it's just worse

i think the relevant job number might be - 4121691722

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by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / October 31, 2011 10:45 AM PDT
In reply to: actually

dayvb -

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