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Samsung LE-40R73BD

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      13.05.2009 15:33
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      Excellent TV - No problems so far

      Had this TV for a couple of years now and was my first LCD TV. So far no problems whatsoever, although it only has one HDMI socket it has a number of different connection types, optical in, 2 scarts socket one which is RGB. The picture via HDMI, scart and free view. The free view digital tuner is great, sometimes there is a slight delay when changing programs but not that bad. The composite connections on the side of the TV are good for connecting your digital camera or video camera. Although the prices of LCD TV's have come down I have no plans to upgrade yet as this is still performing very well. Although it is only 1080i and not P it still produces a very clear and crisp picture, have attached my blu ray player and am very happy with the results.

      Even though this set is a over 2 years old it is still excellent in my opinion


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        22.03.2009 18:08
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        A good TV when it works, after 2years you may experience problems.

        We bought this TV about 2 years ago from curry's for around £1150 (which we slightly haggled on the price with the salesman.) Included in the price was the TV (obviously), DVD player and a very nice looking TV stand.

        We were very happy with our purchase and the other week I remember thinking, its still going strong, which is great. Until when we tried to turn the TV on it just kept clicking, turning on and off (without any picture coming up.)
        Every day we would try turning it on and every day it just clicked on and off for even longer periods of time, for 2hours one day and that was it we knew the TV was knackered.

        Now this is the bad point about Samsung, the fault that I have just explained above is a well known fault with Samsung TV's and Samsung know this themselves yet they still make their TV's knowing this and generally don't really care, this fault is known to occur after around 2 years of using the TV.

        There are two options if this happens to your TV, either send it back to Samsung to be repaired for the princely sum of £150, remember they know of this fault and this is probably just another one of their ways to make even more money out of us.
        The other option is to fix it yourself for £1.50, yes that's correct and not a mistake £1.50 so how can Samsung charge so much for a £1.50 fault? Daylight robbery I would say.

        Here is the forum we used to find out how to fix our Samsung TV: http://www.howtomendit.com/answers.php?id=190198

        Only try to fix your own TV if you are confident enough to do so, if not possibly find someone else who is, as you could end up damaging your TV beyond repair.

        Our TV is now working perfectly like the day we bought it, no more clicking, it turns straight on. It has been a few months now and if it happens again we know it is only going to cost us £1.50 to mend (which should be in about another 2 years or so.)

        Apart from this known fault, I really like the Samsung TV, it's stylish and it all fits well together.

        The picture quality is very good on this TV, never had a problem with the picture quality, the sound is also good but because i am used to hearing everything from the surround sound, when this is turned off the TV does seem quiet.
        This TV is also HD ready.

        If you are experiencing the same fault with you Samsung, I hope you find this review useful.


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