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crakarjax's Avatar crakarjax 09:06 AM 01-13-2014
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When I first got my A650, I ran through and did a calibration using my HD DVE (on HD-DVD). I didn't get into the super advanced menus where you can adjust the colors individually, but I got it looking really good doing a basic calibration. I then flipped it to the Cinema "E. Mode", and it looked the same as what I'd arrived at. Since then, I've just been using Cinema mode.

Friends have bought several different sets, and none look as good as my A650. The only thing that has really bothered me is gaming. Since you must use game mode to reduce the input lag, and settings in game mode cannot be adjusted, games just look bad. Games look far better on my old HD CRT than they do on my A650. If only one thing was changed on game mode, I'd want the sharpness turned off and color temp set to warm. Those two things would vastly improve the picture in game mode.

I think that you can reduce lag further by using HDMI2/DVI and renaming it to "PC" fwiw. Has the same drawbacks though. I do believe that sharpness is 0 by default in those modes though, as sharpness control is a processing step that can be eliminated (set to 0) to reduce lag. What console do you game with? I'm wondering if there is a color temp. setting in the console itself?

oryan_dunn's Avatar oryan_dunn 09:46 AM 01-13-2014
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I think that you can reduce lag further by using HDMI2/DVI and renaming it to "PC" fwiw. Has the same drawbacks though. I do believe that sharpness is 0 by default in those modes though, as sharpness control is a processing step that can be eliminated (set to 0) to reduce lag. What console do you game with? I'm wondering if there is a color temp. setting in the console itself?

Right now, the 3 consoles I have connected are a PS2, Xbox 360, and a Wii. All use component (my 360 is a launch model without HDMI). I remember hearing the trick of naming it PC, but that also messed with the picture, but in different ways.
DrunkenTiger's Avatar DrunkenTiger 11:08 PM 01-15-2014

Um, I may have goofed guys, the model we have is the LN46A750R1F XD

Guess I won't be posting in this thread anymore!


theroys88's Avatar theroys88 11:43 AM 02-07-2014
Hey guys,
I have really enjoyed my LN-52A650 since 2008 and last week I noticed a dark blue vertical line about 1/2 inch from the right edge of the panel. The line will fade away in about 20 minutes. Samsung states I need will need a new display and several repair shops hint at a T-Con board replacement. Anyone familiar with this problem? I am afraid that like most things, things will get worse.
srid121's Avatar srid121 08:46 AM 02-08-2014
Hi I have the same issue. Can you please tell me how you fixed the issue.

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Originally Posted by Senor360 View Post

Sorry if this have been posted before, but couldn't find the correct word to describe what is going on with my LN52A650. We've had the set for a few years now without issue. Starting about a month ago, we're seeing this on turning the TV on. It'll last for about 5-7 minutes before screen returning to normal. At first it was happening sporadically, but now it's each time you turn the TV on. It's starting to now happen well after the TV has been on for awhile. If anybody can clue me in on what might be causing this, I'd greatly appreciate it. smile.gif

gjb1124's Avatar gjb1124 06:58 PM 02-08-2014
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Originally Posted by srid121 View Post

Hi I have the same issue. Can you please tell me how you fixed the issue.

I'm having the same issue as Senor360 and srid121.

TV screen will turn black (off) but, I will still have sound. Sometimes it will come back on but I usually power it off then back on.

Any ideas or is it just time for a new TV?

Thanks in advance.
Senor360's Avatar Senor360 07:24 PM 02-09-2014
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Hi I have the same issue. Can you please tell me how you fixed the issue.

I ended up buying a 70" Vizio set. The Samsung was moved to the bedroom, and still does this every so often. It's a crap shoot when it will happen, but at least it does go away after a few minutes. I'm sorry you're having the issue now. Best of luck.
ypatel14's Avatar ypatel14 04:27 PM 02-25-2014
Hi,

I'm hoping someone can point me in the right direction. I own the LN52A650A1FXZA. This week it quit working... There is no picture and no sound, the display lights up ( faint glows).
The problem started after I connected my laptop via HDMI4 and felt a static charge on attaching cable to laptop ( tho' the tv and laptop was NOT turned ON.
I checked power board it checks ok (all voltages printed near connector pins are normal). I believe the problem could be on main board.
It would be very helpful if someone has any input to the problem or they a service manual I could use.
Thanking you in advance.
wtfer's Avatar wtfer 04:55 PM 02-25-2014
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Originally Posted by ypatel14 View Post

Hi,

I'm hoping someone can point me in the right direction. I own the LN52A650A1FXZA. This week it quit working... There is no picture and no sound, the display lights up ( faint glows).
The problem started after I connected my laptop via HDMI4 and felt a static charge on attaching cable to laptop ( tho' the tv and laptop was NOT turned ON.
I checked power board it checks ok (all voltages printed near connector pins are normal). I believe the problem could be on main board.
It would be very helpful if someone has any input to the problem or they a service manual I could use.
Thanking you in advance.

The first post of this thread has info on how to get into the service menu.

If it really is broken & not under warranty, it probably isn't cost effective to pay for repairs.
I think used, these TVs sell from anywhere in the $350-550 range.
DVD Freaky's Avatar DVD Freaky 08:08 PM 02-26-2014
I have a Samsung 6-series 46" LCD. Using the tv's speakers, for now. Everything has been fine till the last few days. I got a new PS3 super slim and suddenly, Blu-Ray dialogue started to be incredibly soft (wasn't an issue with the first PS3 I had). I saw in the PS3 SELECT controller option that the PS3 is outputting 5.1 sound, when I have specifically selected 2-channel Linear PCM sound (44.1 and 48) in the PS3 setup menu. I believe this is why movie dialogue is so incredibly soft.

As it relates to the Samsung, I have found a workaround, though not ideal. When I go into AUTO VOLUME in the Samsung sound settings and select NORMAL, it seems to raise the dialogue level, while keeping the sound effects from blasting me away. It's an artificial way of getting more dialogue, but sad that I have to resort to this.

Anyone else use the Auto Volume to deal with PS3's/Blu-Ray players that output incredibly soft movie dialogue?

Also, today I have exchanged the 3-week-old PS3 superslim for a new one and hopefully it will output only 2-channel Linear PCM to the Samsung and not try to go for 5.1.

A Cox Cable tech 'hot-swapped' HDMI cables on my PS3 and cable box recently and hope this didn't cause my issues. Seems unlikely but who knows. I'm starting fresh now, with the new PS3.
wtfer's Avatar wtfer 03:18 PM 02-27-2014
I had that Auto Volume glitch a few times.
Sometimes the volume will go lower & having to turn off & back on the Auto Volume settings.
DVD Freaky's Avatar DVD Freaky 08:25 PM 02-28-2014
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I had that Auto Volume glitch a few times.
Sometimes the volume will go lower & having to turn off & back on the Auto Volume settings.

Just to be clear, movie dialogue is incredibly soft with Auto Volume OFF. Turning it ON levels things out and seems to raise dialogue volume, though I never had to do this before when my PS3 was outputting 2-channel sound correctly to my tv.

So you're saying you just turned Auto Volume on and off? What did this fix, exactly?
ypatel14's Avatar ypatel14 12:19 PM 03-03-2014
What is the difference between Version - SQ01 and SQ02 of TV model # LN52A650A1F
I am ordering a main board - BN94-01666E instead of BN94-01666P (this is my original board and TV VERSION IS SQ"2)
Both board are comparable according to Google.
wtfer's Avatar wtfer 05:13 PM 03-03-2014
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Originally Posted by ypatel14 View Post

What is the difference between Version - SQ01 and SQ02 of TV model # LN52A650A1F
I am ordering a main board - BN94-01666E instead of BN94-01666P (this is my original board and TV VERSION IS SQ"2)
Both board are comparable according to Google.

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1294904/samsung-panel-version-thread
Otto Hemi's Avatar Otto Hemi 10:50 AM 04-18-2014
Apparently all is not yet lost on the capacitor law suit deal. My '08 vintage LN52A650 just started exhibiting the symptoms. But with a twist; it will come on briefly, then throw up a screenful of vertical bars of various thicknesses and colors (it's actually quite striking!), then shut off. Lather rinse repeat. The last time it did this it required about 15-20 attempts to finally power on and stay on (it started with only one or two power cycles). I've just left it on ever since until I can figure out what to do.

So, I call Samsung and start the process. The first thing I get after transfer was a recorded message saying the lawsuit repairs had expired (as I was aware). I figure I'd give it a shot anyway. I go through another couple of menus, and finally get a live person. She pretty much acted like the first message didn't matter. She said it sounds like a capacitor issue. Only difference is, they're not paying for ALL of the repair. They'll cover parts (capacitors and/or power supply) ONLY. I have to pay for the service call.

I'm waiting now to find out how much that will be and whether I should do it myself.
crimson01's Avatar crimson01 12:00 PM 06-02-2014
I too am having the tearing issue. Has anybody had a Tech or repairman chime in on this? IS it a card or something that can be replaced for a reasonable price? This is the most expensive TV I ever purchased, and for 7 years, between the caps and this, it's not likely I'll buy a Sammy again. I would like it repaired though, lately it takes like 15 minutes, before this goes away.
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Hi I have the same issue. Can you please tell me how you fixed the issue.

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Originally Posted by Senor360 View Post

Sorry if this have been posted before, but couldn't find the correct word to describe what is going on with my LN52A650. We've had the set for a few years now without issue. Starting about a month ago, we're seeing this on turning the TV on. It'll last for about 5-7 minutes before screen returning to normal. At first it was happening sporadically, but now it's each time you turn the TV on. It's starting to now happen well after the TV has been on for awhile. If anybody can clue me in on what might be causing this, I'd greatly appreciate it. smile.gif


kmitche's Avatar kmitche 09:20 AM 07-11-2014
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Originally Posted by Otto Hemi View Post
Apparently all is not yet lost on the capacitor law suit deal. My '08 vintage LN52A650 just started exhibiting the symptoms. But with a twist; it will come on briefly, then throw up a screenful of vertical bars of various thicknesses and colors (it's actually quite striking!), then shut off. Lather rinse repeat. The last time it did this it required about 15-20 attempts to finally power on and stay on (it started with only one or two power cycles). I've just left it on ever since until I can figure out what to do.

So, I call Samsung and start the process. The first thing I get after transfer was a recorded message saying the lawsuit repairs had expired (as I was aware). I figure I'd give it a shot anyway. I go through another couple of menus, and finally get a live person. She pretty much acted like the first message didn't matter. She said it sounds like a capacitor issue. Only difference is, they're not paying for ALL of the repair. They'll cover parts (capacitors and/or power supply) ONLY. I have to pay for the service call.

I'm waiting now to find out how much that will be and whether I should do it myself.

Otto, were you able to get a fix for your TV? My display just started the rebooting dance yesterday. If you decided to have the display repaired, how much did it end up costing?

Thanks

Kent
thebove's Avatar thebove 08:52 PM 07-24-2014
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Originally Posted by Otto Hemi View Post
Apparently all is not yet lost on the capacitor law suit deal. My '08 vintage LN52A650 just started exhibiting the symptoms. But with a twist; it will come on briefly, then throw up a screenful of vertical bars of various thicknesses and colors (it's actually quite striking!), then shut off. Lather rinse repeat. The last time it did this it required about 15-20 attempts to finally power on and stay on (it started with only one or two power cycles). I've just left it on ever since until I can figure out what to do.

So, I call Samsung and start the process. The first thing I get after transfer was a recorded message saying the lawsuit repairs had expired (as I was aware). I figure I'd give it a shot anyway. I go through another couple of menus, and finally get a live person. She pretty much acted like the first message didn't matter. She said it sounds like a capacitor issue. Only difference is, they're not paying for ALL of the repair. They'll cover parts (capacitors and/or power supply) ONLY. I have to pay for the service call.

I'm waiting now to find out how much that will be and whether I should do it myself.
My TV just started doing the same thing 2 days ago with the vertical bars of color and the power off/power on cycling, but mine has yet another different twist. The TV turns on, no problems, no restarting, cycling, clicking, nothing. Every time, it just fires up without hesitating at all. After the TV has been on for a little while though is when the problems start. Specifically, it starts exhibiting any of these behaviors:

1. There is a rapid pair of clicks (within 2-3 seconds of each other). The display shuts off, sound briefly is cut out while it resyncs with my receiver. Picture then comes back and everything is good for a few minutes.

2. Picture will turn in to a solid set of colored vertical bars for 3-6 seconds, then I get the rapid clicks again as described above, and the display power cycles. The bars are almost as if the TV produces the necessary colors for a single horizontal line of the picture, then streaks them down vertically across the entire display, so you get a set of vertical color bars of random thickness that seem to match the color palate of whatever you were watching. It's pretty intriguing visually.

3. Entire picture will begin to flicker and blur, some areas worse then others, but you can still kinda make out what's on the screen. After that goes on for about 5-10 seconds though, I get the clicks and a power cycle again.

4. I'll get a few random vertical white bars running down the screen for a few seconds, then the clicks and a power cycle.

Sometimes #3 and #4 happen at the same time, where portions are blurred/flickering and there are some random white bars running down, and sometimes after either 3 or 4 are happening, the screen gives me the solid colored vertical bars from #2 . It always ends with the clicks and the display power cycling though.

I disassembled the TV this evening to take a look at the problematic capacitors that everyone always talks about, but mine appear to be in great shape. No swelling, no leaking, no corrosion, etc. I was actually kind of bummed out to see that, because after all I've read online, I was sure that when I took the cover off the set, I was going to be staring at some ugly caps and would be on my merry way replacing them. But, since that's not the case (at least on visual inspection), I'm at a total loss now. Anyone have any suggestions?
rockotaco1's Avatar rockotaco1 01:12 PM 08-12-2014
I have a ln52a650a1f tv, and when I turn it on I get 2 vertical pink / purple bars on the left of the screen. They go away after 25-30 minutes though which is weird.

I took apart the tv and cleaned up the boards, looked for any bad caps/etc and found nothing.

When I kinda wiggle all of the flat yellow connectors at the top of the tv (not the 4 flat white ones) the lines will fade in and out. I'm not sure what to do in order to position the yellow flat connectors so that they don't trigger this to happen. Any ideas? Thanks guys.
geeman503's Avatar geeman503 02:00 PM 08-12-2014
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I have a ln52a650a1f tv, and when I turn it on I get 2 vertical pink / purple bars on the left of the screen. They go away after 25-30 minutes though which is weird.

I took apart the tv and cleaned up the boards, looked for any bad caps/etc and found nothing.

When I kinda wiggle all of the flat yellow connectors at the top of the tv (not the 4 flat white ones) the lines will fade in and out. I'm not sure what to do in order to position the yellow flat connectors so that they don't trigger this to happen. Any ideas? Thanks guys.
I have the same symptoms. My take is it is indeed the connectors along the edge. Once the set heats up and expands the lines go away. If there is a solution I'd like to know as well.

I am curious, did you rotate your tv on the stand a lot? I used to and I'm thinking the flexing of the panel when doing this had something to do with the connectors eventually not making good contact.
Sparty1020's Avatar Sparty1020 08:32 AM 08-23-2014
I have a Samsung LN52A650A1FXZA. Earlier this week I ran into the problem where the screen was completely green the second I turned it on and in parts you could faintly see the picture you were supposed to see and even the directv info bar showed up but the screen was totally green. Any idea what this could be? Fixable? And approximately how much would it cost?

Thanks in advance for anyone who can help out!
Sparty1020's Avatar Sparty1020 08:48 AM 08-23-2014
Just to show what is happening...





Thanks guys!


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edraven's Avatar edraven 07:33 PM 09-07-2014
When using OTA antenna for TV viewing, there's no sound when using an optical cable from the LN52A650 to a Vizio SB402 soundbar. An analog hookup will work, and optical from other devices will work. The soundbar will just blink the incompatible audio mode on the led's. I've tried all the audio settings the Samsung has, which aren't many, including turning the speakers off. I suspect the TV is sending 5.1 sound to the soundbar, but I don't see any way to configure it to send PCM/stereo. Any ideas?
merlot's Avatar merlot 06:55 PM 11-12-2014
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I've had my LN52A650 for about a year and a half now, and in the last week or so have started to have issues. A week ago, a thin red line started appearing every time I turn the tv on. Its a vertical line about an inch from the left side edge of the screen. After 20 minutes or so it disappears.
Now, this morning my tv wouldn't start up right away. After a while, it clicked a few times and started up but the clock wasn't set anymore. I reset the clock, but when I started up the tv again, (after it had been off for a while) the same thing happened. The electricity hadn't gone off in the house, so it's not that. Any ideas?....thanks
This is now happening to my LN52A650 as well. First power up I get a red, vertical line on the left side of the panel, about an inch from the edge. It eventually fades away after 20 minutes and the set is fine. Once it fades, if I power off then back on, it's not there. This leads me to believe it's possibly a loose connection and heat expansion makes the connection again. I'm going to try and live with it as long as I can as I really don't want to spend money on a new set. We spent $1800 on a 50" Plasma in 2008, and $1200 for this one a year later (plasma is in the bedroom now) with the intention that they would last us a good 10 years.

Having said that, what would TODAY's equivalent be to the LNxxA650?
geeman503's Avatar geeman503 10:43 PM 11-18-2014
I have the same thing on mine. I was told by the tech who did my capacitors that the connectors for the panel are along the edge. If loose they will exhibit the lines we're seeing. Once the panel warms up the expansion caused by the heat makes the lines go away. Holding on to mine til the end!
merlot's Avatar merlot 06:42 AM 11-19-2014
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I have the same thing on mine. I was told by the tech who did my capacitors that the connectors for the panel are along the edge. If loose they will exhibit the lines we're seeing. Once the panel warms up the expansion caused by the heat makes the lines go away. Holding on to mine til the end!
I have read that too. I'm considering removing the back panel to push all the connections to make sure they are tight. On the other hand, I've read this is the sign the panel is starting to go bad. Luckily, about a day or two after this happened, my wife won a Vizio 500i-B1 at work, so it's waiting in the wings in case the LN completely fails.

If I eventually open it up to do the connectors, I'll post an update here, but as it is, I can live with it. Long live the LN52A650!
geeman503's Avatar geeman503 09:18 AM 11-19-2014
Yes. Not ideal obviously but it goes away. I went through a lot of research to find the LN52A650 and I'm gonna ride it to the end. If you find a solution that normal people can do please post!
gerry54321's Avatar gerry54321 04:24 AM 11-20-2014
I have had this model on my screened porch outside for 10 years or so now, so long I can't remember.

My display has messed up a few times over the years and a good cleaning has brought it back every time.

Unplug and take the back cover off the tv. Only remove the screws with the arrows pointing to them.

You will see where the wires connect to the display. I believe they are called T bars. They look like fingers if you where hanging from the top of a wall.

On mine, because it is outside I get a lot of dirt and pollen that shorts out these leads to each other.

Some good quality contact cleaner and a gental brush and clean and reseat the Tbars and you should be good to go.

You can power up and look at the display with the back cover off, just be carefull what you touch.

This tv has been threw hell out there and just keeps on ticking. Bought it for less than 1/2 price the day Circuit City closed for good.
DangYankee 06:38 PM 11-21-2014
Hey Folks- got a question about my LN52A650 remote control. Today my TV just stopped responding to any commands from it. Put in new batteries to make sure it had juice. When I point the remote at the TV the little red power light on the TV flickers, so it seems to be acting like it's getting the signal. My harmony Universal remote seems to work fine with it. Is it that the remote is just shot? Or could it have somehow stopped talking the same language as the TV?
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