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post #5551 of 5568 Old 08-29-2013, 12:03 PM
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No, I'm in the US. I guess $400 isn't such a great deal after all. Not sure if I should just ride it out with my 46" A860 until it dies and just get one of the models recommended to replace it. So many decisions :-)
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I went into service menu to set up Cal-Night and Cal-Day. I didn't see that option in the service menu. Does the 52A850 model not offer this option within the service menu?
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I don't think so. I know i do use it on my F8000 though.
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Thanks.

I am also using it on my F8000. Just curious if it was available on older models.
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I've had an LN52A860 (with the blue Touch of Color bezel) since September 2008. I don't believe cal day/night was available back then. If it did, my friend, who professionally calibrated it, would certainly have mentioned it. Back then, I was just happy the model didn't show three footballs during a forward pass. smile.gif
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Just got a new 65" Samsung 7150 so I've hung the 52" 850 series on the wall in the bedroom. Had to use the side hdmi 4 until I got some right angle port savers because the wall mount is low profile.

Anyway, tried to reach behind the TV and finagle them in there tonight. I bought 2 so I could connect a TiVo mini and a DVD player. Had a picture and sound for a minute but somehow swapping the longer hdmi cable to port #2 (I think I'm OCD) I lost picture and sound in the two back ports. Didn't try the third because my hands were killing me.

Could I have damaged the ports somehow? I didn't put a lot of pressure on the port savers that I know of. Power cycling didn't help. Might get someone to help me take it off the wall and try again tomorrow.

Btw port #4 was fine.
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Am I the only one still using this tv?

New issue. Having a problem with a Sony bdp-s3200 blu Ray player. I think something weird is going on with my tv resolution or something. On hdmi 1 the 3200 is fine. On hdmi 2, when I first go to the 3200 the top corner of the screen says 720x480. The 3200 will play but a minute or so into whatever I'm playing, it will make this loud screech/crackle sound and go to a blank tv screen saying Mode not Supported. If I'm on hdmi 1 when the 3200 comes on it says 1920x1080 or whatever and everything works. that's why I think it's some weird resolution issue. So, it might be more of a tv issue but I've never had an issue with any other dvd or my panasonic blu ray player.

And I know I can just change the settings in my harmony to use hdmi 1 for blu ray and hdmi 2 for my tivo but it just concerns me why I have to do this.
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Hah, this thread is a real blast from the past! I was posting in it early and often!

I remember this model vividly, it came with either the Red or Blue ToC and was the first true "super thin" LCD model. Funny thing was, it used a traditional CCFL backlight!

I really think it was this exact model that convinced Samsung to stick with the super thin sets and what eventually pushed them towards Edge-Lit LED.

Glad to read that some owners are still using them 7 years later!

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Previous: Sony XBR8, Sony XBR4, Sony WEGA (various)
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Cool

One of the best pictures period and still working. I have a 8000 in the family room but the 850 is in the bedroom.

Looking at the 4000K units but I am little gun shy until the product line for these stabilizes.

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I'm still using the old 52" 850 red ToC too! Still kicking and providing a great picture as our primary TV.

I would love to go for a bigger set but do not want to go down in quality. Ideally I'd love to jump to a 75" set like the 75" 7150 or the new 75" JU7100 but still gun shy. I jumped on the 850 day one and went through the all the initial FW updates, had to have the panel replaced for excessive backlight clouding, and even had the inverters replaced because of IR remote interference. Ever since it's been working like a champ. So, I'm not anxious to go through that again with 4K but it's getting so tempting...

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Had the opportunity to dumpster dive at BB again today and picked up a sweet looking 46A850. Geek Squad guy was even nice enough to box it up for me (in the carton from the new TV he delivered). It has a steady standby light, which blinks once when you use the remote power button but doesn't power up. I haven't pulled it apart yet, but I'm thinking PSU. Is this model prone to capacitor issues?
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Bought a 46A850 back in 2009 and it still looks fantastic today (also had a 750 that was good, but not as good). We moved houses and the viewing distance is now around 16 feet, all OTA amd Netflix/Roku content, in a living room with lots of ambient light... looking for something much bigger, but the picture on ours makes it really hard to think about moving on.
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Had the opportunity to dumpster dive at BB again today and picked up a sweet looking 46A850. Geek Squad guy was even nice enough to box it up for me (in the carton from the new TV he delivered). It has a steady standby light, which blinks once when you use the remote power button but doesn't power up. I haven't pulled it apart yet, but I'm thinking PSU. Is this model prone to capacitor issues?

Well, got this going again - as expected the PSU was bad, and I ordered a replacement from Tri-State Module ($42 plus shipping), but I was a bit bummed to find out that it also appears to have had tab bond problems.

When I first fired it up the vertical lines on the right side of the screen were moderately bad, but they started to disappear with a combination of the set heating up and my massaging towards the corners of it. Now, as you can see, I'm down to just 3 lines of pixels that stubbornly refuse to clear, but I've got some thermal pads coming from off of eBay and I'm rather hoping that I'll be successful in getting the bad tab(s) to seat better if I use them between tab and frame. Well that's the technique anyway, and it's been used with some success on the badcaps.net TV forum.

EDIT: Was not able to fix this one. Could get the screen to clear with the metal frame off, but as soon as I snugged it down the lines would reapear. I left the center screw out of the frame with some success, only to have the same lines reapear once I had the plastic bezel properly installed. I had the TV apart 3-4 times before I somehow managed to crack the LCD. Sigh. So that's another one I can only salvage parts from.
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Wow, so I'm not the only one still using this TV

I have a line like yours but it runs directly down the center of the screen from top to bottom. It started a while ago but it used to disappear after set warmed up so I never bothered with it. Now it seems to stay sometimes and other times it goes after the set warms up.

Any hope for me?
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Wow, so I'm not the only one still using this TV

I have a line like yours but it runs directly down the center of the screen from top to bottom. It started a while ago but it used to disappear after set warmed up so I never bothered with it. Now it seems to stay sometimes and other times it goes after the set warms up.

Any hope for me?
You're not alone my friend, I'm still using my 46 850 and aside the touch of color failure which happened in 09, we haven't had an issue up until last week. Last week the panel turned itself off 1 time durning the evening and I thought it was a fluke, the next morning I turned it on and I had picture for about 10 seconds and it went dead. I did some research and found out about the bad capacitor issues that every Samsung model in the world has apparently so I pulled it apart and found it has three 35v1000uf caps burst and one 25v 470uf. I ordered a new power board on eBay for 59.00 as it was the quickest fix for me during the busy holiday and it got the old 850 going again. I also ordered replacement caps for my OEM board and I'll solder them in so I've got a spare if it happens again.
I'm stuck in the TV dark ages I guess still as this is my bedroom panel and my living room is still running my Pioneer Elite Kuro pro150fd 60 inch. I went to Best Buy on Xmas eve and was looking at the new stuff and I'm unsure if it's just the store lighting, but I think all the new Tv's have really bad glare. I haven't visited AVS much since 08-09 so I need to start doing my homework all over again and so I can upgrade my sets. I still love the picture on my ln46a850 though and since I'm disabled now, it gets most the use compared to my Kuro downstairs.
Im hoping the newer sets don't suffer from the bad cap issues that all the older sets have. I had a vertical line down the right side of my screen after I replaced my main power board but it went away after a few minutes and I hope it doesn't come back!

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Probably a long shot but I figured I'd ask. My 52" tv has a couple of vertical lines and it has this weird double image thing in the bottom right 1/4 of the screen. After about 20 minutes they disappear and the picture is perfect. The lines have been there for years. The double image just started ~2 months ago. I replaced the main power board but that didn't work. I had a hunch it was power related just because when things heat up, it's fine.

Just hate to randomly buy more boards. Anyone have a similar issue or knowledge of what the problem might be?
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I have the exact same issue with the lines but I don't have the double image thing.
I'm eagerly following this to see if someone has a solution.

Glad to see I'm not the only one that is still using this TV. Still looks great too ... of course that is after it heats up
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Well, my 850 is no more. If anyone wants the hdmi board or the power board (I have two), remote(s) or anything else, please PM me. I'm thinking of listing them on ebay but I really don't like ebay. Make me an offer and let me know what you are interested in.
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