I have a two year old Samsung LCD HDTV Model # LN-T4665F that I bought from Amazon.
About a month ago, when I turn on the TV it makes it's usual little 'click' followed by a chime indicating that it's turning on...however, it repeats this process for anywhere between 30 seconds and 3 minutes until the picture actually comes on.
Sometimes, when it finally does turn on there are purple gridmarks (up and down, side to side) on the picture which only go away after powering off and then on again. At which point I have to wait for the picture to appear (again!).
Any thoughts on what I can do to fix it? Who would even repair something like this? I went on Samsung's website and they said the closest repair shop was in Rhode Island...I live in Connecticut which seems like a long ways to drive with a TV in my car.
Help! Thanks a lot.