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Hey guys, someone is selling this TV slightly used. They claim there is a white spot on the screen (see image), I'm wondering what this is, if its fixable and is it worth it to buy this TV at a really significant discount. Any help would be appreciated smile.gif






I know the image quality sucks, but its the only image I'm able to get. Do you think once I receive this item I can claim this under the manufacturer warranty?
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I am not sure...

I assume for video processing...

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Probably not, and the benefits they tout are underwhelming:
The Samsung 4K set has a quad core processor, while its counterpart from LG has only a dual core, so the former has an advantage over its opponent in terms of the responsiveness of the smart TV applications, as well as the faster web browsing and switching between content.
http://4ktvsguide.blogspot.com/

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There are no fewer than three separate processors inside. The first is a familiar X-reality chip that takes care of noise processing. The second chip, the XCA7, handles all the other algorithms – motion smoothness, etc. The third and newest chip, the XCA8-4K is dedicated to upscaling lower-res content to fit the 4K screen.
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Hey guys, someone is selling this TV slightly used. They claim there is a white spot on the screen (see image), I'm wondering what this is, if its fixable and is it worth it to buy this TV at a really significant discount. Any help would be appreciated smile.gif






I know the image quality sucks, but its the only image I'm able to get. Do you think once I receive this item I can claim this under the manufacturer warranty?

 

I am no expert - but doesn't that look more like a reflection from a light in the room...?

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I am no expert - but doesn't that look more like a reflection from a light in the room...?

Yes I thought that too, but when I contacted the seller they said that its a white spot. When I mentioned clouding he had no idea what that meant, but from his description and the photo this doesn't seem to be clouding too me...
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Probably not, and the benefits they tout are underwhelming:
The Samsung 4K set has a quad core processor, while its counterpart from LG has only a dual core, so the former has an advantage over its opponent in terms of the responsiveness of the smart TV applications, as well as the faster web browsing and switching between content.
http://4ktvsguide.blogspot.com/

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There are no fewer than three separate processors inside. The first is a familiar X-reality chip that takes care of noise processing. The second chip, the XCA7, handles all the other algorithms – motion smoothness, etc. The third and newest chip, the XCA8-4K is dedicated to upscaling lower-res content to fit the 4K screen.

 

Oh, if it is only for the smart applications and faster web browsing - I could care less...

 

Thanks!

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What size is the X900? How much are you getting it for?
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Yes I thought that too, but when I contacted the seller they said that its a white spot. When I mentioned clouding he had no idea what that meant, but from his description and the photo this doesn't seem to be clouding too me...
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What size is the X900? How much are you getting it for?

I wouldnt risk it period. but thats me
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Agreed. Cleveland Plasma has been having good prices on them. Probably could even wait a little bit and see another price drop. Not sure how much he is saving on this used one though.
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I wouldnt risk it period. but thats me

 

Wouldn't it be covered under warranty though...?

 

Which, makes it "strange" as to why the person is selling it...

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What size is the X900? How much are you getting it for?

It's an unbelievable deal, under $1500, shipped. I don't mean to be cryptic about the price or the details but I don't want to risk anyone else finding this seller out there.... It's the 65" version, i know it retails for over $4500
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Wouldn't it be covered under warranty though...?

Which, makes it "strange" as to why the person is selling it...

Right, I'm wondering if any screen defects are covered under the manufacturer warranty. I assume the TV is still under its warranty period since its less than 1 yr old.
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Sounds way too good to be true........
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Sounds way too good to be true........

I've bought several TVs from this source in the past few years. Latest is a Samsung UN60FH6003 barebones full back-lit LED, paid $450 shipped to my door. This white spot thing is scaring off my competition on this set and I can get it for a real steal, just wanna find out whether I can get it fixed.
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Ask the seller to send you a photo of the screen with some actual video on it. That way you'll be able to gauge whether or not this is something you can live with in the event it cannot be repaired.
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Tell the seller to pull the warranty and get the set fixed, then you'll agree to pay 2k, once satisfied smile.gif
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Hi guys...I've been reading a lot on this site and in this post on the XBR-65X900A thread. Well I finally pick one up at BB. Now I have a questions I was wondering if you guys can answer. Is it worth it to buy the extended warranty (Best Buy)? I know the 4K models are pretty new, but should I spend the extra couple hundred dollars for warranty that I may not ever use? I just want to get your opinions on this.

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Hi guys...I've been reading a lot on this site and in this post on the XBR-65X900A thread. Well I finally pick one up at BB. Now I have a questions I was wondering if you guys can answer. Is it worth it to buy the extended warranty (Best Buy)? I know the 4K models are pretty new, but should I spend the extra couple hundred dollars for warranty that I may not ever use? I just want to get your opinions on this.

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No...

 

Get the 3 year extended warranty from Costco for $99...

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Don't even try to touch that, they most likely did not buy from a Sony authorized dealer and can not claim it through warranty.

Deals that are too good to be true usually are....
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HDTVAV, Can I go get the warranty at Costco even though I bought it from Best Buy? If so, how?
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HDTVAV, Can I go get the warranty at Costco even though I bought it from Best Buy? If so, how?

 

Yes:

 

Plan must be bought within 60 days of TV purchase. Costco Members may buy plans for new TVs purchased from a Costco warehouse, Costco.com or any authorized US retailer.

 

You also don't have to be a Costco member - but I believe they charge you an extra $20-$30...

 

There is quite a bit of talk that a lot of people who were not members were not charged the extra $20-$30...

 

You would have to look into it.

 

And, wow, it looks like the price went down... it is now only $89.

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Hey guys, someone is selling this TV slightly used. They claim there is a white spot on the screen (see image), I'm wondering what this is, if its fixable and is it worth it to buy this TV at a really significant discount. Any help would be appreciated smile.gif






So this is a take it or leave it deal, I can't have them unbox the TV or take a video of it, I can't get more pictures. If I could get this screen for $1000 is it worth it? Does the manufacturer warranty cover the "white spot"?
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Hey guys, someone is selling this TV slightly used. They claim there is a white spot on the screen (see image), I'm wondering what this is, if its fixable and is it worth it to buy this TV at a really significant discount. Any help would be appreciated smile.gif






So this is a take it or leave it deal, I can't have them unbox the TV or take a video of it, I can't get more pictures. If I could get this screen for $1000 is it worth it? Does the manufacturer warranty cover the "white spot"?

 

The consensus seems to be to stay away - but I get the distinct feeling that is not what you want to hear and that is not what you are inclined to do...

 

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To each their own. I don't see it as fake.

I too love the HFR 3D effect biggrin.gif makes everything feel like you're there on the set, not "fake"
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Rahduke -Why buy a clearly defective set even if that's all you can afford? The fact that the seller is upfront means its apparent. This set has really good PQ and screen uniformity - there is no way you could tolerate that spot since I assume you are looking for inherent panel quality. Even warranty work has its own risk, you could notice something new afterwards and then the round robin begins.

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Nope. I think there are plenty of good 1080p panels at your price range if restricted
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New question - how do you guys clean your polarized 3d passive glasses? I've tried several techniques that work ok, but just ok - I want them back to where they were out of the packaging

Never mind. Microfiber cloth works fine. I should have googled before asking as I usually do smile.gif
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Hey guys, someone is selling this TV slightly used. They claim there is a white spot on the screen (see image), I'm wondering what this is, if its fixable and is it worth it to buy this TV at a really significant discount. Any help would be appreciated smile.gif

I know the image quality sucks, but its the only image I'm able to get. Do you think once I receive this item I can claim this under the manufacturer warranty?
Looks more like damage, if it is, it will not be covered under warranty
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The consensus seems to be to stay away - but I get the distinct feeling that is not what you want to hear and that is not what you are inclined to do...

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UGH everyone here is so reasonable! It's making it very difficult to make a irrational, risky decision!
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To each their own. I don't see it as fake.

I wouldn't say fake either. Some people think its like actually watching actors on a set, a confusing thing to perceive when its all cgi background. I think 3d can be perceived to have better or worse quality, motion and depth based on your own eyes. Some people can't tolerate it at all for long.

Avatar and Gravity packed 3d blu-ray on this set -> Hobbits HFR 3d in the theater -> Hobbits reg 3d on this set -> LOTR extended 2d->3d simulated.
Sorry bout the last one heh but I'm the biggest LoTR fan

Black level for HFR could have been better and I'm not sold on high motion scenes. But Hobbiton was very pleasant as it should be. smile.gif

All opinions only and I think we can all have our own on this one, like active vs passive. If I turn motionflow to 'smooth' while watching 3d it really looks like HFR, if not a perfect comparison and sometimes I like it on.
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UGH everyone here is so reasonable!

Then dont ask here...no one here condones buying "defective" (probably hot) mdse.
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Hot merchandise, huh. Looks like it literally "fell off the truck". But I kid.
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