Originally Posted by some_guy282
I purchased the 26 inch version of this TV back in June and have been quite pleased with it. However, I began encountering problems with it in November which have led me here...
There are some days the TV isn't used at all, but for the most part I would say it's used for about five or six hours a day on average. In November though, Gears of War came out (the TV is mostly used for Xbox 360) and I found myself playing marathon sessions of Gears for hours on end. One day I was playing the 360 for about 10 - 12 hours straight, and in the wee hours of the morning the brightness level of the screen suddenly went way down on me - to about 50%. It looked like my laptop on low power settings. I was concerned, stopped playing and went to sleep. Next morning the TV (same component input) was fine.
A couple of days later, the same thing happened again only this time after the brighness went down the input went to "NO SIGNAL." I switched the cables to the other component input and it showed perfectly, but at that point I had serious reservations about the quality of the TV, started telling myself the whole "You get what you pay for" mantra, and figured I would have to buy a new TV in the near future. That was back in November, and until two days ago I had no problems with the TV again and started to forget about them. Then a few days ago I found myself playing a little longer than usual again, and both component inputs showed NO SIGNAL. I had to switch the 360 over to composite to continue playing. The next morning, the component inputs were again fine.
I'm planning on calling NIKO tomorrow, but figure there is no harm in sharing my story here and asking some questions. I was wondering, is it possible that the component inputs are over heating from extended use, and then functioning normally again after they cool down? Or is this just an early sign of the inputs dying on me?
OverpricedCables - if you are still watching this thread, did you obtain warranty service for your unit? If not, you should still be within the 1 year warranty period....
Yeah, I hear ya man!
I'm also hearin' other people hollerin' about the same problems with this TV as you are.
We bought ours in May and started having problems in November juss like you did.
I wouldn't be HALF as pissed if the component inputs hadn't suddenly juss DIED on us like that!
When tryin' to use component input #1 or #2, it simply displays a blue screen that says either "NO SIGNAL" or "OUT OF RANGE".
We've tried pullin' all the cables out, turnin' the power off and everythin', (and you know what pain that can be) but to NO avail.
You actually had some luck with yers there cuz yer component inputs actually came back to life the next mornin'.
But the component inputs on our set are just fuggin' dead... FUGGIN' DEAD!!!
Look, I'm not even gonna mess around with this cheap POS no more.
Sendin' the TV back is juss a pain in the arse, and it's costly too.
And I doubt Niko would git ANYTHIN' fixed for us anytime soon.
Hell, I didn't even git my $100 rebate back like they promised; juss because I had it shipped to my friend's office address.
Even if we could git it fixed, HELL KNOWS what else might go kaput in yet another 6 months?
My only theory as to why it broke is prolly becuz we were usin' lots and lots of different hi-end cables and this TV simply couldn't handle it.
A good TV ain't supposed to juss break like that from normal everyday use.
This is CHEAP build quality, so I can't recommend it.