Originally Posted by jerkylips
I called Samsung after I posted this. The "tech" took me through a couple things, including a picture test in the menu system. Because I couldn't recreate, he claimed that I probably had a bad hdmi cable. Since then, it happened one more time. Knowing what I knew after that call, I didn't turn it off or unplug it, but disconnected all connections to the tv (except power, of course), and the problem didn't go away. Once I turned it off & back on, it went away. I did register the tv so I have about 4 more months of warranty, and I was able to show that it's not a cable so hopefully I won't get too much grief from them..
Not sure if anyone still look at this thread..hopefully so. Regarding my OLD post above... I had this issue with my tv back in 2010, before it was out of warranty. It happened very rarely for a long time, but now is happening more like once a week. I see now that my quote doesn't include the original issue. Out of the blue, the tv will flash back & forth between the picture, and static. When it does this, the entire picture looks pink/purple. When I unplug, leave sit for a couple minutes, then turn back on, it's fine.
I know that this tv is WAY out of warranty, but I'm wondering, because I did report the issue and open a ticket while it was under warranty, will Samsung do anything for me on this?