Originally Posted by balla01
Don't turn away a H301, I got mine a week ago and it looks great.
That would depend on where you bought it, when it was made and where it shipped from. The sets I returned were all H301's, dated January 2012, shipped from Best Buy's Eastern distribution centre in Mississauga, ON.
Just as a follow-up to my earlier comments, I'm very happy to report that I at last have a defect-free Samsung UN40D6000! I drove to a different Best Buy this time, who were way friendlier and more helpful than the staff at the other location. I picked out a CN02 unit dating from December 2011, tested it out in the store and sure enough, it's fine. As a further warning about the Canadian BB H301's, I had an interesting experience yesterday in the BB where I did the latest exchange, which has further convinced me that some/all of their H301 stock may be defective.
I was standing in front of the UN40D6000 floor model with a Home Theatre associate. He expressed surprise at the amount of trouble I was having with defective Samsungs, stating that there hadn't been any other returns. He went on to say that their floor model, which he said had been on display for close to a year, was without flaw and that BB would never put defective TV's out on the floor because it "looked bad". I stared at the TV for a moment. Same thin gray line, same size, same spot on the display panel. I pointed it out to the HT associate, he looked shocked. I looked on the back of the TV and, sure enough, it was an H301. Which brings to 6 the total number of defective H301 UN40D6000's I've seen at Best Buys.
Originally Posted by MancidRilk
I have a version H302 and am experiencing severe flashlighting in all 4 corners as well as moderate clouding, does anyone know which version or panel is the best to look for in a replacement?
Flashlighting/clouding has been reported with mid-2011 D6000's (check Amazon if you don't believe me), however Samsung seems to have addressed some of those problems through firmware updates. So I would check that you have the latest firmware installed before you decide whether or not to return the set. I will say my own model CN02 set does have some of the same problems but honestly, they're only visible on a solid black screen, which is tolerable for me. Keep in mind, flashlighting on edge-lit LED sets is a fairly widespread phenomenon, and by no means limited only to the D6000.