this being my first post to the forum, hi all, and for the starters thanks very much for the very useful info in this thread. i spent a couple of days reading it thoroughly, and got some great tips and advices. calibration thread for varying samsung models was also very
i have been a very pleased owner of a PS64D8005 samsung for a month, until last sunday. when i was wiping my screen off from dust, i noticed a stuck pixel (or a couple of them) straight in the center viewing area. damned cleaning, shouldn´t ever do it.
anyway, the pixel/pixels aren´t that bad when viewed few meters away (as my normal viewing distance is around 4,5 meters), but just pure knowledge that my beautiful sammy has a slight beauty scratch on her makes me a bit angry, especially since it is a such a new device.
my sam also has a bit of a linebleed, but i have understood that it is quite common in plasmas? although, some of the thread conversators have said that they haven´t seen any linebleed on their devices?
i did a complaint from those issues, truthfully not expecting much, since a stuck pixel and a bit of a linebleed aren´t really that bad after all - especially since i have read other horror stories of peeling, buzzing or what not. mine didn´t have any of those, just the pixels and the linebleed.
well, to my surprise, when i called the maintenance company yesterday they said that my tv is picked up later on to repair. they are probably changing the whole panel on it, since the pixels and linebleed are probably not repairable. as i said, i wasn´t expecting much since i had read many stories from avs forum where the warranty and maintenance has not been covered as it should.
i do not know if it matters where you´re from with the warranty and how it is being handled, but it seems that here in finland the warranty seems to be working quite well, and samsung is taking care of their customers. which is nice, since i have been a samsung customer for quite some time. not a fanboy though, but i do like their products.
well, maybe it´s better to not to start celebrating yet. it´s probably more wise to wait until i get my loved one back from the maintenance, and inspect then if the problems have gone - and especially, have i gotten myself other problems which i have not had yet. although i have not heard here in finland about the peeling issue or the buzzing, it is not to say that it is impossible to get them her also.
well. anyway, thx a lot for the great forum, and for the great info you guys are sharing here for the other fellow sam owners.
edit. the maintenance company just called, and they are picking up my device this evening. only thing that bothers me is the undetaching and repacking the sammy. as you know, it is not the smallest one to be handled. anyway, it is still better to do it and get the panel replaced, than live with those faults for the long period of time which i am planning to enjoy my sam.