Originally Posted by W215LB
I have been a reader of this forum for many years this is my first post.
I will try to make this as short as I can, I bought a Samsung PN51D550 a few months ago and noticed a problem from the get go. I will skip all the troubles that I went through with Samsung but my picture looks great as long as there are no people in the picture, all the people look like they are cartoons, the skin tone is all the same. I just wanted to know if anyone else is having the same problem. Samsung sent out a person to fix it but it was doing the same thing. That is a whole other story
I have a play station 3 and HD Direct TV it also does it through them, also over the antenna would love any input on this problem.
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Were you ever able to get this resolved? My 51D550 operated wonderfully for the first couple of months. No buzzing. No brightness pops.
Then when we turned it on a couple of days ago it was horrible. People looked especially bad. They all looked like they have a rash. In addition, every scene looks like it was shot during a lightning storm. Brightness levels go up and down every one to five seconds. We have a channel that shows only various types of still scenes, like landscapes, cityscapes, still life, etc. Every one of those looks likes there is a lightning storm going on.
The affects every input. We only have a PVR and DVD player hooked up, but I tried it with a USB stick as well. It even is apparent when the Samsung logo shows during startup.
I checked the settings. They are all the same as previously, based on frankthetoad's settings.
I have unplugged everything and plugged back in again. I have reset everything using the Plug and Play in the TV menu and redone the settings. I have installed the 1018.5 firmware.
I'm afraid there is going to be nothing that I can do and that Samsung may have to come out to deal with it. In the meantime, it is unwatchable.