Originally Posted by turnne1
Possible screen burn solution?
I was trolling through BB today on the way to the gym...
I really need to stop "just looking"
they have a 10% open box coupon that expires today
anyway they had a Samsung 51E8000 marked for $699( no remote and no accessories)....
I asked the salesperson to turn it on...and alas I could see what appeared to be burn in images...faint...of a blu ray menu
This particular store had had a 51E8000 in one of their magnolia rooms for a few months that always seemed to be playing Quantom of Solace....as I looked closer this was indeed the blu ray menu I say on the screen
One of the guys told me to run the scrolling feature for several hours and he thought it would come out.....AND that their protection plan covered burn in. he showed me the warranty booklet where it was spelled out
It still has the factory stickers on it...so it may have spent its whole life in the magnolia display room
Anyway..I bought the TV...is was $579...with the 10% off coupon and $65.00 worth of reward zone credit I had....I added the $150 4 year warranty
I brought it home...set the scrolling...its been on for about an hour....the after image seem unchanged
1. Do the scrolling bars typically make a drastic change if they are say run overnight?
2. Would I be better off( just as good) if i just watched normal television for a few days to see if that changed things?
I am very familiar with this Tv as I have had the 64E8000 for about a year in my main HT room....I actually have an extra remote etc...so i wasn't concerned about the lack of that either
other than the after image the Tv works fine and looks great
if the image doesnt come out in a few days I will cal the Geek Squad and use the warranty
My thought is the only thing they could do is replace the panel. That would be more than what I paid for the Tv. I doubt VERY seriously they would offer me an F8500 replacement TV
More likely a gift card for what i paid for the TV. if that happens...and since I am reward zone silver with a 60 day return policy...I would just return the TV
Honestly though...for what I paid I would be very happy for the burn to come out and me just use the TV
anyone think the burn will come out?..LOL...or that BB will give me an F8500 as a replacement?