Originally posted by rmostad
The problem with this analysis is that the Samsung DLP owners on this forum are not a random sample of all Samsung DLP owners. I would imagine that many owners here where drawn by problems with their Samsung DLP TV. The vast majority of owners who have never had a problem with there set are not here. Add to the problem that after the topic appeared it would bring, by way of search engines, owners with the problem to the forum like moths to a lamp...
Yes, you are right. But I look at people like pspun as an example. There are certain members here whose posts I was reading before they got a 437/507/617, and then after they got the TV they eventually came down with a case of the 3 Blinking Lights. This is a group of people that didn't come here because of a problem. From my observations reading posts of these people, it sure seems like it's more than 1% that have had this problem.
Even if you take the 200 or whatever TVA PowerBuy sets, I think you'll find quite a bit more than 2 people have had the problem, and this is just a few months after getting the product. That would actually be a good poll, who on the PB has had this problem. There you have a sample of 200+ people who weren't drawn here by problems with their Samsung DLP TV. The poll in this thread really isn't accurate because it started so long ago, and some answers (like pspun's) have changed.