TV Dilemma-to fix or to go new-thoughts requested
To preface, I am definitely not a TV guru. I am coming to the forum that I trust as I know that all of you will give good advice.
Here is my situation. I purchased a Samsung KS8500 (curved) this past weekend. It was open box from a local store and had a great price. I hung it on the wall and powered up. I then noticed a large vertical line-mainly purple that extends all the way from the top to the bottom. It does not go away while the TV is on. It cannot be seen when the TV is off. This was depressing.
Ultimately I think I have 2 options. 1. Get it fixed from Samsung. 2. Return it for a full refund. They have no more in stock so getting another one is not an option.
My question is if it is best to get fixed? As it was greatly discounted, I can't just get a TV of this quality for that price. If fixed, will it be good as new? My other option is to try to come up with a little more cash to get a TV like a Sony X900e or a Vizio M series.
I appreciate all the support.