I just called the 1-800 number, on the Samsung class action suit for the problem with the capacitors. My Samsung LCD 46" (was new in 2008) has alweays hasd this problem if turing on and off by itself. The lawsuit said I get it fixed free by calling. They had othe roptions int he class action, but I miss the deadline for most of those, but the fixes can get gotten until late next year.
Anyways, thye are sending out a technician (early next week) to replace the bad parts free. Apparently there is either some bad capacitors, or bad power supply they wil replace free during this period of time the class action agreement covers.
This is great news! I am so happy to have the problem fixed, and they come to my house to do it..
I have not seen the thread in these forums for the class action that covers these certain models and problems, I wil go look now.
The TV has been really nice. I also use it, (with the HDMI cable from my computer video card) to play combat flight sims and other computer stuff.
Little story on how the TV made my life much better.
I have been sick many years, since serving in the U.S.A.F. and inuuries and illness from active duty. (the Veterans administration is still denying me and making me go through appeals!). But, nevermind for now..
I had a crappy TV up until 2008. I was scheduled for pancreas surgery in early 2008. I had entered a contest for a T.V. about 3 weeks before the surgery (very hard surgery that almost killed me, and was in hospital bed 6 months from complications). I got a call about 3 weeks before the surgery saying a won a 46" LCD TV.
I got it home and went to the hospital, 6 months later, still in a wheelchair and learning to eat and walk again, I got to sit back and watch my favorite shows on the new 46" TV !
But it always had that problem of turing off and on without notice, every few days.
Now it wil be fixed! Free!