OLED 55E6P dead after 30 days
I've been lurking here for a week now and have really appreciated the feedback and insight that this forum has provided on my new OLED TV. The infamous white flash is what drew me here initially.
Anyway to get to the point, my 55E6P is now an oversized paperweight after just over 30 days of use. Yesterday evening I got around to testing the quality of the 3D using the test jpg provided by a member in a previous post. I'm happy to report that overall I had no significant areas of concern on the panel, and real-world viewing of 3D content produced no crosstalk or ghosting.
Then for the heck of it, because I was curious to see how the process worked, I manually ran the Clear Panel Noise function from the menu. It completed successfully, and the TV automatically powered back on to my Chromecast input. I turned the TV off, left for 6 hours or so that evening, and came back to watch some Netflix, but upon powering on the TV, I was presented with what you see in the attachments below. I get no further than this; no input from the remote or side buttons produces any result. Sometimes the image is steady, most of the time it flickers continuously, and the flicker can be heard from the rear electronics panel.
I've tried practically everything to try and revive this thing, like unplugging power for some hours, unplugging inputs, etc. to no avail. I spoke with LG VIP support (I had opened a case with them on the white flash issue) and they could provide no solution over the phone like a manual way to reset the device.
Thankfully, I am still within my 45 day return policy at Best Buy since I'm an Elite Plus member, so it seems my only course of action is to exchange this thing. A shame, since I've been happy with the panel overall, minus the white flash issue which apparently is wide-spread.
What do you guys think? It could be a coincidence that the issue occurred shortly after running the CPN function manually, and others seem to have had no problems running it, but I will likely never choose to do this again with my replacement. I must say I am concerned this has happened within such a short time of use with only about 120 hours clocked, and I've decided it would be best to fork out extra cash for the extended warranty after all!