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My new 47" LCD Vizion VL470 smells up a large room when it's on. It's been on 3 days, about 5 hours per day. Is this a normal break in odor ? Or should I be anticipating something else before the 30 day return policy ends???
 

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My new 47" LCD Vizion VL470 smells up a large room when it's on. It's been on 3 days, about 5 hours per day. Is this a normal break in odor ? Or should I be anticipating something else before the 30 day return policy ends???

Uh, that's definitely NOT normal. You need to take it back and quick. Hopefully, you have it in a non-combustible area.


I assume you meant Vizio and not Vizion.
 

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how much does it smell?


this is sort of normal, Sony LCD TV's do it when brand new. my 32XBR6 did it for the first week i had it


smelled like burning electronics


I recently also went to my local Fry's to see if they had any new TV models and sure enough they got a few of the Sony and Samsung sets and i could smell the same thing there as long as i was within 10 feet of one of the Sony's


its normal. it will go away in about a week and as long as its not smoking you got nothing to worry about.
 

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these replies are a joke right? dude that smell is normal, all tvs do that, that guy above wants you to return the tv because he wants you to have a bad time obviously and he seems to enjoy that,


all new tvs have that smell for a week or even 2 weeks.
 

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Originally Posted by lamonsasa /forum/post/18219406


these replies are a joke right? dude that smell is normal, all tvs do that, that guy above wants you to return the tv because he wants you to have a bad time obviously and he seems to enjoy that,


all new tvs have that smell for a week or even 2 weeks.

no not all TV's do it


in the past month i've bought 3 TVs


Toshiba LCD


Panasonic LCD and a plasma


never got the smell with any of them.



it is common on some brands though, Sony is one of them for sure.
 

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no not all TV's do it


in the past month i've bought 3 TVs


Toshiba LCD


Panasonic LCD and a plasma


never got the smell with any of them.



it is common on some brands though, Sony is one of them for sure.

All samsungs i bought and the one sony i have did this for a week or two, its a smell of a brand new electronic
i dont know why it does it but i think its the components burning in



I see above though how the guy was telling the OP to return his tv and that its defective , hes an A hole trying to make people's lifes miserable for no reason, i reported him aswell.
 

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Originally Posted by lamonsasa /forum/post/18219718


All samsungs i bought and the one sony i have did this for a week or two, its a smell of a brand new electronic
i dont know why it does it but i think its the components burning in



I see above though how the guy was telling the OP to return his tv and that its defective , hes an A hole trying to make people's lifes miserable for no reason, i reported him aswell.

While i agree with you in that they are incorrect in their statements, i'm pretty sure it has to do with them not having experienced this before rather than trying to be an A-hole
 

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Originally Posted by frito /forum/post/18219726


While i agree with you in that they are incorrect in their statements, i'm pretty sure it has to do with them not having experienced this before rather than trying to be an A-hole


well either way why would he tell the guy to return his TV (trust me, he knows its a HASSLE to return a big 47 inch tv) and he was leaning on that fact to try and make the OP feel bad,


im telling you, if not a tv, anyone in the world must have bought some kind of an electronic that smelled when they just got it and turned it on, i call it a brand new electronic smell
Anyone should know this



"There is something wrong with the TV return replace it berfore is starts a fire" , does that sound like someone that doesnt want you to feel bad?
 

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yes and no, many people do not buy tons of electronics


the smell i'm fairly sure comes from certain types of circuit board coatings that they apply to protect the connections from shorting out due to moisture, the type of coating determines if it smells this way and many electronics do not use the type that produce this smell when new but conversely many also due but the smell is often not to the extent you get with some of these new TV's


regardless the 2 people who posted that he should return the TV due to the smell said that based on their own experience *as everyone does around here* and they should not be punished for not experiencing it or knowing that it can be a completely normal thing for brand new electronics and is harmless to my knowledge and will definitely go away in a week or two at most.
 

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Originally Posted by frito /forum/post/18220310


yes and no, many people do not buy tons of electronics


the smell i'm fairly sure comes from certain types of circuit board coatings that they apply to protect the connections from shorting out due to moisture, the type of coating determines if it smells this way and many electronics do not use the type that produce this smell when new but conversely many also due but the smell is often not to the extent you get with some of these new TV's


regardless the 2 people who posted that he should return the TV due to the smell said that based on their own experience *as everyone does around here* and they should not be punished for not experiencing it or knowing that it can be a completely normal thing for brand new electronics and is harmless to my knowledge and will definitely go away in a week or two at most.

OK, I don't know which one of us is the "A-Hole" referred to above, but this particular "A-Hole" was trying to give valid advice. I'm sorry you got the wrong message, but as one who has only bought two LCDs in the past two years, neither one of which smelled during the break-in period, I'm a bit offended that you think I was trying to be a smart-ass.


As frito said, I was speaking from my own experiences and anyone who tried to make more out of it than it was is completely wrong.


I will accept your apology at any time.
 

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well either way why would he tell the guy to return his TV (trust me, he knows its a HASSLE to return a big 47 inch tv) and he was leaning on that fact to try and make the OP feel bad,


im telling you, if not a tv, anyone in the world must have bought some kind of an electronic that smelled when they just got it and turned it on, i call it a brand new electronic smell
Anyone should know this



"There is something wrong with the TV return replace it berfore is starts a fire" , does that sound like someone that doesnt want you to feel bad?

OK, two things...


1. I have a van so returning a 47" TV would be no hassle at all for me.


2. I'd rather err on the side of caution than say it's normal since no matter what you say, I have never experienced the break-in smell of new electronics whether it's TVs, receivers, BR players, or whatever.


Sorry if you were offended. I was NOT trying to make the OP feel bad!!!
 

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Originally Posted by BoilerJim /forum/post/18220636


OK, two things...


1. I have a van so returning a 47" TV would be no hassle at all for me.


2. I'd rather err on the side of caution than say it's normal since no matter what you say, I have never experienced the break-in smell of new electronics whether it's TVs, receivers, BR players, or whatever.


Sorry if you were offended. I was NOT trying to make the OP feel bad!!!

i was not talking to you, i was talkin to walford. and returning a tv is a hassle, not everyone has a van you know, some people need to CARRY the box to the store or take it to UPS or fedex to ship it back depending on the scenario .. its not easy, trust me, i returned a 46 incher to pc richards 3 years ago, oh boy..


im not sure how you didnt smell though, any electronic almost has that smell, my imac, iphone , what not..
its a smell of a NEW ELECTRONIC
 

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Originally Posted by lamonsasa /forum/post/18221036


its a smell of a NEW ELECTRONIC

You're right. Any new electronics hardware is going to smell, and based on my experience with a number of Samsung units over the past few months, the odor that emerges from an LCD TV can smell like burning plastic.


It's sort of ridiculous that BoilerJim criticizes me for returning TVs due to PQ issues, but now advises someone to return a TV simply due to its odor.
 

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You're right. Any new electronics hardware is going to smell, and based on my experience with a number of Samsung units over the past few months, the odor that emerges from an LCD TV can smell like burning plastic.


It's sort of ridiculous that BoilerJim criticizes me for returning TVs due to PQ issues, but now advises someone to return a TV simply due to its odor.

A burning smell could be a safety issue. That's all I was trying to say.


I still contend that any TV that "smells up a large room when it's on" is not normal. Sorry to have offended anyone.


I'll save my continuing thoughts regarding those who constantly return one TV after another, after another, after another, after another (especially of the same brand) for a different Thread and a different time.


Have a great afternoon; I'm going to watch some basketball.
 

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Originally Posted by BoilerJim /forum/post/18221478


A burning smell could be a safety issue. That's all I was trying to say.


I still contend that any TV that "smells up a large room when it's on" is not normal. Sorry to have offended anyone.


I'll save my continuing thoughts regarding those who constantly return one TV after another, after another, after another, after another (especially of the same brand) for a different Thread and a different time.


Have a great afternoon; I'm going to watch some basketball.

the OP never said its a burning smell, he said that it just smelled, which is for sure what i always expirience with the sammy tvs, its a scent that i cant describe.. i actually like that smell
cheers.



Btw mike returned his sets because they were defective.


Mike, did you manage to check what Panel the 37 C550s come with? i saw in the other thread you found out all the 40 C550s had the C panel in your town.
 

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Originally Posted by lamonsasa /forum/post/18221491


the OP never said its a burning smell, he said that it just smelled, which is for sure what i always expirience with the sammy tvs, its a scent that i cant describe.. i actually like that smell
cheers.

Not to beat a dead horse (well, maybe I am), but I'm guessing the TV doesn't smell when it's turned off and just sitting on the stand or in the entertainment center. Sooooo... If it smells only when it's on, it's just a wild guess that the electricty used to power the TV emits heat which creates some sort of "burning" smell.


Again, I'm sorry that I may have caused the OP any unnecessary concern.
 
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