Originally Posted by Jane32XBR /forum/post/18218028
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???
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.
Originally Posted by frito /forum/post/18219440
no not all TV's do it
in the past month i've bought 3 TVs
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.
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 electronici 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.
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
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.
Originally Posted by lamonsasa /forum/post/18219736
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 smellAnyone 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?
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!!!
Originally Posted by lamonsasa /forum/post/18221036
its a smell of a NEW ELECTRONIC
Originally Posted by Mike999 /forum/post/18221196
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.
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.
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 smellcheers.