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I just bought a New LG 50PG60 50" Plasma and noticed a thin vertical red line going down the screen Today (second Day of Ownership).


It went away and the TV is playing fine now :hmm:


Should I bring it back and exchange it for another one?


Is thier something better I can get instead? I paid $1500 usd for the TV.

The sound is amazing but not to thrilled about the design and some of the dislpay features it lacks, and the always on blue LED in front.


Maybe this is a sign to go with another brand or wait till the new stuff comes out this summer.?? :hmm:



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Where is the line located? Which Aspect Ratio are you using? It could be as simple as overscan. You can get rid of it by switching to 16:9.
 

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Describe the line a little more. Turn on whitewash and see if there are any other problems with the panel.


I have this TV. Based on my experience, it is a very good set. Other than the front light always being on (never bothered me), what features does this TV lack? It's pretty much as full featured as they come.


You will not find another TV with the same features for $1500 as that is a great price. If you are willing to pay more and are convinced that you want a different TV then I would recommend the comparable Panasonic 50pz800U which on sale currently and is listed for $1750 at Amazon.com.


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Thanks for the suggestions! I will run some tests with them.

The line went away about an hour after I saw it the same day and I haven't seen it since.


It was a thin red line on the right side of the screen from top to bottom, sorta like stuck red pixels.


I have been testing the TV all day today and it hasn't come back, but I will do some test with you guys suggestions.



Vythiel,

They could have put a couple extra "Aspect Ratio" zoom options is all.

I'll get used to it I guess. They could of also gave you an option to swithch the background color from gray to black while viewing in 4:3. Other than that the LG is great.



I got 3 year warranty on the TV for $20 usd so I cant be mad.

I was just wanting to know if this may have been a major problem or not so I can utilize the free pickup and delivery service within the return policy grace period.
 

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To be safe, I recommend that you display full-screen plain color images and see if there are any artifacts on the screen. Sometimes a problem will not be obvious on several background colors and then show up on a specific one. There are few ways to do this. The first is to get the break-in DVD and run through it. It is meant to break-in a plasma television and will take time to go through all the colors, so that can be kind of slow. The second way is to get the break-in images (at the same web page) and place them on a USB stick. I believe this TV can read images from a USB drive, however I have not tried it. Finally, you could hook up the TV to your computer/laptop and run an application called Dead Pixel Tester . It will let you cycle through the primary colors as well as black and white.


If nothing is apparent, then it is possible that you were seeing a part of the screen that was not supposed to be visible from the source that the TV was displaying. This can happen if you set the TV to "Just Scan" while watching certain channels and has nothing to do with the set itself.


Let us know how things turn out.
 

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Samsung hp-r4252 has thin black horizontal line across the screen that pulses. I have not used this plasma tv this much for it to dead already. What is wrong? Can it be fix w/o service call? A reply would be very helpful.
 
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