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I just bought the Samsung LN52B610 because I needed a second tv for my basement and didn't want to spend too much. The tv is great, but I'm just wondering if it's better then my other tv (which I paid like 3 times more for). I have the Sharp LC-52D92U (which does have some banding).


Which one do you think is better for gaming and watching movies on?


Also wanted to know, when I bought my Sharp, I got the 5 year warranty on it. It's going to be 3 years soon, do you think they would replace my tv with a newer one because of the Banding?


Thanks in advance.
 

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I just bought the Samsung LN52B610 because I needed a second tv for my basement and didn't want to spend too much. The tv is great, but I'm just wondering if it's better then my other tv (which I paid like 3 times more for). I have the Sharp LC-52D92U (which does have some banding).


Which one do you think is better for gaming and watching movies on?


Also wanted to know, when I bought my Sharp, I got the 5 year warranty on it. It's going to be 3 years soon, do you think they would replace my tv with a newer one because of the Banding?


Thanks in advance.

Others will address your questions about gaming and movies.


As far as getting Sharp to replace your 3 year old TV that is 99% probability NOT DEFECTIVE, I think that's a very long shot at best. I think the banding has been there since you bought it and I think Sharp would realize that.


If I was in your position, I probably would NOT ask Sharp about a replacement due to banding. I think I would save up all their good will in case your TV develops a real defect.

On the other hand, I'm not sure you have much if anything to lose by asking very politely, and thanking them regardless of what they say. A lot ot times they keep records of such requests and you don't want to look like you just now decided to complain about something that has been there the whole time you have owned the TV.


I hope this makes sense to you.
 

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Others will address your questions about gaming and movies.


As far as getting Sharp to replace your 3 year old TV that is 99% probability NOT DEFECTIVE, I think that's a very long shot at best. I think the banding has been there since you bought it and I think Sharp would realize that.


If I was in your position, I probably would NOT ask Sharp about a replacement due to banding. I think I would save up all their good will in case your TV develops a real defect.

On the other hand, I'm not sure you have much if anything to lose by asking very politely, and thanking them regardless of what they say. A lot ot times they keep records of such requests and you don't want to look like you just now decided to complain about something that has been there the whole time you have owned the TV.


I hope this makes sense to you.

I know the Banding has been there since the beginning, but Banding is only something you notice if you know what to look for. Like my gf has no idea that there's banding, and I'm not going to show her otherwise she won't be able to stop looking at it. Only after doing research, did I figure out what banding was and only then did it become noticeable to me. I can always try telling them that I just got a blu-ray player and now I started to notice the problem.


I'm pretty sure when the salesman was selling me the warranty he said that if the picture quality begins to degrade, then they will repair it.
 

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The Samsung would be great for movies. If the Sharp is one of the models with low input lag, it would be better for gaming.
 

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I know the Banding has been there since the beginning, but Banding is only something you notice if you know what to look for. Like my gf has no idea that there's banding, and I'm not going to show her otherwise she won't be able to stop looking at it. Only after doing research, did I figure out what banding was and only then did it become noticeable to me. I can always try telling them that I just got a blu-ray player and now I started to notice the problem.


I'm pretty sure when the salesman was selling me the warranty he said that if the picture quality begins to degrade, then they will repair it.

But if you start playing games with them like with BluRay you are being somewhat deceptive. It reminds me of someone who watched a TV in the Original Aspect Ratio for 3 years and then noticed some burn-in and wants the company to replace the set.


Seems to me you would have to make a good case that the TV has a design defect, as warranties cover defects in materials and workmanship, but companies have been known to pay if you can make a really good case that there is a design defect.


Good idea not saying anything to your gf. If you keep the TV you should try to just ignore the banding. Typically you don't see it in most scenes. But again, you probably have little if anything to lose by asking politely, IMHO.
 

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Originally Posted by Cage123 /forum/post/18243570


I know the Banding has been there since the beginning, but Banding is only something you notice if you know what to look for. Like my gf has no idea that there's banding, and I'm not going to show her otherwise she won't be able to stop looking at it. Only after doing research, did I figure out what banding was and only then did it become noticeable to me. I can always try telling them that I just got a blu-ray player and now I started to notice the problem.


I'm pretty sure when the salesman was selling me the warranty he said that if the picture quality begins to degrade, then they will repair it.

It occurred to me that if you call and tell them you just got a bluray player and now started to notice the problem, they may tell you that it must be the BluRay player (since in all likelihood you watched movies on your TV at times over the last 3 years).


Just some more food for thought.
 
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