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Old 03-27-2017, 02:56 PM
 
Location: plano
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Visited Costco today to get Tv warranty number to call. They suggested I call my provider and suspect its the box not the tv. Easy to blame someone else I suppose. This box worked fine before the TV for years and this is second incident since the new TV. Its easy to change out the box for another one I have but I'm looking for a simple reliable Tv it appears I am the only one who doesn't care about the latest features...I just want one that works where I don't have to go to Costco or check the cable box or buy another tv and pay to have it installed. I promise you this.. it wont be another Samsung from Costco. Although my other TVs are and have worked ok
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Old 03-27-2017, 03:51 PM
 
Location: Sun City West, Arizona
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I bought a new somewhat large flat screen from Samsung last July. 3 times lately the screen has seemed darker than usual, although it didn't last but an hour or so each time. The rest of the time it is perfect. I know it's not the cable box, because when I play a Blu-Ray it has stayed dark for short periods.
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Old 03-27-2017, 09:46 PM
 
Location: Danville, VA
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Most LCD/LED tvs will last a long time. I have an LG that is going on 8 or 9 yrs old as well as a Sony going on 7yrs. electronics nowadays work until they dont. That can be 20yrs or 2 months. It is just the nature of things today. As a rule though they have no moving parts and thus never "wear out".
Yep. I've had my LG LCD/LED TV (model: 32LE5300) since December 2010. Still going strong. Only issue is the paint on some of the remote control buttons are fading, if not gone altogether.
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Old 03-27-2017, 10:13 PM
 
Location: Back in the Mitten. Formerly NC
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I'd be willing to guess that the number of hours they last may be comparable to the older TVs.
Most people have their TV on pretty much all day.
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Old 03-28-2017, 04:04 AM
 
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Visited Costco today to get Tv warranty number to call. They suggested I call my provider and suspect its the box not the tv. Easy to blame someone else I suppose. This box worked fine before the TV for years and this is second incident since the new TV. Its easy to change out the box for another one I have but I'm looking for a simple reliable Tv it appears I am the only one who doesn't care about the latest features...I just want one that works where I don't have to go to Costco or check the cable box or buy another tv and pay to have it installed. I promise you this.. it wont be another Samsung from Costco. Although my other TVs are and have worked ok
Did you purchase a warranty with Square Trade when you purchased the tv at Costco? I believe you have within 90 days of purchasing the tv to get the square trade warranty. Also Costco or Manufacturer covers up to 2 years on your purchase.
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Old 03-28-2017, 11:32 AM
 
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I'd be willing to guess that the number of hours they last may be comparable to the older TVs.
Most people have their TV on pretty much all day.
It's the old "your mileage may vary"

Lots of things can affect it. Parts used, quality of power coming in.. I've had a Phillips LCD for about 8 years or so.. It blew up (power supply) within a month of purchasing it.. Repaired under warranty. Has run great since.

That's the other thing.. Someone has something stop working after a month, they tend to think it's junk.. Bad quality. Not necessarily. The most likely time for something to fail is in the first month or so. Because that's when a defect is going to turn up. Which is also the reason for warranties.
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Old 03-28-2017, 01:56 PM
 
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I have LG that is 5 years old at least. Still works great.
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Old 03-28-2017, 02:05 PM
 
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I've had the same Samsung LCD TV for the past 10 years now with no problems at all. It has also survived countless moves including being stuffed in a POD which was transported from Florida to Colorado.
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Old 03-28-2017, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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I have a Samsung 50" Plasma that I've owned since 2004. I've moved it to 3 different locations, and it's been the main TV I've watched. Still works fine.


They don't even make Plasma anymore.


I'd like a new 4K LCD....but until this one breaks....
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Old 03-29-2017, 10:07 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Sony seems to be the best quality...and stop buying TV's from supermarkets.
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