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Topic # 30076 28-Jan-2009 11:49
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Still getting the red specks sometimes when I turn on my Samsung 40" LCD tv but also find that the initial "chime" it has always made when it is turned on now will frequently repeat three times before the picture comes on?  Anyone have any idea's on this.  I was surprised when I called Samsung the phone help guy asked me to unplug it from the surge protector and plug directly into the wall.  I did and that seemed to stop the multiple "chimes".  He said they don't recommend using a surge protector.  When I questioned him on protecting the TV he said if there was a surge it was covered by the warranty.  Great but what about after the warranty runs out!  I plugged it back into the surge protector for now, I'd rather have three "chimes" and protect my TV.

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  Reply # 192461 28-Jan-2009 12:41
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I would take Samsungs advice and when the warranty runs out and in the small chance it does frizzle with an electricity spike / surge then you can claim under house and contents insurance anyway. We did about four years ago when a car hit a power pole down the road from us and it cooked our 43" rear projection TV, the insurance company paid out full replacement of original purchase price so we stepped up to the latest Plasma at the time, still don't use a surge protector - kinda like a free upgrade it it ever happens again the way the prices for big TV's have come down over the years.

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