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    I'm looking forward to mine doing that so I can justifiably get a new one. We went to Italy for three weeks and it was the only thing I left plugged in, hoping for a shot of lightning to cook it.


    It didn't work.

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    OLED is so worth the money. If you're trying to save some money, look to see if some place still has some last years' models. That's what I did on mine - 55" LG OLED for $1299 in April 2017 from B&H Photo.

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    LED tv are still LCD sets. Just better.
    And yes there are decent LED sets (personally I like the Sony ones) if you want to save money (I may do that myself - my plasma tv set is 1200km distant from me and I won't have the money to buy an OLED set in the near future).
    Still OLED are visibly and notably better than LED.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Servo View Post
    This sounds like either a loose connection (either a wiring harness coming loose or a solder going bad), or a capacitor going out. I say this as someone with absolutely zero knowledge of anything. Do you have a nearby electronics/appliance repair shop you can bring it to? Especially in the case of loose wiring, it might be a quick and easy repair that doesn't need any spare parts.
    Agreed. Doesn’t look like “cable” issue, the breakup is on a set part of the screen. Could be bad internal connection going to those panels. Also agree capacitor is often the issue, they die easily. The “turned it off and it came good” often indicates a bad component like a cap or memory chip. The “whack it and it comes good” is a bad connection.

    Check out Hisense, very good reviews, very good price. Often reviewed as better than mid range Sony for about half the price.

    You could be lucky, it might be something that a tech could find just by looking (often dead/dying components have changed colour)
    But it could also be $100 and they can’t fix it. Some places will do a “no fix no fee”.

    If you are really just wanting an excuse to upgrade, go for it.
    As for led v oled, only your eyes and wallet can decide. No doubt which is better, but also no doubt it costs more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dicknose View Post
    Check out Hisense, very good reviews, very good price. Often reviewed as better than mid range Sony for about half the price.
    Oh, so *that's* what that is. Saw that constantly being advertised during the World Cup. Reminded me of a lot of F1 advertising - banners showing a name for something that, after years, I still have no fucking idea what it is.

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    They make other things, but their TVs are considered the best of the cheaper brands. They are Chinese, but a bit like the Korean brands going back say 10 years.
    Oh just googled and found out they bought the rights to the name “Sharp” for sales in USA. Maybe that’s why you don’t see their name directly so much. Also bought a dominant share in Toshiba televisions (Toshiba is in a bad way and selling off many of its groups)

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    Oh, interesting, I had no idea Sharp had been bought out.

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    Hisense is also a sponsor of the Red Bull F1 team, if that makes any difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkylineObsession View Post
    So is it farked, or could it be fixed?
    At the beginning of picture making there is a wire that brings the data in to the machine.
    At the end is a wire that controls a pixel, or part of it.

    How complex is the problem, how many wires it needs.
    Many is screen, less may be something else.

    Your case seems to be quite simple, like other half missing some red.
    On the other hand red line over vertical black bar is complexing the situation, like is not sharp edge of a bar.

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    OLED >>> LED/LCD, but would still recommend spending 300 USD for a 4k LED as opposed to 1300USD for an OLED
    Quote Originally Posted by SkylineObsession View Post
    ...It's the best looking TV i've ever seen, with the normal black surround, then a glass surround, with a metal edging so really reluctant to say goodbye to it. ;(
    and yet you've kept that gaudy sticker at the bottom left of the panel for 9 years....?
    Last edited by balki; July 23rd, 2018 at 04:22 AM.

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