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Samsung HLP5685W HDTV-Ready DLP Rear-Projection TV 2004

Was wondering if anybody can help me out here. I have had this tv for a little over 3 years without any problems. Two days ago, a dark but transparent band has appeared on the lower left side of the screen only. It tapers to very thin at the left middle of the screen, but it extends about 1 inch when measured from the bottom. You can see the picture through the line, but the color looks very funny at the transition point. Any ideas?? Thank you VERY much in advance. Ecoustics.com has a thread on the issue and says it is a defective mirror box. Samsung says it has not been an issue but dozens of others were able to get Samsung to fix out of warranty. HELP!

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  • ttlc Jan 29, 2009

    We have the exact same problem, size and all, it appeared one day. It is in the lower left side as well and when the TV is first turned on it is smaller and gets larger once it has warmed up. We had our bulb change in the TV set about 2 months ago. We have a Samsung HLP5682W 50 inch TV DLP rear-project TV 2004.

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