Samsung has now joined Sony on my never buy again list. Samsung is suppose to be a premium brand as is Sony. Thus the price is high. My 4 year old 43mu630dfxza sound freezes, the mute symbol flashes and the "ONLY" way I have been able to get to some semblance of recovery is to unplug the power. I have tried all the Blog fixes as well as making sure the software is up to date with no success. I thought I had a solution for my problem by using the digital fiber output to a Bose I have. Now it switches back to TV speaker on its own and then has the mute symbol flashing. I only hope that the Bose fix will last long enough so I don't have to replace it in the near future; however, Amazon Prime days are coming so I might just replace it with a cheaper bargain and put the Samsung to the curb. I read on a different blog about someone complaining about a cheaper TV giving problems to which a response from a user was that you have to make a choice. Get the cheaper TV and figure that if it fails in a few years replace it with a cheaper TV or buy a Samsung/Sony and only hope you also don't have to replace it early. I have a ~ 8 year old Vizio that is still working great having been moved two times as well. In fact it has as good if not better picture than the Samsung. The quality and features of cheaper TV's today makes the option of my son-in-law's philosophy. Buy the cheapest because the technology will change and you have not lost so much, as my situation with the Samsung and Sony, when you want to change or need to change in a few years. Obviously you could take the TV to a repair center and spend hundred's on repairs if it can be fixed at all. In addition as Best Buy says you just need to replace it because fixing is not cost effective. I feel a little better hoping that I provide insight to someone trying to make a decision on brand to buy.
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