Alert from CNET Staff

 Attention forum users:  We want you to try out the new CNET forums platform! Click here to read the details. Thanks!

Samsung forum: How many have 'blinking' issue with Samsung led tv

by: chariot2010 January 26, 2011 12:25 PM PST

Like this

1 person likes this thread

Staff pick

How many have 'blinking' issue with Samsung led tv

by chariot2010 - 1/26/11 12:25 PM

I am trying to get the number of people affected by this nagging blinking issue with the latest Samsung led tv's. If possible it would be useful to include as much details about the tv including the model number, firmware version, the input source which is causing the problem, frequency of the blinks etc.
My aim is to get the numbers together so that Samsung will take note, so far it doesn't look like they are treating this as a major issue, but we all know it is.
My TV: Samsung UE46C8000 ( 3d led )
Firmware version: T-VALDEUC-3005.1
Problems with: Sky hd box ( Thomson ) which has been reset by sky and has had a software update. Also had hdmi cable change.
Sony bdp s-370 bluray player again had a software update and has changed several hdmi cables to make sure it is not a connectivity issue.
WD passport 500gb external hard drive connected to usb port on the tv.

Frequency of blinks: Variable and random, sometimes the tv works just fine, but once it starts blinking which is just after putting it on, the blinks might happen anyway around 2 seconds to 20 seconds.
What i have tried so far:
Changing hdmi cables, disconnecting all equipment completely from the tv and trying one input at time, to rule out individual input as an issue.
Setting all auto settings to off, like auto protection, mpeg noise filter, digital noise filter, led motion plus, smart led, auto 3d.
Resetting the entire system to default settings.
Software update which gave the above version, previously it had 3003 in the end instead of 3005.
None of these actions seem to have had any benefit and the blink still remains.

Forum Icon Legend

  • UnreadUnread
  • ReadRead
  • Locked threadLocked thread
  • ModeratorModerator
  • CNET StaffCNET Staff
  • Samsung StaffSamsung Staff
  • Norton Authorized Support TeamNorton Authorized Support Team
  • AVG StaffAVG Staff
  • avast! Staffavast! Staff
  • Webroot Support TeamWebroot Support Team
  • Acer Customer Experience TeamAcer Customer Experience Team
  • Windows Outreach TeamWindows Outreach Team
  • DISH staffDISH staff
  • Dell StaffDell Staff
  • Intel StaffIntel Staff
  • QuestionQuestion
  • Resolved questionResolved question
  • General discussionGeneral discussion
  • TipTip
  • Alert or warningAlert or warning
  • PraisePraise
  • RantRant

You are e-mailing the following post: Post Subject

Your e-mail address is used only to let the recipient know who sent the e-mail and in case of transmission error. Neither your address nor the recipient's address will be used for any other purpose.

Sorry, there was a problem emailing this post. Please try again.

Submit Email Cancel

Thank you. Sent email to


Thank you. Sent email to


You are reporting the following post: Post Subject

If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.

Offensive: Sexually explicit or offensive language

Spam: Advertisements or commercial links

Disruptive posting: Flaming or offending other users

Illegal activities: Promote cracked software, or other illegal content

Sorry, there was a problem submitting your post. Please try again.

Submit Report Cancel

Your message has been submitted and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.


Your message has been submitted and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.


You are posting a reply to: Post Subject

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to the CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to CBS Interactive Site Terms of Use.

You are currently tracking this discussion. Click here to manage your tracked discussions.

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

Sorry, there was a problem submitting your post. Please try again.

Sorry, there was a problem generating the preview. Please try again.

Duplicate posts are not allowed in the forums. Please edit your post and submit again.

Submit Reply Preview Cancel

Thank you, , your post has been submitted and will appear on our site shortly.