This TV (46") was to replace a 32" full backlit LED so all the cabling, blu-ray player, wall plug, etc used were the same. The 32" TV was fairly new with a great picture and never a problem in any mode or setting. So there is no problem with anything but the new Westinghouse. Assembly (stand) and set up of the new Westinghouse was easy and straight forward. The remote is not easy to use and the TV response is quite slow. Initial picture was very good considering the price of $539. After about 15 minutes of ON time, and running in FILL picture mode, which I prefer, I began to see white flashes on the screen. They rapidly worsened and became almost continuous in FILL and OVERSCAN picture modes (1:1 and STANDARD are ok up to now). The flashes will be anywhere from a 2 to 3 inch thick horizontal white bar to the whole screen.
I also noted when attaching the stand to the TV that the stand has been "bolted" to something, presumably this TV, before. The shiney screw head/washer scrapes into the metal coating on the stand were unmistakeable. The TV was not advertised or noted by WalMart as a return, open box, or refurbished item. Also, the accessories (remote, power supply, cord) were in rather "normal" looking zip lock bags.
I called Westinghouse and they said I'd have to ship it to a service center as for this type of problem they wouldn't send out a service rep. I had called Westinghouse before I bought the TV and they said for a 46 inch or larger TV they would send out a service rep and I wouldn't have to ship it if it had any problems. Go figure?
So now I'm dismounting, disassemblying, repacking, and heading to the local WalMart to see if they'll take it back and refund my account even though I bought it at WalMart Online with free ship to store. For the features and price of the TV, I guess it was worth a try but this is my first and last of this name brand and for WalMart online TVs. I'll stick with what's available in the store and spend the extra money. I've lost way too much time and effort on this project and once is quite enough.
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