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New Samsung UN39FH500 strong odor, might return for Panasonic how do they compare?


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I just purchased at Bestbuy a Samsung UN39FH500 39" LED TV it stunk up the car the whole way home and my living room and hallway now reek after running it for the last 10 hours. I know new electronics smell but this seems way worse then usual.

I know it sounds crazy, it's just making everyone in the house ill, headaches etc.. So I'm thinking of just returning it and trying my luck with another TV, not sure if any other brand would be any better then Samsung in this regard.

Right now I'm looking at the Panasonic TC-39A400U but I'm not sure how well Panasonic stack up against Samsung, I'm pretty happy with the picture and sound of the Samsung but not at the risk of making everyone sick :/


Distinguished Member
You'd be better off posting at AVsForum
This is a UK/European forum.
There should be no smell from any new Tv...was the set brand new and in a sealed box?
I can only suggest you'd need to question Bestbuy as to where it was stored before delivery.
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