: Display acting up... Samsung 4061F

2007-12-24, 01:09 PM
I have noticed that at times, my screen display will aquire these tiny bright white spots, that will not go away unless I reboot the TV.

Also, getting some ( for lack of a better description ) skidmarks, that seem to be located in the areas/edges of where the OSD comes up for menu options pop-up on the screen. These are not always bright white as they are usually different colors, but again, they will not go away unless I turn the tv off and then back on.

I apologise that I cannot offer up proper terms for what I am seeing. I am still very new to the HD world.

I am using a Motorola DVR 505/StarChoice receiver.

Can anyone enlighten me on what would be causing this, and possibly offer up some suggestions on how to go about fixing?

Merry Christmas to all

2007-12-24, 01:19 PM
The "skid marks" (beside lettering) may be a result of improper settings of the TV. Please see the following few links which discuss the proper setup.

http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=76161 TV Setup.

http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=57741 Newbie info

Perhaps with the proper setup these items will go away?

2007-12-24, 01:26 PM
Hello 57 and thank-you very much for your reply... Man, that was quick ! :)

I don't think I explianed myself very well when attempting to describe the 'skid marks'.

It is not caused by lettering, or at least I don't think so. Basically it seems that something is causing pixels to freeze and they remain that way until I turn the tv off and on. Then, all is well for a short period, then it starts all over again. It just seems to me that I get two skid marks of frozen pixels around the area that the OSD is displayed on the screen. Also, I get various areas of single white spots that will remain until the TV is rebooted.

Thanks for listening to me ramble.

2007-12-26, 12:54 PM
Sounds like a problem with the TV. Here's a list of things to check:


If it continues, then you may need to get the TV serviced or return it.