16-05-2022 02:45 PM - last edited 16-05-2022 02:49 PM
Since taking ownership less than 4 days ago, the back cover of my QE55QN95B has been a constant source of vibration, enough to wreck our entire viewing experience!
It's not a Sound processing fault or an issue with the speakers; this is a physical construction issue with regards to the type of back that Samsung have fitted to the TV. Instead of being a sturdy, solid backpiece it's a thin sheet of plastic which is only secured around the frame edges. The cover sort of flexes when pressed with a finger, like when you press on a jam-jar lid that has been opened, so when the deep Bass builds or kicks-in during a movie/TV, the whole of the back cover oscillates against the chassis like a Bumble Bee in a Steel Bucket!
As it stands, the TV is unwatchable with any level of Bass and I've had to turn them to minimum via the expert/EQ settings because the noise of the rattling was scaring the dogs! When viewing a very Bass oriented Dolby Atmos Test Video on Youtube - the back cover buzzed so much I thought it would fall off!
Maybe if Samsung had secured it with multiple plastic poppers across the whole surface (similar to those that hold vehicle trim in place) it might be prone to vibrate less?
This was touted as a 2022 'Flagship' TV but, the lack of QC in this case is evident enough to warrant its return - so, the TV is being collected this week. Most disappointed ... 😢
26-03-2023 09:19 PM in
As per my earlier post this is a design fault that Samsung should rectify. Samsung do know about the issue but have decided that ignoring the issue is the current best approach. I would have hoped that Samsung had learnt about resolving design faults after the Samsung Note 7 battery issues and multiple issues with washing machine fires. The resolution of reseating speakers shows a clear design fault, if there is a simple resolution then Samsung should be contacting their customers and advising of a fix. I find it incredible that this is a Samsung forum yet they claim to know nothing of the problem! I would encourage anyone who experiences the issues to complain and seek redress.
27-03-2023 09:04 AM in
Update: Having previously reported about reseating the speakers - this weekend we watched a couple of films (movies) that had deeper, continued bass. This gave rise to the vibration. I had tried them with some test content previously, and with our ordinary daily viewing (news, cop dramas, quiz shows) which didn't show it so much.
I'm now considering writing to Samsung (yet again) about it to see what they can do or offer.
I doubt that Samsung will undertake any kind of recall - they have now moved on to newer models for the '2023 line up'.
08-06-2023 12:43 PM in
I went ahead with writing another email to Samsung. A warranty service visit was arranged. Samsung clearly not willing to provide a sound bar (other than at normal prices).
To recap, our TV had already been subject to;
So move on a few months.... Vibration was very noticeable with some content like movies with deep bass, and with 'Citadel' on Prime which has a lot of atmosphere music and 5.1 sound. The further service visit arranged and took place;
Now seems better though the sound isn't so 'bright' with new PEQ value. Technicians said the new value (499) is the correct one. They said proper service remote needed to access that setting. Using the consumer remote you can access the service menu but basically only to view some of the details and not everything. In any case there is a counter showing how many times you entered the menu and if any changes made, which could invalidate warranty.
So a total of 4 service visits now - two to look at the 'unable to wake from standby) issue - check and ordered parts, fit parts - during which the vibration looked at and a further two - check the issue, maybe fit the tape but went away to order speakers then returned to fit them, with the tape as well.
In summary - to fix the vibration issue
08-06-2023 01:02 PM in
And I had a quick look inside while the techs were here - looked similar to that shown in this thread
They noted that the speaker units (well the bottom ones anyway) had a sticky foam pads between speaker unit and 'chassis' as well as the tabs and screws. They took those pads off.
08-06-2023 03:47 PM in
I am so disappointed. I purchased this brand new when it was first released. The quality of the sound was so bad that I had to purchase a sound system. No discount from Samsung. Thanks for charging me a premium on this broken tv. I should have just returned it. The moral of the story is, just don’t buy Samsung products anymore. They keep releasing clunky products that they don’t stand behind. This is the second defective Samsung product that I have had. Maybe Apple will take over the tv market soon.
08-06-2023 04:01 PM in
They don't care at all!
I spent hours and hours on the phone to get my TV sorted and after I sent it back I spent hours and hours on the phone to get something because they not even updated where is my TV. I had enough and asked for refund, bought an LG extremely happy with the screen and the sound is just awesome, no issues whatsoever. Never again Samsung.
10-08-2023 09:44 PM in
Hello. I got this TV today and immediately noticed the sound problem and lodged a complaint. Googled and found this forum. Dealer is coming tomorrow to see it. Any tips would be welcome? Thanks. Babar
10-08-2023 10:17 PM in
Babar - dealer should be able to find details of this issue from Samsung - and be able to change PEQ value. Sound won’t be so good however. Then they may need to remove back cover and reseat with special adhesive tape. Samsung knows this issue!