Updated February 16, 8:45 a.m. ET
A couple of weeks ago a colleague at CNET walked into my office and told me his TV had died.
It was a Samsung LCD from 2008, and according to my colleague--let's call him "Bill" since he said he'd rather not be identified in this story--a quick Google search revealed hundreds of other Samsung TV owners with the same problem. Here's the 2010 story Bill found that "started the whole thing" for him.
Bill told me the TV simply wouldn't turn on despite repeated … Read more