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I tried unplugging the set for a half hour and plugging it back in. The first time I turned the TV on, it was ok, but when I turned it on again a few hours later, it turned on and off repeatedly a couple of times before staying on. So, I don't think unplugging it solved the problem.
It's very odd how TVs today suddenly have cheap capacitors. Old tube TVs never had this issue. I actually had a 20+ year old Sony that never failed, but I threw it out only because I was sick of how big and heavy it was and I wanted to replace it with an LCD. Unfortunately, people are correct when they say, "they don't make 'em like they used to." I agree; they certainly don't.
This is my third consecutive Samsung electronic I bought that ended up with problems. I'll be sure to stay away from that brand at all costs from now on. I'll probably look into buying a Sony, Panasonic or Sharp TV. It's a shame though because I really like this Samsung TV I have. For a low end 720p TV, it delivers pretty good picture. I doubt I'll be able to find one that has as good of a picture quality, but I'll look around this weekend and see. Fortunately, it's a three day weekend for me, so it gives me plenty of time to shop around. If I don't find a good deal and have to go without TV for a while, then so be it....