lcd led tv damaged because of pushing/pressure?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by desireek, Feb 6, 2014.

  1. desireek macrumors member

    Jan 24, 2014

    I have a question about lcd led displays and rough handling.

    Its about a new samsung ue55f6505 55" led tv i bought it for a weekend ago and yesterday my son at 2 years and 4 month suddently take the little Apple tv remote and push it into the screen and try to change chanal..

    Im afraid is could damage the display?
    What could happend with the display in the future? I cannot see any damage now,
    Is it something i could check or do to find out that the tv is ok?

    Now i don't think he would do it again, but its not easy with small children.

    I wipe it with a clouth and i can only see one microscopic scratch that i have to use a sharp led light to see and its only vissible at one specific angle when the tv is turned off, reminding me of a little cleaning scratch if you know what i mean, so maby i made it by myself with the cloth or maby my son have made it..

    I google the word lcd pushed and find almost the same case as me with a 3 years old boy that push it hard with the hand. It was on another forum from 2008 about a led tv.

    He got replays about it have nothing to say but also get this:

    The pressure applied by the crazed 3 year old, may have warped the polarising filters on the front side of the liquid crystals, or loosened the flux capacitor suspended behind the 3 rgb filters, and this could mean trouble over time.

    Could that be possible? Is it the same thing with a lcd led tv?

    Be happy for some replays :)
  2. heisenberg123 macrumors 603


    Oct 31, 2010
    Hamilton, Ontario
    im no TV repair man like jeff spicoli dad but I think LCD and LED are different I dont think a TV combines the 2 technolgies

    that said its not a good idea to do that to the display so whats done is done but advise your kid thats not good and hopefully he understands
  3. iphone1105 macrumors 68020


    Oct 8, 2009
    you seem to be overthinking this way too much, your TV is fine.
  4. Unami macrumors 6502a

    Jul 27, 2010
    if there's no visible damage, it's fine.

    no, they are the same technology. what's called a "led"-tv is actually a lcd with leds for backlighting. real led screens exist , usually used in advertising and on stage but you'd notice if you had one - it'd have a low resolution but be bright as hell. also there's OLed - but you'd know that as well, because you'd have spent a fortune on the tv to get it.
  5. mattsntx macrumors newbie

    Jul 16, 2002
    You have the most awsome TV ever it if has a "flux capacitor." I thought those only came in DeLoreans!!!
  6. heisenberg123 macrumors 603


    Oct 31, 2010
    Hamilton, Ontario

    I missed that the first time I read it
  7. stevefo macrumors regular


    Mar 16, 2013
    I have a 2 and a half year old boy and he is very destructive. When I bought my LED I hung it up high on the wall. So far so good.
  8. Dobbs2 macrumors 6502

    Jun 5, 2008
    An LED TV is an LCD panel that has an LED for its back light, LED edge lit, or LED Dynamic backlight.

    An LCD TV is a LCD panel with an CCFL back light.

    Both are considered LCD TVs
  9. Irishman macrumors 68030

    Nov 2, 2006
    If what he did with the remote caused no stuck or dead pixels (you'd see them quite easily), consider yourself lucky and move on.

    Unless your OCD is like mine, and once you notice something... :p


    LCD refers to the panel. LED refers to the backlight.

    TVs we've historically called "LCDs" have CCFL (fluorescent) backlights. Manufacturers wanted to have a way to set apart these newer TVs, so they called them "LED" or "LED-LCD". It's made things QUITE confusing. As plasma TVs finally get phased out, you'll have fewer and fewer technology choices for TVs.

    This is about to get really confusing later this year when OLED (organic light emitting diode) TVs make it to market! LOL
  10. lunaoso macrumors 65816


    Sep 22, 2012
    Boston, MA
    I'm no TV expert, but just read that over again. ;)
  11. xraydoc macrumors demi-god


    Oct 9, 2005

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