Its a 1080p tv made by samsung. you dont really notice it a lot until you get up close.
The samsungs menu's on the tv itself dont show any distortion whatsoever. Doesnt matter which hdmi port I use, or which cord as I've swapped them all around to test. So to me, that means the Tv is probably not handling the signal/input well, for whatever reason. Note that the lines appear in the direct tv menu, as well as the picture itself. It also flickers very rapidly (each tiny little line)
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Have you tried a different device? It could be the DirecTV unit beginning to fail.
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The TV must be dying. I turned it off (my parents TV, they NEVER turn the damn thing off, could have been on for months easily), and switched it back on, and a couple vertical lines appeared on the tv. Way more noticeable, rainbow colors etc... Oh well
Op I dont know what your skills are, but if its a few year old samsung I would consider opening it up and checking the capacitors. This does not seem like an issue that would be effected by capacitors but I know a lot of samsungs have issues with them. Does it happen to have issues turning on, maybe takes a while or "clicks"?
edit: I did a quick google search and it seems some people have line issues also. Here [cnet.com]is an example of someone having issues that i think can be the compacitors.
Is it still covered under warranty? Use the warrant coverage on it. Even if it isn't, look inside as someone above said and look for bad capacitors. If you find any, contact Samsung as they may cover it anyway. Capacitors should have flat tops -- they should not be rounded upward. There should be no rusty or yellowish "stuff" on the tops or around the sides or bottoms.
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